Introduction: 'Splodies

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For lack of anything better to call them. Amusing use, they will "a splode" when tossed or dropped. 4-12 pieces required, plus a rubber band, per 'splodie. These are great if you have a handfull of them and an unsuspecting friend...

Step 1: Pieces

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You need (to make one with best results):

2, 4, or 6 rods of any size*
2, 4, or 6 orange/brown connector pieces
1 or more rubber bands of same size* (one works fine)

Put the orange connector pieces on one end of each rod.

*see next step

Step 2: Priming the 'splodie

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I used the word priming because they will a splode when unset. This will probably happen unexpectedly if you try to throw them (they're not called throwies for a reason).

Put the rubber band between them before pulling them apart. It may take some practice.

*Note: the more rods you use, the less power they get each. The more rubber bands you use, the harder the impact must be.*

Step 3: Using the 'splodie

This is really a pointless step, as the details have been mentioned in previous steps. But for those of you who followed the pictures:

Pick up 'splodie with care
Toss or drop it at target
The pieces go in two opposite directions, so plan accordingly
Do not place in mouth, eyes, ears, or nose
Stop reading these directions
No, really. Stop.


bighead5454 (author)2010-05-15

wow i made like 50 of these with REALLY thick bands and when i dropped then i has like 5 welps on my legs for like 10 days

HEUPIS (author)2009-01-02


RMConstruction (author)HEUPIS2010-02-28

(your name here) (author)HEUPIS2009-01-03

Yes, unless they break....

KnexFreek (author)2009-09-23

U R AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Dilong_paradoxus (author)2009-08-17

"They're not called throwies for a reason."

My fingers are still stinging. Ow. I think I still have a little bit to work on with my technique...

TigerNod (author)2009-07-21

Hey dude I added this to the We Love Splodies group, a group for splodie mods and launchers. Welcome!

bounty1012 (author)2009-06-29

lol... "Do not place in mouth, eyes, ears, or nose"

stale56 (author)bounty10122009-07-02

Oooh... I think I did it wrong then...(TWSS).

bounty1012 (author)stale562009-07-02

TWSS? what does that mean?

stale56 (author)bounty10122009-07-02

That's what she said... And btw... HI NERD BUDDY!!!!!!!

bounty1012 (author)stale562009-07-02


barrett50cal (author)2009-05-29

lol do not place in mouth, eyes, ears or nose

TigerNod (author)2009-05-18

You forgot to say something. DO NOT USE THIS FOR BALL GAMES!!!

knex_mepalm (author)2009-05-08

nice. I definitely love it. I "upgraded it to a door trap. I don't have any pictures buy ii just and it tilt on another rod and pace behind the door and close it. You put a grenade which just breaks when you drop it on the other side. When the victim opens door....beam a mess and they will run. Here. Only works for doors which open inside.

fortheheckofit (author)2009-04-26

my pieces just slide across the floor...

I_am_Canadian (author)2008-02-11

This is the best grenade on this site. Nice work!

I like mine alot though..... Did you see it?

Nicely done! Simple, but effective. There's still the problem of having to put together each piece of shrapnel, but so far it can't be avoided. I thought it would be harder to set off than mine, but its own weight did the trick.

You made it?

Yes, it looked promising so i did ; ).


knextard (author)I_am_Canadian2008-07-13

i shot mine with my modded DD-27 (nothing specially modded only the stock because i didnt have enough pieces BECAUSE MY BROTHER TOOK ThEM FOR HIS STUPID KNEX AIRPLANE)IT was awesome

I_am_Canadian (author)knextard2008-07-25

Yeah, I did that with my dd-27 too.

i_am_canadian where do you gt the dd-27 designs all the ones i look up look weak and nearly every grenade i look at you have a comment that says i shot it with my dd-27 so i figured it was powerful so i want to know where you get the instructions to build yours please tell me

Just make the origonal one by dsman without the stock.

knextard (author)I_am_Canadian2008-07-26

I love these!

The Jamalam (author)2008-09-26

101st comment!

Sturmgewehr44 (author)2008-08-12

these are really good, but you would need quite a few of these to really do damage in a knex war, good job though

Storm950 (author)2008-07-26

I set them up at night time for some reason, ages ago when I was ill. Then my mum walked in and I was kind of asleep, she stoof on all 6 of em, luckily they didn't hit either of us.

DrWeird117 (author)2008-07-11



holomon69 (author)2008-06-03

i have got a really good grenade that uses the same amount of peices and is much more powerful :)

Then post it.

DaNerd11 (author)2008-03-02

At first this was kind of confusing,and hard to put together but after you get it it works SO GOOD!!! GJ!!!


SnowFerret (author)2008-01-24

This is great thanks.
Ok I read the fight Between you and lukair45.
So that got me wondering Whom made this??
Any way I have like 20 greys and even more orangy thingies so I'm gonna' make a huge one of these!
And I'm hoping it won't go splodie in my face =D

nkk07 (author)2008-01-10

theyve got a new grenade one the link is here

gunman94 (author)2007-12-25

sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee etc... eeeet

Wolf Seril (author)2007-11-17

Hmm... I just thought of a way to combine this and another "gernade" to make something that could really be called a gernade (air quote free!) I'll post a link in a few hours if it works.

Wolf Seril (author)Wolf Seril2007-11-17
gunnerguy (author)2007-11-14

i used 50 rubbr bands and made a hole in my roof

Baron A (author)2007-08-18

these are awsome (your name here) please don't quit Knex you are a brilliant knex maker a genius!

pakman227 (author)Baron A2007-10-11

i aggree totally!

Baron A (author)pakman2272007-10-12


Hawaii00000 (author)Baron A2007-11-03

Cool, I never would have thought of that!

Baron A (author)Hawaii000002007-11-04

Thought Of what?

Hawaii00000 (author)Baron A2007-11-06

The whole thing

Baron A (author)Hawaii000002007-11-07

What is the whole thing?

Hawaii00000 (author)Baron A2007-11-08

The instructable!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Baron A (author)Hawaii000002007-11-09

I didn't MAKE THE INSTRUCTABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yeeesh

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