Knex Buckyball

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Introduction: Knex Buckyball

Everyone likes buckyballs, so what I did was make my a buckyball structure out of k'nex. It's fairly easy to build and can be built in about 15 minutes.


For this project you will need

- 60 full moon connectors
- 60 blue flexi rods
- 30 normal blue rods

150 pieces total.

Step 1: Making the Pentagons

First thing you need to do is to make 12 pentagons using the full moon connectors and the blue flexi rods.

Step 2: Connecting the Pentagons

Now what you need to do is use the normal blue rods to connect the 12 pentagons.

Step 3: Adding the Connections

Attach the normal blue rods onto the full moon connectors as shown.

Step 4: Getting the Structure Together

3 more pentagons to be added. Place normal blue rods as shown.

Step 5: Almost Done

12 more blue rods and 3 more pentagons to go.

Step 6: All Done

And ready for cat use.

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    I've been trying to think how to turn most k'nex creations to ball machine elements. this could be a bowl the ball lands into that gets pulled down buy a motor operated... thing... then the ball gets launched by the bucky ball and gets reset by the motor operated puller-down-thing :)

    They select which ibles to feature by the grammar, pictures, clearness of the pictues, and last but not least, if it is actually good.

    Im not saying your OSSR was not good, because it was, but like you said, its probably the crappy pictures.

     Your OSSR isn't featured, at least it doesn't have the little banner on it.

    these are really known as buckministerfullerene domes. and we have a giant metal one out in the backyard.

    It's sad how many people probably have no idea what this is a model of, or of the mythological reference of the names of your cats. And where on earth did you get so many bendy rods?

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