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Is it possible to make a K'nex change sorter? If so, how (post pictures)? Answered

I want to be able to sort loose change easliy without doing it by hand.

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Shadowman39

8 years ago

I've been building a change sorter, and it is possible.

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Shadowman39Nothing2it

Reply 8 years ago

If my prototype is successful, I'll make an Instructable. That'll give you plenty of pictures. ;-)

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Shadowman39Nothing2it

Reply 8 years ago

Yeah, it's working fine. Now I need to finish it. It'll take some time though, because I'm busy on my ball machine.

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Shadowman39Nothing2it

Reply 8 years ago

No, I haven't been building it because I ran out of green rods. But, I just bought 900 off of eBay. :-)

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Nothing2itShadowman39

Reply 8 years ago

k but the thing cant take too manyy pieces cuz i dont that many

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Nothing2itShadowman39

Reply 8 years ago

do you think you could give me some pics of how it works so i can get a good idea of what it will look like?

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TheChemiker

8 years ago

Its called your hands.  It would be very hard to make a sorter that you just dump pieces into, but I have an idea how.

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agent harmsyTheChemiker

Reply 8 years ago

Quote ArmedK1d13:
Is it possible to make aK'nex Change sorter?
Quote you:
Its called your hands.

Hands are made of k'nex now?

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caitlinsdad

8 years ago

Most real change sorters are just tilted sideways ramps for the coins to roll down and then fall through a hole that is just slightly larger than the coin.  The smaller diameter coins fall into their chutes first.  Shouldn't be hard to do if you can size up something for the coin to fall through.   

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Nothing2itcaitlinsdad

Reply 8 years ago

i tried that but the pennies always fall through the hole where the dimes fal through

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Nothing2itcaitlinsdad

Reply 8 years ago

Can you make a picture to give me an idea of what one might look like??

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caitlinsdadNothing2it

Reply 8 years ago

Sorry, I don't do Knex. I think a bunch of connectors and rods will do it.  Maybe if you post this topic as a knex gun that shoots and sorts coins for ammo you may get a response from the regular knex crowd.  Good luck.