Introduction: The X685 VORTEX

Picture of The X685 VORTEX
This is a huge, bulky, difficult-to-use Giant ferris-wheel-turned-gatling-gun.
it does, however, fire at a massive 2000 or more rpm. Yes, 25 bullets in under a second.

This instructable is made in 3 main parts: the wheel, the frame, and the barrels.

Be warned, as this gun requires a huge amount of pieces!

Step 1: The Wheel, Part 1

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A pretty easy step.
50 blue 3d connectors
50 purple 3d connectors
73 white rods
2 Green rods

Make 24 of pic. 2 and 1 of pic 3.

Step 2: The Wheel, Part 2

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An even easier step
48 gray rods
1 black rod
6 White connectors
2 silver spacers
2 Brown tabbed connectors
2 blue spacers
1 Commando connector

Step 3: The Wheel, Part 3

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Connect the 2 parts of the wheel. you should now have a ferris wheel about 2 feet in diameter.

Step 4: The Frame, Part 1

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The first part of the frame: a tower

Step 5: The Frame, Part 2

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The second parts of the frame: two supports

Step 6: The Frame, Part 3

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The third part: the motor cage

Step 7: The Frame, Part 4

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The fourth part: the bottom piece

Step 8: The Frame, Part 5

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the Fifth part, another tower

Step 9: The Frame, Part 6

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The sixth part: the wheel supporter

Step 10: The Frame, Part 7

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The Other Tower

Step 11: The Frame, Part 8

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The Top Part

Step 12: The Frame, Part 9 (Assembly)

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Assembe Steps 1-11

Step 13: The Barrels, Part 1

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Build 25 of these Babies

Pieces: per barrel
8 Gray connectors
3 orange connectors
~2 rubberbands
2 Light gray connectors
2 Brown connectors
1 white rod
1 blue rod
1 gray rod
2 red rods
3 silver spacers
1 blue spacer
Total: 26 pieces

200 Gray connectors
75 orange connectors
~50 rubberbands
50 Light gray connectors
25 white rods
25 blue rod
25 gray rod
50 red rods
75 silver spacers
25 blue spacer

Total: 650 Pieces

Step 14: The Barrels, Part 2

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Attach them

Step 15: Firing and Loading

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to load, pull back the Ramrod and put in a yellow rod.

To fire, press the black swithc DOWN. Wait for it to speed up then pull the lever / handle.


Knex_Gun_Builder (author)2008-05-10

if evolution is true then tell me how sun made earth what made the sun. Jesus is real.

The sun did not make the earth. Earth did not make the sun. The sun is a giant ball of hot gas. The solar system was just a bunch of rocks and dust and gas. Rocks collided and eventually enough collided to make the earth. The sun was caused by the collapse of a giant hydrogen cloud. QED, Jesus is not proven.

I know this comment is over 2 years old, but I just wanted to clarify something. Evolutions biggest flaw is, without a creator nothing would be anywhere, therfore how would an explosion result, and another flaw is planets would not be spheres if evolultion was true, and by the way you were NOT on earth 65 billion years ago it has been proven that our solar system is in the neighborhood of 6,000 years old NOT 65 billion or million or whatever

k-n-e-x(leaved ibls) (author)2010-06-06

waths a commando connector?

182515 (author)2010-01-30


gerrits13 (author)2009-11-29

try putting 4 green rods in each barrel 100 shots

Fred the Penguin (author)2009-07-27

glorified ferris wheel

An Villain (author)2009-07-19

you are the king of gattling guns Darth Trainman.

legolover5 (author)2009-07-06

could u make something a bit smaller plz i dont have enough knex. its 2 cool 2 not be built so could u make like a Vortex mini or something i really want 2 build it though.

builder968 (author)2008-10-11

what os with knexers and religion?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

Most of them Are Christian and I love arguing with them

what to argue about?

Um, everything. Personally, I think the Creationists' greatest flaw is the assumption that if there's any evidence against evolution, it is automatically disproved and Creationism must be the only possible truth.

well actully that is true, but not all evidence disproves evolution, but just makes creatism seem more logical (it realy is logical)

God says poof and in six days everything's there. Yuh-huh, makes perfect sense.

do you have a problem with that?

