How to Make an LED Spinnie/ Rollie/ LED Cylinder!




About: I'm Mikey!

Well, at first I was making some of these, and I was also making some of these as well (kind of.)

I really wanted to put something into the Get the LED Out! Challenge, then this idea just popped into my mind like how you pop popcorn! Mmmm, popcorn. Yum.

So, here's how to make and LED Spinnie, LED Rollie, or a cool LED Cylinder tubish thing with only a few pieces, and most of them are K'nex!

I hope you like it!


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Step 1: Items.

The items you will need are:

  • 3 tire outsides.
  • 3 tire insides.
  • Toy with LED sphere inside.
  • A lot of green rods. About 40, just in case. Make it 50.

Step 2: Obtaining the LED Part.

To get the LED part, open up your toy with the LED sphere inside.

Once you do that, open up the sphere and get the LED thing.

Step 3: Wheels Part 1.

Get 1 wheel outside (tire part, black.)

Put in 1 gray inside for the wheel.

Now, add on 16 green rods in the spaces provided.

** Make sure the tire looks like how it does in the second picture!

Step 4: Adding in the LED Thing.

Now, look at the first picture.

See the button?

You want the circle part of the button to go FACE DOWN into the wheel's hole.

Check out the pictures for more help.

Once you finish doing that (in about less than 20 seconds), move onto the next step.

Step 5: Wheels Part 2.

Now, just get the black outside for the wheel, and add it onto the green rods of the bottom wheel.

Once you do that, get the gray wheel inside.

Push it into the wheel, but make sure it doesn't go in all the way, because it can't, and it would make the other side pop out.

Once you do that, move onto the next step.


Once you finish what is typed above these words, look inside the wheel's holes. If you can see the battery (kind of) in one side, and the button in the other side, that should be good. Then, get a white rod and push it into the button. If it starts blinking and stuff, you're good to go.

Step 6: Wheels Part 3.

Add on 16 more rods to the spaces provided on the top wheel.

Once you do that, get a wheel. But have the outside part with the inside part in it, this is the covering up part.

Put it onto the green rods, and you have your LED Rollie!

Look at the last picture in this step to see how it is in roll format! :P


Step 7: LED Spinnie.

Here's your LED Spinnie.

You have to make the LED Rollie to do this, or you obviously... can't do it.

Move onto the next step, this LED Spinnie is really easy to do.

Step 8: Make This Easy Stick Thing.

Just make this easy stick thing.

It obviously doesn't have to be this, it can be any design you want, but it has to have the orange thing at the top to block it from going to far into the wheel and it pops up, destroying everything in a horrible and terrifying death.

Put it into the hole WITH THE BUTTON OF THE LED THING, and you're done! There's your LED Rollie and Spinnie, 2 in one so far!

Just spin the LED Rollie around, and it obviously spins!


Step 9: LED Cylinder.

Here's the part about the LED Cylinder.

You just need the LED Rollie.

That's it.

And a gray connector, and a white rod.

Stick it into the hole with the button, and whenever you want it to light up, just press it down!

It kind of works like a lamp.

I always press it before I go to sleep, and in the morning too. ;-)

I hope you liked my 3 in 1 Instructable, and if you want more extras, move onto the last and final step!

Step 10: Extras.


Here's an extra... it's kind of common sense. But if you have any other extra ideas, post images or a description of it!

Sorry for the blurry pictures in this step.

I hope you liked my Instructable, please rate or comment if you like it!

Thanks for looking at this!


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    cool, pretty soon there gunna have led splodies!, Booooom!!!! ooooo look at the coooolors!


    11 years ago on Introduction

    it seemes they have the plastic ball with spring switch/acceleramiter in a lot of toys. i have two and put one in my knex roller coster.


    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks for the +1! I have not won ANYTHING on Instructables yet except for a patch and some stickers Eric sent me. I'll be really happy if I win the random prize for the LionBrand Yarn challenge, this contest, and the Share the Love contest. Good luck!