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Is it possible to make a K'nex change sorter? If so, how (post pictures)? Answered

I want to be able to sort loose change easliy without doing it by hand.

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Shadowman39
Shadowman39

10 years ago

I've been building a change sorter, and it is possible.

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Nothing2it
Nothing2it

Reply 10 years ago

got any pictures of it so i can get an idea of it?

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Shadowman39
Shadowman39

Reply 10 years ago

If my prototype is successful, I'll make an Instructable. That'll give you plenty of pictures. ;-)

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Nothing2it
Nothing2it

Reply 10 years ago

Any Luck yet??

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Shadowman39
Shadowman39

Reply 10 years ago

Yeah, it's working fine. Now I need to finish it. It'll take some time though, because I'm busy on my ball machine.

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Nothing2it
Nothing2it

Reply 10 years ago

You done yet?????

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Shadowman39
Shadowman39

Reply 10 years ago

No, I haven't been building it because I ran out of green rods. But, I just bought 900 off of eBay. :-)

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Nothing2it
Nothing2it

Reply 10 years ago

k but the thing cant take too manyy pieces cuz i dont that many

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Nothing2it
Nothing2it

Reply 10 years ago

do you think you could give me some pics of how it works so i can get a good idea of what it will look like?

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Nothing2it
Nothing2it

Reply 10 years ago

K thats great news. Let me know when your done!!

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Nothing2it
Nothing2it

Reply 10 years ago

Thanks dude!!!

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TheChemiker
TheChemiker

10 years ago

Its called your hands.  It would be very hard to make a sorter that you just dump pieces into, but I have an idea how.

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agent harmsy
agent harmsy

Reply 10 years ago

Quote ArmedK1d13:
Is it possible to make aK'nex Change sorter?
Quote you:
Its called your hands.

Hands are made of k'nex now?

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TheChemiker
TheChemiker

Reply 10 years ago

No, you are supposed to use your hands, though.

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Nothing2it
Nothing2it

Reply 10 years ago

I want t see pictures on how if you can

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

10 years ago

Most real change sorters are just tilted sideways ramps for the coins to roll down and then fall through a hole that is just slightly larger than the coin.  The smaller diameter coins fall into their chutes first.  Shouldn't be hard to do if you can size up something for the coin to fall through.   

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Nothing2it
Nothing2it

Reply 10 years ago

i tried that but the pennies always fall through the hole where the dimes fal through

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Nothing2it
Nothing2it

Reply 10 years ago

Can you make a picture to give me an idea of what one might look like??

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Nothing2it
Nothing2it

Reply 10 years ago

i mean out of knex

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caitlinsdad
caitlinsdad

Reply 10 years ago

Sorry, I don't do Knex. I think a bunch of connectors and rods will do it.  Maybe if you post this topic as a knex gun that shoots and sorts coins for ammo you may get a response from the regular knex crowd.  Good luck.

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Nothing2it
Nothing2it

Reply 10 years ago

Thnx, ill try that