Introduction: Knex Concepts 11

8-Barreled Semi-Auto: This one is better understood in images, so I won't get into describing it too much. Fires a yellow rod from eight block trigger barrels one after another (from left to right in the drawn example). Would get 50 feet of range easily. -by Oblivitus

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MegaMetal8 made it! (author)2011-07-26

Cool, hope the full auto is going good.

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Oblivitus made it! (author)Oblivitus2011-07-26

It is.

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MegaMetal8 made it! (author)MegaMetal82011-07-27

ok, would a pic be allowed for me 2 see

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Oblivitus made it! (author)Oblivitus2011-07-30

https://www.instructables.com/id/SA-3252-V85/

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MegaMetal8 made it! (author)MegaMetal82011-08-06

thnx. Its gr8

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Oblivitus made it! (author)Oblivitus2011-08-06

Thank you.

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MegaMetal8 made it! (author)MegaMetal82011-08-07

no prob

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apples!!!!! made it! (author)2011-07-26

Uhhh this seems like it would be a bit impractical, especially next to the design you've been working on. Also, psuedo :P

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Oblivitus made it! (author)Oblivitus2011-07-26

Yeah. But this design is something that people have been trying to do for a long time. And it gets 50 feet of range. I was also thinking you could cock 4 barrels at a time if you only put one elastic on each and then mag feed them for a high rate of fire. It could do some cool stuff. But yes, much less potential than what I'm working on now. It's just a variant of the trigger I've been working on.

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apples!!!!! made it! (author)apples!!!!!2011-08-05

I still feel like it gets really clunky for what it does, but at least you're being creative with all this(and I dig the firing mechanism). I can always appreciate your interest in the mechanics of everything you work with.

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Oblivitus made it! (author)Oblivitus2011-08-05

Thank you. People shouldn't censor their ideas, only allowing in the ones they deem useful. It's counter-productive to getting a full understanding of any given subject. Proliferation is a key to success. You've got to consider those 10 ideas to find the one that works.

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apples!!!!! made it! (author)apples!!!!!2011-08-05

Indeed, good sir. Too true that people don't explore their minds enough sometimes. Though, I must say that I actually sometimes go against that and will do everything I can to try and make something that doesn't work function properly...but that's just stubbornness haha.

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Oblivitus made it! (author)Oblivitus2011-08-05

It's best to turn around when you see a dead end sign. Driving off the end of the road and continuing into the forest generally doesn't help. :)

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apples!!!!! made it! (author)apples!!!!!2011-08-05

I used to agree! But then one day I wound up in the forest and had a picnic with Smokey the Bear, and I must say that it was quite a nice experience. He looks real cranky with the forest fire thing, but he's a mellow guy when you sit down and have a crappy ham sandwich with him.

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~KGB~ made it! (author)2011-07-25

Hows your full auto gun going?

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Oblivitus made it! (author)Oblivitus2011-07-25

Excellent. It's semi-auto now. I'll show version 8 when it's finished. It might be the version to get 30 feet of range firing several rounds in a row. This concept is actually based on the trigger from version 8.

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~KGB~ made it! (author)~KGB~2011-07-26

Ok, sounds great. ill probably make 1 =D

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Oblivitus made it! (author)Oblivitus2011-07-26

Great. It does take a lot of parts though. It's still a green rod thick at the center of the gun.

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~KGB~ made it! (author)~KGB~2011-07-26

ill survive lol, ive 270 yellow connectors and like 600 green rods

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Oblivitus made it! (author)Oblivitus2011-07-26

Sounds like you could survive the apocalypse. Lol.

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~KGB~ made it! (author)~KGB~2011-07-26

lol =D

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I have more than you! Lol
I have approximately (I haven't counted)
500 yellow connectors and roughly 630 green rods.
I managed to build two SRV2's.
My fingers died after one, and I let the second one wait
Until I had dipped my fingers in hot water for a while

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~KGB~ made it! (author)~KGB~2011-07-31

nice

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Oblivitus made it! (author)Oblivitus2011-07-30

https://www.instructables.com/id/SA-3252-V85/

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~KGB~ made it! (author)~KGB~2011-07-31

Nice!

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Furloy made it! (author)2011-07-27

Absolutely genius. The turning rod, I would never have though of this!

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Oblivitus made it! (author)Oblivitus2011-07-27

Thank you. Making a multi- barreled trigger was a very old problem, too bad it's a bit obsolete now that we finally have the solution.

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Oblivitus made it! (author)2011-07-27

No. Show me.

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Oblivitus made it! (author)2011-07-25

Thank you. And yes, of course! Please try. I post these in hopes that people will build them.

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beanieostrich made it! (author)2011-07-25

Looks great. This confuses even me!

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Oblivitus made it! (author)Oblivitus2011-07-25

Thanks. It's not too complex. Just a row of 8 white connectors, each with a green rod in the next slot back from the one that previously fired. They move in a circle so it trips them one after another. Keep studying the drawings if you still don't get it. The third drawing shows the layers that are hidden in the second image.

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beanieostrich made it! (author)beanieostrich2011-07-25

I get it now =D Its like a MG but semi auto. And if you remember you old mag-fed shotgun that KnexFreek made; I made a removble mag version =D

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Oblivitus made it! (author)Oblivitus2011-07-25

Good. Cool. :)

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Kinetic made it! (author)2011-07-25

Cool idea, Perhaps semi AND full auto capabilities?

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Oblivitus made it! (author)Oblivitus2011-07-25

Thanks. Yes, it could be done, but full auto would be impractical considering the reload time. Making shotgun barrels would be more practical as an improvement.

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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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