Introduction: Mini Knex Launcher

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launches knex into the air, also could be a weapon

There is supposed to be a rubber band at the end of it

Step 1: The Pieces You Will Need

There are three white connectors, twenty-nine orange connectors, two tan connectors, nine gray rods, two white rods, and one yellow rod

Step 2: First Make the Shell

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start with the white piece and snap all but one gray rod on it like so.

Step 3: The Pattern

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now arrange 26 orange pieces in the middle in any pattern, it does not matter. Just make sure it attatches to its opposite.

Step 4: Attatch the Other White Piece

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This is the hard part, you may want to use a hammer, observe four of the gray rods have been lifted up so the whit connector can fit

Step 5: Now It Is Time for the Firing Rod

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make the rod then put the rubberband through the rod. Make sure the rubber band is in the right position.

Step 6: This Is the Final Step

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All you need to do is attatch the firing rod to the end of the shell with two tan connectors. MISTAKE! there is supposed to be a rubber band on the firing rod, in the same place as before.

Just stick in the bullet and pull the yellow rod.

Step 7: Bullets

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These are some of the bullets you can make


Sharpie_Samurai (author)2007-02-06

>>launches knex into the air,

And that is useful how?

>>also could be a weapon

HOW? What is this thing supposed to protect you from? Burglars? The Hamburglar perhaps. The only way this could stop anyone is if it made them laugh themselves to death from it's ridiculousness. Look, I'm not saying anything bad about you personally. I'm sure you meant well by this. But K'nex is not something everyone has in their house. It isn't a common, everyday item. What it is, is a toy. Usually, Instructables show someone how to make an item perform better, expand it's function, or show you a new skill. You seem like a nice kid, I'm sure you'll do better on your next one if you leave the toys at home.

Whaleman (author)Sharpie_Samurai2007-02-06

if u dont like knex instructables then dont clik on them, capiche?

Sharpie_Samurai (author)Whaleman2007-02-07

People would have more respect for you if you learned to spell and had proper grammar. Also "capiche" is not a word, chech it out for yourself:

Remember, knowing is half the battle.

it is a word (DDD) :D

It's Italian slang (and he misspelled it...shock of shocks).

robodud3 (author)Sharpie_Samurai2007-03-04

dude like wat the fraks ur problem were just screwing around w/ some plastic toys sure there are som insane "knex engineres out there" but give us a break were only having like fun so wat if we cant spell and and dont go back and check if we spelled everything correct we dont care were only doing this cuz we have no life no like minded friends alot of time on our hands if u looked at me on the street i dought geek would be the first thing to pop into ur pariniod mind but hottie wouldnt either i think we all just do this cuz were having fun not demorilizing 10-collageage kids for being cocky and saying stupid stuff so go get a life ur worse than us

acidbass (author)robodud32010-07-20

stop making an a#s of yourself

twisted (author)Sharpie_Samurai2007-03-27

You suck. I think you need to relax? Quit being a jerk, and find a better use of your time. Like shooting kittens with that gun of yours! (lots-o-fun) anyways.... decent instructable... and an okay gun ~Jhalek90

Whaleman (author)Sharpie_Samurai2007-02-08

there are many ways to spell it

Sharpie_Samurai (author)Whaleman2007-02-08

Only one way to do it correctly. Might I suggest the new Firefox browser. I has a built-in spell checker.

i has? is should be i have :)

Whaleman (author)Sharpie_Samurai2007-02-08

see, capiche here many ways to spell it, including "capiche", and please, drop the subject, we hav put many posts about the correct way to spell capiche.

Sharpie_Samurai (author)Whaleman2007-02-08

For once, I agree with you. Whats more apparently this is getting neither of us anywhere and is doing nothing but pissing both sides of the issue off. I move that we just simply agree to disagree.

Whaleman (author)Sharpie_Samurai2007-02-09

then its agreed

Whaleman (author)Sharpie_Samurai2007-02-08

ya, i hav that, doesnt say anything about "capiche"

who cares???

Mepain (author)Sharpie_Samurai2007-02-07

in case you didnt notice, but TOYS are usually meant for KIDS, and there are quite a few KIDS on this site. LEAVE THEM ALONE. by the way, knex arent only a toy, but also are used in structural designing for bridges, etc. FYI

Sharpie_Samurai (author)Mepain2007-02-07

They build bridges with K'nex? I seriously doubt it.

Mepain (author)Sharpie_Samurai2007-02-07

you can doubt what you want, but at least i have proof to back me up. and... what? >: P

Sharpie_Samurai (author)Mepain2007-02-08

Yeah, 'engineers' at K'nex. Show proof where REAL engineers (like for a state department of safety or a highway and transportation department) use them and we'll talk. I also love the way they said "Don't try this at home". probably because they know it isn't a good idea. I also notice they used wood planks to reinforce it. I guess even they know the product is to weak to be reliable. So building TOY bridges, I'll grant you.

bunduk (author)Sharpie_Samurai2007-02-08

These are not toys they are weapons!!!

