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Post May 5th, 2016, 9:56 pm

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What part about having high functioning autism requires you to have a device to help you stand? I'm extremely confused.

Especially if you have the motor skills to build the damn thing yourself.
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Post May 6th, 2016, 5:23 am

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I eventually want to make this knex prone stander portable so that I can use it anywhere to help me stand. Thats if it all works out in the end. I bet the whole thing will be extremely heavy to move when it is completed.

Post May 6th, 2016, 6:00 am

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That's going to be quite a project. I weigh about the same and I can't imagine a Knex structure that would be able to support my weight. I can see that the base you've built is very dense with purple and blue 3D connectors. The inside I assume is full of blue-blue 3D's. That would be a b&%#h to put together!
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Post May 6th, 2016, 4:27 pm

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There are 18 black rods going through the whole footplate to stiffen it up.

Post May 6th, 2016, 11:21 pm

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I have made one leg of the Pediatric stander last night so far and it took like 5 hours to make it. It weighs 5 and a half lbs.

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Post May 8th, 2016, 8:02 pm

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Jonny Richey wrote:
What part about having high functioning autism requires you to have a device to help you stand? I'm extremely confused.

Especially if you have the motor skills to build the damn thing yourself.

Yep, that's pretty much my thinking.
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Post May 8th, 2016, 8:28 pm

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That structure is REALLY impressive. Damn. Everyone shut the HELL up about autism and stay on topic.

I was inspired today and began work on a Skyrush-inspired K'nex coaster. I have one tower of the lift structure done as well as the thick spine of the lift crest. It's about 7 to 7.5 feet tall at its apex. I'll throw some pictures up when I get far enough along.
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Post May 9th, 2016, 12:48 am

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^ That's one of the solidest "K'NEX" structures, I think, that I've ever seen in my whole life! :D
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Post November 26th, 2017, 11:54 am

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Is the grenade there for spreading the weight?
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Does it function? I'm interested in seeing it in action
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Post January 23rd, 2018, 10:33 am

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I've been working on a new-gen Vekoma with VV track.

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Here's the lifthill for the coaster. The next few pics don't have the tunnel on the lift, but that's just because I took it off to manually get the car up the lift. The lift is actually going to operate similarly to Hulk or Battlestar Galactica with a launch. I swear I built this part before Paragon was a thing :/
Edit: sorry for sideways picture, can't seem to fix it right now.

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Here is the train I'm using. The front and back pieces are from a Mecha Strike set, the rest are custom toppers. They are inspired by Battlestar Galactica's trains. Funny thing is, I had to turn most of the wheelbases around to prevent the chaindog holders from interfering with the toppers, so I only have a chaindog on the front car. If anyone's curious I'm using rainbow loom bands and k'nex micro spacers to connect the cars.

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Here is an overview of the station and brakes. The brakes open and close via a linkage beneath them, and they work by applying friction to the wheelbases. At some point I want to control these with rubber bands and solenoid valves.

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Finally, here's two pictures showing the current progress. I've since taken down a bit of the loop to rework the shaping and supports, but this pretty much shows what I've gotten one so far. After the loop I'm gonna add a dive loop and some sort of helix thingy inside of the first turn.

I have an SSCoasters thread here, but the images won't be available to anyone without an account: http://www.sscoasters.net/forum/topic/1 ... oop-12118/
lmao I'm taking up vertical space

Post January 12th, 2019, 11:13 pm

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My latest project.
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Post January 16th, 2019, 11:44 am
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cool5 wrote:
My latest project.

Looks like you forgot to attach a picture or anything?
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