Try making this while I'm in france.
Topic by j-chode! 10 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
Behold, my BEAUTY! I decided to take like an hour and finish the front end. I rushed through it so it doesn't look as good as it should be. Everything works, although the power behind it was weakened only shooting UP TO 20FT. I mean, its a decent looking gun, but I think I could of done way better on the looks. I wanted to build something else at the moment, so I didn't finish the other wall layer, I only have connectors holding the walls together. So its only 6 layers think. The magazine only wants to hold 7 grey connectors at the moment. Our family camera, the one I've been using for Instructables is officially broken, so Im stuck using my phone. I'd like to get your opinion on the quality compared to the camera. Internal pictures have arrived!
Topic by DELETED_Blue Mullet 2 4 years ago | last reply 3 years ago
Hi, well I want to ask a question I'm stuck with a new idea. Should I build another gun, or try another transformer (I'm not really into ball machines or anything with an engine.) If anyone has any ideas please tell me Thanks (I was considering a wunderwaffe, or an Dinobot (from transformers.)
Question by AUG-5OM3 8 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
As likers of knex and engineering, Gmjhowe, =SMART= and myself decided we'd start a little knex competition. Each month we will pick three items that we'd like to see redesigned in knex and invite you to have a crack at remaking them, with added functionality if you can!To start with the prizes will be patches, designed by gmjhowe and awarded by him, =SMART= and myself. If it takes off, who knows there may be better prizes in months to come. The patches that will be awarded for 1st - 5th place are below.Here are this months challenges, we've included a smaller project for those of you with less pieces available.Monitor Stand: A stand to replace the base of a monitor. It should be able to twist from left to right, tilt the screen up and down and allow the user to turn from portrait to landscape. Adjustable height would be a bonus!Knex Chess Set: An 8 x 8 chess board with knex pieces.Sellotape Holder: A Knex sellotape holder, for you knexers with less pieces. It should hold the reel and allow the user to pull and cut sellotape one handed. (some suggestions to expand this option: make a large reel tape holder for bigger sellotape rolls, make a wider one for parcel or duct tape, make an adjustable width holder for different tapes, make a hand held tape gun like those they use for packaging - link.)Dock: Somwhere to dock any kind of gadget from phones and ipods, to laptops and external harddrives. It can dock one kind, or all if you're a genius.If this becomes popular and we get a few of each of the above designs submitted, we might add some more challenges to this competition. Rules:- To enter, write up a full instructable of your construction process with clear pictures and descriptions. Post the link here.- Starting and closing dates are GMT.- What the judges say goes!- Have fun!- Judging - 5th Sept - 12th SeptAccepted Entries:Mini Tape Dispenser by jollexPSP Dock by jollex2 in 1 Knex Chess/Checkers Set by knexsuperbulderfreakUniversal iPod Dock by lioneaterUniversal iPod Dock by Killer~SafeCrackerNano K'nex Ipod Dock by BartboyKnex Chess Set by I_Am_CanadianDS Lite Docking Station by TigerNodUniversal Ipod Dock by knexsniper1Fold up phone dock by smileeKnex Tape Dispenser by knex gun builderUPDATE: This is now closed. We will announce the winners when we've had a look through the entries and judged them.RESULTS:1) Knex Chess Set by I_Am_Canadian2) Mini Tape Dispenser by jollex3) DS Lite Docking Station by TigerNod4) 2 in 1 Knex Chess/Checkers Set by knexsuperbulderfreak5) Universal Ipod Dock by knexsniper1Patches for the winners will be awarded soon and we'll be having a think about what to post for our next competition!
Topic by Jayefuu 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
Question by DELETED_the vengeful aug 8 years ago
You guys, I am having trouble thinking of something to build. i have no idea what to build, and everything I am making isn't really working out. Do you guys have an idea of what i should build?? I'll give a go at anything!! (within reason :P) One more thing: Should i rebuild my Steyr Aug A2, and put a grey firing pin on it, and post it?
