I Have My K'nex Back!
Well, I've got some explaining to do. It turns out my K'nex was never actually sold. My parents hid my K'nex from me, telling me they sold it, only to give it back to me extremely recently under one stipulation: I can't build guns anymore, unfortunately. Trust me, I'm not complaining; I'm just ecstatic that I can build with them again. I'm sorry for the huge lack of activity lately, but I haven't had that many ideas before I got my K'nex back. My first K'nex creation in a while is this really cool compact lock. Being K'nex, of course, I wouldn't advise that you lock anything with it, but it is nigh on impossible to open with force unless the button is pushed, or you deconstruct the lock itself. It is powered completely by tension, and doesn't need any rubber bands or power source other than the K'nex from which it is made. It is also extremely fun to mess around with, and I could spend about an hour just fiddling with the mechanism; such is my attention span. I'm thinking about working on instructions, but I wanted to see what you guys thought of it first.
The second thing I'd like to share with you all is this 3D Owl I printed over at Fab Lab in Chicago at the Museum of Science and Industry. I would like to sincerely thank Matt Chalker, the head executive of the Museum of Science and Industry's Fab Lab, the museum itself, and all that make Fab Labs possible for such a wonderful experience. Along with this owl, we made many things out of wood via the wood laser engraver, and finger puppets for each member of my family, depicting our faces, of course.
(I have more pictures of both the owl and the lock. If anyone is interested, I could post them in the comments. They're pretty much the items on different backgrounds, though.)