This is the K'nex Incline Chain Lift Junior that I designed. It is a smaller version of the K'nex Incline Chain Lift that I have also made into an Instructable. The design for Junior is the same as the larger version with some small changes made to it as needed.
I first built the track for the balls based on other K'nex builds. It worked quite well. However, I decided to design a track of my own.
This version of the lift, uses the track design that I came up with. The track is quite smooth and the balls do not sit on the chain. Instead, the chain has a small channel of its own below the track.
Here are the counts of the pieces.
Rods (202 total)
- Green - 52
- White - 32
- Blue - 75
- Yellow - 38
- Red - 4 (5 if you don't have a Tan rod)
- Tan - 1 (Tan Rigid Rod. Use a red if none available)
- Grey - 0
Connectors (159 total) - (connection points in brackets)
- Blue Wheel-axle (1) - 1 (Can use the grey connector if none available)
- Grey (1) - 10
- Tan (2) - 0
- Orange (2) - 6
- Red (3) - 23
- Green (4) - 2
- Grey 3D (4) - 62
- Yellow (5) - 32
- Blue 3D (7) - 16
- White (8) - 7
Misc Parts (76 total)
- Red Gears - 4
- Silver Spacers - 4
- Blue Spacers - 8
- Tan Interlock Clip - 4
- Black Y Clip - 12
- Chain Links - 43
- Green Motor - 1 (Any motor will do - Just the speed will differ)
Grand total of 437 K'nex pieces
Step 1: Base of the Lift
Step 2: Complete the Structure and Add Chain Guides
Step 3: Track for the Chain and Balls
Step 4: Chain With 10 Lifters
Step 5: Input and Output Trays and Motor
Step 6: Finished the Project
Let me know if you build this lift or had any troubles with my instructions so that I can update and change any part of it that may be causing a problem.