Sharpie_Samurai (author)bunduk2007-02-08

Ok, you shoot a ceramic tile with your rubber band or spring powered k'nex gun at 50 yards and I'll shoot it with my 7.62 x 54 Dragunov SWD-M at 300 yards and we'll see which is a weapon.

xero1 (author)Sharpie_Samurai2008-01-16

i very highly doubt you have a rel one of these

Whaleman (author)Sharpie_Samurai2007-02-08

Dragunov SWD-M doesn't exist, u mean SVD?

Sharpie_Samurai (author)Whaleman2007-02-08

From Jane's Online Edition
SWD-M, a modernized version with heavier barrel, detachable bipod, new side mount and PCO LD-6x42 scope. Created in ZM Lucznik for Polish Army and Ministry of Internal Affairs units before the project was canceled in favour of buying new 7.62 mm SAKO TRG-21 rifles.


listen idiot the weapon is not a firearm it is a toy gun wihch shootspellets, plastic
a firearm is a weapon which uses gunpowder.

Mike Cortes (author)Mike Cortes2007-08-15

and its not dangerous

A Dragunov SWD-M Sniper rifle. Those aren't legal in the U.S., unless your from the U.K. or another country. Trust me. I'd know. My dad is a police Liutenant. On the other hand, I have a legalized weapon. A WWII Arisaka Type 99 Marksman rifle.

hobo lord (author)Whaleman2007-02-26

a dragunov uses such an obosolete clip and bulky clip, but this guy means to use it as a weapon in knex wars, A game similar to paint ball

Sypran (author)Sharpie_Samurai2007-06-03

dude u can build modles of bridges to help dessine bridges that are strong yet cheap, my dad builds tall buildings and such all the time and gess what his job is... an engineer lol!!!!!!

look agian there is no wood under it!!!

lemonie (author)bobbyk8812007-02-11

Perhaps Elaine's butt is providing essential support...?

Upon further examination of the picture, I'll concede that what I thought was wood is actually yellow pieces. At least I'm man enough to admit when I'm wrong.

bunduk (author)Sharpie_Samurai2007-02-08

I carry a little cocked pistol everywhere I go.

Now think of this:
If david killed goliath killed a human and a giant at with a sling and stone that think what a 50ft knex pistol could do...alot.

Sharpie_Samurai (author)bunduk2007-02-08

>>I carry a little cocked pistol everywhere I go.

I see you are from the UK (at least according to your profile). Well, according to the Parliament's Firearms Act of 1997, it is illegal for UK citizens to possess a firearm under 28 empirical inches in overall length. The only exceptions to this are police and military. Which are you, police, military or liar? If you are military, you should be reprimanded for you disregard for safety and firearms policy which clearly states that carrying a firearm in such a manner is a court marshal offense. If you are police / Interpol, then you should be demoted and sent back to basic training for the same reason.

>>If david killed goliath killed a human and a giant at with a sling and stone that think what a 50ft knex pistol could do...alot.

I'd love to see your 50 foot long k'nex pistol. Really, I would! By the way, isn't 50' a little too long for something to be considered a pistol? It a little too long to be considered a rifle as well. How do you walk with a holster that big?

K'nex guns aren't firearms, they don't use an explosive charge to propel the projectile from the barrel Neither can they be classed as airguns; no compressed air used. as far as i know, a K'nex gun isn't illegal to carry here, but he WOULD have some tricky questions to answer if he got stopped by the police

Reiben (author)2008-06-07

cool, a gernade launcher, some reason im gona put this on ma p90...

l)eM()N (author)2008-03-23

What program did you use for the modeling?

MCLAD. Search it on instructables and a link will show up.

ashchetm (author)2008-02-16

laf y didnt u use snowflakes instead of a thousand tan clips?, let me refrase that; WHY DID YOU BUILD IT???????? check out some other knex guns and try building them, but honestly i think knex "launchers" dont get more medieval not to say lame

sajada (author)ashchetm2008-03-20

I think its nice.

dezrtime (author)2008-02-04

you need to stop using 3d figeres

ClemensY290 (author)2007-07-23

what program did you use if it is mlcad can you help i am having a few problems

captianchase (author)2007-06-09

sharpie samurai would u rather not have anything or have a knex gun where shooting the person in the face, throat, or groin could stall him long enough to punch/kick/get a cliver/get help/any kind of hard object to hit with.

captianchase (author)2007-06-06

not all weapons are used for protection, some are just used for fun or to shoot/hit ur friends

ash1494 (author)2007-05-26

how do u make those drawings?

ianbar20 (author)2007-03-06

sharpie samurai every 1 on this will, if they already dont, hate you for not likeing knex guns and when u corect people, their spelling ,and taking every thing so literaly . really.

Colton (author)2007-02-09

how do you get diagrams like that reply back so I can know and give some pictures on how to build a ballista that I built.

Marshmellow (author)Colton2007-02-25

i used mlcad from toulvus

snadon1963 (author)2007-02-14

Focus people....these comments I believe are supposed to be comments on the original intructable. This has become a forum on spelling, grammar and ,(of all things), Eastern European Military rifles. I must admit that S_S is responsible for that. Seems to have a little dig for everones' comments. As for this instructable here: A small, slightly amusing k'nex launcher. It'll never replace any model of Dragunov or any other "real" weapon (for which i doubt it was ever intended) , but it does show the use of ones imagination....Which is what intstructables are all about

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