Introduction: Jenga Pistol V1
*NOTICE*---- THIS IS NOT A K'NEX GUN. IT DOES NOT PROPEL OBJECTS FROM A CHAMBER TOWARDS A SELECT OBJECT OF YOUR CHOICE. THIS IS A *JENGA* PISTOL. Thank you :D
for reference: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9BmTmMEOhQ
As you can see, his is rather blocky, and so is mine. I ran out of pieces so it looks a little crappy(I know all the gun members are going to flip), but the handles are comfortable and stable, so I don't care about how it looks.
So a little while back, I saw a video of this guy who made a wooden 'pistol' that propelled a bolt forward in order to fire Jenga blocks out of a Jenga tower without having to worry about pulling them. I thought it was cool, so I looked to see if any have been ible'd on this site and it turns out there's nothing. I had a few pieces(this is all of them) left over from another build I'm working on, so I decided to give it a crack. My version is created from K'nex(my first entry for the toy contest) and is also the first out of two that I will be making. This was more of a prototype that helped me get the idea of how it should work, but it used a cool firing system nonetheless and I will therefore put up some pics of it. However, it is bulky and not very smooth, so I will not fully post this version. Also, I just wanted to add that yes, I know that this could be a stupid ram gun with the front part cut off and it would be much simpler, lighter, efficient and neat. But that was not the purpose of making this; I intentionally made the bolt a *bolt* to mimic the original and challenge myself. Don't like it? Build https://www.instructables.com/id/K-NEX-GUN/ without the connectors in the front and have a nice day.
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