Yes. You're using a story to comfort people away from an actual explanation.

Please, I REALLY don't want to start anything, but, you didn't see any little guys walking out of Hiroshima, did you?

No... but what does that have to do with anything?

That's basically what evolution is; life forms stepping out of an explosion and shaking hands with the world.

Slight difference...
A) Evolution = 4.5 billion+ years. I don't think you understand how much you can do in 4.5 billion years. Evolution is so slow and gradual it hurts. It isn't at all just saying BOOM poof. That's Creationism.

B) The big bang was not a big bomb, as some think, it was more like a giant, expansion of matter. Nuclear bomb = nuclei fission, Big Bang = Expansion of mass.

4.5 BILLION years.

That's a lot of time. Crrsly.

Jesus. (author)Darth Trainman2009-06-20

think of the ball machine you could build in 4.5 billion years, wow

DrWeird117 (author)Jesus.2009-06-20


Jesus. (author)DrWeird1172009-06-20

whats LMAO mean??

I really don't know who to believe. I can't believe we just stepped out of an expansion of mass. I also can't believe everything was created in 6 days. Oh, man...this sucks.

We didn't step out, it took at least a billion years to just form DNA... And humankind as we know it didn't appear 'til like... 50,000 years ago or so... Which is like the last .00001%... So don't think we stepped out. As I said, EXTREMELY slow and gradual change.

So, WE didn't. Per se; but! Our..."ancestors", for lack of a better word, did. Oh, well; I'll find out when I die.

Why death? Why do people think death brings answers?

barrax (author)Darth Trainman2009-02-09

because if religions is right, you go somewhere else. if evolution is right then we feel nothing. But against DW, what happens if we can't remember anything after death.

noobererer (author)barrax2009-06-09

The whole idea of religion is basically comfort. To think that you will never do anything ever again at all ever when you die is to scary of a thought for people to think of. Basically saying yeah it sucks if your going to die but then you atleast have something to look forward to instead of "ok, I guess this is the last thing I'm ever going to do.

barrax (author)noobererer2009-06-10

i don't see why you should be scared of death. if you die you won't know your dead, if you go into heaven or hell you'll have to put up with hell and you'll have to relax in heaven, which is a better prospect. if you live another life then you won't know about your death, most likely. And when you know you're about to die, you're might as well not worry about it.

DrWeird117 (author)barrax2009-06-10

It sucks 'cause you didn't do it.

DrWeird117 (author)DrWeird1172009-06-10

Aw, God. That sounded wrong. By "it", I meant the collective "it". So much stuff never done...

DrWeird117 (author)noobererer2009-06-09

Damn skippy.

DrWeird117 (author)barrax2009-06-09

What if we're just screwed for eternity? Sitting in blackness. Can't move. Can't do jack. That would suck, to say the least.

barrax (author)DrWeird1172009-06-10

oh don't put that thought in my head. imagine the endless annoyance.

DrWeird117 (author)barrax2009-06-10

Oh, I forgot--while listening to the Jonas Brothers on loop.

Probably does. Life is fun; it's like a jigsaw puzzle. The more you work on it, the more you can tell what the heck it is.

barrax (author)DrWeird1172009-02-09

no, our ancestors actually slowly evolved from apes. after thousands of years they get to looking like we do today. check the image from charles darwins theory of evolution

the first actual humans were around 35,000 yrs ago.

Close enough, you get the point...

You will never learn will you... *sigh*.

Learn what? A magic man in the sky said poof, and everything was?

Wrong! He was not a man, A man is sinful but God has never sinned, And he didnt say "poof" it took 6 days to make the world.

6 days compared to 4.5 billion years is "poof".

these arguments aren't going to get us anywhere. p.s this gatling gun only has one more shot than mine because its a shotgun.(:-})

I know, but still. Scientists should at least see beginnings of new cell structure. Right?

a nuclear bomb would just mutate or kill us, because even if we're out of the explosion range, there would still be fallout.

DrWeird117 (author)builder9682009-02-10

Right. Just like the Ghouls in Fallout 3.

DrWeird117 (author)DrWeird1172009-06-09

Man, did ANYone notice that was a joke?

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