Introduction: The Spinnybot - a K'nex Spinny Thing

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This is the Spinnybot. When you wind it up and put it on a carpet it spins round... And round... And round...
That is all it does. Now let's get on to the instructions...

Step 1: A Note

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This uses 3 K'nex spring (windup) motors. I don't know if it works with less or a different type of motor, and if it does, you will have to modify the motor section. Now on with the building!

Step 2: The Disc

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This is the disc. This is easy to build. Enough said.

Step 3: The Gearbox/Motor Housing

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This is where the motors are housed. All pics are different views.

Step 4: The Axle

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This is the axle. To be honest, it doesn't deserve its own step.

Step 5: Assembly

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This is the bit where it all fits together. Follow the image notes.

Step 6: You're Done!

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Wind it up, put it down, and watch it spinnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn!


happy_Psycho (author)2014-02-19

This is pretty cool. I made someting similar, just designed like a saw. I did not base it on this, though.

Thanks! Nice design too! :D

FlyingFish10 (author)2014-01-12

This thing is mad chill

Cheers! :D

Sorunome (author)2014-01-12


epicpenguin13 (author)Sorunome2014-01-12

Thank you! :)

sandroknexmaster (author)2014-01-12


Thank you! :D

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