Introduction: Knex Piece Substitutes

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This instructible show you substitutes for prehaps knex pieces that you dont have alot of.

If there is anything that you think I have missed, please tell me.

P.s (This 'Ible is for beginner knex builders)

Step 1: Rods

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These are substitutes for knex RODS.

Picture 1- Blue rod substitute
Picture 2- Yellow rod substitute
Picture 3- Red rod substitute
Picture 4- Gray rod substitute

Step 2: Connectors

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These are the knex CONNECTORS.

Picture 1- White connector substitute (Depends on what your making)
Picture 2- Green connector substitute

Step 3: Other

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These are the knex substitutes for 'Other' knex parts.

Picture 1- Knex chain (If chain does not fit on your model perfectly)

Step 4: Wheel

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These are knex substitutes for wheels.

Picture 1- Small wheel substitute


dansdoc (author)2010-12-14

or blue

xXFor_The_WinXx (author)dansdoc2011-05-15

No you cant, blues dont have holes in the middle.

dansdoc (author)xXFor_The_WinXx2011-05-15


xXFor_The_WinXx (author)dansdoc2011-05-17

How the hell are you supossed to put a rod through it?

dansdoc (author)xXFor_The_WinXx2011-05-18

you put in another blue connector!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

In theory the shape of a blue connector will fit, but it’s impractical because to make it lock in place with a tan clip it would take more parts and it would be more bulky. You also would lose a lot of strength.

but what if you run out of white connectors or blue rods?

please take note of the what if

I did.. And I said that the said person should get more knex.
But, there are lots of ways to make knex work in ways they weren't meant to. You just have to mess around with it.


xXFor_The_WinXx (author)dansdoc2011-05-22

Point taken.

dansdoc (author)xXFor_The_WinXx2011-05-22

im not starting another face war with someone so bye!

xXFor_The_WinXx (author)dansdoc2011-05-22

Dude, im sorry if ive irritated you in any way but I only just told you your right.

dansdoc (author)xXFor_The_WinXx2011-05-24

Dont worry about it

rockclimber15 (author)2011-04-18

you can also use 3 white connector for the small wide wheels.

dansdoc (author)2010-12-14


nebih (author)2010-09-05

white rod sub?

Hiyadudez (author)nebih2010-09-05

There isnt one.

nebih (author)Hiyadudez2010-09-05

ok well i only have 7 so i guess i will have to buy more.

cupcake43 (author)2010-06-04

dis is 4 noobs

Hiyadudez (author)cupcake432010-06-05

if u talk like dis then you r a noob

cupcake43 (author)Hiyadudez2010-06-05


TheChemiker (author)cupcake432010-06-05

He's right.

cupcake43 (author)TheChemiker2010-06-06

oh hush!!!!!

natureboy679 (author)cupcake432010-08-31

ya, I was going to say the same thing. If you are too lazy to type out "this is for people who don't know much about using K'nex" then you have no right to be insulting others. I would also like to point out that if you don't like an instructable, just leave the page. There is no need to be a jerk.

cupcake43 (author)natureboy6792010-09-02

this thing was a long time ago i forgot this page soooooo no more comments!!!!

Lowney (author)2009-08-25

Actually these are ever so slightly longer than the rods, I used them a lot on my moon base because blue rods couldn't reach. Look at my slideshow to see what I mean.

Hiyadudez (author)Lowney2009-08-25

Ahhh... Thanks.

DJ Radio (author)2009-08-21

These exact same ideas can be found on the official knex site.

Hiyadudez (author)DJ Radio2009-08-23

I know, but I didnt say i made them up?

erikos kostarikos (author)2009-08-22

this is perfect for starters that want to pimp ut their knex buildings.

lioneatr (author)2009-08-20


Hiyadudez (author)lioneatr2009-08-20


DJ Radio (author)Hiyadudez2009-08-21

it isnt your idea.

smilee (author)2009-08-21

never thought of this idea..

It works

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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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