Introduction: Reinventing the Knex Wheel

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it is a big wheel that roles with a motor INSIDE

Step 1: The Spokes

Picture of The Spokes

you need to make 16 of them

Step 2: Rolling Strip

Picture of Rolling Strip

this touches the ground
you need to make it exactly as I say:

blue rod = b
white rod = w
and yellow connector = +


and make it twiece

Step 3: The Motor

Picture of The Motor

just follow the pictures

picture 8: their are 4 grey spacers

Step 4: Putting It Al Together

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first place place those 16 spokes on the yellow connector with between two spokes a connector between. and the yellow connector you haf left, connect them to eachother with red rods.

second, you need two snowflocs for each side, adn put it togeter like this

third and last step, put the motor in and...


sorry for my bad english. Im from belgium


urtlesquirt (author)2011-08-28

I wanna role with the gangsters, but they all think im too white and nerdy!

Spycrab (author)2010-06-15

I really wish i could build this :D

Ps2playa (author)2010-01-19

that is really cool you should check out my knex big water wheel

Ps2playa (author)2009-07-02

i would give this one a ten out of ten

brammeke11 (author)Ps2playa2009-07-03


krish98.sai (author)2009-03-29

Will it use a smaller wheel?

brammeke11 (author)krish98.sai2009-05-24

As counter weight or making the whole thing smaller. In theorie you could make the whole wheel smaller but if you find a way too do that and keep it round and rolling, tell me.

randomistic (author)2009-04-16

I folowd the steps but my wheel dosnt wrk the motor spins instead uv the whole thing. how do i fix it

You need more weight where the wheels are. Try Batteries or hang the wheels closer to the ground. Hope it helps.

Yes, indeed. Tell me is the problem stays

krish98.sai (author)2009-03-29

so so so so so so so so so so cool

Capt. Fat (author)2009-01-12

This is the kinda of shi t i like. Any way you can make a smaller version. 5*

timmy1234s (author)2008-08-31

5 stars

I_am_Canadian (author)2008-08-06

Love the music in the video :-) Nice 'ible.

Whaleman (author)2008-07-04

Nice! Probably the first decent knex object I've seen on 'ibles. Would you consider joining This is the kind of innovation we were hoping for on KI.

Whaleman (author)Whaleman2008-07-04

Err, first decent knex object I've seen on 'ibles in awhile.

dsman195276 (author)Whaleman2008-07-05

lol, what about my ship?

necropolian (author)2008-07-05

very neat, i give it a 4.5

brammeke11 (author)2008-07-05

yeah sure. and again thanks

Hands Without Shadows (author)2008-07-04

Ive been wanting to build something simillar to this for as long as I can remember. My version would be a ball with a counterweight like yours, only the counterweight can swivel from side to side so that the ball can steer. Usually I dont read Knex ible's because they suck, but this one was interesting and innovative.

brammeke11 (author)2008-07-04

yeah, and there´s a video in the making

j-chode! (author)2008-07-04

this looks quite neat. i assume the big wheels act as a counter weight to keep the motor level, but as its switched on, it turns the big wheel and so on and so forth.

brammeke11 (author)2008-07-04

OK I will think about that

gmjhowe (author)2008-07-04

nice work, i understand your english is not great, but a bit more explaination would be good. tho, your missing a video! you so need to put one up of it working!

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