Introduction: How to Build the Knex Slingshot
This Instructable will show you how to build my knex slingshot.
Step 1: Materialz
You will need: 2 green bendy rods, 1 grey stiff rod, 6 yellow connectors, 2 blue connectors, 1 rubber band, 4 red stiff rods, 11 white connectors, and 5 orange. connectors.
Step 2: Step 1
Attach the 5 orange pieces to two red rods.
Step 3: Step 2
Add on the 11 white pieces. Make sure you can see all the way through the center hole.
Step 4: Step 3
Slide back two white pieces and attach 4 yellow at their center connections.
Step 5: Step 4
Add on two red rods to the bottom connections of the yellow pieces.
Step 6: Step 5
Add on two yellow connectors at their bottom connections to the front. Make sure the middle connections hook on to the ends of the other red rods as shown.
Step 7: Step 6
Add on two green rods to the top of the yellow pieces.
Step 8: Step 7-The Plunger
Now, attach a blue connector to one end of the grey rod. Next, slide on the other blue connector to make them cross, as shown.
Step 9: Step 8-The Rubber Band
Next, hook the rubber band around the front ends of the two green rods. Then, insert the plunger into the center hole as shown and hook the rubber band around the blue connectors.
Step 10: Step 9-The Ammo
The ammunition for this slingshot is simply the small green connecting rods that are about 1.5 CM long. To load and fire, pull back the plunger, then insert the ammo into the front. Then, let go of the plunger, and watch the ammo fly! Sorry if it gets lost...
Step 11: You're Done!
Congratulations! You now have a knex slingshot! Have fun with it!
Step 12: NOTE
Please remember, I AM NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY INJURY OR DAMAGE DONE WITH ANY OF MY INVENTIONS. Thank you. :)
1 year ago
Not very powerful
Reply 1 year ago
You could try making the barrel longer and make the firing pin longer or add more elastic bands for more power.
Reply 1 year ago
9 years ago on Introduction