I made a knex lightsword design. Due interest I decided to post instructions for this. Its the first instructable that I have made, so if something is unclear or not good, feel free to say so :)
P.S. Im not English :d
4 black rods
4 small grey gears
4 grey connectors
1 small wide wheel
2 orange connectors (in brown)
3 white connectors (in black)
8 red connectors (in grey)
2 yellow connectors (in white)
9 white rods (in black)
3 green rods (in black)
2 yellow rods (in grey)
1 black rubber band (from trekker set I think)
1 red knex man hand
32 yellow connectors
31 yellow rods
43 white connecters
88 white connecters
3 grey rods
13 grey connecters
This has been a really fun project to do!
I hope you liked it :)
Please Rate & Comment :)
And Be Creative!
~ Kairah ~
Step 1: Step 1: Making the Handle
Put the two gears on the small black rod, and place it between the two large rods.
Step 2: Step 2: Making the Handle
Step 3: Step 3: Making the Handle
- Slide all parts to one side.
- Connect the black rods to the black snowflake and gray 3-connectors.
- Slide those to the left and connect the next parts, repeat this until the black rods are connected like picture 7.
Step 4: Step 4: Making the Handle
connect a gray 1-connector + small black rod to the black snowflake, with the gray connector holding the gears in place.
Do this at all gears
Slide in a gray (yellow) rod in the two 3-connectors on both sides.
It should look like this.
Step 5: Step 5: Making the Handle
Put them on the ends of both small black rods that you added in step 4.
Step 6: Step 6: Making the Handle
Step 7: Step 7: Making the Handle
And the handle is done! :D
Step 8: Step 8: Making the "Laser Light"
Tip: If you dont want to break your fingers on this... use a screwdriver to push some parts on :)
Step 9: Yay! Its Done!
Step 10: Some Variations
I put a white blade on it. and replaced the two gray (yellow size) rods and the two pieces that are on the gears with 3 bendable red rods, which looks pretty neat :D