Lego wheels as knob grips

I saw this in a video and thought it was rather clever. Anyone know which Lego wheel works for this?

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  • i've been using lego wheels on mine for a couple years.  they are nice.

    i think its like the medium small wheels.  not the real small ones.
    i bought a pretty cheap truck or something like that.  it was <$10 prolly.

  • Perfect. Thanks!
  • edited November 2017
    Great idea guys! Raided the kids' toybox today:


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    • Orange is a small wheel, doesn't quite fit but stretches over ok. Ok feel. (number too small to make out)
    • Green is a bigger wheel, seems like a loose fit but actually grips the encoder perfectly. Great size and smooth to the touch. Can edit parameters with one finger, almost perfect I'd say. Code 28290.
    Need to find more of the 28290. :)


  • edited November 2017
    Hmmmm, found an 87697 @docshermsticks / @el_wombato and it is too loose. Here's a quick YT vid:


    Green = 28290
    Orange = 87697

    Quite surprised there is variation in LEGO stuff, their Quality Control is in my experience pretty top notch.
  • Do you think they'll notice?!


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  • I got a smaller wheel from a friend and it fit perfectly. The number is 92409. It's a bit shallow, so it's not as ideal. I tried the more "standard" tire wheels and they were too loose. I did not check the number on those
  • @ghostly606: lol, no chance they'll notice! Great idea, going to get hold of some 28290.
  • Do you think they'll notice?!


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    That actually looks really cool, great info and idea.

  • Great idea!

    For me, the 87697 is quite loose as well, but both the 92409 as well as the 50951 work fine, even for the volume knob
  • ha thats weird, mine fit great.  still hugged tight 87697

    wonder if yalls are used? maybe a lil stretched out from pulling on/off axels?

    mine were freshy fresh

    didn't realize there were so many different types of wheels.

    i think i even saw like a specific wheel kit u can buy.
  • um, guys_mg_4227_3
  • um, guys_mg_4227_3


    Is that cheaper than free? ;)
  • I know the shaft kit exists. That's the opposite of a grip and costs $15

    I bought a cheap ATV toy off eBay and it's perfect
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  • I know the shaft kit exists. That's the opposite of a grip and costs $15

    I bought a cheap ATV toy off eBay and it's perfect
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    Can you link me that atv toy! Might grab one myself
  • @MirEko that is exactly it
  • I own the brick shafts as well and have done some amazing stuff both with the power functions (motors) as well as mindstorms NXT, but this is simpler and yet effective, in order to be able to use only one finger to turn a knob (and eventually move two with one hand)
  • edited December 2017
    Picked this up for $6 today - works great! (They’re 28290 wheels)
    https://www.target.com/p/lego-174-city-police-atv-arrest-60135/-/A-51244113#lnk=sametab
  • Raided my collection last month, found a couple sets of tires that worked. Awesome grip!
  • I’ve for to check my old LEGO box, Great idea guys
  • edited December 2017
    Do you think they'll notice?!


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    Thank you for his great hint. Today she looked at my modded op1 for a long time and complained that the LEGO vehicle does not feel as good when playing with the rubber wheels off, and that I already know that she enjoys turning the wheels of my music toys because they feel good and the LEGO thing does not have that feeling any more.
    Maybe it was a mistake to let her play with the jungle-car (which I only bought for the op-1 upgrade) before my op-1 arrived.

  • Do you think they'll notice?!


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    Thank you for his great hint. Today she looked at my modded op1 for a long time and complained that the LEGO vehicle does not feel as good when playing with the rubber wheels off, and that I already know that she enjoys turning the wheels of my music toys because they feel good and the LEGO thing does not have that feeling any more.
    Maybe it was a mistake to let her play with the jungle-car (which I only bought for the op-1 upgrade) before my op-1 arrived.

    Amateur mistake there :)

  • Ha! I gave my tire-less ATV kit to a friend with two young boys. He assured me that the lack of tires was absolutely not a problem.

    It seems silly, but I seriously enjoy turning the knobs far more now that they're super-grippy and big
  • Very nice. I’ve just ordered some, even though I still haven’t bought the Op-1yet. Ha!
  • edited January 13
    So I now have 28 of these tyres (yes I know) and a new Op-1.

    It’s amazing how such a simple thing can alter the UI experience. About 6 months back I borrowed a friends Op-1, to see if I wanted to buy another Op-1 (previous user)

    At that time I decided not to get another one, but it’s only now, using these Lego tyres that I realise how much I disliked using the encoders and how that probably affected my decision. With these Lego tyres you can turn quicker, use 1 finger and it’s easier to turn more than 1 encoder with one hand.
  • Could anyone point me to the amazon page that sells these guys? Thanks! I just want to make sure I get the correct size
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