K'nex Claw Machine Game

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Introduction: K'nex Claw Machine Game


Check it out guys, I made a K'nex Claw Machine Game for a class project using K'nex pieces, an Arduino board, and some miscellaneous things I found in a junk drawer. I will post a how-to-make of the claw since many of you have requested it. If you already have 

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    26 Discussions

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    That_Jamie_S_Guy
    That_Jamie_S_Guy

    5 years ago

    Woah this is cool! This gave me the idea for a k'nex element, a claw that picks up the ball and drops it somewhere else!

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    T86157
    T86157

    8 years ago on Introduction

    I used duemilanove. I bought my arduino through my school, however. It could be because at the time I was also using the Arduino 0022 and 0023 software version. I would recommend checking your software. The libraries were changed in them.

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    aaronXtreme
    aaronXtreme

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    could you please make an instructable on the electronic part.
    I have the frame and the claw built. and the arduino code.

    thanks :)

    it is sooo cool but is ti posabul to make it all of knex if there is can you post it thanks

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    szzxzzs
    szzxzzs

    9 years ago on Introduction

    i think it is very cool 5.0
    pls watch my knex creations and rate

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    Sharir1701
    Sharir1701

    9 years ago on Introduction

    kill me now i think i'm dreaming !!!!!!!!!!!!! *pinches himself to see if he's dreaming* OUCH !!! omfg ... i'm not... awesome construction man... i'd love to have one... try making an ible... anyway, 5* and subscribe !!!! keep up the good work.

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    aduskin
    aduskin

    9 years ago on Introduction

    best ever knex creation in the universe!!!!! PLZ make an instructable of it!!!!

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    knexinventer
    knexinventer

    9 years ago on Introduction

    i finnished my claw machine 2 months ago and never posted i will post today

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    T86157
    T86157

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    I'd love to see it. let me know when you post it :)

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    knexinventer
    knexinventer

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    how did you make your claw it would make a great instructable

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    T86157
    T86157

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    I'll post an instructable once I turn in this project to my professor. Basically I made a modified (and simplified) claw based on claws I found here on instructables.com and on youtube.

    The only issue you may have building my claw is that you need broken Knex rods. Hopefully you have some without having to break any (I have had my Knex set for over 10 years now and have accumulated a nice collection of Knex rods that were accidently snapped in half). Broken Knex are still good!