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.
MVI_1068.AVI(640x480) 12 MB
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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.
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willdel5454 years ago
whats with all the boxes?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Bartboy (author)  willdel5454 years ago
They're fun to make :)
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)  rustymia4 years ago
^See! Fun!
Isurvival4 years ago
In Hungary we call it kereplő...
hungyhipo 26 years ago
hay please also go to http://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-make-a-mini-knex-flash-drive-holder-in-less/ and vote for this to become a finalist
hungyhipo 26 years ago
hi if you want to mod this instrument go to http://www.instructables.com/id/mod-on-knex-instrument/ 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
I made it, but when I shook it, it exploded...
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-Loompa6 years ago
? you spin it and hold the handle still, and you might have a bad elastic
ooooh, you spin it. I thought you shook it. That would explain the problem, LoL. Thanx
Bartboy (author)  Oompa-Loompa6 years ago
it work? it make a nice addition to your thingy,
Actually, it wouldn't make any sounds.
Bartboy (author)  Oompa-Loompa6 years ago
spin quickly, and try each direction, cause mine works
I did all of the above. I even tried looser and tighter bands.
Bartboy (author)  Oompa-Loompa6 years ago
go to the chat room and we will discuss it there okay?
is there an actual instructables chatroom. or is this an inside joke between u and oompa?
Bartboy (author)  grevious6 years ago
yeah there is search under forums
nah i cant find it u got a link handy? :P
Bartboy (author)  grevious6 years ago
nah, I took this apart. Good idea, it's really cool anyway. 4*
An Villain6 years ago
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 Villain6 years ago
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

freakinslop6 years ago
=) I made two, the first one turned into a grenade and the second worked kudos to you man! 4.5*
Bartboy (author)  freakinslop6 years ago
you are smart enough in orer to use it!!! join my group for people who have actually built one of my ibles.
you spin it lol... how do you need smarts? ps. this is fun! 5*
Bartboy (author)  Wafflicious6 years ago
Most people can't figure that out (look below)
Chikara6 years ago
it is a bull-roarer XD
barrax6 years ago
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)  barrax6 years ago
someone made drums!!!!!!!!
barrax Bartboy6 years ago
Bartboy (author)  barrax6 years ago
search knex drums!
barrax Bartboy6 years ago
I know!!!
Bartboy (author)  barrax6 years ago
barrax6 years ago
Join my new group: Knex Band!
Katarukito6 years ago
i'd be impressed if you made a flute
now u made me wanna make a knex flute -.-
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