Introduction: K'Nex Pirate Ship Ride

K'Nex pirate ship ride!

I don't always make weapons out of K'Nex, some times i make normal things. this is one of them.

its one of the ship rides, you turn it on and the ship oscillates back and forth. its kind of cool to watch. :-)

not really anything knew but it is something to combat the influx of 11 piece pistols.

please rate and comment, just constructive criticism please, all spam will be flaged and removed.

piece count:

-8 white
-23 blue
-52 purple
-12 yellow
-1 red
-11 orange
-12 light gray
-3 gray

End Connectors
-3 tan lock

-13 bendy grays
-1 gray (black recommended)
-3 red
-10 bendy yellows
-51 yellow
-80 blue
-8 green

-3 blue spacer
-14 silver spacer
-2 big blue plates

Motors and Wheels
-1 standard classic motor

-3 small K'Nex men(I got mine from the “screaming serpent” set, they go in the seats)(not needed, purely ascetic)

Now that you have your pieces ready, lets begin!

Step 1: Ship

can't have a pirate ship ride with out a pirate ship!

just build from the pictures, not hard. every other pictures is the pieces you will add on and every two pictures is a picture with the pieces added on.

Step 2: Base

this is the base, works well, provides lots of stability(the main reason to have a base).

Step 3: Hook Up Motor and Gear Setup

this is the part that makes the entire thing work. the motor turns a gear that hits another gear to make the ship move.

Step 4: Put the Ship On

last step, just put the ship on and turn on the motor.

Step 5: Have Fun

well, I hope you like it, its a little break from all the weapons.

um, not to much to say now, just please post critical comments only, also, please do not try to start a fight about it being stupid because it is K'Nex. ALL SPAM WILL BE FLAGGED AND DELETED, NO EXCEPTIONS!

Step 6: Some Things I Have Made...


true semi-auto rbgs

K'Nex robot

battle bots

forum for DM-15 sniper

[ forum for the destroyer machine gun]

and, should i post this crossbow(picture 7)? it gets around 20 feet of range. i have changed some things sense the picture not nothing to big, i will get a updated picture soon. the crossbow uses a ratchet system to hold lots of power. i am working on the bow to make it hold more power,


I_am_Canadian made it!(author)2008-04-21

Looks Fun! I like the base. And finally, good Spelling!

zchan1120 made it!(author)2010-06-21

What do you mean? good spelling? He spelled asthetic wrong

I_am_Canadian made it!(author)2010-08-04

Did I say perfect spelling?

zchan1120 made it!(author)2010-08-15

no, i guess not. when is your next project coming? i liked the ball machine where the tracks were entirely tubing. that one was awesome!

dsman195276 made it!(author)2008-04-21

thanks, my spelling has improved.

CrayfishYAY made it!(author)2010-06-30

I live in Alabama. At Alabama Adventure, they have a big pirate ship ride kinda just like that. It scared the crap outta me when I was 7, 8, or 9.

TeacherOfTheWays made it!(author)2008-04-21

very nice! looks great! maybe add more detail ;-)

dsman195276 made it!(author)2008-04-21

thanks! by more detail do you mean in the instructable, instructions, or on the ride itself?

TeacherOfTheWays made it!(author)2008-04-21

oh sorry i mean the ride. like maybe add a waiting like path or a sign that you see right before you get on the ride stuff like that!!

dsman195276 made it!(author)2008-04-22

yea, but that would be hard to make out of K'Nex.

randomocity made it!(author)2009-07-13

Try writin it on a piece of paper and tape it or somethin then

dsman195276 made it!(author)2009-07-14

but thats cheating !!!!!!! :-)

DJ+Radio made it!(author)2009-07-16

who cares!!!!!!!! :-)

Tornado96 made it!(author)2009-06-24

I don't really get how this works. Does it go back and forth or does it go all the way around the axle?

elliotj made it!(author)2009-06-07

Forget about the comment on the top. I swiched to a different motor after I gave the comment. FIVE STAR!!!!!

elliotj made it!(author)2009-06-06

I liked the design, and how it works. I was wanting to give it a five star rating, put the motor would jam every time it was going to make it swing.

knex+obsessed made it!(author)2009-06-06

i have the proper pirate ship ride 'pirateship park' and i spin it so the ship doesn't just go back and forth, it goes round and round lol XD

coolknexcreations made it!(author)2009-04-07

okay thanks. I look forward to building this!

dsman195276 made it!(author)2009-04-08

thanks, and if you click the reply button on the bottom of the comment you are responding to, it is easier for people to see your comment.

caseyrocks made it!(author)2009-05-14


mrbox made it!(author)2008-04-21

We've got the Ship, the sword, now we need a pirate sized musket =)

ojochris made it!(author)2008-04-22

is a musket a gun?

mrbox made it!(author)2008-04-22

Its a gun but sort of like an old school rifle for pirates ;D

FrostEnergy made it!(author)2008-05-09

yea, a musket was used for war by the british, i think, pirates used the pistols mepian showed

TwistedParadox made it!(author)2009-04-13

w00t for Britishism (if that's a word)

mrbox made it!(author)2008-05-10

er its mepains dog toby not mepain =) yea they did use muskets (pistols) sorry I totally didnt watch any pirate movies over the year...

iKill made it!(author)2008-05-03
therandomperson made it!(author)2008-07-12

i have a wooden one of those!! hehe

mrbox made it!(author)2008-05-05

your right... =)

DrWeird117 made it!(author)2008-12-18
dsman195276 made it!(author)2008-04-22

Now theres a idea! Lol.

coolknexcreations made it!(author)2009-04-04

Where do I get the huge square panels???

dsman195276 made it!(author)2009-04-07

they come in some sets. i would just look on ebay, they are usually in the big lots that people sell. there not really needed, you could just replace it with a white connector with four blue rods coming out(might be yellow rods, can't remember this early in the morning...)

The+Jamalam made it!(author)2009-02-22

purely ascetic
Don't you mean aesthetic?

Stavroz made it!(author)2008-09-03

WOW. Could be the best non weapon knex thingy ever. (on this site i mean)

AznPanda made it!(author)2008-07-01

ooooo! looks awesome dude

dsman195276 made it!(author)2008-07-01


barrax made it!(author)2008-08-28

pretty cool, but the boat looks a little too high up.

therandomperson made it!(author)2008-07-12

whats the link for the gatling gun????????????? that gun is mint!!!!

The+KNex+Weasel made it!(author)2008-06-13

Not bad. I've always wanted to make one of these.

dsman195276 made it!(author)2008-06-13


FrostEnergy made it!(author)2008-05-09

im sorry, but what really is the purpose of this? it just sits there, for show, you cant really do anything with it.

dsman195276 made it!(author)2008-05-10

can't you see the motor? the ship moves back and forth when the motor is turned on.

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