Introduction: Knex Crane by Knexsuperbulderfreak and Knex_builder_freak

Hey! It's KSBF this is my knex crane. And most the writing in the Instructable is by Knex_Builder_Freak.

Lets get to some pros and cons!

Pros.

Like a real crane.

Controllable with motors.

Doesn't use a ton of pieces.

Cons.

Uses a motor that not everybody has. (cyber motor)

Some parts are a bit weak :(

So that should be about it, lets get building!




Step 1: Step 1:base/stand

Parts list.

Rods
white:20
blue:8
yellow:23
red:13

Connectors
yellow:8
white:2
blue:28
purple:12

No the panels are not needed.

Step 2: Step 2:base/stand (part2)

Parts list.

Rods
white:24
yellow:16
red:4
gray/black:16

Connectors
yellow:4
purple:32
white:8

Step 3: Step 3:rotating Part

Parts list

Rods

green:14
white:20
blue:6
yellow:4
red:1
black:1
(really should be black)

Connectors

tan clips:2
blue clip:1
dark gray:1
red:6
yellow:6
white:7
purple:12
blue:8

Other

blue motor:1
(it would be 3 if u don't have cyber knex motor)
small gear(gold):1
medium gear(yellow):1
gray spacer:1
blue spacer:4

Step 4: Step 4:back Boom

Parts list.

Rods.

white:2
blue:22

Connectors

red:2
purple:28

Other.

tri panel:12(u can use yellow rod instead of these)
small tri panel:2

Step 5: Step5:front Boom

parts list

Rods.

green:6
white:8
blue:4
yellow:2
red:3
gray:6
long bendys:4

Connectors.

dark gray:6
red:6
green:2
yellow:4
white:4

Step 6: Step 6:the Hook Mover

Parts list.

rods
yellow:2
red:3
gray:2

Connectors.

tan clip:3
dark gray:15
yellow:4
orange:4

Other.

small wheel:1
gray spacers:15
blue spacers:1

Step 7: Step 7:mid Boom

The worst part of the build I got lazy and did not want 2 take the whole thing apart and mess up

Parts list.

rods
green:31
white:26
blue:13
red:1
gray:1
long bendys:2

Connectors.

tan clip:4
dark gray:10
red:6
orange:3
green:2
yellow:7
white:5
purple:28
blue:13

Other.

Cyber Knex motor (Recommended)
if u don't have the cyber knex motor u can use 2 of the blue motor.
string:4-5ft.

Step 8: Step 8:claw

Parts list.

green:4
white:2
blue:2

Connectors.

tan clip:2
orange:2
red:4

Other.

blue spacers:2
small wheel:1

Step 9: Step9:finshing Up

This the last step yay!

Congratulations you now have your self and awesome crane!

Good luck dudes!

Comments

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knexgunbuilder217 (author)2012-06-29

nice crane!! can i just use a regular battery op motor

author

yeah you will just have to make sure it is on there good you can use a crank but it would be harder to keep as that spot

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nathan's knex (author)2011-05-17

nice ;D

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pls (author)2009-02-11

Ooooo neat, you two did a good job:)

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Vynash (author)pls2009-02-11

It was all him I just made the spell checking capitalation ETC But thank you!

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The Jamalam (author)Vynash2009-02-12

hey are you brothers or summat

author

no were just friends and i asked if he could help

author
Vynash (author)The Jamalam2009-02-12

No we are not he built it and i spell checked ETC like I said :D

author
pls (author)Vynash2009-02-11

:o

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Vynash (author)pls2009-02-11

Yup but he did a very good job!

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dillonere09 (author)2009-07-01

do you know anywhere where i can download the cyber knex software??

author

you dont need the brain part just the motors or some sort of motor to run the crane

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I no i was just asking anyway as i bought a cyber knex of ebay recently and you have a cyber knex motor thanks

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Capt. Fat (author)2009-02-11

I got three of those motors and over 600 pieces in one set!!!

author

are u gonna make?

author

Can't. I got ascience fair coming up and i need all the pieces I can get!! Nice crane though. Try addind a video

author

Create a video please because I'd really like to see the pay load she'll pick up!

author

i will not make a new one but i did make i vid

author

I kno this has been a long tim since I replied but, I made a fully pneumatic crane from k'nex that rotated and used an air compressor. I might post a pic

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shibbie(ausome)

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Sun Gear (author)2009-02-19

cool. that remindes me. i need to post my crane.

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lol thxs

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DrWeird117 (author)2009-02-10

Whoa...

author

good or bad?

author

Good.

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DJ Radio (author)2009-02-10

nice one! 4.5* due to the exotic motor and other parts.

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the cyber motor can be re placed with a black,green,blue motor

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Vynash (author)2009-02-10

Nice job 5*s!!! Even though I helped LOL!

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lol
=)
well i did give u creidet

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Lol
=)
Yup!!!

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