Introduction: K'nex Incline Chain Lift
This is the K'nex Incline Chain Lift that I designed.
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 ball guides.
Here are the counts of the pieces.
Rods (216 total)
- Green - 60
- White - 29
- Blue - 40
- Yellow - 13
- Red - 41 (42 if you don't have a Tan rod)
- Tan - 1 (Rigid Rod. Use a red if none available)
- Grey - 32
Connectors (181 total) - (connection points in brackets)
- Blue Wheel-axle (1) - 3 (Can use the grey connector if none available)
- Grey (1) - 14
- Tan (2) - 4
- Orange (2) - 8
- Red (3) - 30
- Green (4) - 2
- Grey 3D (4) - 53
- Yellow (5) - 46
- Blue 3D (7) - 15
- White (8) - 6
Misc Parts (128 total)
- Red Gears - 6
- Silver Spacers - 8
- Blue Spacers - 16
- Tan Interlock Clip - 6
- Black Y Clip - 20
- Chain Links - 71
- Green Motor - 1 (Any motor will do - Just the speed will differ)
Grand total of 525 K'nex pieces
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Step 1: Main Structure
Step 2: Chain Guides
Step 3: Track for the Chain and Balls
Step 4: Chain With 14 Lifters
Step 5: Input and Output Trays and Motor
Step 6: Optional: Supports for Structure
Step 7: K'nex Incline Chain Lift Junior
I have also created a smaller version of this lift called K'nex Incline Chain Lift Junior. The link is below: