Knex Rotating Coin Display

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Introduction: Knex Rotating Coin Display

About: Hi, I'm KneXtreme. I'm a Christian and I'm home schooled. I love to build with almost anything especially knex. I also do Taekwondo and collect coins. Just so you know, I don't hang around youtube ...
     Ever since I saw the rotating coin display at the coin shop I use to shop at, I've wanted to build one, out of Knex of course :-)
The rotating coin display is aprox.15"x 10"x 10". It holds 12 coins and could probably hold more if you make it longer. The version I built is much smaller than the actual one. That's because I'm using most of my Knex for another project. See the rotating coin display in action in the video below. 



I'd appreciate it if you would vote for it in the Rods and Connectors Contest.

KneXtreme

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Step 1: Parts List

All the Knex parts are listed in they're classic colors.

Connectors
  • grey connectors - 17
  • light grey connectors - 2
  • orange connectors - 11
  • red connectors - 18
  • green connectors - 5
  • yellow connectors - 30
  • white connectors - 4
  • purple locking connectors - 58
  • blue locking connectors - 10
              Rods
  • green rods - 46
  • white rods - 52
  • blue rods - 47
  • yellow rods - 31
  • red rods - 12
  • grey rods - 2
  • large bendy rods - 4
            Clips and Spacers
  • Y-clips - 12
  • blue clips - 3
  • tan locking clips - 15
  • washers - 2
  • blue spacers - 5
  • silver spacers - 12
Miscellaneous
  • black hinge halves - 8
  • small gears - 2
  • medium gears - 2

Step 2: Side 1 Part 1

Step 3: Side 1 Part 2

Step 4: Side 2 Part 1

Step 5: Side 2 Part 2

Step 6: Connecting Side 1 and Side 2

Step 7: Coin Holders

Step 8: Connecting the Coin Holders

Step 9: Your Done!

Congrats! Your done! Now you can proudly display some of your finest coins.

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    27 Discussions

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    s0200311
    s0200311

    13 days ago

    Nice Ben Franklin half dollar. I'm a coin collector and a K'nex enthousiest!

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    kevinandbelma
    kevinandbelma

    2 years ago

    Where do you get the motors?

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    random_builder
    random_builder

    3 years ago

    The rotating part is unnecessary, but the coin display is really good!

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    hawk45
    hawk45

    6 years ago on Introduction

    yet two other knex builders and homeschooled Christian! :) XD

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    matthew9876

    I collect coins to my oldest is from 1845 and I just got a Morgan silver dollar

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    KneXtreme
    KneXtreme

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks. Finally, another person who collects coins :-) What's the oldest coin you have?

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    Chikpeas Brother
    Chikpeas Brother

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    A Roman coin from A.D. 70. I'm not sure what it's called. My favorite is a 2-cent coin from 1858. What about you?
    By the way, I'm also a homeschooled Christian. :-)

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    KneXtreme
    KneXtreme

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    Whoa! I don't have anything close to that. My oldest coin is a 1862 indian head penny. My favorite coin I have is a Jamestown 400th Anniversary uncirculated silver doller. What's your most valuable coin? Nice to see another homeschooled Christian :-)

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    Chikpeas Brother
    Chikpeas Brother

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    My most valuable coin is probably one of my Morgan silver dollars. However, I have a medallion that's 3 1/2 oz. gold. That's obviously much more valuable. (The bank holds on to it) By the way, what belt are you?

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    KneXtreme
    KneXtreme

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    Red belt with tape. One rank away from black belt.

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    Chikpeas Brother
    Chikpeas Brother

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    Cool! I'm quite familiar with taekwondo. (I've lived in Korea for the past 3 years) Ironically, I was always too busy with school to actually learn. :(

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    Verticees
    Verticees

    6 years ago on Introduction

    This reminds me of that display Wall-e had in his home!

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    KneXtreme
    KneXtreme

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks. He, he, he :) It's a secret. Let's just say it's kind of like a cross between a roller coaster and a ball machine.