K'nex Mine

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Introduction: K'nex Mine

This is a concept for a k'nex mine, meaning that it doesn't fire anything right now, but it is easy to modify it to fire k'nex pieces.

You will need:*

RODS:
18 Blue
32 White/Grey
46 Green/Black

CONNECTORS:
26 Red/Grey
19 White/Black
8 Green
3 Grey
2 Orange/Brown
16 Grey/Marble

MISC.
3 Blue Spacers
1 Tan Lock
3 Hands**
1 Small Wheel



*All Numbers Approximate
**I didn't Know what to call these, they are often used as hands for the people

Step 1: Base

The first pic is the finished base, and the second pic is a close-up.

Step 2: Base Cont.

The first pic is the finished base, the second pic shows the rams. You will need a total of 8 rams.

Step 3: Top

Pic 1: The top
Pic 2: I don't know what to call it but it's really important
Pic 3: The bottom of Pic 2, note the tan lock
Pic 4: Putting Pics 1 and 2 together.

Step 4: Putting the Top and the Base Together

Attach the red connectors from the top to the green rods on the bottom. The other two pics just show that you need to attach the rams to the really important piece.

Step 5: Another Important Piece

Pic 1: Make this piece.
Pic 2: Attach Pic one to the pieces in Step 4
Pic 3: Make this piece.
Pic 4: Attach Pic 3 to Step 4.
Pic 5: Continuation of Pic 4.

Sorry about the blurry pics.

Step 6: Finished

It should look like this. Add rubberbands to the ram, white rods to the bottom of the base, and a string from the Really Important Piece to the Another Important Piece.



And for those of you who want to criticize Knex in general, don't, there won't ever be enough Knex guns or instructables so don't ask. Okay. I take that back. There are too many of the same kind. I never thought I would see the day......

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    41 Discussions

    i did, and i made it, and its awesom, and i added weight so it could be fired over 400 feet away, depends on the string

    I don't have to. It is such a simple concept.Tie a string to the trigger. Have you done that, or is that too hard for you? Now, add weight to the grenade, enough that when you pull the string, the trigger goes off, instead of the grenade falling over. Now, hide 400 feet away and pull on the string.

    You think that I am saying it will shoot 400ft, don't you? That is not what I am saying. I am saying that as long as you have 400ft away, you can fire it from 400ft away.

    So why not state that as long as you have infinite space you can fire it from infinite feet away?

    because it really depends on the string. You need an infinite amount of space and an infinite length of string.

    So lets say you have an infinite amount of string...you can fire it from an infinite distance. yay dry British humor

    Why, this is only possible so long as the space you are in is infinitely large, for it certainly is hard to pull an infinitely long string from an infinite distance if the area you are in is only 50 square centimeters large, yeah?

    if you wanted to youcould wrap the string around gaia and fire from right behind it, but that would be pointless. Also you could fire from infront of it wrapping the string around gaia. ow.

    First sentence, "This is a concept for a k'nex mine, meaning that it doesn't fire anything right now, but it is easy to modify it to fire k'nex pieces."

    No it is not supposed to do something. It is a showcase for the trigger. You can modify it to actually shoot. I don't see what the problem is.

    #1 its to down to shoot...= only target its feet= imposible...# 2 aint enhouf power u would need to setp on string and even that the little shooting things go up aswell...# 3 cool enouf like that?