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Why is knex a popular subject? Answered

Everybody tends to post slideshows is it because its apparently fragile and not for instructables or are they just lazy?

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knexinventerBest Answer (author)2010-12-20

knex is a basic a brain toy all you have to do is make fun stuff and you will be hooked

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steveastrouk (author)2010-12-09

A plague on all your houses. Meccano FTW.

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NachoMahma (author)steveastrouk2010-12-09

. You're definitely on the right track, but the original (Gilbert) Erector Set (not the Mecanno-made one of today) is the bestest. :P

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steveastrouk (author)NachoMahma2010-12-10

Ah, the American love of respecting intellectual property rights. Erector was a rip off of Meccano, the irony is meccano now owns Erector.

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knex inventor (author)NachoMahma2010-12-23

I saw the Christmas movie movie with the Gilbert erector set it was great anway i was curios and just wanted some answers. lol

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orksecurity (author)2010-12-09

Given your user name, do you really need to ask?

(Personally, I consider it all pretty pointless. But I'm a Lego bigot.)

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frollard (author)orksecurity2010-12-09

It's got a lot of potential as its a prototyping build platform -- similar to lego (my preference too) -- It's only the functional stuff I appreciate, the visual 'I made something shaped like a knife' that bugs me...

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lemonie (author)2010-12-09


Everybody does not tend to post slide-shows, where did you get that from?

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knex inventor (author)lemonie2010-12-23

Look mate it a question because everygood model i see out of the corner of my eye it always a slideshow, so i was just curios.

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Sorunome (author)2010-12-11

You cant make good instructions on big knex creations as ball machines or veary compact ones as the counter.

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bounty1012 (author)2010-12-09

Because they didn't take pictures along the way of them making it and they don't feel like/want to take it apart to make instructions for it. Also most people tend to be able to build it just from looking at a few pictures.

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Kiteman (author)2010-12-09

They're not lazy - it's just that K'NEX instructables tend to read "clip the red bit into the white, like in the photo", repeated many times.

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