Introduction: Nintendo Gamecube Racing Wheel Made of Knex and a Nintendo Wavebird

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Well, It took me a few days just to get it to work right, so of course I didn't want to take it apart so I just took a TON of pictures that I am hoping will help you build it :)
This wheel was designed for F-ZERO GX. I am eventually going to make a casing for it out of LEGOS.

w00t I get to upload the first one of these things! YEAH!

Also, if you don't want to view each picture individually, here is a slideshow!

When it is finished uploading there WILL be a video of it on the first step, which actually won't be a step. Lol. Enjoy!

Step 1: Just a Gameplay Video


rookiebuilder (author)2010-11-06

Check out mine, too! You and jakesllama were my inspiration.

Also on Instructables under the same video name.

jakesllama (author)2010-10-11

check out mine

jakesllama (author)2007-12-18

i did it! theres a pedal on him now and he is on a stand perfect what else should i add to it?

Trevmister8 (author)jakesllama2007-12-19

You've already gone farther than I can ever go. Lol. The only thing I can think of would require modding everything else and making a shift thing for games supporting manual shift, but that would take the chance of messing EVERYTHING up.. I would leave it as is and start racing. Tell me how it works, I may just have to try it your way lol.

jakesllama (author)Trevmister82007-12-19

thanks lol well theres a string going from the pedal to the switch theres a movie here to explain it better enjoy ps it isn't very strong i had to fix it s couple of times while in play pss may take a while for movie to load :(

Trevmister8 (author)jakesllama2007-12-20

Holy crap that's sweet! What sucks though is I have no string lol

jakesllama (author)Trevmister82007-12-22

lol im still going to try and make a more smarter one ive came with an idea for a analog stick for the sp

Trevmister8 (author)jakesllama2007-12-22

Analog (sp?) is impossible. Maybe a joystick, yes, but not analog. Also if you want analog get a gameboy player for the gamecube lol.

jakesllama (author)Trevmister82007-12-23

yeah i dont have a gb race game game so i might as well forget it (i already have one lol)

rookiebuilder (author)jakesllama2010-10-11

Mario Kart Super circuit with a joystick? Hmmmm... I have a friend who has a GBA SP, and he has a third- party accessory that clips on the front. It is a joystick and rubber pads for the "A" and "B" buttons. I believe it was made by MadCatz.

Trevmister8 (author)jakesllama2007-12-23

A joystick could be used for more than racing games >_>

jakesllama (author)Trevmister82007-12-24

yeah i like that true trigger you made (good work!)

Trevmister8 (author)jakesllama2007-12-20

Thanks! I'm downloading it right now. (I hate quicktime so.. yeah.. it's goin at an all time high for my internet.. 600 KB/s... what is your file host? lol)

jakesllama (author)2007-12-16

here is my one ps i couldn't keep the knexs stable enough on the controller so i taped it on

Trevmister8 (author)jakesllama2007-12-16

Nice setup! I like your wheel better. Looks more realistic to an extent. Also, I never thought of setting the orange (or in this case brown) up that way. Also, what is the red gear for? Also, why do you have the thing on the buttons set up the way you do? Well, it definitely looks easier to use than mine lol.

I am in the process of building one myself. The wheel is a working, "true" wheel (no gears to correct steering), has functioning shoulder buttons so you can lean/drift in F-Zero, a spin attack button, foot pedals for acceleration and the X-button will be hooked to a pedal for the side attack. I am just over 1/3 of the way done. (Note: To get a "true" type wheel, simply mount the wheel below the analog stick [this means closer to you, not under the controller]. It's a lot simpler that way.) Although I used none of your pictures for inspiration except jakesllama's wheel shape, I give full credit to Trevmister8 and jakesllama for the inispiration! Your designs are great starting points for more complex setups! Keep up the good work!

