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Knex Spinning Pull Top.

Picture of Knex Spinning Pull Top.
What you will be making, it is really fun just to play around with. My longest time for it spinning is 1 minute 34 seconds.you can use several top designs this one is just a small one i like best.
Cons: you need string, you need a drill (1/8 ths drill bit adult supervision required)
Pros: it is easy to make, low pieces, fun. This video is how the top works.
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Step 1: Gather the materials.

Rods: 1 yellow, 7 blue, 14 green, 8 white,.
Connectors: 9 orange, 2 gray, 4 white moons, 2 tan clips.
Other: About 16 inches of string.

Step 2: Make the handle.

Pic#1 You will need to make 4 of these.
Pic#2 Get 7 blue rods and 2 moons.
Pic#3 Combine them ( Pic #4 another view)
Pic#5 Attach the two pieces (Pic#6,7 other views)

Step 3: Make the Top.

Really simple step just follow the pictures.
Pic#1 Drill a 1/8th inch hole a little less then half way up.
Pic#2 Add a tan clip.
Pic#3 Make this, then add it to the rod (Pic#4)
Pic#5 Make this, then add it to the rod (Pic#6)
Pic#7 Add a tan clip.

Step 4: Make the pull handle.

Picture of Make the pull handle.
Easy just look at the picture, tie the string to the center of the orange connector.

Step 5: How it works.

Watch the video for instructions on how to set up the top.
do you have to drill
danicle3 years ago
i am just randomly making a comment so dont read this.
or maybe do so you know not to read it.
no dont.
but then you dont know not to read it.
i konw, read it and not read it at the same time! like, read it with one eye or something! yeah, thats it
ty cox13 years ago
where do you put the orange thing with the string on it
I'm not saying that your vid sucks, but it could be better, maybe you should take some extra distance from the camera and make the vid by daylight. 

i agree
jeffreyshi4 years ago
where do u buy the stuff? im trying to buy it on google shopping but there are soooooo many knex products
ash14944 years ago
oh my god about a month ago i made the exact same thing that worked like a beyblade ill have to post( i didnt copy or even know about this instructable)
also known as a beyblade
DTass5 years ago
Do you drill the hole all the way through, or just part way through?
Daniel662000 (author)  DTass5 years ago
all the way throught
PKM5 years ago
Sweet, an interesting non-gun k'nex toy. I loved these things as a kid and built my own out of all sorts (lego, CDs and pencils, etc.)
pls5 years ago
Awesome! beat me to it!
Bartboy pls5 years ago
Same! Ive been working on one of these, but mine dosn't need a drill
pls Bartboy5 years ago
Ya, i kinda just made a top-spinner thing and tried make ones with like gyroscopic properties to make it spin longer, lost interest in it lol -
nifty you you did a good job on this!
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