Introduction: K'nex Tripod With Four Legs - Collapsible!

This is an instructable for a four legged tripod, a Quadrupod or something. The special thing about it, though, is that it collapses from 50 centimetres to slightly higher than a grey rod. And, you can make it as tall as you want, you just need to follow the pattern.

To make it the height that I did, you need:

37 Grey rods
16 Blue rods
8 white rods
8 green connectors
44 Red connectors
12 light grey connectors
32 1-slot connectors
20 black "hands"
4 brown connectors
2 full circle connectors
1 tan clip
16 blue spacers
8 silver spacers
4 ball joints (or, you can use the pieces that swivel in one direction and a black hand)

Step 1: The Legs!

1. This is a picture of one of the sections of the legs extended, but not locked in place.
2. This is the leg locked.the hand is now attached to the grey rod, so the grey rod, and therefore the section of leg, won't slip.
3. The locks don't get in the way of the legs collapsing.

Step 2: How the Legs Move Out and In

basically, how it works is that there is a grey rod down the middle of the quadrupod, and there is a square which moves up and down it.as it goes down, it pushes the legs out,because the need to move away from the square, and the only way is out.

1.I have the leg held out so you can see how it is built. Where you see a single white half moon, that needs to have a single silver spacer there instead, and where you see 2 half moons next to each other, there should be a a silver spacer and 2 blue spacers.

2.Another picture of the leg pushed out a bit further.

3. the legs are extended, but not pushed out. They are buckling because I am pushing on top quite hard.

Step 3: THE LAST STEP

This step is unnecessary, but i didn't want to have a 2 step instructable.
The yellow connector on top is just there so the grey rod doesn't fall through, you can attach whatever you want there and it'll stick to the top of the tripod.

Comments

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hazza the gun made it! (author)2010-07-17

gr8 4 my knex machine gun. thanks :)

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struckbyanarrow made it! (author)2010-05-01

no, i think that's a quadpod

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KNEXFRANTIC made it! (author)2010-02-18

it is nice but a tripod has 3 legs not 4

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smattman22 made it! (author)2009-11-30

can you make better instructions

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PineapplebobTheGreat made it! (author)2008-01-11

Dude, you can't say its a tripod with four legs... it can be a guadpod, or whatever, but not a tripod.

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Darth Trainman made it! (author)Darth Trainman2008-01-12

Qudropod.

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Mepain made it! (author)Mepain2008-01-12

Quadropod ;)

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yerjoking made it! (author)yerjoking2008-06-06

quadroprod =3

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The Jamalam made it! (author)The Jamalam2009-08-19

Arthropod.

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yerjoking made it! (author)yerjoking2009-08-23

You're a little late... Like a year late...

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The Jamalam made it! (author)The Jamalam2009-08-23

Yeah... 14 months late. But good to see you're still active(ish) here lol.

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yerjoking made it! (author)yerjoking2009-08-23

I'm still waiting for my name change...

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The Jamalam made it! (author)The Jamalam2009-08-23

Try posting another comment maybe?

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yerjoking made it! (author)yerjoking2009-08-26

Cba.

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The Jamalam made it! (author)The Jamalam2009-08-26

Lol that was my 6000th received comment :P

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yerjoking made it! (author)yerjoking2009-09-02

Can we stop with the offtopic shitfest?

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Darth Trainman made it! (author)Darth Trainman2008-01-13

Where be my a?

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pls made it! (author)pls2008-04-16

L

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Darth Trainman made it! (author)Darth Trainman2008-04-16

Obviously Q.

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j-chode! made it! (author)j-chode!2008-06-22

b

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mhavrilla88 made it! (author)mhavrilla882008-07-06

z

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j-chode! made it! (author)j-chode!2008-07-06

im guessing y

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g12345389 made it! (author)g123453892008-02-29

quadropod

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happybirthday made it! (author)happybirthday2008-04-02

quadpod sounds so weierd.its like hey guys im building a quadpod!its just weird

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the_burrito_master made it! (author)the_burrito_master2008-01-11

yeah thats right I was just going to say that.

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happybirthday made it! (author)2009-04-18

,?

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happybirthday made it! (author)2009-04-14

Hahaa... Tell that to Drweird117

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gooldnoofgrin made it! (author)2008-12-13

i cant build the middle!:(

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masterchrisx3 made it! (author)2008-06-23

<a rel="nofollow" href="http://"><script>alert(/this is cool/);</script>">gin</a>

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statified made it! (author)statified2008-07-24

epic fail xD

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masterchrisx3 made it! (author)masterchrisx32008-07-24

Y DIDNT IT WORK

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DrWeird117 made it! (author)DrWeird1172008-12-05

You rock.

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statified made it! (author)statified2008-07-25

my guess is popup scripts are banned.

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Oompa-Loompa made it! (author)Oompa-Loompa2008-07-29

lol

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pls made it! (author)2008-10-23

ehhh, is it strong?

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The Jamalam made it! (author)2008-08-10

FAIL! It's a quadpod

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sadique_khan made it! (author)2008-06-23

looks like a robot when collapsed

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s0lekill3r made it! (author)2008-06-14

It's hard to adjust and kinda flimsy, but it does the job for what I need it for.

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alvincredible made it! (author)2008-05-14

lol i dont know man that looks scary i dontk now if id put my xti on that thing :D

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mrbox made it! (author)2008-03-28

Finally i can make this bi pod

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bounty1012 made it! (author)2008-03-27

now you just need a knex camera :D

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the dawg made it! (author)2008-02-20

my sr-v1 plus this oh yeah thats good.

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GorillazMiko made it! (author)2008-02-13

Just looked at this Instructable again wanting to make it. No instructions. Bad.

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altaria1993 made it! (author)2008-01-12

ok dude, this instructable sucks, no offence, but raelly this thing should at least cover 6 steps or something, i made it, and the quadpod is good, but it tiook me 3 hours, because your instructable was so unclear..

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supernova12 made it! (author)supernova122008-01-12

ooh dear. I didn't think it was that bad. What bits did you have trouble with? I'll try to make them more detailed.

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SeMi_AuToMaTic made it! (author)SeMi_AuToMaTic2008-02-03

how about the whole thing? no offense, but can you go into detail for like the legs, how many leg sections you need, and captions for each picture. I really want to build.

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agent harmsy made it! (author)agent harmsy2008-01-13

Well, you didn't explain at all well how to make the middle bit, and the photos that were there were not really helpful. If you took off the legs and took photos of this central piece, at least on a couple of different angles, that would help. thanks!

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altaria1993 made it! (author)altaria19932008-01-13

bobthetool is right, this isnt really an instructable, it are all photos of it finished, if its possible, you should take it apart, and reabuild it, takin pics whilst rebuilding.

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Amphithere96 made it! (author)2008-01-27

instructions would be nice

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SeMi_AuToMaTic made it! (author)SeMi_AuToMaTic2008-02-03

second that

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