Introduction: Knex Crane

knex crane this is my first instructable

Step 1: What You Need

Rods:
Green 16
White 32
Blue 118
Yellow 72
red 36

Connector

Purple 157
blue 44
Yellow 6
white 11
dark grey 10
tan lock 7
black Y connector 2

Gears and spacers
red/yellow/silver gears 2
blue/ gold gears
blue spacers 11
silver spacers 8

Wheels (without tyres)
small 1
large 3
1 rubberband
string


You will be building the crane in parts starting from the bottom
bellow is a picture of the sections

Step 2: The Bottom

in this step you will build the base

Step 3: The Tower

In this step you will build the tower

Step 4: The Top

this is where half the magic happens

Step 5: The Arm

The arm

Step 6: Assembling the Tower

Follow the pictures

Step 7: Assembeling the Tower Part 2

Follow the pictures

Step 8: Adding the Arm

add a tan connector on the red rod which aligns with the tower then put the arm on and put a tan conector on the central white connector on the arm and add a rubber band on the wheel which the motor is connected to and under the rubberband slide about 2m of string and congratulations you have successfully built my knex crane enjoy

Comments

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tarantula123 made it!(author)2010-10-24

nice

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Music+man made it!(author)2010-10-18

i love it. i even made one at scool with my friend. so i built 2 they were both awsome :^)

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numro_xi made it!(author)2009-10-08

nice, i've improved it a bit  (in my opinion) , adding a bigger support system, and changing the arm to blue and purple mix instead of purplr purple ankes the arms a lot stronger!

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deadie4 made it!(author)2009-06-21

The pictures for the top are hard to read

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gunner made it!(author)2009-01-01

yay finaly something that aint a gun lol

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theperson2 made it!(author)2008-08-23

therandomperson ive never knew that book existed this is comepletly my imagination

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therandomperson made it!(author)2008-09-01

oh

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therandomperson made it!(author)2008-08-22

You have the masters building book i can tell youve just took all the mechaincal parts out do a slideshow of all the pages how to make the mechanical 1 plz

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matstermind made it!(author)2008-08-18

use cyber knex and you have an RC crane.

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The+KNex+Weasel made it!(author)2008-07-27

Wow. I quite like this crane. Nice job.

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theperson2 made it!(author)2008-07-27

I dont have the special crane motors

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shadowninja31 made it!(author)2008-07-26

Cool!

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knexfan9182 made it!(author)2008-07-26

nice the bace might need to be a little bigger.

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bannana+inventor made it!(author)2008-07-26

Cool, but using the Power Tower Cane controler works best for these kind of knex models.

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Storm950 made it!(author)2008-07-26

Cool! Rather this then a bog standard gun.

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