Knex Overhead Crane

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Introduction: Knex Overhead Crane

About: I am an 18 year old from luverne MN, and I love to spend my spare time playing with knex, Legos and my xbox. I also enjoy hunting, airsoft, and swimming.

Well here it is! My new, crane! This crane is based off of an overhead crane, and uses 4 motors. It is fully functional, and the dimensions (of the interior) are as follows:

Length: 34-1/2 inches (87.63 CM.)
Width: 29-1/4 inches (74.295 CM.)
Height: 35-1/2 inches (90. 17 CM.)

It's weight capacity so far, is 5.2 Lbs. (2.358 KG.)
If you are trying to build it yourself self, fell free to do so! But you might notice in some places I had to be a little "gettho" in my construction. Hope you enjoy, and shout out to the person who featured my last ible, it is much appreciated!
I hope you all enjoyed, and maybe with some feedback from the community, I might make a tutorial on it!

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    JimOfRedlands
    JimOfRedlands

    11 months ago

    We also made a similar overhead crane with K-Nex. Since it was over my son's bed, we called it the Craneopy (crane + canopy). The cross part was called the gondola and contained all of the motors. This ran on rails of yellow connectors with green pegs and traveled East and West.
    The lift could move North and South and had a spool of string to lift and lower. It also ran on rails of connectors but we used the grey (alternate color of yellow) five spot connectors. The hook was the same as in the Lost Mines tower so it could pick up the K-Nex balls.

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    koolcoasterkid
    koolcoasterkid

    5 years ago

    This is the zenith of all K'nex creations! I wish I could make something as awesome as this. How much weight can it lift? Will there be final video?

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    glocle
    glocle

    Reply 5 years ago

    I did mention above that it so far can lift 5.2 Lbs., and I would like to add a video, I have one made, but I can't figure out how to insert it.

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    dlux3888
    dlux3888

    5 years ago

    PLEASE make and Instructable for this! PLEASE!!

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    imans314
    imans314

    5 years ago

    Looks great!

    Do you have a video of it?

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    glocle
    glocle

    Reply 5 years ago

    I want to add a video to it, but I've never done it, so I don't know exactly how to do it.

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    imans314
    imans314

    Reply 5 years ago

    I think you can add a video (made with you phone) the same as pictures.

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    glocle
    glocle

    Reply 5 years ago

    Do you have to post the video on YouTube first? Then paste it in?

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    glocle
    glocle

    Reply 5 years ago

    Well I'll have to try that then.

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    That_Jamie_S_Guy
    That_Jamie_S_Guy

    5 years ago

    Oh and thank you so much for subscribing! Ill add it to my profile :D