New Mag Idea

So, I was thinking and I came up with a new idea for a mag.It works almost the same to the P90's mag system. So in a p90 the rifle rounds sit sideways in the mag. Then, they get rotated into the barrel and shot out. Since the bullets are sideways in the mag it can hold alot. So I was thinking if we could use that idea with a bunch of green rods sitting sideways. The olny problem is that the bullets would be fired out of the gun sideways which would decrease the range of the gun. Heres a simple pic to show you what I mean _______________mag_________________ 0000000000000 bullets 0000000000000000\ 00000000000000000000000000000000000 \--------------barrel----------- ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Yeah. I know its confusing but all the little 'o's are the sideways green rods then they get pushed into the barrel and fired. The really only point of all this is to increase the mag capacity of all horizontal mag. So send me a message if you have any questions.

Posted by didexo 6 years ago

The future of K'nex guns?

What is the future of K'nex guns? It had literally been almost a year since I had been on this site, and when I came back, I was almost shocked to see that the best guns a year ago are still the best guns today.  There has been almost no improvements or innovations in the past year, and in many cases, the guns have gotten worse.   I really don't want to sound mean but this is a problem.  The only ones that I have seen (and I haven't looked around too thoroughly yet, so correct me if I am wrong) that have created something notably innovative and new are TheDunkis (new ram concept and gun), Zak (swagboss), Knexguy (bullpup bolt action), and Jollex (repeating sling).  And of course there are a few promising new-comers such as Icetank and Ryry.   I just want to encourage you all to at least try to think of something, put it down on paper, let others know, and even try to build it.  And even if there isn't something completely new you can come up with there are still so many things out there that need to be perfected such as pump actions, shotguns, repeating slings, horizontal (tube) mags, etc.  You can even try to combine some for an even more impressive gun. Personally, I think the future of knex guns are in horizontal magazines, as they are very rarely used and there are so many unexplored uses they can be put to.   Hopefully that inspired you to try something new, and if you don't agree with my point of view, prove me wrong!  Show me something that you've made that will amaze us.  I am simply trying to inspire a new year of knex guns.   So, what do you think the future of knex guns is?

Posted by Kinetic 7 years ago

Maker Faire NYC 2012

Who is going? Would you like to meet up? I will be there tomorrow (Sunday).

Posted by susanrm 5 years ago

Canceling memberships and Graphical Search

We had some bugfixes go out last night, should be an improvement on the following issues: - Graphical Search is working again - Pro-membership tab shows Paid membership details again, so you can cancel if you so wish or check the status - Fixes to editor that got broken due to fixing things If you have issues, post them in the Bugs forums.

Posted by frenzy 6 years ago

Why am I not getting email updates?

I just published my first Instructable this morning (here), and for some reason I'm not getting the email alerts I signed up for in my settings page.  Any ideas why this is? I also get the newsletter that informs me of new projects, if that is relevant, and I checked my spam folder. Thanks so much! If I'm posting this in the wrong place, please let me know.

Asked by lopuz3 5 years ago

Star Instructable Creators

Welcome to the Star Instructbale Creator Forum!  This is a forum where you can post links to your new instrucables you create. Basic guidelines and purposes of this Forum: 1. If you see someone is struggling with creating instructables, invite them to this forum for some advice 2. If you yourself are new or you are creating your first instructables, feel free joining the tread too. 3. Share your ideas openly and help each other create newer, cooler, and more detailed instructables. Some things to look for in someone's instructable: 1. Do they have any pictures or videos? If so, are they good quality? 2. Is grammer an issue? A couple minor mistakes are ok, but you may want to point them out. 3. If all goes bad, is there a backup plan/procedure? (Not required for all, just depends on project) This opportunity is open to anyone, however it is mainly geared towards new members of the community.  Welcome and good luck! PS - If you have any questions, or you want me to help you with your insturctable, just PM me and I will be sure to respond.

Posted by mrw122015 2 years ago

K'Nex C' Bows

Hey I have a question... what you think 'bout my C' Bow? I'll put up an Instructable for it soon! =)

Posted by ThaJuzz 10 years ago

How Long to "Publish" in Index?

 Just posted my first tutorial. About how long does it take for others to "find" it using the keyword search?

