Introduction: Knex Musical Instrument (please Tell Me Its Real Name!)

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This is a knex african musical instrment that makes a whirring noise, it is not to scale, so the noise is a bit different.

Step 1: Pieces

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Bring these pieces to your computer so you can build it.

Step 2: Build the Parts

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Just build these four parts.

Step 3: Assemble.

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Put it together like so

Step 4: Assemble Part 2

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Now put a rubber band on like this, it must be a big one like this, or it wont work.

Step 5: Final Assembly

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Now click this on, and put the pole through the hole.


willdel545 (author)2011-02-10

whats with all the boxes?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bartboy (author)willdel5452011-02-11

They're fun to make :)

rustymia (author)Bartboy2011-07-01

all the boxes including the ones we cant read say:
just to annoy you
Take this!
this is it
This is what you are building
This is small huh?

Bartboy (author)rustymia2011-07-01

^See! Fun!

Isurvival (author)2010-10-04

In Hungary we call it kereplő...

builder968 (author)2009-08-12

How do you view boxes inside boxes with Firefox?

mettaurlover (author)builder9682009-08-12

"nuke this:. lets you permanently remove ANYTHING you want to on a page.

hungyhipo 2 (author)2009-07-20

hay please also go to and vote for this to become a finalist

builder968 (author)hungyhipo 22009-08-12


hungyhipo 2 (author)2009-07-13

hi if you want to mod this instrument go to and if you guys vote it high for the votes i will win so please be supportive because if i won it would boost my confidents and it would make me so happy

Oompa-Loompa (author)2008-09-18

I made it, but when I shook it, it exploded...

hungyhipo 2 (author)Oompa-Loompa2009-07-09

o ya that happend to me a couple of times and once it tore my skin off ps it wasnt that much skin though

Bartboy (author)Oompa-Loompa2008-09-18

? you spin it and hold the handle still, and you might have a bad elastic

Oompa-Loompa (author)Bartboy2008-09-18

ooooh, you spin it. I thought you shook it. That would explain the problem, LoL. Thanx

Bartboy (author)Oompa-Loompa2008-09-18

it work? it make a nice addition to your thingy,

Oompa-Loompa (author)Bartboy2008-09-18

Actually, it wouldn't make any sounds.

Bartboy (author)Oompa-Loompa2008-09-18

spin quickly, and try each direction, cause mine works

Oompa-Loompa (author)Bartboy2008-09-19

I did all of the above. I even tried looser and tighter bands.

Bartboy (author)Oompa-Loompa2008-09-19

go to the chat room and we will discuss it there okay?

grevious (author)Bartboy2008-09-26

is there an actual instructables chatroom. or is this an inside joke between u and oompa?

Bartboy (author)grevious2008-09-26

yeah there is search under forums

grevious (author)Bartboy2008-09-26

nah i cant find it u got a link handy? :P

Oompa-Loompa (author)Bartboy2008-09-19

nah, I took this apart. Good idea, it's really cool anyway. 4*

An Villain (author)2009-04-30

it is also used in australia, legend has it that the humming sound that it makes is the voices of their ancestors.

Bartboy (author)An Villain2009-04-30


An Villain (author)Bartboy2009-05-01

i got a kit that told me how to make one they look like teardrop shaped boomerangs, i advise you that if you ever get one to keep the string strong otherwise you may get someone hit with it
they look like this in real life

freakinslop (author)2008-10-04

=) I made two, the first one turned into a grenade and the second worked kudos to you man! 4.5*

Bartboy (author)freakinslop2008-10-05

you are smart enough in orer to use it!!! join my group for people who have actually built one of my ibles.

Wafflicious (author)Bartboy2009-02-20

you spin it lol... how do you need smarts? ps. this is fun! 5*

Bartboy (author)Wafflicious2009-02-21

Most people can't figure that out (look below)

Chikara (author)2008-10-09

it is a bull-roarer XD

barrax (author)2008-09-20

cool, I'm gonna post my Knex-small-double-bass-that-sounds-real soon! now we just need some drums, then we can make a knex band!

Bartboy (author)barrax2008-10-01

someone made drums!!!!!!!!

barrax (author)Bartboy2008-10-01


Bartboy (author)barrax2008-10-01

search knex drums!

barrax (author)Bartboy2008-10-02

I know!!!

Bartboy (author)barrax2008-09-20


barrax (author)2008-10-01

Join my new group: Knex Band!

Katarukito (author)2008-09-20

i'd be impressed if you made a flute

grevious (author)Katarukito2008-09-26

now u made me wanna make a knex flute -.-

The Jamalam (author)grevious2008-09-27


grevious (author)The Jamalam2008-09-27

AWESOME I WANNA SEE THIS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

barrax (author)Katarukito2008-09-21

i don't know how a flutes made, but i'll try lol.

antonk (author)2008-09-27


Bartboy (author)antonk2008-09-27

you get it working? because everyone else seems really stupid and can't get it working.

dugidug123 (author)2008-09-22


Bartboy (author)dugidug1232008-09-22

Try straightening the rubber band, cause mine works

knexguy (author)2008-09-18

Looks like a football rattle.

Bartboy (author)knexguy2008-09-18


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