Introduction: Knex Abacus

Counts up to 999. It's made to be used as a hand held or table top.
Build from the pictures. There are 9 blue spacers per line. I will not be making an instructable. The pictures were generated on Mlcad.

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nebih made it! (author)2010-09-06

5*

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TigerNod made it! (author)2010-03-03

A little basic, but not bad. 2.5 stars.

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KnexFreek made it! (author)KnexFreek2010-03-04

 Well... actually this isn't basic. ALSO its the first one ever made on this whole site. This is no piece of crap block trigger junk gun, its an ancient counting machine, made out of knex. Plus i don't see you designing one. AND If you did i bet you didn't design it in a 3D Knex modeling program. Give this 5 stars. NOW.

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sk8tergirl6262 made it! (author)sk8tergirl62622010-08-10

yes very good comment i agree with you

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Oblivitus made it! (author)Oblivitus2010-03-04

Thanks for defending it, but that was a little pushy. "Give this 5 stars. NOW." is over the top. Be conscious of your audience, pushing someone that doesn't see your way will incline them to turn away from your way of thinking. Be persuasive, but leave the decision up to them.

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KnexFreek made it! (author)KnexFreek2010-03-04

 :P i dont care. i hate haters. they deserve no respect or nice acting. they suck. period, end of statement.

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pie25x made it! (author)pie25x2010-06-10

If you hate haters, you hate yourself. Lol

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Oblivitus made it! (author)Oblivitus2010-03-04

If you hate those who hate, you are no better than they are.

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TigerNod made it! (author)TigerNod2010-03-05

With all respect, but;

1: I didn't said it was bad! I said it was a little basic, and not bad.
2: Why do you think I couldn't design one? How do you know what I can design and what not?
3: What does a design on MClad add to the value on a knex instructable? Sure, it makes things clearer, but it is no reason to rate it higher.
4: I don't think it deserves 5 stars, because I only give 5 stars on the best of the best of the knex models. Like I did on your Freeslinger and your TankBow, or on the Heavy Cannon.
5: Like Oblivitus said, you can't force me to give it 5 stars. You can ask me to change the rating nicely (like seleziona did below), but you can't arrest me if I don't.
6: And finally, I'm no hater; if I was, I would rate it 0.5.

So, can we please settle down and forget about all that just happened?

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KnexFreek made it! (author)KnexFreek2010-03-05

 Agreed srry. i was tired of reading bad comments today and i was not very nice to you. My bad :(



Sorry :(
-Kev

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TigerNod made it! (author)TigerNod2010-03-06

No problem :-) apologies accepted.

PS: Who is Kev? Is that your real name?

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Merugop made it! (author)Merugop2010-03-05

 it aint worth 5 star men srry oblivitus

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Oblivitus made it! (author)Oblivitus2010-03-05

Yeah, it's not.

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Seleziona made it! (author)Seleziona2010-03-03

>:(

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Millawi Legend made it! (author)Millawi Legend2010-03-14

>.>
..\/

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Seleziona made it! (author)Seleziona2010-03-14

=>o<=
     V

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TigerNod made it! (author)TigerNod2010-03-04

What? 2.5 means average, and in my opinion this is exactly that: Average.

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Seleziona made it! (author)Seleziona2010-03-04

 you should make number 3 average

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TigerNod made it! (author)TigerNod2010-03-04

Ok then, if you want me to. 3.0 :-)

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Seleziona made it! (author)Seleziona2010-03-06

That'd be great ;)

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TigerNod made it! (author)TigerNod2010-03-06

Already done :-)

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KnexFreek made it! (author)KnexFreek2010-03-04

 :(

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TheChemiker made it! (author)2010-04-16

OK, a little random, but still creative and neat.

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J Moneyman made it! (author)2010-03-03

isn't abacus that guy from to kill a mockingbird?

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knexfreak95 made it! (author)knexfreak952010-03-03

 thats atticus

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shadowninja31 made it! (author)shadowninja312010-03-03

That's creepy... I'm reading that book right now. Atticus -> AttackUs jk lol

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knexfreak95 made it! (author)knexfreak952010-03-04

 lol i am reading it inschool

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MegaMetal8 made it! (author)2010-03-04

yer

very basic 3.5*

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stale56 made it! (author)2010-03-03

I rated 4 stars because it's cool, but a little useless...

I don't have that much of a need for and ancient counting machine.
But I never would have thought of this, and it is cool/clever.

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Oblivitus made it! (author)Oblivitus2010-03-03

Thanks. They can be used in some board and card games. This would work for counting health in Magic and Yu-gi-oh.

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MotaBoi made it! (author)2010-03-03

 It's pretty cool but whats the point?

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Oblivitus made it! (author)Oblivitus2010-03-03

It's an ancient counting machine.

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mikstr2 made it! (author)2010-03-03

boo it sucks! 5 stars

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KnexFreek made it! (author)2010-03-02

 It looks wonderful. I know what these are but i have no idea how to use one.
LOL  5 stars well deserved.

-Kev

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Oblivitus made it! (author)Oblivitus2010-03-03

Thanks, lol, look at the second picture. The top line is used for the 1's, 2nd line is for the 10's, 3rd line is for the 100's. You move one spacer to the left for each 1, 10, or 100 that you count up.

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KnexFreek made it! (author)KnexFreek2010-03-03

 OH!!! ow i know!!! Woot!!!

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~KGB~ made it! (author)2010-03-03

nice! 5

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Seleziona made it! (author)2010-03-03

There's something never done in knex! Simple, yet awesome! 5*

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knexsuperbuilderfreak made it! (author)2010-03-03

nice 5*

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Vynash made it! (author)2010-03-02

NICE! 5*s

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Bio: I paint, write music, and used to build knex guns. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Studio Art. - updated 5/7/2014
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