Introduction: Knex Crane

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knex crane this is my first instructable

Step 1: What You Need

Picture of What You Need

Green 16
White 32
Blue 118
Yellow 72
red 36


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

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

Step 2: The Bottom

Picture of The Bottom

in this step you will build the base

Step 3: The Tower

Picture of The Tower

In this step you will build the tower

Step 4: The Top

Picture of The Top

this is where half the magic happens

Step 5: The Arm

Picture of The Arm

The arm

Step 6: Assembling the Tower

Picture of Assembling the Tower

Follow the pictures

Step 7: Assembeling the Tower Part 2

Picture of 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


tarantula123 (author)2010-10-24


Music man (author)2010-10-18

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

numro_xi (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!

deadie4 (author)2009-06-21

The pictures for the top are hard to read

gunner (author)2009-01-01

yay finaly something that aint a gun lol

theperson2 (author)2008-08-23

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


therandomperson (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

matstermind (author)2008-08-18

use cyber knex and you have an RC crane.

The KNex Weasel (author)2008-07-27

Wow. I quite like this crane. Nice job.

theperson2 (author)2008-07-27

I dont have the special crane motors

shadowninja31 (author)2008-07-26


knexfan9182 (author)2008-07-26

nice the bace might need to be a little bigger.

bannana inventor (author)2008-07-26

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

Storm950 (author)2008-07-26

Cool! Rather this then a bog standard gun.

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