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vangrace11 months ago

Hey, are you still an active member?

NOTICE EVERYONE PLZ READ IF U WANT 2 KNOW WHAT I AM CURRENTLY UP TO AND STUFF LIKE THAT NOTICE NOTICE NOTICE!!!!!!!!!! just so everyone knows i am currently waiting for an order to come in and will mostlikely be placing another order in soon to do testing on stuff when i have time i am testing the power of magnets not just any magnets im going to be testing the power of super magnets i believe the forces generated by these magnets may be great enough to power knex guns instead of using rubberbands this is the biggest delay in progress of the chain gun ive been reading up a bunch about the power of these super magnets basically they are very dangerous, they can crush fingers, brake arms, send metal objects flying across the room toward it, destroy computers, stop pacemakers, and pretty much cause alot of destruction if not used carefully and properly the magnets ive been looking at have a pulling power from 5 to 100lbs and that is all in a very small magnet less then a 1/4 of an inch in diameter that is power that i am looking into and hope to use to power my next generation of knex guns rubberbands are weak hard to use at high strenghts the tension messes with the guns strenght bends rods and basically are very limited in use if u want more power u need bigger rubber bands and a bigger ram this makes compact guns harder to make and less powerful than the larger designs w/ magnets the same amount of power maybe a little less maybe a little more can be generated in a neat clean no more rod bending small gun package it sounds sweet to me and so im going to experiment around with the magnets before i continue work on my chain gun sry but i don't want to spend a bunch of money completing a gun that will be redesigned almost immediatly after being completed it just isn't worth the money so for now and probably the next month or so i will be testing out the magnets if they work as i have invisioned them 2 i have awesome ideas for them so thanks for your support and patience by the way any magnet that can break bones and lift 100lbs sounds strong enough to shoot a knex gun pretty darn far im hoping to shoot one of the designs 100ft and possibly further but i don't want to be too optimistic but why not this might shoot really really far who knows? right so thats why im testing it out if u have any complaints or concerns or just comments let me know i hope this excites u as much as it does me and i hope u agree a chain gun can wait if i can make it 100x better through a little bit of testing perfection can't be rushed thanks again everyone and i hope my designs and ideas have inspired u all
 cool! ill look into it too, what are the ones ur talking bout called?
I have a couple of these magnets you are talking about, my friend ripped them out of a computer hardrive I believe. Anyway, they are very powerful and that's a good idea. It won't be easy though.
you must type fast
wow, that was the longest setence i have read in a long time. lol.
dsman1952768 years ago
:-( mepains dog died...
The Jamalam8 years ago
i think it's ironic that you (mepains dog toby) came before mepain to instructables
iKill (author)  The Jamalam8 years ago
lol my original name was ikill... and i think im going to ask ewilhelm to change it back right now.
iKill (author)  The Jamalam8 years ago
yes sir it did.
it changed!
Whaleman8 years ago
Did Mepain force you to change your name? I do not know why anyone would voluntarily call himself a dog unless it was, in fact, true.
iKill (author)  Whaleman8 years ago
lol no, ive been talking to mepain on aim for a while, and have seen his dog many a time, so i decided to change me name for some reason
ewilhelm9 years ago
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