Posted by clintbradford 8 years ago

Earthquake, NZ

So just incase this is too small to make it onto American radar, since Saturday morning 4.30am there was a 7.2 earthquake in Christchurch New Zealand (my home town atm) and 100's of aftershocks up to 5.1 as of today (Wednesday) It's been an experience, I've had the odd quake or two but no way near this extent. The house I'm staying in has been fine, an older wooden one, but there's lots of unsafe and collapsed houses. Time to get my survival kit together? =]

Posted by ll.13 7 years ago

FIRST AIRPLANE RIDE: What will I need to know/do? Advice? Answered

I plan to order my plane ticket online, using priceline. What happens when you do that? Do they e-mail it to you? What will happen at the airport, ie, what will I have to do in order to get onto my flight? Also, my flight makes multiple stops. Will I have to claim my luggage at each stop and move it to the new plane i'll be in? Thanks, I really have no idea about flying XD

Asked by nepheron 7 years ago

PDF Download opens up in wrong browser window

The target window for opening the PDF window is called "_new".  This isn't right - it should be "_blank" to open in a new window.  Using "_new" means that all PDFs opened open up in a browser tab/window called "_new" and so they all open up in the same window and overwrite each other if you open up more than one at the same time. Available target names are described here: Should be a quick fix!

Posted by rpb 8 years ago

Digital Camera

My Pentax Optio M80 has recently stopped working. So I am looking into buying a new camera.Does any one have any recommendations for a Camera That would mainly be used for:Taking some video for media techand taking pictures I am going to use it mainly for making movies for school but it would also be nice if the camera could take decent pictures.i have a price range from $100 to about $250 ,and i might be able to go above that but not by any cameras you would recommend or to stay away from.

Posted by chrischavez 9 years ago

Soldering iron smoking? Answered

Hi Guys, I just bought a new soldering iron for the first time. When i plugged it into the wall outlet it started smoking (not alot) well that scared the living crap out of me, so I turned it off. So can any of you guys tell me that should I just dump the iron or is it normal. Please guys help (and there was a bit of smoke near the handle too). Oh and another interesting thing is that after 10 seconds of plugging it in it started melting solder ( its a 35 or 30 watt iron ) Thanks in advance. -Prickly Potato

Asked by The Prickly Potato 3 years ago

Hammerhead Glider Z Prototype coming soon

Hammerhead glider Z Prototype coming soon. Z Prototype vs II # A lot faster than II like in lighting speed. # Heavyer. # Less glider.

Posted by wat. 6 years ago

$cnc router wanted for hire$

I'm wanting to make a xbox 360 laptop and I'm in need of some one who would be kind enough to make the shell for it out of acrylic or aluminum on their cnc router I am willing to pay $$$$$ 

Posted by sampson111 5 years ago

DIY NYE Ball Drop

Hello all! I am seeking some suggestions on creating a mechanism for dropping a 20-25lb. New Year's eve ball. We used this Instructable to make our Godzilla sparkleball as an NYE ball, and it's pretty rockin' (thanks vwluvrs). We dropped the ball from my friend's attic last year, lowering it by hand. Manual lowering is SO last year, and we're looking to improve the drop by automating the process. Oh, and we'd like to keep this at $20 or lower :) Any ideas? Thanks for any input! I will be happy to post a vid of the drop, even if we end up lowering by hand.

Posted by teej 6 years ago


Its my 16th birthday! And it just snowed yesterday! (born in december, lived 15.5 years in Minnesota, guess what season I love!) And now because new mexicans are pussies they delayed school 2 hours. So I had time to fix my brakes on my bike (being 16 isn't all that exciting if you don't have a license), check out instructables and post this topic! (Its 8:37am). I love biking in snow! Today is a happy day! So, what are you getting me for my birthday? Hey robot, guess who is on my cake! (maybe I should post an instructable..)

Posted by LinuxH4x0r 10 years ago

Any good bands?

 I really like bands like Nirvana, Mudhoney, The Jesus Lizard, Seaweed, Black Flag, Sonic youth, etc. I am tired of living in the 90s, and was wondering if anyone knew any newer bands that I might like.  Thanks! 

Asked by simplicity is key 8 years ago

is my instructables doing good in the contest, how do i know if it's popular?

In the recently updated instructables website it doesn't have the popular, featured, and views on contest entries, how do i know if my instructable is doing well?

Asked by LarryKing 3 years ago

How to make a knex gun with a real bolt mechanism?

I am planning to make a new knex gun. This gun is going to have a real 'bolt' which is used to load the next round. It will be pulled back and released which will push the round into the barrel like a real gun. The firing rod will be the same as usual but when firing, as the bullet is further forward would result in the bullet being hit rather than pushed leading to better energy transfer and better firing. I have experimented for a while but cant quite seem to get it to work properly other than the general mech. So if anyone has done anything like this or knows someone who has then please share. Thanks.

