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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.

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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!

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

kaantron3 months ago


elias paul3 months ago

beautiful idea

rix_1014 years ago
that is insanely cool
brosdv rix_1016 months ago


brosdv6 months ago

Really cool creation

Minmin422511 months ago
Ugh I JUST had to buy seven binders for school.... I shoulda made these. More time consuming but cooler and cheaper
jdoggkuhn3 years ago
this is cool i want to bring it to school but it might break :(
ajsaunders4 years ago
does it work
dayjalove4 years ago
it looks really cool dude or gal
BalintRules4 years ago
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
lala19894 years ago
i wonder what it is............
joelyboy944 years ago
this is so simple but so awsome!!! :D
hedzup4564 years ago
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
slithien4 years ago
well done for winning.
knextremist4 years ago
that is so cool i am gonna build it oh and does it fit in a school locker?
Hiyadudez (author)  knextremist4 years ago
I made it the almost exact same size as a normal binder.
dianaw4 years ago
pretty cool.
I don't know what KNEX is- but I like it.
Clever use of the zipties.
64runners4 years ago
Imagine bringing it to school one day. I'd laugh at the result.
slithien4 years ago
lol your winning before its started!!! if you go on the contest and sort by votes this comes up first
dkale4 years ago
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 dkale@beckett.com to submit your creation.
Jayefuu4 years ago
This is great :) I like knex when it isn't guns.
congratz on the feature
I'm making this for Bio this year. Completely awesome. xD
That is so awesome!
Hiyadudez (author)  erikos kostarikos4 years ago
Thankyou =D
No probs.=]
Hiyadudez (author)  Hiyadudez4 years ago
Also, please vote for it when you can =D
jwystup4 years ago
This is pretty cool. You're about 7 years too late (ew am I that old? haha) but if I was still in high school, I would've probably made this. I <3 fun school supplies ;)
Oblivitus4 years ago
Haha, that's awesome.
Hiyadudez (author)  Oblivitus4 years ago
Randomguy654 years ago
Cool! :-)
Hiyadudez (author)  Randomguy654 years ago
Thanks! Also, please vote for it when you can =D
Featured already! =D
Hiyadudez (author)  Randomguy654 years ago
Yup =)
~KGB~4 years ago
its ok... but why would you break something to make something that does the exact same thing? dont you think its kinda pointless???
Hiyadudez (author)  ~KGB~4 years ago
No. Normal binders are boring. Its called creativity.
~KGB~ Hiyadudez4 years ago
Hiyadudez (author)  ~KGB~4 years ago
Also, please vote for it when you can =D
~KGB~ Hiyadudez4 years ago
H1T4TCH14 years ago
that's so awesome i'm going to school in 1 hour i'm going to make it this afternoon when im back! awesome, fived and faved ;)
Hiyadudez (author)  H1T4TCH14 years ago
Thanks dude =D Please vote for it when you can also! =P
you have my vote!
F-174 years ago
Thats pretty cool
Vynash4 years ago
Awesome! But I'm homeschooled LOL so I cant use this.
Hiyadudez (author)  Vynash4 years ago
Hehe =P Please vote for it when you can also! =P
Sure!!! but you will have to remind me, when the voting starts please drop a message on my orange board :)
Shadowman394 years ago
Lookin' good! You should say in the intro that the rings can fit with our hole puncher.
Also, I just noticed that this is your 50th Ible. Congrats! :-D
Hiyadudez (author)  Shadowman394 years ago
Hehe =P Also, please vote for it when you can =D
Why would I ever vote for this?!? Lol, just kidding. ;-)
Seleziona4 years ago
Nice man, really nice. 5*
Hiyadudez (author)  Seleziona4 years ago
Thanks! Did you rate? And please vote for it when you can! =)
Alright :D
The Jamalam4 years ago
Awesome idea, well done on the featured :D
Hiyadudez (author)  The Jamalam4 years ago
Thankyou and thankyou!
MegaMetal84 years ago
Cool 5*
Hiyadudez (author)  MegaMetal84 years ago
~Aeronous~4 years ago
Could have made the middle section thinner, it is really thick currently by using the common knex handle pattern. 'Part from that, its pretty cool. I still think its cheating using a real metal binder though, you could have just used bendy rods!
Hiyadudez (author)  ~Aeronous~4 years ago
Its not exactly cheating, its using your initiative. Anyway, thanks!
Hiyadudez (author)  Hiyadudez4 years ago
Also, please vote for it when you can =D
Kaiven4 years ago
Haha, wouldn't last at all in my high school. I was going to make a steel binder as soon as this one wears out... I'll post instructions ;)
Hiyadudez (author)  Kaiven4 years ago
Coolio ;-)
Hiyadudez (author)  Hiyadudez4 years ago
Also, please vote for it when you can =D
Great job and good luck, ill vote for you, i might actualy use this...
mikeasaurus4 years ago
another awesome non-weapon k'nex build, keep it up!
Hiyadudez (author)  mikeasaurus4 years ago
Thanks! Also, please vote for it when you can =D
very nice it good that ppl have ideas like this if only my 7th grade mind was that good X)
Hiyadudez (author)  dairy dude 984 years ago
Thanks! :-)
Hiyadudez (author) 4 years ago
YAY! It got featured on the homepage (proper featured) and i got a 3 month pro membership because it got featured! =D
Lol, nice to see youve left :)
He's came back
NYPA4 years ago
Jerk: Wow. Look at that stupid binder! You: D: 5 Minutes later... You: FACE THE WRATH OF THE SR-V2! Jerk: OH SHI...
stale56 NYPA4 years ago
Never underestimate the power of K'nex and rubberbands.
espally a NAR :D
first comment i made something kinda like this to..
and the video is private
Try it now :)
stale564 years ago
The video is private, we can't see it.
But I think this is sweet. But is there a way you can add folder pockets to this? I think that duct taping folder pockets on here would look a bit tacky. Maybe attach a white rod to a few of the white connectors, and then have a grey rod that will clamp onto the papers (perhaps via a rubberband?).

I'll build it when I get the time (if I have the pieces).
Hiyadudez (author)  stale564 years ago
Try it now :)
prodo1234 years ago