K'Nex Cable Car

This is a fun, easy car to build, but it will not climb steep inclines.

Teacher Notes

Teachers! Did you use this instructable in your classroom?
Add a Teacher Note to share how you incorporated it into your lesson.

Step 1: Parts Count

Rods: Green-4 White-6 Blue-4 Yellow-6 Red-1

Connectors: Red-2 Yellow-2 White-2 Gray 3D-16

Other: Blue Spacers-6 Tan Clips-2 Metallic Blue Clips-2 Big Tires-2 Yarn-16' Chairs-2 Heavy Objects-2

Step 2: Base

Take 4 yellow rods & attach them to 2 gray 3D pieces

Step 3: Motor Holder

Take 2 yellow connectors & attach them to 3 white rods each.

Take 4 more sets of 2 gray 3D pieces & attach them to the Base with 4 green rods.

Take 2 yellow rods & attach them to the gray pieces.

Attach the yellow connectors with white rods to the gray pieces.

Put a red connector with two blue rods at the top of both sides of the cable car.

Step 4: The Motor

Take 2 big tires, 6 blue spacers, 2 tan clips, 2 metallic blue clips, 1 red rod, 2 white connectors & a green motor.

Take the green motor and attach 2 white connectors, then insert 1 red rod.

Step 5: The Running Gear

Take 4 blue spacers & attach them on either side.

Take the 2 tan clips & attach them next to the blue spacers.

Take the 2 tires & put them on the tan clips.

Take 2 blue spacers & put 1 on each side.

Insert the red rod into the 2 red connectors.

Take the 2 metallic clips & put them on the red rod.

Step 6: You Are Finished!

Tie 2 pieces of yarn (8 feet long) to the rungs of 2 chairs, making sure there is sufficient weight on the chairs to keep them from moving together or toppling over.

Place the tire grooves onto the taut yarn.

Enjoy!

Be the First to Share

    Recommendations

    • Book Character Costume Challenge

      Book Character Costume Challenge
    • Made with Math Contest

      Made with Math Contest
    • Cardboard Speed Challenge

      Cardboard Speed Challenge

    Discussions