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Offline knexhane

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Hello new member
« on: August 01, 2018, 11:22:39 pm »
Hello everyone,
I'm a new member. I'm 29 and building K'nex since 7.
We are building K'nex with my wife and son now.
Here some of our works.
https://www.instagram.com/knexhane/

This one is for a lecture project. Arduino and Android controlled robot project.



I'm an Electronics Engineer and Mechatronics M.Sc. and I'm interested in building remote controlled motors for K'nex. I think this subject was opened before but seems didn't come to an end.

Do you think a remote controlled motor would be fun to use? Here think that both the remote controller and the motor is K'nex compatible.

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Re: Hello new member
« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2018, 09:31:44 pm »
I think a remote controlled motor would be amazing! Especially if a motor is buried deep inside a build, because you wouldn't have to risk breaking it to find the switch. Any ideas on how that could be done? Seriously, I'd use a remote controlled motor.
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Re: Hello new member
« Reply #2 on: August 03, 2018, 01:03:34 am »
If you want to do it yourself I suggest you to;
- Buy a cheap RC car
- Open it and extract the circuit
- Connect the wires that goes to the car forward/reverse motor to a classic K'nex motor
- Connect the battery wires to K'nex motors battery pins

I'm thinking this as a real product (anyone uses K'nex can plug and play) I will make it then put it on Ebay or similar sites. But I'm curious about how many are we out there around the world. Would it be worth it to start this entrepreneurship?

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Re: Hello new member
« Reply #3 on: August 03, 2018, 08:09:32 pm »
I don't really think it would be very profitable to try to sell those contraptions because there are probably less than 50 people worldwide who would have a use for them. However, making instructions here or on instructables would be really awesome. Maybe try making these with commercially available parts that anyone could buy?

ya know what, now that I think about it, once you get these things working reliably and easily sourced, I think you might be able to try to sell them, but don't count on many people buying them. Like I said before, there are probably less than 50 people worldwide who would build this, let alone buy it. If you make instructions for one of them and enter it on an instructables contest, that would be a good way of getting some publicity that you could forward to ebay or another site. Just a quick note if you do decide to do that: you can't post the ible and then later enter it into a contest. You have to make the ible and enter it into the contest when you publish it.

I really like this idea and I really think quite a few people in this community would really like it. Maybe post a discussion on this site specifically for this project and see how many people would like to see it! :D
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