K'Nex Differencial (Version 1)

Introduction: K'Nex Differencial (Version 1)

Car differencial built from k'nex for k'nex vehicle by Forsterimages. Here is what your finnished diff. will look like. Also see version two.

Step 1: Parts Required

Here is a list of the parts you will need:

4 white connecters,
2 brown cog wheels,
2 grey cog wheels,
2 orange connecters,
4 navy rods,
2 yellow rods,
4 silver spacers,
8 blue spacers,
8 black connecters,
2 yellow cog wheels,
some blue tack.

Step 2: Step One

Take one of the white connecters and attach to black connecters opposite each other. Do this for times.

Step 3: Step Two

Take two of the pieces you made in the last step and connect them together using two navy rods. Make two of these.

Step 4: Step Three

Attach one grey cog wheel to the end of a yelloew rod and the slide two blue spacers onto the rod. Do this twice.

Step 5: Step Four

Attach two grey cog wheels to the end of a navy rod. Then place a blue spacer on each end of the rod. Place some blue tack around the end of the rod.

Step 6: Step Five

Now place a red connecter on each end of the part you made in the last step.

Step 7: Step Six

Take the parts you made in steps four and five and join them together as shown making sure to place a grey spacer o the ends of the navy rods. Do this twice.

Step 8: Step Seven

Now take the parts you made in steps five and six and join them together as shown.

Step 9: Step Eight

Take the other part you made in step six and attach it to the other side like in the last step.

Step 10: Step Nine

Now place on yellow cog wheel on either end and your done. Now you can attach two wheels. By (c)Forsterimages.

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14 Comments

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Mr. Cowboy
Mr. Cowboy

11 years ago on Introduction

And it took me 10 to 15 min to build. I built a proof of concept in 5 min.

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Forsterimages
Forsterimages

Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

Yes. It holds the navy rod that it's attached to in place.

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lemonie
lemonie

12 years ago on Introduction

It would be good to see this with an input shaft. Are the black cogs on the blue shaft locked on it or "free-wheeling"? L

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nf119
nf119

Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

It wouldn't make sense for it to be locked since that will lock the entire mechanism. One way to put an input on the system is to put gears around the entire differential and rotate the entire mechanism (the cage) around the wheel's axis.

Wikipedia says it better (w/ diagrams): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Differential_(mechanical_device)

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lemonie
lemonie

Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

No it wouldn't make sense for them to be locked, but that's the way they look in 4,5,7,8 & 9. The main picture now shows them as brown with spacers. L

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Forsterimages
Forsterimages

Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

Yes they're brown and are not locked. Please say if there's anything else you don't undestand and i'll try and make the instructions more clear.

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lemonie
lemonie

Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

I get it now, it's just in some of the steps they're dark grey e.g. step 4. L

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Forsterimages
Forsterimages

Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

I forgot to post pictures of it with the input shaft I made for it, will do a.s.a.p.