Asked by White Shadow 6 years ago

I made it

I notice a few days a go the "I made button" on the comments below each instructable. I got to use it today as I just finished my Micro slicer. Just a big thanks to Silver Jimmy and Groover for  posting their projects, you guys a re awesome! Microslicer

Posted by liquidhandwash 4 years ago


Hey guys & gals, a friend and i love this site and were thinking that as well as the email and forum system, there should also be chat system so that you can talk to friends while observing and comparing different 'ibles. Sorry if this idea has already been posted just thought it would be cool

Posted by 7 years ago


We need more entries for the robot contest so if you have an idea don't be held back. If you are young (still in school) and have an idea but no money ask your parents the'll usually be happy to help with funds and contruction. So... GET CRACKING! XD

Posted by duck-lemon 10 years ago

Once more soup! (otra vez sopa!) FIXED FIXED FIXED

While trying to create a new instructable, I got the message at pressing Save button. There's been a problem updating your Instructable parsererror SyntaxError: JSON.parse: bad control character in string literal The text I want to save was: While I lick my wounds after the trip I had with the conversion to gas electrical generator, and collect courage to try to make the changes suggested several virtual friends, I had to make time for other tasks. One of these was derived from chulengo construction. The case was that chulengo made useless the bulky and damaged grill that I used before, and consequently it was demolished. But I also used the grill to burn occasionally leaves, paper, cardboard and other trash. My idea is thus decreased the use of polyethylene bags, and as in any case it is highly likely that this trash be finally incinerated, or worse, will contribute to contaminate ground water. Pressing F5 does not fix the problem, this time.

Posted by rimar2000 5 years ago

Do we need another cannon

So After toying with the Idea of making a large and powerful cannon without making a piston valve I do believe I have an answer to the problems associated with using ball valve (bad for power) and piston ported valves (too much effort) I think I've found a simple way of making this work, only question is, with gas power and pneumatics galore do we need another? It would be in the same sort of category as the behemoth but a simpler build, what does everyone think?

Posted by killerjackalope 10 years ago

parsererror when trying to add photos

We have been trying to publish an instructable for my daughter in the toys contest (and time is fast running out as we have just got our internet working after a technical issue since yesterday!) and when we try to add a photo we get the following error message: There's been a problem updating your Instructable parsererror SyntaxError: JSON.parse: bad control character in string literal Any idea wha's causing this.. she has been working so hard on her entry and now can't submit it!

Posted by Twinmum 6 years ago

Google Wave Invite Trades

Ok, you can trade whatever you guys want for wave invites (no money). Rules: 1. No posting emails below, only do it in PM's 2. No trading money/people/animals, only patches or other stuff that you come up with 3. No spamming. I hate the food and hate when people do it. 4. If you dont have an invite, dont say that you have one. That is called lying. I have 8 active invites so if you want one comment below. I will start this off

Posted by robots199 8 years ago

4.4-million-year-old fossil could reshape human origins - Ardi

By Dan Vergano, USA TODAYThe nearly complete fossil of a 4.4-million-year-old human ancestor, a female dubbed "Ardi," is rewriting the story of human origins, paleontologists reported Thursday.The analysis of Ardipithecus ramidus (it means "root of the ground ape"), reported in the journal Science, changes the notion that humans and chimps, our closest genetic cousins, both trace their lineage to a creature that was more like today's chimp. Rather, the research suggests that their common ancestor was a walking forest forager...More at USA Today Site - Discoveries

Posted by Goodhart 8 years ago

The Lamps & Lighting Contest is launching soon!

We'll be holding our first Lamps & Lighting contest very soon! Click here to get a preview of the contest. The contest is open to entries March 4th - April 15th, so get brainstorming. :D We're looking for creative lamps, lighting solutions and lots of fantastic reuse. Enter your best lamp or lighting build and you could win a Kindle Fire HD, a RGB LED light bulb or some fancy wire cutters! P.S. - Make sure you don't post your project before March 4th or it will be ineligible to enter the contest.

Posted by jessyratfink 5 years ago

How can I get these cats to get along with each other?

I have three cats: two boys , one girl. Two are 7 years old and the other one is eight years old. They were the best of friends until i got two girl kittens (all the cats are spade by the way), all of a sudden the two male cats start fighting. One just stays in a room all day and never leaves, the other wanders around all high and mighty. Meanwhile the older girl cat, hates one of the kittens and always attacks her when she sees her.The other kitten is too cautious she jumps if you make any sudden movements. How do i get these cats to get along with each other??

Asked by animefanaic4ever 8 years ago

knex ideas

Here are some ideas that you can use if you give credit to me. NOTE: use the honor system, if you really did get these ideas by yourself then fine but be honest. Also if anyone wants to start one of these projects with me then send me a pm. lawn mower--------------i already tried but i failed cause i'm not good with gears :( full sized fan--------------same not good with gears rubix cube-----------------may not be possible mask skateboard TIME MACHINE (jk, but you could try) dog tennis ball thrower----------my dog is awesome backpack boat trimmer door basketball hoop scooter gun with gears like an airsoft one glasses (i think this is already done) picture frame jet skii elevator gum ball machine with tracks for the gum ball (like ball machines) full sized bike flamethrower (might need to use other stuff like FIRE YEAH I LOVE FIRE) hat bb easy loader for airsoft guns blowback gun There you are!

