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.

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Step 1: 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

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.
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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_1015 months ago


brosdv5 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
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