Introduction: 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.
video

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.

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.

Comments

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slaveboy2000 (author)2012-09-21

do you have to drill

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danicle (author)2010-11-22

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

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ty cox1 (author)2010-11-16

where do you put the orange thing with the string on it

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youguysrawesome (author)2009-11-27

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. 

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i agree

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jeffreyshi (author)2010-07-24

where do u buy the stuff? im trying to buy it on google shopping but there are soooooo many knex products

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ash1494 (author)2009-08-22

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)

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pikathebudgie1234 (author)2009-03-15

also known as a beyblade

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DTass (author)2009-01-19

Do you drill the hole all the way through, or just part way through?

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Daniel662000 (author)DTass2009-01-20

all the way throught

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PKM (author)2008-12-01

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.)

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pls (author)2008-11-30

Awesome! beat me to it!

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Bartboy (author)pls2008-11-30

Same! Ive been working on one of these, but mine dosn't need a drill

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pls (author)Bartboy2008-11-30

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 -

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the_burrito_master (author)2008-11-30

nifty you you did a good job on this!

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