Introduction: Pineapplebobthegreat's Knex Minigun

Well, over the night (10.00 PM to around 1 AM) and some during midday (around 12.00), I made a Knex Minigun (although it is not mini at all, but very large). In case you do not know, a minigun is a large machine gun, having nothing to do with the word "mini".
It uses a lot of pieces and is very cool. There are two handles sticking out from the side and the gun is sturdy enough to hold up to 40 clips on a chain.
Unlike past knex machine guns, the gun does not have its chain in a loop, but it is just fed through by a motor and falls off in the end.
I am working on a tripod/base for it to sit on, but so far all of them have broken down under its weight.
Please post on this slideshow if you want me to post instructions or not.

Pros:

Holds up to 40 rounds.
Is actually pretty light.
Does not use too many exotic pieces.
Fairly simple to build.
The tripod (coming soon) allows the gun to turn 360 degrees and point up and down.

Cons:
If the gun is not on the tripod, the handles will not support its weight when the chain is on, so there is a grip underneath.

Comments

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erictrant (author)2011-04-02

POST PLEACE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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squiddy412 (author)2011-03-25

If you can post a video of shooting it.

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learntub (author)2011-02-05

post
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learntub (author)2011-02-05

build a biopod and at the legs connect them using grey rods

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lichking (author)2010-11-06

That is so sweet

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yingyangcuzins (author)2010-06-21

WHERE CAN I GET SOME OF THOSE GRAY 1 SLOT CONECTORS I NEED SOME I ONLY HAVE LIKE 30 OF THEM

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poo2thegeek (author)2010-02-18

 wait a sec if its prety light then how come all you tripods have broken under its weight?

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making a knex tripod is harder than it sounds. I wanted it to be able to rotate on an axis, so that support axis broke almost immediately. Of course, the gun is light as in holding it by yourself.

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mettaurlover (author)2009-07-17

POST!!!!!

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cool bas3 (author)RMConstruction2009-10-05

a much of ammo :P

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RMConstruction (author)cool bas32009-10-05

indeed!

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cool bas3 (author)RMConstruction2009-10-05

:P

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knexjay (author)2009-09-19

tee hee wat u would see...OMG A PERSON TRYING TO KILL ME OH NO i shot u IM ALIVEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE WOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

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knexjay (author)2009-09-19

man made by pictures but then my heavy cannon blew it up darnnnnnn

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Seleziona (author)2009-08-13

Can you make it have different motor! If so...POST!

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cool bas3 (author)2009-08-11

post it it looks so cool

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Chikara (author)2009-08-06

As said before, it is a submachine gun, not a minigun :). Someone attach a chain to a gatling and put a handle on it rofl, real minigun.

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I_am_Canadian (author)2008-05-12

looks okay, a video would be helpful. just so you know, VERY few people have those green motors.

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I do, but battery acis everywhere.... one fell apart, only 1 working out of 2 robot sets >.

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RMConstruction, the motor can be repaired. Use a screwdriver to scrape the battery acid off. DO IT WELL. Then get some contact spray, this helps making contact with the battery. Then it might work again!!! I did this with 2 All Terrain Trekkers.

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I did, but found thw curcuit board was broked >.

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That sucks!

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Tell me about it... only the single motor from one set is working (typo in previous 0

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any motor that is connected to a control pannel will work. It can't be a single, all in one motor.

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ok. If you make an instructable on it I would stringly suggest putting instructions for the standard red ones. btw nice gun :-)

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Not to be picky, but is stringly a word? lol

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King_Banana (author)2008-07-25

u should post instructions for it but i will try to build a really strong tripod, if i make one i will post it

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lol.... "My spoon is too big..." "I am a banana."

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The banana that you have is from a youtube video called REJECTED. I guy has a too big of a spoon and a banana walks up to him and says I am a banana.

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LOL! THAT VIDEO IS HILARIOUS! I crack up laughing every time someone says "my spoon is too big". XD

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DrWeird117 (author)Oblivitus2008-11-08

I just saw it. That. Was pretty fu**ing disturbing.

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0_o

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Oblivitus (author)DrWeird1172008-11-09

Yes, it is very disburbing but very very funny.

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DrWeird117 (author)Oblivitus2008-11-09

I can do the PERFECT "mah spoon is too big!"!!!!

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MY AN!S IS BLEEDING!!!!

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KOTEX!!!

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Oblivitus (author)DrWeird1172008-11-09

Lol, that is the only video that can make me laugh so much that I have to stop the video before I pass out.

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DrWeird117 (author)Oblivitus2009-04-29

O RLY?! Well, you should see...Uh...DANG IT!

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that video is hilarious i didnt know anyone on instructables liked his work

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yeah! you seen that! did you see billys balloon ???

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lol its soo random

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oh ok

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pls (author)2008-10-24

looks neat and clean, have a pic of it loaded by any chance?

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PineapplebobTheGreat (author)pls2008-10-26

took it apart two months after i built it.

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WHY?? YOU PISS ME OFF ROYALLY

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pls (author)PineapplebobTheGreat2008-10-27

oh >.>

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The Jamalam (author)2008-09-06

wrong! a minigun is called a 'mini'gun because a machine gun is a very large mounted fully auto firing gun, usually on a quadropod or wheels. this is a small (for an mg) one which doesn't always have to be mounted. It usually does though.

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thank you. I'm glad that you waisted your time looking in great detail to insult my creation.

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wtf? its true, and common knowlege to anyone who knows the history of guns.

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