K'nex Soda Rack

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Intro: K'nex Soda Rack

For Christmas I received a 12 pack of caffeine free Coke, shortly afterwords (December 27th at approximately 11:35 A.M) I saw that the weekly challenge was K'nex. I was able to put two a two together (that's five by the way) and decided to make a K'nex soda rack. This soda rack os based off wine racks (because those had a simplistic design easily doable with K'nex). Technically this is more of a proof of concept as I did not have enough pieces to make this the size I want (but that's ok because five minutes from now I won't have enough soda to warrant the size that I wanted).

Step 1: Disclaimer!!!

Disclaimer:Just because you now have a soda rack does not mean that your soda will last longer, that you coolness level will go up or that you will find your long lost brother and or sister. In fact according to 7up China you will probably be more likely to go back in time (like seven times...) and marry an old hag... Results not guaranteed within seven days. ElvenChild, ElvenDescendant, ElvenMishap and Coke take no responsibility for your actions. ElvenChild of Instructable's in in no way affiliated with ElvenChild of elvenchild.com, Coke, or 7 up. Etc., etc. etc. blah blah blah-ElvenChild.

Step 2: Piece Count

I believe the piece count to be a very important thing that is left out of FAR TO MANY Instructable's. Seeing as to how my views are as such and that I don't want to look like a hypocrite here is my piece count.

For a Soda rack capable of holding three cans of soda (check the picture) you will need:

Rod's:
Yellow (x.2)
Blue (x.28)

Conector's:
Blue (almost full circle) (x.8)
Purple (half circle, they look like the yellow half circle pieces) (x.24)

Step 3: Lets Start Building

The frame work for this is very simple and could be extended or shortened (O.K it really can't get much smaller without falling over, but still...) quite easily. This is built out of two halves which are connected with blue rods, you could quite easily add a third section for increased stability however that is not necessary as soda cans (generally?) are not that long.

You need to make two of these (the picture). The best explanation I can offer is the picture However I will do my best to explain in words.

You need to create squares out of blue rods leaving one corner open. Now that you have three squares made you can connect all three squares to the same joint (a combination of the blue circle and the purple half circle) this adds stability compare to making full squares and using green rods to connect them. Another benefit is it takes up less pieces and space.

Step 4: Now Hat You Have Two Halve's Let's Assemble Them.

In the last step you made two of the object pictured in picture one, right (If you would please excuse the image notes they get saved into the picture)? If you did then you should have a total of eight remaining blue rods which you should now snap into place of the joints of one of the sides like in picture two).

It is fairly obvious what to do next however allow me to explain for those of you who are not jumping ahead... You load it with soda!!! Not really you actually the two halves together like in picture three (take the side that you have not put the blue rods on and attach the other ends of the blue rods to the joints on it (just look at the picture!)).

Congratulations if you have something that looks remotely like picture three then you can load it with soda (This should be self explanatory but if it is not to you look at picture four).

Step 5: Disclaimer!!

Disclaimer:Just because you now have a soda rack does not mean that your soda will last longer, that you coolness level will go up or that you will find your long lost brother and or sister. In fact according to 7up China you will probably be more likely to go back in time (like seven times...) and marry an old hag... Results not guaranteed within seven days. ElvenChild, ElvenDescendant, ElvenMishap and Coke take no responsibility for your actions. ElvenChild of Instructable's in in no way affiliated with ElvenChild of elvenchild.com, Coke, or 7 up. Etc., etc. etc. blah blah blah-ElvenChild.

Step 6: Now Watch This.

This is a hilarious 7up commercial from (7up) China, but don't worry there are English subtitles.


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    23 Discussions

    ha!i beat u!i built a workin soda machine.has 12 orange, 12 root beer,and twelve Royal Crown (RC for all u stupid people).soda cost 50 cents and it uses weight of 2 quarters to balance a scale and once the user puts two quarters in the scale is balanced pushing a piece under it that acts as a trigger and opens the gate under the sodas and the coins and wen the coins fall the soda stops falling.actually works.

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    jdoggkuhn

    6 years ago on Introduction

    what if i was making it for monster do i use long gray rods instead of blue ones please someone help anyone

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    caarntedd

    6 years ago on Introduction

    First knex i'ble I have ever rated. I could put beer in this. Nice work.

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    ElvenChildsunshiine

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    I sure as heck hope that this one gets me a t-shirt. As a side note your recent instructable's seem to point out that you really (and I mean REALLY) coffee, personally I don't drink the stuff but whatever.

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    sunshiineElvenChild

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    Nope not me but Mike is the one that really really likes it. I drink cold drinks that are just as bad like Pepsi. Hope you get the shirt!
    Sunshiine