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Hello, K'NEX community!

I am the Knex Inventor, and I am looking for ideas of what I should post. If you have an idea of what I should post, please comment below with your suggestion, and I will consider making it. If I do make and post one of your ideas, I will give you partial credit for helping to come up with it.

Thanks!,

-The Knex Inventor

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KneXFAN200 (author)2017-01-08

PLEASE DO A K"NEX BALL MACHINE!!!!!!!! I REALLY WANT YOU TO!!!!!!!! I could collaborate with you for help on the bases, lift/lifts/network/networks, elements, etc. I could be the one building it or you could be the one building it. You could send me picture of elements, etc, or visa versa to put on the machine! PLEASE!!! Thanks, KneXFAN200

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Well, I would, but I currently do not have enough pieces. This was my only attempt at making a ball machine, but I ran out of pieces, so I could not finish construction. Right now I'm more into K'NEX guns, and ball machine elements and lifts. Thanks anyway for the offer!

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Maybe we could collaborate on one though!

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MonkeyKnexer15 (author)2016-06-22

of the gun, if you need help, just send me some of the gun and maybe i can help

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Maybe we can collaborate on the gun when I get a chance. What do you think?

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sure, only i am not at home for a week. so we can start next week

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Okay. I am currently working on a couple other collaborations, and have built a huge project that has taken up most of my pieces, so I may not have enough pieces to make the entire gun. We can still PM back and forth with ideas. Also, one of us could create a collaboration Instructable, and we could upload photos of our ideas there. Sound good?

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fine with me, i am on vacation now, but i will make the collab ible so you can start uploading and when i am back i will join you

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Okay. Sounds good. I may not upload for a bit, as I am kind of busy lately, but I will still let you know some of my ideas, and maybe upload a sketch or two.

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Okay, sure. I will send you some pictures when I build it.

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MonkeyKnexer15 (author)2016-06-22

maybe you could build some sort of futuristic assault sniper rifle, with a bolt action system. and shell ejecting

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your welcome, and i would love to help, if you can send me pics.

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Kinetic (author)2016-06-06

I have lots, and of course, they are all guns. I would be working on these myself, but I am currently thousands of miles away from my K'nex, so until I get back maybe you can try these out. The majority of them utilize mechanisms used in my other guns, so I will link them where necessary. I apologize if it may seem spammy, that is truly not my intention.

1. Pump-action sling repeater: I can't believe we haven't seen a legitimate one of these by now. I think that the best pump for this sort of gun would be the type seen in this gun, since it is rather unobtrusive towards any internals you might want to include. And be creative with this! Take the rail idea for the pump for example, and try to inverse it. By this I mean instead of using the blue half-joints on the pump, use them on the gun. And instead of connecting gray spacers to them, try to use orange connectors. This way, they can connect along the length of the gun, making the rail very strudy. There are several ways you could do this, and it would keep the whole gun 5 or maybe 6 layers thick.

2. Conversion of this gun into a sling-repeater. It already has what is in effect a functioning bullet transfer system, which elevates the bullet with the pull of the trigger. I imagine the band catch (ratchet or otherwise, ratchets tend to take up space) directly behind the bullet, released by a button that, when pushed up, becomes flush with the upper barrel. So, as the bullet is pushed up, into the barrel, it also pushed up this button, releasing the ratchet, and letting the bullet fly. A slide could be incorporated into this system, however would only serve to pull the rubber band back, as it does not need to serve to chamber the round.

3. You know those black (sometimes translucent yellow or oranfe) half-ball/cylinder things that are connected by a green rod? We need to start using these as ammo. They would work well in magazines, any bullet isolation system, and we could even incorporate a sort of hop-up system to put back-spin on them to keep them in the air longer. There is a lot of potential there, I think.

4. TD's rotary magazine and platform. This beauty is, in my opinion, the pinnacle of k'nex magazines. I think the gun itself could be improved, though with a better bullet-transfer system, maybe like the one seen here, which was extremely efficient.

5. Jointed-arm crossbow. Essentially, we have two fixed cross-bow arms and two jointed arms, connected by a joint where the fixed arms meet the bow. At the end of the fixed arms are pulleys to guide rubber-bands that are pulling the jointed arms to the fixed ones. The result would be a bit like this, however the jointed arms would be only one layer thick to allow for maximum lightness. A string would then be used in place of a rubber band to directly contact whatever it is you are accelerating.

6. The most basic of rail systems: Rail systems are great because they allow the ram unlimited legth to accelerate. Thus they have a lot of power potential. However most of these rams are big, heavy, and experience a lot of friction with the rail. So, I propose a ram that consists of a single connector and a gren rod through the hole in the middle to guide it. Other takes on this are welcome of course, but the point is that the rams in most rail systems need to be much smaller and lighter.

Hope you find something in there that you can mess around with, and remember: even the most ridiculous ideas have some bit of gold in them. Can't wait to see what you make.

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Thank you for your ideas! I will take them into consideration.

Could you please elaborate on what a sling-repeater is?

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You're welcome! I'm excited to see what you do.

A sling repeater is a gun fires the round via direct contact between the rubber band and the round. These are extremely efficient mechanisms, offering a lot of range with easy pullback. The Kinno-2 is a sling gun, for example. So a sling repeater would be a sling gun that can be fired, cocked, and fired again, fed from a magazine of some sort. I made a pistol that does this, but it wasn't 100% reliable, and doesn't have the same power potential as a full-sized weapon.

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Okay, now I understand. Thanks for explaining it more thoroughly!

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Kinetic (author)Kinetic2016-06-09

I should mention that there are other guns of this sort, such as a couple of Jollex's weapons, or some of KnexFreek's weapons. However, these either do not separate the round from the rest, or require the user to pull back the band himself, instead of using a pump or something of the sort. This isn't a big deal at the end of the day, but I think they are easy ways out of ingenuity.

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Yonatan24 (author)2016-06-06

What types of projects do you like?

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K'NEX projects; particularly K'NEX guns, but anything K'NEX will do.

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