Introduction: A Mousetrap Made Out of Knex

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Hello everyone, this is my first instructable. so i'm open for comments.

in this istructable is show you how to make a mouse trap out of knex.
Imade him out of my myself!

Step 1: This Is What You Need

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grap all this stuff to make my mouse trap

Step 2: Stap 1

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make this

Step 3: Stap 2

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also make this

Step 4: Stap 3

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and ofcourse make also this.

Step 5: Stap 4 the Elastics

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and also make this

Step 6: Make It Ready

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okey  your done!!!

please give comments.


Trevor Parker (author)2017-05-14

how the hell do you set it ive been trying to interpret tthe TWO PICTURES for almost an hour

jvolbeda (author)2011-08-01

je bent bat kleine zwarte dingetje vergeten uit stap 2 maar voor de rest cool hoor

hazza the gun (author)jvolbeda2011-08-21

you're little black bat thing forgotten in step 2 but otherwise cool horn?

jvolbeda (author)hazza the gun2011-08-22

that is Dutch
You're little black bat thing visitors forget step 2 BUT for the rest cool hearing

ryanspare (author)2011-03-23


knexguy92 (author)2011-03-06

I modified this a LOT and now it works brilliantly; it has loads of power and is very sturdy. Initially I changed it because I didn't understand how to load it, so I changed the way It loads. When I had done that it kept exploding under the pressure of the rubber bands, so I made It more sturdy. Thanks for the initial base trap though! =D

dominicjones (author)2011-01-14

cool contraption it works awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

JaymzFlipper (author)2010-12-20

I respect y'all and everything, but, this is one of the most error filled knex creations I have built. I don't mean to sound rude, but it had so many problems it isn't funny. I built it identical to the way you did but when I attempted to stretch the elastics across the trap it literally just exploded, it flew apart in every direction. It could have worked if you had made the frame sturdier. When I was finally able to put the elastics onto the trap, it snapped shut even if I held it open. The elastics also snapped. The trap without elastics would collapse if I moved it. I am ranting on but everything mentioned above could possibly become fatal if not corrected.

Y'all represented with the bear trap which is flawless, 5.0/5.0. However this is too far.

My rating -------------------> 1.5/5.0

k-n-e-x(leaved ibls) (author)2010-12-12

mouse are cute i'm not gonna kill em

aleceatsfood (author)2010-09-21

I added another trap on the others side so it kinda of workked like a bear trap but it was too much of a fail. Possibly find a way to and more strength to it because when it releises it goes pretty slow =D

lukeD (author)aleceatsfood2010-09-21

I will work on it!!!

maybe if you like it I can work on a bear trap.
If you want so just say it. XD

aleceatsfood (author)lukeD2010-09-21

Sure a bear trap would be cool ive looked them up on here but i dont have that many bendy sticks so i couldn't build it

lukeD (author)aleceatsfood2010-09-22

I am gonna work at it

(with less bendy sticks)

aleceatsfood (author)lukeD2010-09-22

yay!!!! oh g2g bye!

aleceatsfood (author)2010-09-21

oh and have you ever tried making the guns? i've made a few (most fails) but kinda good so i guess you're smarter then me at this so....yah!XD

garrett13 (author)2010-02-18

spank you very much!!!!!

Millawi Legend (author)2010-02-09

What a lovely Knex death trap you have there.

aleceatsfood (author)2010-01-22

really cool I like it. It's a little weak or maybe its just mine but nice creation!!!

lukeD (author)aleceatsfood2010-01-23


Killer~SafeCracker (author)2009-11-24

The trap looks rally good, but you need to fix up your grammer.


Yeah, but that's spelling, no one cares about spaeleing.

Uh...grammar not grammer.

LOL, Didn't see that.

Haha. Ok.


I like the new avatar!

Thanks, I made it myself. :-)


lukeD (author)Killer~SafeCracker2009-11-25

sorry for this, I'm not very good in english because I'm from Netherlands

lemonie (author)2009-11-24

Mice quite like chocolate.


bigdylan91 (author)lemonie2009-11-24

they also love peanut butter

lemonie (author)bigdylan912009-11-24

Oh yes, even better thanks for reminding me. My dad shot (and killed) a rat this week...


chopstx (author)lemonie2009-11-25

Why do you need to shoot a rat, when you could just bring my cat?

(he once caught a 17 inch rat with the tail!)

lemonie (author)chopstx2009-11-25

I guess the cats aren't that good around there...


chopstx (author)lemonie2009-11-25


bigdylan91 (author)lemonie2009-11-24

your welcome

Vynash (author)2009-11-24

Does this actually work???

If so awesome.

lukeD (author)Vynash2009-11-25

no sorry for that, it is not powerfull enough

Vynash (author)lukeD2009-11-25

ohhh ok.

~KGB~ (author)Vynash2009-11-24

nice idea! 5*

smattman22 (author)2009-11-24

 must build........5*

Mr. Muggle (author)2009-11-24

cool, this is a good idea 4*

DJ Radio (author)2009-11-24

Does it kill mice like real ones, or does it just catch them?  Either way, pretty cool, 4.5*

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