Knex Spinning Pull Top.

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Intro: Knex Spinning Pull Top.

What you will be making, it is really fun just to play around with. My longest time for it spinning is 1 minute 34 seconds.you can use several top designs this one is just a small one i like best.
Cons: you need string, you need a drill (1/8 ths drill bit adult supervision required)
Pros: it is easy to make, low pieces, fun. This video is how the top works.
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Step 1: Gather the Materials.

Rods: 1 yellow, 7 blue, 14 green, 8 white,.
Connectors: 9 orange, 2 gray, 4 white moons, 2 tan clips.
Other: About 16 inches of string.

Step 2: Make the Handle.

Pic#1 You will need to make 4 of these.
Pic#2 Get 7 blue rods and 2 moons.
Pic#3 Combine them ( Pic #4 another view)
Pic#5 Attach the two pieces (Pic#6,7 other views)

Step 3: Make the Top.

Really simple step just follow the pictures.
Pic#1 Drill a 1/8th inch hole a little less then half way up.
Pic#2 Add a tan clip.
Pic#3 Make this, then add it to the rod (Pic#4)
Pic#5 Make this, then add it to the rod (Pic#6)
Pic#7 Add a tan clip.

Step 4: Make the Pull Handle.

Easy just look at the picture, tie the string to the center of the orange connector.

Step 5: How It Works.

Watch the video for instructions on how to set up the top.

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    danicle

    7 years ago on Step 5

    i am just randomly making a comment so dont read this.
    or maybe do so you know not to read it.
    no dont.
    but then you dont know not to read it.
    i konw, read it and not read it at the same time! like, read it with one eye or something! yeah, thats it

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    ty cox1

    7 years ago on Introduction

    where do you put the orange thing with the string on it

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    youguysrawesome

    8 years ago on Step 5

    I'm not saying that your vid sucks, but it could be better, maybe you should take some extra distance from the camera and make the vid by daylight. 

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    jeffreyshi

    8 years ago on Introduction

    where do u buy the stuff? im trying to buy it on google shopping but there are soooooo many knex products

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    ash1494

    9 years ago on Introduction

    oh my god about a month ago i made the exact same thing that worked like a beyblade ill have to post( i didnt copy or even know about this instructable)

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    DTass

    9 years ago on Step 3

    Do you drill the hole all the way through, or just part way through?

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    PKM

    9 years ago on Introduction

    Sweet, an interesting non-gun k'nex toy. I loved these things as a kid and built my own out of all sorts (lego, CDs and pencils, etc.)

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    Bartboypls

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Same! Ive been working on one of these, but mine dosn't need a drill

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    plsBartboy

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    Ya, i kinda just made a top-spinner thing and tried make ones with like gyroscopic properties to make it spin longer, lost interest in it lol -