Introduction: Knex Rod Sorting Machine

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This is a rod sorting machine me and Black Panther Knex made. If you subscribe to one of us then make sure to subscribe to the other! Feel free to ask if you have any questions! :) Remember: This is part 1 of 2. Part two is the connector Sorter! Click here for instructions!

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Step 1: Part Count

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Time to gather all pieces!

Rods
Yellow rods  - 35
Blue rods - 136
Green rods - 100
Total Rods: 271

Connectores

White conns - 32
Green conns - 12
Red conns - 10
Dark grey - 94
Blue conns - 20
Purple conns - 84
Yellow conns - 37
Total Connectores: 289

Other

Tan lock - 2

Grand Total:562

Step 2: Frame Side One

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Just follow the pics and pay attention on image notes.

Step 3: Frame Side Two

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Now you'll make the second side of the frame. Again, read image notes. !!!!-Important-!!!!! don't put the frames together after this step!

Step 4: Sorter Part 1

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Again, read the image notes.

Step 5: Sorter Part 2

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Again, read image notes!

Step 6: Sorter Ceiling

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Again, read image notes.

First picture: 15 blue rods and 30 yellow connectores, there are two next to each other. In between each yellow connector is a green rod (It gave an error when trying to type that as image note).

Step 7: Putting Things Together

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...not much left! Soon it will be easy for you to sort your rods! :)

And don't forget to subscribe to us! ;)

Comments

random_builder (author)2016-06-24

I wish I had this when I got the pieces to make it.

augustuss made it! (author)2016-05-19

AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sorunome (author)augustuss2016-05-20

Thanks!

Linkin_J_Knex (author)2015-09-04

Ahh...should've built this before spending hours sorting the new k'nex I bought before making my ball machine xD

Sorunome (author)Linkin_J_Knex2015-09-04

It is actually quicker to sort manually than with this thing :P It's more like a proof-of-concept :)

Linkin_J_Knex (author)Sorunome2015-09-04

Oh ok lol :D

martijnb95 (author)2015-04-12

I would kill for an automated knex sorting machine lol! i like this :)

Sorunome (author)martijnb952015-04-12

Good thing that I'm currently working on a ball machine ^^

martijnb95 (author)Sorunome2015-04-12

looking forward to the final result. are you near finishing?

Sorunome (author)martijnb952015-04-13

Well, let's put it this way, I already made a teaser here:

https://www.instructables.com/id/Teaser-Knex-Ball-M...

martijnb95 (author)Sorunome2015-04-13

i have seen that one, just wondering how the progress is beyond :)

Sorunome (author)martijnb952015-04-13

If you stumble around twitter you *might* find some images ^^

martijnb95 (author)Sorunome2015-04-13

you might have a new follower on twitter, just maybe....

looks nice :) it is going to be a tall one eh? :)

knex akbar (author)2014-01-29

what happens if i thrown in multiple rods at the same time? will it still be 100% perfectly be sorted?

Sorunome (author)knex akbar2014-01-29

No idea, havent tried. But then again, try to fit multiple rods in there at the same time.
My guess is that it would work as it has no moving parts.

www139 (author)Sorunome2015-03-28

I think it would unless you have say a white rod on top of a red one. Then they would both come out the same hole.

Sorunome (author)www1392015-03-31

No, if you look at the different size holes you'll realize that it does actually work. Well, it did at least for me ^^

dozer789 (author)2014-01-18

I'm wondering if it would be faster to just sort them by hand? Instead of sending them down the chute. It's more fun to send them down the chute though. :D

Sorunome (author)dozer7892014-01-18

Yeah, it would probable be a lot faster.

This is more a proof-of-concept than anything else ;)

dozer789 (author)Sorunome2014-01-20

I don't think it was made for speed. :D

Sorunome (author)dozer7892014-01-20

Haha, nope.
But it was kinda fun to come up with the whole concept ^.^

Thebestcameraman (author)2013-05-18

Very good idea! I think making a lower piece count would be good (as in how many pieces are needed to build). I only watched the video but it seems very good.

Thanks, and the piece count are only the pieces to build it.

Ojsmudge (author)2012-02-09

i wonder if its possible to make a cardboard one which sorts rods and connectors which you can just pour in instead of having to line up all the rods and connectors

Sorunome (author)Ojsmudge2012-02-10

I might trz that some time, but onlz pure out of knex, I alreaedy got some ideas how to seperate rods and connectores, just hope they`ll work. :D

www139 (author)Sorunome2013-01-26

I think you mixed z's and y's up

Sorunome (author)www1392013-01-26

erm, yeah, i was on a us keybored layout and on german layout (what i'm used to) z and y are swapped.

www139 (author)Sorunome2013-01-27

ooooooohhhhhhh!!

Ojsmudge (author)Sorunome2012-02-15

cool hope you do if you do manage it i may try and make a cardboard version or other materials other than knex

Sorunome (author)Ojsmudge2013-01-26

well, i'm mostly into knex, sorry

bwall007 (author)Sorunome2012-02-15

Can I have. A patch. I made an @mazimg magic wand check it out

Sorunome (author)bwall0072012-02-18

no patch-bagging. :P

www139 (author)2013-01-26

oh my gosh!!!!!!!!
SSSSOOOOOOOOO CCCCCOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOLLLLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sorunome (author)www1392013-01-26

thanks!

www139 (author)2013-01-26

so THIS is where your profile photo comes from!

Sorunome (author)www1392013-01-26

jup

knex1111111111 (author)2011-05-06

Wow. By the time i finished this,i had no more rods left to sort.

www139 (author)knex11111111112013-01-26

:)

hahaha

Sorunome (author)knex11111111112011-05-06

LOL :D

PimS1997 (author)2012-02-03

i like this soooo much thanx for this, i was looking for this a while ago!

www139 (author)PimS19972013-01-26

me too

Sorunome (author)PimS19972012-02-03

thanks!

thesupergoalie (author)2012-04-04

didn't have enough purple so replaced with blue
it Worked!!!!!!!!!!


SOMEBODY CREATED SOMETHING USEFUL
Not a frigging gun for once

I soooooo agree! Why knex guns? That's not what knex is for!

www139 (author)knexpert#108294762013-01-26

I know right?

Sorunome (author)thesupergoalie2012-04-04

Haha, thanks! :) I don't like kenx guns either :)

knexpert#10829476 (author)2013-01-07

This is cool!!!

thanks!

Jeroen1022NL (author)2012-03-06

ALERT THE MASSES!

SOMEBODY CREATED SOMETHING ACTUALLY USEFUL WITH KNEX

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