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K'nex combined with LED's to create awsome Orbs. Answered

I think this is a great example of the neverending potential of knex.

This photographer set about making rotating led lit orbs. He then used a long exposure on his camera to create the amazing pictures you see here.

I think for a simple building method, for a non permanent project, knex is one of the best options, and greatly under appreciated!

Check out his full Flickr Set.

via Makezine

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Hiyadudez (author)2009-11-21

I could actually see this working, Knex recently brought out a Knex Light up rod(see the picture), so add it a motor and a few more light up rods, boom boom pow, you got a light orb. Or you could use LEDs...

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KnexFreek (author)Hiyadudez2009-11-27

 i have knex light rods :) they are only ok tho

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ReCreate (author)2009-09-12

And yet some people Hate K'nex so much that they write a script to block it... :/

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knex_mepalm (author)ReCreate2009-09-19

i definetly feel sorry for them, knex could be even used to build houses, just no one to do it

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ReCreate (author)knex_mepalm2009-09-19

I'm not sure about the house thing though...

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knex_mepalm (author)ReCreate2009-09-19

give me $4000 to buy knex and ill make one, i did a scale model, and i threw it down 4 storeys into cement and survived, i shot it with a real gun and it halfway shot through one wall, thats how sturdy i can make it

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Hiyadudez (author)knex_mepalm2009-11-21

Do you mean you made a Knex scale model of a house?

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ReCreate (author)knex_mepalm2009-09-20

Come on, What did you make it out of, Diamond k'nex?

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knex_mepalm (author)ReCreate2009-09-20

K'nex, PUre K'nex, i just did a weave like pattern, and it rubs the bullet causing the bullet to actually "meld" into the wall

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ReCreate (author)knex_mepalm2009-09-21

That is too hard to believe...

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knex_mepalm (author)ReCreate2009-09-21

You don't have to, you recently met me, you may not trust me!

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munchman (author)knex_mepalm2009-09-22

We need to do this. No, I'm not sarcastic.Let's do it! Who wants to chip in?

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Kryptonite (author)knex_mepalm2009-09-29

Insulation could be a problem.

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knex_mepalm (author)Kryptonite2009-09-30

K'nex is plastic, oh you mean heat? blankets, i sqaid the house made of k'nex not everything else

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Lowney (author)knex_mepalm2009-10-31

James May built a giant lego house and lived in it for a week (I think)!

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Kryptonite (author)knex_mepalm2009-10-01

I would have used insulation bats but oh well.

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ReCreate (author)gmjhowe2009-09-12

What do you mean? Also, Thanks for the patch :D

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gmjhowe (author)ReCreate2009-09-13

As in each person has their loves and their hates.

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ReCreate (author)gmjhowe2009-09-13

Oh i get what you mean now XD

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=SMART= (author)ReCreate2009-09-13

i wouldnt block it if there was more knex like this, its just the never ending guns

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Kaiven (author)2009-09-14

Who under appreciates K'nex? Because I know that I don't :D

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mbudde (author)2009-09-13

Woah. That's sweet! He should try to make the ball around his head.

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=SMART= (author)2009-09-13
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knexsuperbuilderfreak (author)2009-09-09

whoa! im gonna see if i can find out how to do this

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MegaMaker (author)2009-09-08

His orb of power is pretty.

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Killer~SafeCracker (author)2009-09-08

Great, this is awesome. I always like to find new things with knex and this one rules.

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bounty1012 (author)2009-09-08

wow, this needs an instructable! I must learn how to do this! o.o

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sharlston (author)2009-09-08

woaa so cool maybe someone on here could do this

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