Working K'nex Clock

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Introduction: Working K'nex Clock

About: I make instructables. I also have a YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/Lowneification!

This design keeps accurate time using a geared-down K'nex electric motor. Numerous closely-meshed gears provide smooth movement for the hands of the clock.
ELECTRIC CLOCK PART COUNTS

Blue Rod 232
White Rod 132
Purple Connector 128
Green Rod 120
Dark Blue Connector 98
Dark Grey Connector 80
Brown Connector 64
White Connector 57
Washer 44
Yellow Rod 35
Orange Connector 20
Yellow Connector 12
Green Connector 10
Black Rod 5
Blue Gear 4
Large Yellow Gear 3
Red Rod 3
Red Connector 2
Grey Rod 2
Red Gear 1
Electric Motor with gear 1

Total 1053

Credits:
Scott is the original designer of this clock

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Step 1: Motor House Part 1

Follow the pictures, pretty easy really.

Step 2: Motor House Part 2

Follow steps

Step 3: Front of the Clock

Starting the base for the front portion of the clock.

Step 4: Fitting Together

Don't relax yet, the hard bit is still to come!

Step 5: The Fiddly Stuff

THIS is the hard bit. These are all the axles used.

Step 6: Support Structures

Not essential, but I advise you to add them as they make the clock more sturdy and make it look nicer.
Also remember to give credit to Scott!

Step 7: Coming Soon...

-The Big One (Sniper Rifle)
-D.I.Y audio amplifier (Damn, wont be ready for the art of sound contest!)
-D.I.Y light sensitive alarm
-N.A.S.A rocket model + MRL flagship + N.A.S.A space shuttle

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    96 Discussions

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    Ryan444
    Ryan444

    2 years ago

    wow, this is truly amazing!!!!!

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    Laurence2
    Laurence2

    3 years ago

    nice clock but if you don't have that motor can you use a different one or no?????

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    rlaxrlax
    rlaxrlax

    8 years ago on Step 3

    should it be reallly wobily at this point?

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    Lowney
    Lowney

    Reply 8 years ago on Step 3

    Well it's not the sturdiest thing in the world at this point; it should be wobbly but not to the point where if you let go it would collapse.

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    jingo69
    jingo69

    8 years ago on Introduction

    I have been waiting for the day, someone made a K'nex clock this is JUST AMAZING!

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    Lowney
    Lowney

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks, I'm not the original creator of this, I simply brought it to instructables to give it the views it deserves :)
    Also, I would greatly appreciate it if you check out my latest forum topic :D

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    killersir751
    killersir751

    8 years ago on Introduction

    You buzzkill.
    I've wanted to make a k'nex clock for ages and now i finally find one, and it uses too many pieces and some pieces I've not even heard of.

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    CrazyCHRIS!!
    CrazyCHRIS!!

    10 years ago on Introduction

    what is the website this was on, they have lots of other projects too

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    Lowney
    Lowney

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    Google "Scott's knex design Gallery"
    It's one of the first ones

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    The One and Only
    The One and Only

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    Apparently the motor used in this ible has an rpm of 30. A battery powered one (red battery pack, clear engine) has an rpm of 32 rpm, so there isn't too much in it.