Dante9030 (author)Trevmister82009-07-08

can you make one for xbox 360 ?

jakesllama (author)Dante90302009-07-13

of course you can i made one for the playstation and that has two analog sticks

bounty1012 (author)jakesllama2008-08-05

plz post

rookiebuilder (author)2010-10-09

This is amazing! Not to mention the fact that you aren't half bad at F-Zero GX (really tough game, but still fun) with such an awkward setup there! Way to go!

knexguns30001 (author)2009-11-15

try and make better instructions

The Jamalam (author)2008-07-31

if you post an instructable, you are supposed to post instructions ;P

keureban (author)2008-06-11

I made a thing out of knex to go around the cube. It has a part that holds a controller and another thats holds a mic. should I make an Instructable for it?

Trevmister8 (author)keureban2008-06-11

I can't force you to do it, but if you wish to you may.

jakesllama (author)2008-05-29

hey trevmister8 my new idea is a game cube cosole on my back jamed with knex cogs and stuff the idea is to walk and you walk in the game pose with a gun in your hand and you are in the game pretty cool huh? its for splintercell

Trevmister8 (author)jakesllama2008-06-11

Honestly I don't think it would work..

Justin Lam (author)2007-12-22

im gonna try to make one for the PS2, cuz i dont think a lot of racing games (car ones) use the left analog stick. and i wanna TRY to make a pedal for it too, but i dont know how its gonna work. spray painting the structure black will also give the wheel a nice, sleek design. it'll also look more impressive. good job on the wheel though! but instructions would be nice lol

keureban (author)Justin Lam2008-06-11

Some game stores sell petals and steering wheel sets for PS2

knexsuperbuilderfreak (author)2008-04-18

can i use this?

idk. I used a Nintendo WaveBird. I'm sure it can if you make a few mods to it.

Noodle93 (author)2008-02-08


If you want to, you can add this to the Nintendo group. It's aimed at gathering all mods/hacks/builds that are related to Nintendo.


Also, niiice instructable. Can't find my knex though D:<

jakesllama (author)2007-12-17

thanks well the reason there two gears is because the wheel turned the wrong way so i added an extra gear next to the wheel is a yellow switch for accelerate and a small bule rod switch for brake i setted them up like so because the wheel was too big for a button like yours

Trevmister8 (author)jakesllama2007-12-17

That makes sence. Also, with your setup for the buttons you could make pedal addons.

jakesllama (author)Trevmister82007-12-17

i tryd but i cant make some sort of knex wire thing to go to it (very difficult :( )

s0lekill3r (author)2007-12-09

This is awesome. I would build because I have a gamecube too, but I don't feel like making from the pictures. When I follow your link to the slideshow, I can't view it for some reason. Could you consider making instructions?

Trevmister8 (author)s0lekill3r2007-12-09

Ehh tomorrow I will take it apart (SOMEWHAT) taking pictures as I do it and then put them in reverse for instructions. It won't go COMPLETELY apart though.. >_>

s0lekill3r (author)Trevmister82007-12-16

don't worry about taking more pictures. I made my own based on yours, and mounted it on a frame I made. It's complete with gas and brake/reverse pedals too, which actually push in the a and b buttons. I will make a forum on it in a week or two.

s0lekill3r (author)Trevmister82007-12-11

Ok, thanks.

jakesllama (author)2007-12-15

i built it and its great its great for burnout

Trevmister8 (author)jakesllama2007-12-15

Rly? thx!

jakesllama (author)2007-12-14

thats cool i like the idea but you cant use right control and left

Trevmister8 (author)jakesllama2007-12-14

What do you meen by not being able to "use right control and left"?

jakesllama (author)Trevmister82007-12-15

theres two buttons calld ,right,and one calld ,left, on the top right corner and left of the controller

Trevmister8 (author)jakesllama2007-12-15

I know you can't use them with this. Kinda hard >_>

bedbugg2 (author)2007-12-15

see if you can do this for a ps2 or ps3 controller

Trevmister8 (author)bedbugg22007-12-15

I had a hard time with this one, and with a PS1/2/3 controller there are 2 analog sticks right next to each other which could be a problem. Plus it is smaller so it would be harder to get it to stay in. Also, I used almost (if not all) of my orange connectors on the gamecube one and don't want to take it apart at the moment cause I just perfected it...

bedbugg2 (author)2007-12-10


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bedbugg2 (author)Trevmister82007-12-11

its awesome

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