Off To College
Well, the summer has come to a rapid close, and in 4 days (!!!) I am going to be off to the University of Rhode Island, studying the arts of Mechanical Engineering, Philosophy, and the Spanish language.
First off, I want to thank this awesome community (new members and old) for an awesome 4 year experience. Despite some drawbacks, this is a community that has greatly matured as mechanical designers, and more importantly, as members of a team, throughout the years, and I am proud to have been a part of it.
Now, although I won't have access to K'nex, I will have access to a computer, to a pencil and paper, and to the resources that will strengthen and broaden my understanding of mechanical functions. This is not goodbye quite yet. I will still be very active among the community with comments and plan to continue my "Guide to the next generation of K'nex Guns" as long as I can find the time. I will also be thinking up new mechanisms and concepts (that's going to be my job in college anyways) and will post designs as much as I can. And who knows, I might just surprise you guys with something over Christmas break. *hint hint*
I am going to try and get instructions up for my improved Kinno-2 within the next couple days. It now holds 8 shots, has a locking mag release, and will feature a much better bullet mag, so keep an eye out for it.
Again, thanks to everybody who has made this such a great experience, and while my methods may change a bit, I will keep working to engineer a stronger community, no matter where I may find myself!