K'Nex Guns Need To Move On!

Alright, someone needs to say this so i will.

Knex guns are stuck in this sort of, generic handguns, average assault rifles, shotguns with nothing new.
We all need to rack our brains and come up with some concepts, then post them. So we can all have a crack at a what would be considered "HARD" concept. We need to be trying new ideas. We're stuck in a dark age of nothing new (only rarely something good might come out) we need to step forward .

Basically, I'd much rather see some pics of a failed concept and what you were trying to acheive than, "Removable Mag Handgun" or "M8AR (MegaMetal8's Assault Rifle)" which is just a generic removable mag gun.

I Say one of us with quite alot of subs needs to make a ible/forum where EVERYONE has access and can post concepts.

Its just getting boring with all this, so for more fun and ideas. Together, LETS DO THIS!

Thankyou for reading and together we can make this happen.


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mikeasaurus6 years ago
MegaMetal8 (author)  mikeasaurus6 years ago
I enjoy making super powerful knex guns. I have made several versions of a gun that uses 2 3' bungee cords to propel a sharpened rod hard enough to penetrate 1/2 inch plywood at point blank range or fly over 150 feet. I used a high speed camera to find out the speed it shot once and found out that it propeled rods at about 80-100 mph. As far as I know, no one but me has ever built a gun like this. It is 4 feet long, very sturdy, uses between 3,000 and 6,000 pieces (depending on the model) and fires one shot. Basically it's the most powerful knex sniper rifle ever. I will be posting an ible soon.
I mean not to disrespect, but power isn't what we're aiming for. We wet through our slingshot phase a few years back. Anyone (well, mostly anyone with decent experience and the pieces) can figure out how to make a long, sturdy slingshot and use whatever strong elastic material they can to propel it far. It's simple engineering. What we're interested in is concepts and mechanisms that do complex things. It requires thinking and twiddling with K'nex pieces in ways that were never intended even further than what we've already done just by making things that shoot.

But you can start off simple and work your way up. For example, a concept someone had was using a slingshot weapon but with a rail barrel that and a container that held a lot of ammo that would be shot out for a shotgun effect. So the sling shoots the container down the rail, stopping at the end, and the dispersing the shot. Maybe you could combine this with your gun to make a very powerful shotgun, one of the most effective single shots ever.
It's not a slingshot. It looks like a bazooka. and it is a completely origional design
So it's a cannon?
Sort of.
mikeasaurus6 years ago
I totally agree, there's a few Challenges that will hopefully generate plenty of new, awesome ideas!
MegaMetal8 (author)  mikeasaurus6 years ago
Masterdude6 years ago
What exactly would you prefer to see? I do think that more innovations would be good, however they will come as they are created, and until someone gets a great idea, they probably will just post general improvements of other guns, without your magical "innovation". This should probably be renamed to "K'nex Gun Makers: Try Something New And Not Done Before!". (Note: I note trying to insult but only commenting and suggesting that people should try something new, and yes, while my past I'bles seem very similar, I am working on new things)
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