Introduction: Tiny Motorized Tank!

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This is a Tiny Tank that I made on a hot summer day! It can go over lots of stuff like carpet and grass. Recommended for beginners!

Step 1: You Will Need...

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The k'nex you will need...
1 white snowflake(or black)
1 grey rod
4 small wheels
1 motor
3 tan connectors
31 blue rods
56 grey connectors

Step 2: The Hubcaps!

Picture of The Hubcaps!

These go onto the tires and give it it's go-over-anything ability!(not really but you get the picture.)
Make the pattern like so...(right)
it should look like this...(left)

Step 3: Connect Them.

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Together like so...

Step 4: Put the Wheels in There.

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make two of these.

Step 5: Now for the Rod and the Tan Connector.

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Stick the rod in the wheels and a a tan connector.

Step 6: The Gun!(does Not Fire)

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1 make this for later
2 and this
3 and but it in like so...

Step 7: Add the Motor.

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on like this..
Putting grey connectors on it to stop it from moving.

Step 8: Then the Battery Pack.

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is snaped on like this with grey connectors and the blue rods.

Step 9: Add the Other Wheel and Tan Connector.

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Almost there!

Step 10: Put the Gun in the Hole.

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just like this.

Step 11: Now Turn It on and Go Shoot Some Bad Guys.

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(BTW this was made for my little brother so that he would have something to run his army guys over with. lol.)


knextank (author)2011-05-13

I'm trying to make a tank with suspension that can turn, only using knex ... it would be cool if it's ready :)

james4 (author)2009-09-27


james4 (author)2009-09-12

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deawon2 (author)2008-10-27

good intsructable but i wouldnt call it a tank i would call it more like a M.G.(machine gun) on wheels

The Jamalam (author)deawon22009-02-22

except its not a machine gun

shadowninja31 (author)2008-08-28


necropolian (author)2008-07-05

pretty cool, i'm giving you a 4.5, and i'm trying to make a firing one also.

GorillazMiko (author)2008-06-21

Cool. Even cooler if it shot stuff. But then that would be dangerous for your brother (and the army men.) Move out soldiers, we've been attacked by K'nex. MAN DOWN, MAN DOWN!!! +4/5 stars.

panzerunit5 (author)GorillazMiko2008-06-23

hahaha i blow up army men

dsman195276 (author)2008-06-19

good job, i used to have a tank like this with the chain out of white rods and grey connectors. good job 4/5 (it's a bit to simple sorry)

ravilis (author)dsman1952762008-06-19

Thanks dsman! It is really nice to get a review from someone who is so good at building like you. Now that I see how easy it is to make a Instructable (I always thought it would be hard) I will TOTALLY make more... (Maybe that uzi I am working on...)

flames10391 (author)ravilis2008-06-19

you got my interest in that uzi :P

ravilis (author)flames103912008-06-20

allrighty then! It should be up in a week..(after i build that new ball machine.

codemaster2590 (author)2008-06-20

do the types of tracks that you have on your tank work better thatn just using the chain and gears?

ravilis (author)codemaster25902008-06-20

yes codemaster the work much better.

abcdefq (author)2008-06-20

does it fire???????????????????????????????????????????

ravilis (author)abcdefq2008-06-20

no abcdefq, it does not fire....hmmmmmmm now theres an idea!


Vynash (author)2008-06-20

this is so awesome just built

wussap (author)2008-06-20

very interesting, if i had one of those motors i would build it, 4.5

instructable doggie (author)2008-06-20

add on to it

The Jamalam (author)2008-06-20

this is actually pretty imaginative! 4.5 stars

I_am_Canadian (author)2008-06-20

Looks pretty good! A picture from the side would be nice though.

Vynash (author)2008-06-19

awesome ill build

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