Introduction: Knex Rocket Launcher

this is how to modify the "splodies" instructable into a rocket launcher kind of.

Step 1: First Build This

this is the base

Step 2: Build the Launch Pad Rod and the Projectile

NOTE the projectile is shown on the left of the first picture and it needs to have the rubber band tied on yhe end of it (shown in picture 2)

Step 3: Connecting/ Launching/firing

connect the launch pad rod to the base and make sure to connect the part with the 2 orange connectors to the base not the other way around.hook the rubber band over the orange thing and pull back then make sure the rod hooks a lil bit on the orange connector then hold like shown in the picture and let go. if it does'nt fire then grab a knex rod of any size and lightly tap it then it should fire



P.S. this is my first instructable, tell me how you like it/hate it!

Comments

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Jgamer (author)2010-02-16

not too bad but not as good as i expected

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PotatoCoffee (author)Jgamer2012-09-20

Lol, this was 4 years old...

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RavenFox6041 (author)2010-02-16

nice but i know u can do better

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TigerNod (author)2009-07-21

Hey dude I added this to the We love splodies group.

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dugidug123 (author)2008-09-22

it looks simple but cool

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therandomperson (author)2008-07-28

could you make it better?

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its already really cool make it bigger!! then it will be ver very cool

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pls (author)2008-04-16

thats kinda cool

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Gunnyzmith (author)2008-03-24

neat

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dramamine (author)2007-12-19

At first I didn't like it but that was because I couldn't get it to fire correctly and having to hold it to load and whatnot was annoying. But hey, I stuck a little gray piece through one of the orange/brown connectors and there we go, pull and fire. :P It couldn't used some more images to see it better and maybe some instruction on how to fire it.

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Joezus (author)2007-07-09

The launch rod could be stonger cos it tends to bend before you launch

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anickle060193 (author)2007-05-26

dont get how to fire it

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dartman (author)2007-02-11

nice instructable btw, but i dont think that Splodies qualify as rockets, as rockets are self propelled and carry their fuel with them, i designed such a rocket out of knex and will be posting it soon

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Antony (author)2007-02-04

:-0 WOW, At first I thought that the base was
going to shift forward when i was about to launch. Its
pretty simple...but make sure you're not under a ceiling fan like I was.

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mickey shimitz (author)2006-12-23

awesome u should post your modifications

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mickey shimitz (author)2006-11-07

P.S. make sure thelaunch pad rod is straight.:)

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Danny (author)mickey shimitz2006-12-08

girl hands (sorry couldent resist)

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fobblewabble (author)2006-11-26

mine works good but is a little unstable

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PetervG (author)2006-11-08

So its not a rocket launcher . . Its a Knex Launcher

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PetervG (author)2006-11-07

What does it fire? (I didn't read it) "knex rocket launcher" ? Rocket?

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mickey shimitz (author)PetervG2006-11-07

if your not going to build it then skip to step 2 and look at the thing on the left in the first picture PS i just finished this like 30 seconds ago and where i live it's 7:37

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Bio: my reaL NAME IS MIKE AND I'M REALLY REALLY GOOD WITH KNEX AND KNEX GUNS I ALSO LIKE BUILDING CATAPULTS AND STUFF LIKE THAT
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