Introduction: Knex 5 Pound Gatling Gun.

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very big and strong gatling gun. works very well. made by Givadanger.

just to let you know, there have been 3 other instructables on this gun . this is the orignal not some copy of someone elses work.

Step 1: Base

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this took me a long time to make from the few pictures of it.

Step 2: Barrel

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you need to make 8 barrels.

Step 3: Drive Rod

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make from the pictures.

Step 4: Putting It Together

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put the barrels on the drive rod.

Step 5: Loading and Firing

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1. move blue gear. pic 1

2. pull back rams. pic 2

3. load yellow rods. pic 3 and 4

4. move blue gear back, turn motors on and push triger firer( thing on the side). pic 5

Step 6: Crank Atachment

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first build the back.

atach with green rods insted of yellow rods.

then atach the crank.


dsman195276 (author)2012-07-25

I have to say, coming back some years later (I made this instructable in... Middle school I believe and I'm in college now) I can't help but laugh. It somewhat amazes me that I look at it now and I can see how bad it is, but when I was in Middle School I looked this thing over at least 5 times to make sure it was perfect.


thegreyhunter (author)2012-11-30

can you put 1 motor on it? i have just one!

Um, sorry to say I don't actually know, I haven't had this built for some years now. But, what I do know is if you do build it and find that one motor doesn't work for whatever reason, you could always mess around with some gears a little bit on it. I don't know how long you've been building with K'Nex, but if you were to say attach a small gear to the motor and then use that small gear to turn a bigger gear on the barrels, that could give you more power (though it'd turn slower)

And honestly, when I first made this I didn't even have motors on it, just a crank on the end which is easy enough to make and just as much fun ;)


maliquimoore2001 (author)2012-08-13

that is awesome!

jacobvan97 (author)2012-07-14

u really need to post how many of each piece is needed to make this, like a parts list so that way when we build it we can go out and buy all the parts to build it beforehand it would make it much more convenient.

dsman195276 (author)jacobvan972012-07-25

Sorry, in hind site I probably should have added one, but It's been years now (5 in fact judging by the dates in the pictures) and I don't have the gun anymore to count the pieces.

Sorry. But while I can't give you an exact number, if you just count how many connectors you need for one barrel, multiply it by 16, that should give you a rough estimate of the pieces needed. You probably have enough parts already to build the entire base assuming you have the two motors needed. I'm fairly certain I would work with just one, but if you have two then you can be certain you'd be able to get it working.


knextank (author)2011-08-11

I just finished a auto-machine gun with 1 rubberband and 1 motor, but the range is quiet silly ( 4 - 6 feet ) and there is just enough space for 4 bullets

builder968 (author)2008-11-29

you should stuff the barrels with as many green rods as you can, giving you... THE SHOTGUN GATLING GUN!!!

knexguy92 (author)builder9682011-03-06

Iovin' the profile pic dude! :) do u play reach? whats ur gt?

builder968 (author)knexguy922011-03-13

Yeah, I play reach. I'll send you my GT in a PM, I don't want any spam.

that would be tight

minerug (author)2008-10-12

How about this...

knexguy92 (author)minerug2011-03-06

Your comment has the most replies I've ever seen...


KnexFreek (author)minerug2009-12-15

thats insane!!!!

how many gray rods long is/was it?

minerug (author)KnexFreek2009-12-18

At least about three or four. Once again, I must say the whole gun bit didn't rotate very well 

I_am_Canadian (author)minerug2009-01-23


KnexFreek (author)I_am_Canadian2009-12-15

 mow to mount it ontop of your cannon.....

(minerug's gun on a car thingo) look way up^^^^^^^^^

182515 (author)minerug2009-12-15

LOL ! Thats Awesome

An Villain (author)minerug2009-06-23

now make it remote controlled.

halfroboy (author)minerug2009-06-08

lol u own WAY too many pieces... (almost as much as me)

RMConstruction (author)minerug2009-05-31

Looks cool, i know its didmanteled, but did the gatling gun rotate?

minerug (author)RMConstruction2009-05-31

I had another motor inside the back hooked up to it. Admittedly it didn't work too well.

RMConstruction (author)minerug2009-05-31


Knex_Gun_Builder (author)minerug2009-01-23

ccccccoooooooooooooollllllllll post!!!!!!!!!

minerug (author)Knex_Gun_Builder2009-01-23

Unfortunatly, you won't be getting a 'ible about this, cos' I had to dismantle it.. =(

Blame my parents..

Knex_Gun_Builder (author)minerug2009-01-24


minerug (author)Knex_Gun_Builder2009-01-24

That's what I thought...

Iridium7 (author)minerug2009-05-22

Parents, ruining our fun since we were born.

dsman195276 (author)minerug2008-10-12

that is sweet....

minerug (author)dsman1952762008-10-12

Yeah, but it can't go forwards faster than a snail, because the weight of the gun flexes the axels. I'm still working on it.. (the turret works)

builder968 (author)minerug2008-10-12


husbag3 (author)2009-10-29

i dont have enough pieces even with changing the yellow connectors for green ones. how du get so many?

narutokid201 (author)2009-09-25

how many knex did you use to make this

ausi_mill (author)2009-09-12

how much can i buy it for

dsman195276 (author)ausi_mill2009-09-12

1. i don't have it any more 2. i would never think of selling my k'nex

crazyhorse7 (author)2009-09-10

that is insane!!! i like it

natethegreat88 (author)2009-08-20

Wow, that thing is massive. I'm suprised that it only weighs 5lbs. Bonus points for adding a crank attatchment. I'll try to make it IF i ever get all of the peices.

And may i ask how far this shoots and like how many peices this took?

Foaly7 (author)2009-08-14

how many of what pieces do you need to build this!

barrett50cal (author)2009-06-09

that thing would be a pain to reload....but when you shoot it at people and when you have to reaload, just throw the thing at them so they get knocked out, giving you time to reload. lol

Mr Tenacious (author)2007-11-13

That is one Big gun, how many pieces do you have.

17,000 xD

i got around 10,000 peices total... i can make anything on the site exept for the srv1.... uses too many on one peice....oh and i might be one of the very few people on insctructalbes that can construct one of darthtrainman's (have no life) Ball towers!! woo!! no offence to trainman, they're just giant....

dsman195276 (author)Mr Tenacious2007-11-15

in my intire colection i probely have + or - 10,000. considering i have over 1,000 red rods.

builder968 (author)dsman1952762008-11-29

thats alot of red rods...

i have over 1000 blue rods and it think 1600+ purple connectors. Red rods? maybe 1000.

yea me to. the collection i have is not very even with the amount of eatch peace. i have a lot of blue rods but not a lot of green connectors.

I have 1200+ green rods. And yet 400 Gray rods. And about 100 tiny blue spacers. Some 17 motors.

i have 200 spacers. only 200 grey caps(i need more.).

Mr Tenacious (author)dsman1952762007-11-15


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