Posted by Football viking boy 6 years ago

New picture uploader

New uploader does not do anything. (using safari)

Posted by Mooch07 7 years ago

Is this an occasional glitch, or is it a new one, or just "on the list" ?

Is this new or has it been around for awhile? Note where the arrow is....

Posted by Goodhart 9 years ago

new acc

I've have made a new account named:theknexterminator pls sub again. i've also made a new gun (no name please give me one)  removable mag shoots dark grey connectors  very powerful  i'm gonna post it soon

Posted by matsermetsuiker 7 years ago

What should I name my new ball machine?

So guys, I'm making a new ball machine! :D Sorry, no updates yet, but a new ball machine yet again requires a new name and I happen to be bad at coming up with good names for my ball machine. Any ideas?

Asked by Sorunome 5 years ago

I can not publish my new project

I tried to publish a new project on 10.11.2009, but i can see it under the "YOU" option only, nowhere else, nor in the own finder o fthe page.

Posted by Max Headroom 8 years ago


Chatroom party on both the end of 2008 and the beginning of 2009!

Posted by Derin 9 years ago

not getting email updates on new instructables

Hi, any body know why i`m not getting any new instructables sentt o  my email adddress ? EVERYTHING is as it should be correct email address etc.... thanks, mark k

Posted by krawczuk 6 years ago

VAWT a new way to wind generation

Guys is this feasible???? i have made a 12 month long project of VAWT & new power electronics. so have a look on youtube video guys for whole project explaination.

Posted by nitcool 3 years ago

xm8 with new mag:D

I made these guns a few weeks ago, it are two different types of the xm8 with different mags.I hope you like it. p.s. the stock is very crappy:P

Posted by killer6 10 years ago

NEW GROUP!!! Tech R Us! Join Now!!!

NEW GROUP!!! Join today if you are a tech-y person and would like to join and band together with other tech people. Heres the link: ^^^^^^^^So Join now! Click it! ^^^^^^^^^ -Tech R Us

Posted by MackeFeet 5 years ago

New image layout sometimes doesn't display text box

Hi Instructables Debuggers, I noticed that the new image layout sometimes doesn't display the text boxes. This only appears to occur if there are 3 or more images on one step. I'm using Chrome on OSX 10.7 Thanks for looking into this!

Posted by LanceMakes 5 years ago

A New Gun by Logic Boy?

Hey guys If you haven't noticedyou will see that I haven't made anything new since my PP19, everything that I have made has either been an improvement to something else or I never got around to finishing it. well my creative slump is over. I recently got some new knex and I now have built a new gun *gasp* it is actually the full completion of an older concept of mine that worked really well but wasn't exactly what I wanted originally. So I now have a pretty awsoime new gun. Pictures will be posted this weekend. Until then try to guess what it is. Hint: I have posted the name of the gun somewhere Good luck.

Posted by Fred the Penguin 8 years ago

new knex machine gun ideas

I have a request for a knex machine gun that works sort of like a real machine gun. The bullets (barrels on the chain) fire and when the ammo leaves the barrel, something happens to move the chan around. Any suggestions? Maybe someone could try this and build a whole new class of machine guns!

Posted by The Jamalam 9 years ago

Hi all! I'm new!

Hiya everyone! I'm new around these parts. I decided to join today (my 27th birthday/ 17 Jan 08), becuase it'll be easier to remember how long I've been a member today. I've been a long time reader and lurker, but now, it's time I started to comment on things! Great to meet everyone!

Posted by Baran Romis 10 years ago

new browser editor not saving

After working in the new editor in Browser i spend about and hour working and found that nothing actually saved. i was pressing the save button very often while working. Than i mentioned it was not showing the "saving..." and "saved" logo next to it. Really frustrating. i am using chrome on osx 10.7.5  when i reloaded the page it began to save again

Posted by bastl-instruments 4 years ago

New button!

We need a new button on instructables pages...a printer friendly button! Like you see on other sites, you would click it and it would give you a nice, cleaned up, ads and image free, printer friendly version of the 'ible.What do you think?EDIT:aHA! I found it! But Canida is right, it dosen't turn out perfect. And, IMO, it needs to be way more prominent. It was like where's Waldo or something!:D

Posted by Lithium Rain 10 years ago


For Sale Silkscreen 10*14 inside 1 Black and 1 White ink bottles 8 fluid oz Photo Emulsion, Screen Filler, and Drawing Fluid 4 fluid oz Squeegee All this for US$20 plus shipping

Posted by fire_drakon117 5 years ago

knex gun with new loading system

Well i just bought a nerf rifle and was looking at the mecanisem inside it. i saw that is should be able to make it with knex. i just need to find some way to make a shell. tell me ideas. p.s. lol they added a knex categorie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by dsman195276 10 years ago