K'nex Beach Umbrella

Introduction: K'nex Beach Umbrella

About: Hello, this is s0200311. I have been building with K'nex for years. I have a lot more projects on my website, https://www.andrew.r3tic.net

This is a quick K'nex project. I'm sure e all wish we were at the beach right now, and what's a beach without an umbrella? I hope you all have fun with this project!

Step 1: Peices

This piece list is based on the most common piece colors. Sorry for any confusion, it would take forever to take pics.

RODS:

-1 grey rod

-8 yellow rods

-12 blue rods

-15 white rods

-4 green rods

CONNECTORS:

-2 1 snap purple/grey connectors

-10 2 snap orange connectors

-4 3 snap red connectors

-2 8 snap white connector

SLOTTED CONNECTORS:

-1 4 snap grey/purple slotted connector

-1 7 snap blue slotted connector

RANDOM PIECES:

-8 grey spacers

-4 blue spacers

-8 black clips

-1 metallic blue end cap OR black end cap

Step 2: Making the Base

This is the main base. It also includes the hubs that will move to make the umbrella go! Just follow the pictures, one by one. For the second hub, I will use a special connection where you push the connectors directly together without a rod in the middle.

Step 3: Making the "Branches"

Just follow the pictures. In the second and third picture, the branches don't attach to the base.

Step 4: Finished!

Good job. I hope you have fun with your new umbrella! You could cover the top with fabric, but I left mine bare. Happy times!

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    4 Comments

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    Knexified
    Knexified

    4 weeks ago

    This is cool! Its perfect for on the go too! But first someone who built this would need a water proof top, stick it on then you have an actual knex umbrella! Great job! Do you think this can be modified bigger?

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    Knexler
    Knexler

    7 months ago on Step 4

    Wow! That’s so cool I might make it some time. Does it work?

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    s0200311
    s0200311

    Reply 7 months ago

    Yes, it works!

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    Knexler
    Knexler

    Reply 7 months ago

    Wow that thing is so cool