Intro: Bare-Bones K'nex Folding Rack
If you're anything like me, you can never have enough racks. If you are also like me, you like K'nex, but happen to be running a bit low on pieces. Here's a Solution!
-Compact design makes it fit anywhere;
-Folding ability for storage when not in use;
-Also adds strength through the magic of 45 Degree Angles!
-Few pieces used!
Step 1: Materials
-x4 360 Degree connectors
-x8 180 Degree connectors
-x10 90 Degree connectors
-x8 Straight connectors
-x26 16mm rods (smallest in black/green)
-x5 32mm rods (second smallest)
-x6 54mm rods (mid. sized in blue)
Step 2: The Faces
The first step is building the faces. These faces are essentially the whole rack, so they are important. You will Need 2 of them.
Start by grabbing 4x straight connectors, 2x 360 degree connectors, 4x 180 degree connectors, 3x 54mm rods and 8x 16mm rods. Connect these into the form of the picture below.
Do this a second time, and this step is complete!
Step 3: The Pivoting Parts
The next step is to build the connectors, which make the rack fold, as well as hold it up.
Each connector consists of 2x 90 degree connectors, 1x 32mm rod and 2x 16mm rods.
Make 5 of these, and you'll be on the home stretch!
Step 4: Completion
To finish up the rack, connect your 2 faces with the 5 connectors, as shown in the picture below.
With this simple step, your rack is finished and ready to hold your junk!
Step 5: Making Use of Your Rack
What can you use your rack for? Here's a few ideas:
-I personally use mine to hold my Wiimotes and Nunchuks (As shown). The slight fold to 45 degrees makes it look stylish, and also increases it's strength and balance.
-The rack can also hold almost any controller, such as PS3 controllers (Although it cannot fold when holding larger objects).
-Desk Organization! It can hold your office supplies, your TV remotes, etc.