How to Make a Cheap Knex Spool Stand

Introduction: How to Make a Cheap Knex Spool Stand

Step1- Connect the structure as shown in the picture.

You will need:
-4 blue connectors
-8 purple connectors
-5 white connectors
-2 orange connectors
-6 yellow connectors
-5 red sticks
-10 yellow sticks
-10 blue sticks

Step2- Print some hollow cylinders to make the spool rotate smoothly

Step3- Place the spools on the top red sticks. That is where the filament will rest on.

Step4- add some rubber pads to the bottom to keep the filament holder in place

Step 1:

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    8 Discussions

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    mark429
    mark429

    6 years ago

    Not exactly the same but 100% inspired by your instructable! Thanks for the great idea. I modified mine to be a "quick change" style Cheers!

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    simpson1991
    simpson1991

    Reply 3 years ago

    Thank you, I took a picture look above your comment :) I added some rolls for the spool and a shell to reach a higher position :)

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    simpson1991
    simpson1991

    Reply 3 years ago

    Okay the picture is further down now, and wheel not shell

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    aburton8
    aburton8

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:389829
    Here, I made the spools to make the filament turn more smoothly. You can change the length of the spool, but the hole inside is a perfect size for the KNEX so just change the z-axis to make it longer. Or just print 2 like what I did.

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    aburton8
    aburton8

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    HAHA Nice! I found out that if you use little spools or something between the filament roll and Knex the filament roll will turn more smoothly. When I didn't have the something between the two, my prints were less accurate since my printer had to tug more on the filament. Thanks for sharing a picture, your design looks really cool and sturdy!!!

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    simpson1991
    simpson1991

    3 years ago

    I took yours mark429 and it is working fine :)

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    dan8cat
    dan8cat

    6 years ago on Introduction

    Finally a use for all my old Knex. This is one of the why didn't I think of that moments! Nice 'ible btw