Knex Ladder Lift.

Introduction: Knex Ladder Lift.

About: Hey everyone. I'm Thibault Art and my biggest hobby is to build huge machines in K'nex. I like also to draw a lot and take care of my corn snake. On this page you will find K'nex ball machines, K'nex elements,…

This is a nice lift that brings your K'nex balls 60 cm high with a moving ladder. The lift is able to bring 1/3 K'nex balls at a time. It works about 98%. The only disadvantage is that the lift works a bit slow. En it's really important that the ladder turns to the RIGHT!! If it turns to the left the lift will brake. The lift will be on my YouTube channel: thibault art.

Step 1: Making the First Side.

Step 2: The Gears.

Step 3: The Other Side.

Step 4:

Step 5:

Step 6: The Ladder.

Step 7:

Step 8:

Step 9:

Step 10:

Step 11: The Output.

Step 12: The Input.

Congratulations. you have completed the ladder lift. Enjoy.

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    16 Discussions

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    The Knex Inventor
    The Knex Inventor

    4 years ago

    Awesome lift! How exactly does it work, and what is the purpose of the tires?

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    Thibault Art
    Thibault Art

    Reply 4 years ago

    Thanks! The tyres are used as a counterweight, so the motor doesn't have too much trouble to make the ladder go up and down. I have a video on my YouTube channel where you can see this lift in action:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PaPyeSlT7Y0.

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    The Knex Inventor
    The Knex Inventor

    Reply 4 years ago

    You're welcome. Thanks for explaining it to me! :-)

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    Jake_hates_lego
    Jake_hates_lego

    4 years ago

    yeah what is the purpose of the tyres?

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    Jake_hates_lego
    Jake_hates_lego

    4 years ago

    how do you make the tyre part in step 4?

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    Thibault Art
    Thibault Art

    Reply 4 years ago

    The blue rod with the 3 tyres is attached on the right side of the 2 white connecteors:)

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    spider818
    spider818

    4 years ago

    Hello! We made this lift but had a hard time finding all of the gears. There seemed to be one of the yellow gears that was bigger then the others. can you verify this. And let me know where to find a list of all of the parts? We think it's great.

    thank you

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    Thibault Art
    Thibault Art

    Reply 4 years ago

    I'm really sorry for not replying to your comment for 8 months. It's true that there are 3 different sizes of gears. There are 2 blue small gears, 5 yellow med gears and 1 yellow large gear. Instructables was pretty new to me so i didnt think to make a list of pieces.

    sorry again.

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    www139
    www139

    4 years ago

    Awesome lift! :)

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    spider818
    spider818

    4 years ago

    My wife wanted to remind me that we tried to make it. Not that we did. we tore it down because of the missing gear.

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    CodelikeaGirl

    Do you think if i made this but changed the size a little bit it would be able to transport a golf ball?

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    Thibault Art
    Thibault Art

    Reply 5 years ago on Introduction

    I never tried it with a golf ball but there is a really big chance that it does work. The only thing that is possible is that it will be able to take just one ball at a time.