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55mm E(x60) Class, X985 VIVISECTOR, v1.1.0.8


I'd like to start off this hulk by telling the story of the Vivisector. Originally, It was but a giant, 60 shot wheel. Then, I got the idea to make it back mounted. I built a casing that wasn't nearly strong enough. I built another. And another. I ended up wasting an enormous amount of my pieces on the shell. But here it is, in all its glory - the Vivisector.

This Instruction will be in 9 parts - The Wheel, The Bullets, The Motor Cage, The Back, The Base, The Sides, The Front, The Top, and The Attachments.

Piece Count:
Gray Rods: 131
Red Rods: 312
Yellow Rods: 733
Blue Rods: 1385
White Rods: 240
Green Rods: 543
Flexi Rods: 0
Total Rods: 3344
Blue 3D Connectors: 685
Purple 3D Connectors: 795
White 8-Slot Connectors: 87
Yellow 5-Slot Connectors: 330
Orange 5-Slot Connectors :0
Green 4-Slot Connectors: 2
Red 3-Slot Connectors: 6
Orange 2-Slot Connectors: 254
Gray 2-Slot Connectors: 125
Gray 1-Slot Connectors: 286
Tabbed Connectors :64
Black Y Connectors: 5
Green Crossties: 0
Total Connectors: 2639
Other Parts
Silver Bearings: 20
Blue Bearings: 40
Wheels: 0
Motors: 2
Balls: 0
Gears: 5
Panels: 50
Chain Links: 0
Hinges: 0
Figures: 0
Total Other Parts: 122
Total Parts: 6100

Yeah. 6100.
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Step 1: The Wheel/Bullets I: Overview

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The Wheel. This Step is purposely placed first, as I know many of you couldn't care less about the frame. Or you just don't have the pieces to build it.

Anyway, Piece count is as follows...

Gray Rods: 102
Red Rods: 102
Yellow Rods: 204
Blue Rods: 60
White Rods: 76
Green Rods: 112
Total Rods: 656
Blue 3D Connectors: 120
White 8-Slot Connectors: 14
Yellow 5-Slot Connectors: 160
Orange 2-Slot Connectors: 184
Gray 2-Slot Connectors: 120
Gray 1-Slot Connectors: 256
Tabbed Connectors:61
Total Connectors: 915
Other Parts:
Silver Bearings: 2
Blue Bearings: 1
Total Other Parts: 3
Total Parts: 1574
+60 Rubber Bands (#32, Doubled Up)

Step 2: The Wheel I: The Core

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Build this part. If you're only building the wheel, ignore the silver spacers and white snowflakes at the edges.

Step 3: The Wheel II: The Spokes

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This is a true PAIN.

2: Build 64. These are singles

3: Build 24. These are doubles.

Connect singles to 1,2,4,6 and 8,9,11, and 13 (Grey facing towards center)
1,8 2,9 4,11 and 6,13 are all pairs.

Connect doubles to 3,5,7 and the other sides to 10, 12, and 14, respectively (Grey facing center)
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dansdoc3 years ago
i bet that tickled when you shot yourself!
I'd be LOL so hard if I could see that thing in action if it does :)
Dood.. why didn't you put your user as " The Knex Einstein"?
SteamOh2 years ago
Indeedly doodly amazing, but what a shame that it doesnt hurt.... It would make it so much better to be ahrmful ;]
Impressive... Most Impressive... :D lol! I have that many parts! I just don't think I'd have enough time to build that... well maybe I do... OK technically I could!

The music at the beginning of your video. Do you know what that's from?

It's Carl Orff's Carmina Burana - 1st movement - O Fortuna. An epic song which I'm learning in the Colorado Springs Youth Symphony. A VERY technical piece for percussion, but VERY FUN!! The only difference is we're playing all 25 movements and performing them not just the first.

But anyway nice job!! :)

Well, this is awesome. I dont see why many more people havent built it...
I know everyone could build this. lol
I can build it but I'm short one motor.
not me D:>

Because it takes 6100 peices
It's too big man.....
GASSYPOOTS3 years ago
make a more powerful mini version :D
I wonder if I was the only one who though "K'nex Minecraft Dispenser" when I saw the video.

Seriously, this is legit! Nicely done!

Helpful tip (from film/video major) for any future slow-motion shots: To make the slow-motion shot smoother, put your camera in manual mode and set the shutter speed from 1/60 to something like 1/1000. This will make the video much smoother. However, it will be much darker, so light the room as much as possible (and if you can, open the aperture (Iris) all the way) while doing this. Hope this helps!
AJSZodiac3 years ago
He made them out of the skin of his enemies, must be the only reason why he doesnt wanna tell people.
Pizzapie5005 years ago
Um i don't want to be mean so yeah (no offense) but do you have a life at all?
I mean u have 6100 pieces WITH leftovers and it took over 6 months with tons of fails, would you be able to do this when school starts? If you can, you either have a really nice teacher or your super fast with homework. Btw where'd you get all those knex i have about 3000.
P.S roughly how many knex you have? Including spacers and those mini pieces.
I take this back because i now have 100+ pounds of knex
I only wish I had the ability to invent things with my K'nex. I have just built the 6ft Ferris Wheel but I rarely if ever build something without the instructions :(
haha. that made me laugh.
cool knex133 years ago
Can it be hand cranked
Dude, this thing goes on your back.... it would be kinda hard to hand-crank...
lol i typed in knex pistol and this is what came up
brainiac1203 years ago
OMG This is the first time I've looked at this instructable and I swear i thought it was a ball machine!
Polarize3 years ago
Nice work :D this is mental
wobbler3 years ago
Totally mad. I love it! Have you thought of replacing the bullets with propeller blades- this thing might fly, or at least dry your hair?
Hiyadudez5 years ago
NNNNNOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have made the wheel, and about 3/4 of the casing, and I have ran out of pieces! NOOOO!!! Imma buy some more peices off ebay anywayzz..
try not using that meny peices in the body frame work skip peaices.
Well he did post a piece count.
Love in the video where it says 'Doesn't hurt' and the boy then walks off wincing and touching his shoulder. Great instructable though!
cool knex134 years ago
Can you use any other moters? Because I really what to make it!!!!!!
holy crap thats awesome i would fill it tic tics and get hit in a holy shower of sweets emmm
And then try to eat when there coming at you! Rofl
dareliqe4 years ago
factknowhow5 years ago
 you have way to much time
Goochmaster5 years ago
My Aunt Has A Hissy Fit Just Becuase I Have 2 Sets Of Knex..
Crane Set And Rippin Rocket Rollercoster..
I Cant Imagine What She Would Say/Do If I Had All That..
ewilhelm6 years ago
My favorite part is the locking front chest piece.
 OMG !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YOU COMMENTED ON A KNEX GUN OMG!!!!!!!!!
would you make one comment on this???? PLEASE :


No to me mean, but I really don't think he will comment on something like that.

LOL i know i just wanted one measly comment lol!
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