Build Your Own, K'nex Engine, Medium Piece Count

Introduction: Build Your Own, K'nex Engine, Medium Piece Count

hey guys, I published a k'nex engine a little while ago, in a slideshow, and you (yes you)liked it, so i am publishing it in this here instructable. 

the pictures here are from the slideshow itself, so theres no need for the slideshow anymore, I embedded the video of my engine in action

Step 1: Let's Make the Cylinder Now

ok then guys heres how to make the cylinder, no more explanation needed here

piece count per cylinder
4 grey/purple connectors(not the 3-d ones, i will mention if they need to be 3-d or n4ot)
4 orange connectors
4 yellow rods

Step 2: Making the Piston

pieces per piston
1 tan lock
2 yellow connectors
3 grey/purple connectors(still not 3-d)
5 white rods

Step 3: Crank for the Shaft(or Is It the Other Way Around?)

piece count per two crank
1 white rod
2 black hinge pieces(look at second pictures if your not sure what i'm talking about)
2 white connectors

Step 4: The Engine Block

pieces per layer
12 green rods
8 white rods(add 3 for the end layers)
5 white connectors
2 red connectors
3 blue 3-d connectors(add 3 for middle layer)
(3 purple connectors for the ends)(i'm gong to use the terminology based one the old color scheme from now on, so if i say purple connect then it's 3-d, if i say grey connector then it isn't 3-d)

Step 5: The Cylinder to Engine Block Connection

piece count per connecting device
5 yellow connectors
2 red connectors
4 white rods

Step 6: Small Parts

this stuff is mainly for the crankshaft
need a parts list? you can count can't you?
If not then you shouldn't be browsing the internet, should you?

Step 7: Assembly of Engine Parts

the pictures and the notes in them will guide you to engine happiness.

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    9 Discussions


    9 years ago on Introduction

    its compact but not really realistic i mean u got no cams you got no chain,etc.


    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    i'm still working on that, it is going slow so far, and the fact that i'm away for my grandparent's house so far makes it so that i can't get to it.


    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    dude same here i have a lot of pecies at my grand parentts house but im farr away to