Introduction: K'nex Directional Mine Prototype Last Updated 09/10/2013

Picture of K'nex Directional Mine Prototype Last Updated 09/10/2013
Still in the design phase my directional mine is capable of shooting up to 150 Micro Orange X-Rod Locks, 75 K'nex Blue Spacers, or 25 Standard Green Rods 50ft+. How you load it up or what you shoot is completely up to you. I will be posting up how to make the sling when I get more time and or when the design is further along. A few things I still have to work on is make retractable legs or some sort of retractable stand mechanism. I have spent most of my time getting it to shoot and function how I want it to so that hasn't been attempted as of yet. It uses 10+ size 64 rubber bands on the arms (I am currently using 12) and few more on the door catch and locking mech. Long story short it is a ton of fun to shoot and easy to reload. The only hard part is finding and picking up all of the pieces that you shoot. lol The firing mech can be hooked up to fishing line or sting to be tripped or it could be fired by pull cord either way works. The other idea was to use a K'nex remote to activate a motor to trigger the mine. I realize I am rambling but I am in a hurry lol Umm what else... I recommend you shoot either Micro Orange X-Rod Locks, blue spacers, green or white rods. realize the less you shoot at a time the faster and further it will shoot. Also realize that the fewer bands used will also play a significant part in the performance of your directional mine. I hope you like it have some fun and be safe! Be sure to post pictures and videos up as we continue to work on this project together in the future! I am excited to see how the final product will turn out!

Step 1: NEW! Easier to Trip "trigger" Mech Updated 08/19/2013

Picture of NEW! Easier to Trip "trigger" Mech Updated 08/19/2013

Highly improved trigger trip system just simply swap out the old and put in the NEW! Feel the difference. It is incredible how easy this mech is to set off!

Step 2: Safety Updated 08/21/2013

Picture of Safety Updated 08/21/2013

Step 3: Parts and Assembly

Picture of Parts and Assembly


parshan (author)2013-11-03

can i get a parts blist

knextremist (author)2013-09-10

This is Great! i really like the concept and will most definitely be building it soon! Do you think it would work with air soft ammunition? I have tens of thousands of those and I would much rather send them flying through the air on a chaotic crash course to never being seen again than my K'nex. :)

lol yeah should work great with the airsoft bbs thanks

FlyingFish10 (author)2013-09-08

What's the relationship between your claymore and this video which was posted approx. 1 year ago? They're very similar!

I actually did see this however I modeled my claymore after the airsoft claymore. His design is creative but nothing about it is the same other than the general idea. My claymore is much more robust and will shoot 100 Knex over 50ft to say the least. I mean hundreds of tube and pin Knex guns but I wouldn't consider them copies. Similar idea sure... Similar..... Not so much

Oh ok, good to clear that up.

no problem I hope you can understand that. At the end of the day the car has been around for 100 years but I wouldn't compare a Model T from 1906 to a 2013 Ferrari. The idea of 4 wheels and and engine are the same but everything else is very very different.

Knex Lego Maniac (author)2013-09-10

new video of my Direction Mine built with all new K'nex and shooting 150 K'nex Orange Micro X Rod Locks!

nerfrocketeer (author)2013-08-21

Hmm, i apologize. :/

nerfrocketeer (author)2013-08-21

Well SoRrY. :P

Knex Lego Maniac (author)2013-08-21

see step 2 for the new safety feature!

Knex Lego Maniac (author)2013-08-19

new release mech! See step 1

nerfrocketeer (author)2013-08-15

Ok I will!

Hey man I just finished it! The only part I can't build for now is the sling, because I'm out of packing tape. :( I'll get some soon. Otherwise it works great! I'll post a few pics here later. :) Thanks for a great build!

awesome! take some pics! can't wait to see it

Ok! Here they are! I hope the vid works...

very nice! How do you like it so far!?

It's very cool! I don't know what ranges it has for me yet because I still don't have tape... :( But it seems pretty powerful! It would be fun to wear one on your shirt and walk up to someone to use it! ;)

Pic 1: Front, closed
Pic 2: Front, open
Pic 3: Back
Pic 4: I added a band to the door, and used light grey connectors. It makes the door open more easily and not swing.

Right now I only have four bands on, but I'll try more later. I still havent made the pouch thing yet... :(

Element Force (author)2013-08-15

Epic mine bro Favorited!!

Thank you be sure to build it for yourself and continue to move this project forward! Thank you again for the compliment!

No prob! And thanks

Its so awesome to get you posting again bro, it really is. This is a pretty boss model (not in the sense of a replica, but in the sense of a prototype.), and I might find time to build it. =D

Thank you Red I really appreciate the compliment. I can't crank em out like you but occasionally come up with a few fun ideas. lol Hope you do build it and help work on it with us all.

You are very much welcome. Well, the only reason I "crank em' out" is because I have a ton of ideas, and because I have some little time. =D I don't know for sure if I will build it, but if I do, I'll be sure to let you know what I think. =D

k sounds good man

JonnyBGood (author)2013-08-16

Muhahahahaha!!! >=D
I'm so building myself one after the knex war. I also have a remote control knex motor so this and the motor put together makes me smile.

lol good take some pics and a video

Will do. I'll start after the knex war because I'm focusing my knex toward the knex war.

Knex Lego Maniac (author)2013-08-15

kinda confused by this comment but it sounds like you like it lol

I think he means that if you brought it into battle, it'd be too obvious, and no enemy would activate it.

gotcha yeah but then again it can be attached to a pull cord to protect your flank or a hallway or whatever. With a pull cord it can be detonated without being tripped. Or even better still remote activated would work too using K'nex remotes.

That is true, but I wasn't the one who was concerned about that. :P That was Blue Mullet. I guess he'll hear it anyways when he sees this chain of comments.

lol true true I wasn't concerned either I think at the very least it is a fun concept and a great indoor weapon. I really have been thinking about making fun indoor weapon concepts like shotguns and stuff. Outdoors is mostly about range and reliability.

Johnhall14 (author)2013-08-15

I like the idea,its setup like an airsoft claymore =D

sure is

DarkOwlProductions (author)2013-08-15

Now this is impressive. I would vote, but you just missed the contest. D:

I can still favorite, though. :3

lol like!

What do you mean by that? >:?

I just liked your comment! Thank you

You're welcome. :D

Raz1r Knex Bull3t (author)2013-08-15

This is awesome! I really love the concept. Good stuff man, good stuff. : )

Thank you!

No problem man. : )

nerfrocketeer (author)2013-08-14


just attached a video if you want to see it shoot and learn more about it

Ok. I might actually build this! Its awesome! Great job! ;)

Thank you! I hope you do build it! It is very fun to shoot! Let me know if you do

megustatrains (author)2013-08-15

Very cool idea :D ANYONE who makes a mistake in walking (lol) is gonna get screwed.

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