Introduction: The First Ever Knex Rubber Band Gatling Gun!

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After i saw a video on youtube on how to make a lego rubber band gatling gun, i wanted to make one out of knex. I thought the entire night on how to and came up with this! I have never seen any of these on instructables ever. (P.S. this is my first knex instructable.)

Step 1: Peices

You will need:
15 yellow rods
15 red rods
6 gray rods
1 blue rod
24 green rods
5 white rods
3 white connectors
8 yellow rods
6 red connectors
10 blue snowflakes
9 purple half moons
1 gray clip
2 big wheels
2 orange connectors
5 tan clips
10 silver spacers
5 blue spacers
13 green connectors

Step 2: Build Frame

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Build the frame. you can make the frame like you want because i used random peices. you dont need gears, but they make it faster.

Step 3: IMPORTANT! Build the Wheel

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it may look like it wont work, but i spent a long time in upgrading the wheel.

Step 4: Put It Together

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ad the wheel to the base on the middle gray rod with 2 silver spacers from the front. put four silver spacers and 2 blue spacers behind it. take the string and attach with a green rod to the orange connectors and put the wheels on the outside. Then connect the string to one of the red rods on the wheel. tie for support.

Step 5: Loading

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attach a rubber band onto the front of the green and pull it back over the string, repeat as much as you can. make sure the sting is as far back on the red and the rubber band is at the bottom of the red, making sure that every rubber band you load up is above the other. this will make it work. then turn the crank and watch.

Step 6: Upgrade

you can replace the red rods with the rubber band holders and put a bendy rod in the front in the green connector holes, i shot 32 shots with about 2 shots per second like this (sry no pic)

Step 7: New Barrel Easier, More Powerful, Better

sry no pic but there is a red rod with a purple yellow connector thingy with a yellow connector at the tip. the purple connector is hooked on in the middle, the yellow at the end. they are hooked to the snowflake by green rods.


Miles Tails Prower (author)2008-11-27

If you create the following K'NEX gun you have an automatic launcher.

It looks like the purple piece would fall off after too much power

i made some thing like that

stevoIution (author)2008-01-02


WTF, if i said - on every instructable... man, i don't even want to think about it. i would appreciate it if you stopped just putting - no every single instructable.(and who is that in the picture. Is that you?) (i hope not.

Who said I put a - on every single instructable? That's kind of ridiculous. It's not me in the picture, is your avatar a picture of you?

oh and yeah, i look like a pineapple...

Are you lacking facial features, or is that the back of your head?

Exactly: The first one. My nose and mouth got erased in a dreadful comic incident involving a homicidal eraser and me.

LOL what happened to your eyes and ears?

theyz exploded.

that sucks

i have there scars for my face lol =)

That guy in his picture is twitch off southpark. lol

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bounty1012 (author)DrWeird1172009-01-08

lol it would have been funnier if I did this:

u r dumb

dsman195276 (author)stevoIution2008-01-02

your back?!!?

stevoIution (author)dsman1952762008-01-03

How hard exactly do you think it is to make another account?

dsman195276 (author)stevoIution2008-01-03

not sure. but i saw a line through your name!

altaria1993 (author)dsman1952762008-01-02

was he gone?

dsman195276 (author)altaria19932008-01-02

yea he was band.

paperninja (author)2008-07-19

hey i have no intentions of posting this but i made this one RB Gatling gun it was sweet, it could easily hold 90-100 shots and it was powerful enough to dent a can. simply put its like this only better and bigger.


agent harmsy (author)paperninja2008-07-30

POST IT! I've been working on one like that recently, but it was a flop! I'd like to just see even one pic! (assuming you still have it)

bounty1012 (author)2008-08-15

umm do you need the gears?

snake_eyes (author)2008-06-16

i made one that holds forty shots and is much smaller should i post?

matstermind (author)snake_eyes2008-06-29

YES!!! PLEASE POST!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

paperninja (author)2008-01-06

just made new barrel design works awesome make from pic

Darth Trainman (author)2008-01-02

Meh. But... Does it fire 60 Rubberbands?

paperninja (author)2008-01-02

does it fire 32 shots?

Kaiven (author)2008-01-02

there is a rubberband gatling gun, and minigun

dsman195276 (author)2008-01-02

not bad. i made somthing like this but i never posted it. i think yours is better.

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