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Knex RBG: Plasma pistol

 A Knex repeater RBG, resembling the Halo Plasma Pistol.
Plasma Rifle
Pros:
-Semiautomatic
-Comfortable
-Looks and fires like the Halo Plasma Pistol
-Small and light. Hide it in a hollowed out textbook :D
Cons:
-Not really semi-auto since it may occasionally fire a burst of two rubber bands, even if the trigger is pulled once.
-Uses a modified piece.
Suggested use: Primary/ Secondary RBG
Similarities and differences between Plasma Pistol (according to Halopedia)
-Both may not fire projectiles when low on ammunition (this one may not fire if the rubber bands are too long, or not enough are loaded).
-Both are semi automatic 
-Both have a similar shape.
-Accuracy is similar.
-Does not home in on a target.
-Half the length and height of the real plasma pistol. 
-Only holds about 10 projectiles, not 200 (If you think of this as shooting overcharged bolts, this is a similarity)
-Both have the potential to stun (when aimed at the face for this one)

 
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Step 1: Pieces required

Picture of Pieces required
Rods:
6 green
15 white
blue
yellow
Connectors:
7 dark grey
5 red
17 green
11 yellow
1 white
2 orange
*If you have spacers, you will only need 3 dark grey and 13 white

Step 2: Special Peices

Modded peice.JPG
Firing Mecanism Parts.JPG
If you have connectors, 

Step 3: Barrel

 Assemble the following according to the pictures.

Step 4: Handle

Assemble the following according to the pictures.

Step 5: Fore-grip

 Not necessary for firing, but make it will look more like the Halo Plasma Pistol.

Step 6: Firing Mecanism

Modded peice.JPG
Trigger holder.JPG
Firing Mecanism sides.JPG

Step 7: Assembly

Assembly.JPG
Plasma pistol.JPG
Attach fore-grip to barrel, and handle to firing mechanism. Then attach barrel and fore-grip to handle and firing mechanism.

Step 8: DONE!

Here is a video of how to reload and fire. Since I only have two hands, I used a chair to hold the pistol. Also, I used rubber bands that are too long, so the trigger has to be reset manualy by pushing it forward.

Step 9: Overheat lid

Not necessary, but makes it even cooler!
Based upon SonicX 22's mod
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Fr-Pa-Co3 years ago
I dont like things like this breaking your pieces to make something you'll keep for about 2 weeks
charge11595 (author)  Fr-Pa-Co3 years ago
I have nothing against your belief and totally agree with it. I have a used (preowned) set of knex, and any broken pieces I use were already broken by the previous owner. If you have broken pieces already, why not break them further to make the useful?
K1TK4T 1173 years ago
well, it took a while to make but its finally done, i also made the heat vent and got that working 2. now i have a plasma pistol, a plasma rifle and my own custom energy sword whish is far sturdier and better looking than any others on the internet (no im not boasting, im just saying)
charge11595 (author)  K1TK4T 1173 years ago
Make an instructable and let the world be the judge:)
goffymew563 years ago
im stuck on this part a little help please
charge11595 (author)  goffymew563 years ago
Which part?
dursa3 years ago
my poor red piece
its decent works best with tiny bands so you can load alot or #64 work ok to 4*
tayatipoop3 years ago
how to load
charge11595 (author)  tayatipoop3 years ago
Was that a question? If it was, there is a video in the second last step.
thehaydn3 years ago
that took me ages to make cus instructions arent very good but AWSOME gun
do you have to cut the peices
charge11595 (author)  knexinglemon3 years ago
Yes, unless you can think of something else, like biting them into the right shape... :P
DutchxGuy4 years ago
I think i would love this gun but, the instructions are so confusing, need more angels.Thanx=P
charge11595 (author)  DutchxGuy4 years ago
You should see my plasma rifle (CLICK HERE). If those instructions are easier, i could change the plasma pistol instructions to be similar to the plasma rifle.
Spycrab4 years ago
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Spycrab Spycrab4 years ago
Also, i have to ask: what does the modified piece do? I've got a small gray conenctor on there and it seems semi-auto, like you said.
Spycrab Spycrab4 years ago
I made a slightly bigger version, if you'd like to see it. Here it is, next to my laser tag plasma pistol :p
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charge11595 (author)  Spycrab4 years ago
Cool mod. Please post because I don't think I have enough green rods to build it myself :)
Alright, I'll post it along with a needler I made when i get the chance. :)
charge11595 (author)  Spycrab4 years ago
Cool. BTW, do you have a laser tag plasma rifle? I would like to compare it to my plasma rifle.
No, sorry. I really want a plasma rifle though. :p
charge11595 (author)  Spycrab4 years ago
The modified piece is supposed to make it semi-auto by stopping the white connector after it releases one rubber band. A gray connector does not stop the wheel from turning after a pull, so it is automatic, releasing rubber bands until the trigger is released.
SonicX 224 years ago
 i have made this and modded it to have the "OverHeat Lid thing" when you have empty plasma (no more ammo loaded) the top will pop up, when you load a rubberband it will go back down!
charge11595 (author)  SonicX 224 years ago
 COOL! Please post a pic and send me the link!
 its kinda easy to make.

i can try to tell you because i took it apart due to low rubberbands (only about 3).

1 get 2 green connectors and 3 yellow rods and 2 Y Connectors.

2. slide the green connectors on both sides on the blue rod thats above the trigger.

3. attach a yellow rod on each green connector so its facing the front of gun.

4. attach a Y connector on each green connector so its facing the top.

5. attach the last yellow rod on the Y connectors.

6. get a strong rubberband

7.load it on the gun NOTE: the rubberband must go over the yellow rod.

8. shoot.

if the steps was too hard then il make this gun again and show a picture
charge11595 (author)  SonicX 224 years ago
I'm not too sure i got it please show me a pic, and ill add it to my ible.
thanks!
 kk il start working on it

btw: today is my birthday :D
charge11595 (author)  SonicX 224 years ago
 Happy bday!
 ty :D
charge11595 (author)  SonicX 224 years ago
Made a mod based upon yours, it's in this instrucatable
 wasnt that hard to make so heres a pic.

also im going to take it apart because i forgot to cut alittle on the Yellow Connector so it wont shoot
Photo on 2010-04-25 at 13.54 #3.jpg
vog1154 years ago

i got the trigger in lol

vog1154 years ago
how do you put the trigger in
This step is very confusing. can u add a pic from a different angle? can't understand the one that's top-down. thx
charge11595 (author)  llamadudeguy4 years ago
Sorry, but my camera is out of battery, and I can't fin the charger, so I can help you nor post more instructables for a while. Try the last pic. If that doesn't help, maybe ask someone else.
davison1124 years ago
Dude, what would be cool if the top folded up(in-game reference) and that how you reload.
charge11595 (author)  davison1124 years ago
 SonicX 22 made that mod in a comment above.
KnexFreek4 years ago
 i have no idea how this works so i will build it :) 5 stars BTW
charge11595 (author)  KnexFreek4 years ago
The video of how to reload is on step 8.
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