Introduction: Knex Binder

Picture of Knex Binder
Hey guys. This will be my entry for the Back To School contest, so vote for it please =)

Anyway, this is a binder, but with Knex! Ill be honest, its not the most amazing thing ever. It used the 'binding' part out of a real binder, and 2 small zipties to hold it into place. The pivot connections are actually very strong and so is the the overall thing. It can hold the standard amount of paper in it (approx. 200-300 sheets)

I hope you like it, please vote, rate, comment and subscribe! Thanks.

Step 1: Front Cover

Picture of Front Cover
This is the front cover of the binder, very simple. Follow the pictures and steps below.
  1. Make this
  2. Make sure there is a spacer there
  3. Make this
  4. Make sure of the spacers there again
  5. Take them both and line them up like so
  6. Attach them together as shown
  7. What you should have

That was easy, next step!

Step 2: Back Cover

Picture of Back Cover
This is the other side of the binder. It is basically just repeating step 1, so use that for guidance. Follow the pictures and steps below.
  1. The piece on the left is the previous step, the one on the right is the same but without the grey connectors and blue spacers (read image notes)
  2. A close-up of the back cover.

SIMPLEZ! Moving on...

Step 3: The Binder Part

Picture of The Binder Part
In this step I will show you how to get the metal binder thing out of your old binder. Follow the steps.
  1. This is what the binder looks like.
  2. Get some pliers, or your hand, and rip it off.
  3. What you should have now
Again, easy. To infinity and beyond!

Step 4: Attaching the Binder to the Knex Bit

Picture of Attaching the Binder to the Knex Bit
Here is where the binder attaches onto the knex. Follow the pictures and steps.
  1. Ok, sorry about this picture. Forget about the big bit in the top left hand coprner, and forget about the metal binder attached to it. Block all that out, and just build the big long bit.
  2.  Remember to add those grey connectors and blue spacers
  3. Line up the metal binder on the knex bit like so.
  4. Make sure the holes on either side match up like this.
  5. The other side
  6. SLide a ziptie through the hole and through the knex hole.
  7. Pull it through the hole like so
  8. Tie the ziptie
  9. Pull it really tight.
  10. Repeat on the hole on the opposite side.
  11. There is no picture for this, but cut the excess ziptie off with some scissors.
Almost there.

Step 5: Connecting All Together

Picture of Connecting All Together
Here is where we bring it to life. Follow the pictues and steps.
  1. Take these 2 pieces (step 1 and 4)
  2. Attach together like so
  3. Get this piece (step 2)
  4. Line it up like this
  5.  Attach on like so.
  6. Grab 1 side of the binder and fold it over.

You are finished! Congrats.

Step 6: You Are Finished! YAY!

Picture of You Are Finished! YAY!

You have finished making the binder.

Hope you like it, its rather useful for carrying your papers and files in, and whats more, its not boring, its colourful and creative!

Thanks for building, please rate, comment, vote and subscribe! THANKS.


random_builder (author)2017-01-17

Cool! The vidieo doesn't work, but looks good!

Oblivitus (author)2010-08-25

Haha, that's awesome.

I agree with Oblivitus, but that might break a few pieces like his Z35 when I had fun with attaching/detaching the mags... XD

Hiyadudez (author)Oblivitus2010-08-26


Creatorcreeper (author)2016-04-30

Is there a way to make this 100% out of knex?

hrishi4040 (author)2016-04-15


Ferihajackson (author)2016-01-31


PhebeMorrow (author)2016-01-28

yeah cool:)

Linkin_J_Knex (author)2015-09-04

Cool:) may need this to write all my k'nex ideas!

BasketballProdigy14 (author)2015-07-13

This is a cool idea, but would it bust in your backpack?

kaantron (author)2015-04-15


elias paul (author)2015-04-12

beautiful idea

rix_101 (author)2010-09-22

that is insanely cool

brosdv (author)rix_1012015-02-02


brosdv (author)2015-02-02

Really cool creation

Minmin4225 (author)2014-08-12

Ugh I JUST had to buy seven binders for school.... I shoulda made these. More time consuming but cooler and cheaper

jdoggkuhn (author)2012-01-18

this is cool i want to bring it to school but it might break :(

ajsaunders (author)2011-03-27

does it work

dayjalove (author)2011-01-05

it looks really cool dude or gal

BalintRules (author)2010-12-21

That is cool, but sorry I was too late to vote =(. And i saw this ages ago and forgot to rate =( but I rated now =D =D

mettaurlover (author)2010-11-08

Your gun looks pretty good, though. Well hidden mag, too.

mettaurlover (author)2010-11-08


mettaurlover (author)2010-11-07

For the same reason using "It's my first instructable" isn't an acceptable excuse for posting a block trigger gun any more.

mettaurlover (author)2010-11-07

That's not a good excuse here.

mettaurlover (author)2010-11-06

And your ability to see when someone wants you to just shut up.

lala1989 (author)2010-11-05

i wonder what it is............

joelyboy94 (author)2010-11-02

this is so simple but so awsome!!! :D

mettaurlover (author)2010-10-16

But really, your spelling sucks. So does your judgment of intelligence.

mettaurlover (author)2010-10-15

1)I'm not a hippie
2)I don't know what world you live in, but where I'm from an IQ in the 140's is genius level
3)Your spelling sucks.
4)So... Cute...

hedzup456 (author)2010-10-11

Do you know how long it has taken me to get a binder bit?

2 MONTHS, almost
and know i cant get the pins that would have held it to the binder card out....

good instructable

slithien (author)2010-10-02

well done for winning.

knextremist (author)2010-09-21

that is so cool i am gonna build it oh and does it fit in a school locker?

Hiyadudez (author)knextremist2010-09-21

I made it the almost exact same size as a normal binder.

dianaw (author)2010-09-19

pretty cool.
I don't know what KNEX is- but I like it.
Clever use of the zipties.

asdfda3432 (author)2010-09-11

Imagine bringing it to school one day. I'd laugh at the result.

slithien (author)2010-09-09

lol your winning before its started!!! if you go on the contest and sort by votes this comes up first

dkale (author)2010-09-08

Nice K'Nex- Hiyadudez!!

I'm looking for fans of K'Nex to send in pictures of their creations to be featured in a new magazine called Beckett BUILD. Please contact Doug at to submit your creation.

Jayefuu (author)2010-09-07

This is great :) I like knex when it isn't guns.

bobandthemonkey (author)2010-09-02

congratz on the feature

Hiyadudez (author)2010-08-29

Lol, you're saying im dumb? Well, at least i dont spell dumb as dome. Dumbass.

Randomguy65 (author)Hiyadudez2010-09-01


Shadowman39 (author)Hiyadudez2010-08-31


GeekyGirl1103 (author)2010-08-30

I'm making this for Bio this year. Completely awesome. xD

mettaurlover (author)2010-08-29

You, Icetank, have horrible spelling and no sense of what is and is not funny or OK.

Hiyadudez (author)2010-08-29

Im going to end this conversation right now. This is FINE to carry around, it wouldnt break if you dropped it, and lastly, dont reply to this comment cause i just wont reply back.

erikos kostarikos (author)2010-08-24

That is so awesome!

Thankyou =D

No probs.=]

Hiyadudez (author)Hiyadudez2010-08-24

Also, please vote for it when you can =D

Hiyadudez (author)2010-08-28

Nearly every knex model would break if you dropped it on the wooden floor. Whats your point?

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Bio: My name is Hiyadudez. I make stuff. "The greatest barrier to success is the fear of failure."
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