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how do you make a knex human hamstar ball?

I would like to get in one out of knex!

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Hiyadudez6 years ago
Just like Kiteman said, its not a simple as just building a ball.

The pressure put on the knex would just simply snap. This means that you would need it to be a few layers/inches thick, and at that, to fit a human in, would be very hard and time consuming.

How many pieces on average do you have? I would think this idea would take somewhere between 15,000-40,000 pieces.
About 30000+
cool knex13 (author)  Hiyadudez6 years ago
I do not know


10000+
orksecurity6 years ago
I think the answer is "You can't. The parts just aren't made for that kind of load."
cool knex13 (author)  orksecurity6 years ago
what makes you think that!
Best judgement based on having seen the parts and knowing a bit about the materials. Feel free to prove me wrong.
cool knex13 (author)  orksecurity6 years ago
I think you are right.


But knex can be made strong. I have made a knex chair.
Kiteman6 years ago
Big enough to support a human's weight?

A simple sphere won't cut it - the connections would pop and the parts would be twisted.

You'll have to look into geodesic structures, to construct spheres-within-spheres, as cross-connected as possible.

Probably possible, but you're looking at tens of thousands of pieces.