Knex Ping Pong Ball Retriever Claw

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Intro: Knex Ping Pong Ball Retriever Claw

I built this in my spare time to help my dad who has a bad back. We would play ping pong together and the ball would come off the table, and he would always have to bend down and pick it up. So I invented the ping pong ball retrieval claw.

Step 1: Create the Pole Part

First you need to create the pole part. It is made from 4 grays and 4 purple connectors and 8 white pecies.
How many of these you make will depend on the hight of the person using it.

Step 2: Create End Handle Part

Well this is pretty simple, just create the end handle (as shown in picture).

Step 3: Create the Front Claw Part

Again just make the end claw part.

Step 4: Finally Assemble It All Together

Assemble the end handle part to the pole, and that to the claw.

YOUR DONE!!!

HAPPY PING PONG BALL RETRIEVING!!!

Step 5: VIDEO!!!


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    LasVegas

    11 years ago

    It would be nice if you were to mention KNEX somewhere since that is the product you're using. The title might be a good place. At least it's not a gun.

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    LasVegasadamsdead

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    Very impressive adam! You should make this an Instructable! Not that I'd necessarily look at it since 'Knex' tends to put me off... Now, if you could only create a cooling chamber or install it in the fridge somehow with an extended trigger for front access.

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    Kaivenadamsdead

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    i just made it! it's great, and i put some mods that made it even better :)

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    nerfer192adamsdead

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    thats a sick thing. nice to see some thing knex thats not a gun everyonce and a while. (not a knex hater)

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    mastertres

    9 years ago on Step 5

    that was a very cool and creative way to help your father. good job!

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    Kiteman

    11 years ago

    Is it my imagination, or is this actually a useful K'Nex Instructable?