Introduction: Knex Wheel

Picture of Knex Wheel

There aren't many wheels I've seen on the site, so here's something to fill the gap. And it's almost perfectly circular!
Can be increased in size; just add more parts in conjunction!


GrandeSwag (author)2011-08-30

Reminds me of my 18 turret... When I first made it, I only saw it as being a wheel. This could prove to be more useful than it looks.

TheFoofinator (author)GrandeSwag2011-09-08

TR24? :)

KnExXxX (author)GrandeSwag2011-08-31

Is your 18 turret on the website? Couldn't find it. I'll see what i can turn it into.

GrandeSwag (author)KnExXxX2011-08-31

No. But here it is on my SwagBoss.

Hiyadudez (author)GrandeSwag2011-09-06

Actually, I posted the TR18 :p

GrandeSwag (author)Hiyadudez2011-09-06

Sweet bro!

KnExXxX (author)GrandeSwag2011-09-01

A total beast.

Hiyadudez (author)KnExXxX2011-09-06

Actually, I posted the TR18 :p go check it out on my page.

Knarez (author)GrandeSwag2011-08-31


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The Jamalam (author)2011-08-31

Great, I could make a 12-turret gun with this.

KnExXxX (author)The Jamalam2011-09-03

post it when done. I'm following you, so i'll be prompted.

The Jamalam (author)KnExXxX2011-09-03

It might happen, there's no guarantee :P

I_am_Canadian (author)2011-08-31

This is actually really fantastic. Really good work!

KnExXxX (author)I_am_Canadian2011-09-03


Oblivitus (author)2011-08-28

This is awesome. If you made a full sized bicycle wheel that'd be great. I've always wanted to see a knex bicycle that's actually ride-able.

apples!!!!! (author)Oblivitus2011-08-28

That's...pushing it lol.

Oblivitus (author)apples!!!!!2011-08-28

That's the point, lol. And after that I'd want to see a tank. I'm completely serious. I want to see a tank.

KnExXxX (author)Oblivitus2011-08-31

Can work. I've tried it. But i can't seem to get it to be smooth. Jams too often.

Oblivitus (author)KnExXxX2011-08-31

A full sized tank?

KnExXxX (author)Oblivitus2011-09-03

Ye, tried a tank, mainly just the caterpillar tracks control systems, and suspension pulley devices. Problem was that whilst the rods ran upon gears, the centre part of the track began scraping the other parts that held the gears of the tracks. To solve it would mean removing the stabilising red connectors, and replacing them with single end connectors. But the track then slides off the gears! total frustration!

apples!!!!! (author)Oblivitus2011-08-28

I feel like the instabilities of building vehicles out of K'nex are kind of dangerous >.>

Oblivitus (author)apples!!!!!2011-08-28

I feel like the rush it would give me would be worth it.

apples!!!!! (author)Oblivitus2011-08-28

I think I'd be too busy thinking "Wow, what the hell am I doing?" do feel any kind of rush, honestly. I wouldn't trust anything made of K'nex enough to replace a bike ._.

Oblivitus (author)apples!!!!!2011-08-29

It was a joke, lol. But not the bike. I want to see a bike.

apples!!!!! (author)Oblivitus2011-08-31

I dunno about that. I can see you riding down the street in a K'nex tank playing an instrument while everyone just stares at you blankly...

Oblivitus (author)apples!!!!!2011-09-01

I would play a violin, and the tank would be rocket propelled.

apples!!!!! (author)Oblivitus2011-09-01

Yes. You'd be playing the world's smallest violin while launching down the street in a strange multi-colored, partially see-through blob.

*Presses non-existant like button*

KnExXxX (author)Oblivitus2011-08-31

Thanks. Lack of single connectors though. I'll have a shot, see if I can build a less piece consuming concept to adapt into a bi/tricycle.

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Seleziona (author)2011-08-28

Wow, looks good! But are all of the broken red connectors necessary?

apples!!!!! (author)Seleziona2011-08-28

I don't believe there are any, the Y-connectors just make it look that way in the intro picture.

Seleziona (author)apples!!!!!2011-08-31

Ohhhh. Okay. I looked at it again, and it makes sense now.

apples!!!!! (author)Seleziona2011-08-31

Yeah, that got me at first too so it's alright :P

Seleziona (author)apples!!!!!2011-09-01

Lol :D

KnExXxX (author)Seleziona2011-08-31

As DJ Radio and apples!!!!! have said, there are no broken red connectors. It is the Y connectors that make it seem that way. They aren't necessary, but if you have two large sized Knex Wheels / Tyres, they slot into the middle of the wheel perfectly, and the red connectors hold them in place. I'll also be adding this note on the ible.

DJ Radio (author)Seleziona2011-08-28

There are no broken red connectors.

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~KGB~ (author)2011-08-28

Thats pretty cool!

KnExXxX (author)~KGB~2011-08-31


~KGB~ (author)KnExXxX2011-08-31

No prob =D

RMConstruction (author)2011-08-28

That's very nice!

KnExXxX (author)RMConstruction2011-08-31


beanieostrich (author)2011-08-28

Wow, that wheel will look good on most trucks and large cars. Good job man =D

KnExXxX (author)beanieostrich2011-08-31

I would make a four wheeled something with this concept, but the lack of single piece grey connectors limits me.

TheFoofinator (author)2011-08-29

That's awesome! It looks strong. Could be used as an alternative for large trucks/offroad vehicles.

DJ Radio (author)2011-08-28

Nice design, but it's a bit too piece consuming.

apples!!!!! (author)2011-08-28

You broke the laws of K'nex. How could you? (I am rather impressed, though...)

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