Topic by Seleziona 8 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
Hey guys, First of all I would like to apologise for my inactivity (if anyone has missed me =D) I have been extremely busy with my schoolwork, and I simply have had no time to post anything or be active at all. I am not leaving Instructables anytime soon though. I have been fiddling around with K'nex sometimes and I am now building a new K'nex Transformer. It still has some issues but when these are gone I'll definately post it. Some pictures of the progress will come up soon. If you have any suggestions which I should build next please post them here. I am not making guns myself anymore so please opnly transformer ideas. Thanks -AUG-5OM3-
Topic by AUG-5OM3 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
Hey guys, ive been here for a while now, and ive built most of my favorite guns already, and im out of ideas. So id like for everyone of you guys to give me ideas of what to make, i need a time passer, ive been laying off the videogames for knex, but i dont know what to build anymore, so just tell me whatever you like, weapons, vehicles, or something. No ball machines or rides though, because i dont have those kinds of pieces/ i lost the balls to the sets. So anyways, id like to thank all of my followers and fans for everything, and im going to keep knexing! I honestly dont plan on leaving ever, so just keep giving me ideas, and ill be good :) List 1: SuperKriss Vector - Idea by Bwbt1 (Complete) -Link- Famas - Idea by Dr. Richtofen (Complete) -Link- -Build- Semi auto slingshot with mag / pump action slingshot with ratchet - Idea by Knex.X (Pending) Transformer - Idea by AUG-5OM3 (Maybe, depends on whether i can or cant) (Pending) Belt feed or 2 round burst - Idea by Johnhall44 (Pending) Breech loader / pistol / slingshot shotgun with 3 round burst - Idea by Knexbuild (Pending) ~Thanks for the ideas, anymore will go into list 2~ P.S - The things on the list will be built in order by when people posted the comment with the idea. List 2: P90 - Idea by didexo (Pending) M24 Bolt Action - Idea by johnhall44 (Pending) Halo SMG - Idea by knexlt (Pending) Halo plasma rifle - Idea by knexlt (Pending) Halo frag grenade - Idea by knexlt (Pending) Halo Beam rifle - idea by knexlt (Pending) Mg4 - Idea by knexlt (Pending) M4A1 w/ Red Dot - Idea by knexlt (Pending) ~Anymore will go into list 3. Pictures with your recommendations would help, thank you -SW~ List 3: Pistol/Rifle with motor - Idea by MrMuffin (Pending) Kill zone 2 gun (Specified) - Idea by JohnHall44 (Pending) Full auto assault rifle / semi auto shotgun / semi auto w/ drum mag - Idea by BeanieOstrich (Pending) AS-50 - Idea by InsaneKnexGuy (Pending) ~Thank you very much guys, i love all these ideas! But I cant be doing them too often, ill get around to them when i have time, (which is pretty often, since this is my off week form practice) and I have other things to do, but i will post asap when theyre done! Again, Thanks a lot, - SW ~ Oh, and P.S. list 4 wont be up for a while, please wait while i finished with at least List 1, because there are piling up, thank you!~
Topic by Senior Waffleman 7 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
I have not written an review in quite some time, so I though it would be good to take the time to do so again. I have recently built the gun titled: "Knex Pistol, with a NEW! firing mechanism, a Hammer," and I thought it would be good to settle the scores on this particular 'ible now, even though it was posted on Jan 12, 2008, and the last comment was posted on Aug 27, 2012. This gun is not as amazing as it has been made out to be. Granted, the hammer mech is kinda cool, and the way it was pulled off was not bad at all, but the way it was made on the whole needs to be spoken of. Pros: The hammer mechanism is great. It works efficiently and well, and it gives an "old-time-feel" to this gun. The trigger also works effectually, and keeps the hammer from moving every time. The loading process works well too. You pull the hammer back all the way, you push a round into the barrel, you pull the trigger, and then you repeat. Part of the reason, I think, that this gun works so well is because it is very simple, which is more than can be said for most guns (many of my guns included). Cons: The body. It is very hard to hold and looks like he (the creator) just slapped some parts on to the mechanism. This really does take away a lot of the ability of this gun, because you cannot hold it without being uncomfortable. You have to hold your hand in such a weird position, and the position of the handle is so low, that you can hardly reach the trigger. Lastly, the firing mech is very inconsistant. Some times if fires, sometimes it does not. Overall: I would suggest you build this gun...only if you want to get a idea of how a hammer gun should work. But don't come expecting a epic hammer gun that gets (as he claims) 30 ft. I fired this gun at least 20 times, and I doubt that it would get 10 ft. Now, I don't want to offend the author at all, and he has a great starting point, but he should have put more work into the gun overall. -The Red Book of Westmarch
Topic by The Red Book of Westmarch 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago
The "Not A Rectangle", otherwise known as "Untangle" or simply "NAR" is easily the best single shot in terms of range due to the power transfer at the front. Because this is the only needed feature of the gun, it also makes the NAR very customisable and therefore you can change your NAR to the extreme. With enough work, you could make the gun look however you like. It's because of this that I had the idea of making this competition. Your task is to create the best looking and most ergonomic NAR. Absolutely anyone can enter, there's no limit on entries, however all entries must comply to these rules: 1) It must use the NAR mechanism, and you must prove it in picture form. 2) It must be your own design. Any NAR's with Zak's handle on them will be disqualified, unless posted by Zak himself of course. For this competition I will need 2 judges to help me decide, so if you don't want to compete please consider this post instead. Judges: The Jamalam knex gun builder freak Lowney The prize for the winner will be a surprise and will be decided privately between the judges and I. We will be accepting entries up to and including, but no later than 15th September. The winner will be announced on the 20th. You have 20 days, starting from 25th Aug. Oh wait, that's now. Well, get building! Here is a link to the instructions for the NAR, thanks to silentassassin21 for posting them: http://knexinnovation.net/showthread.php?852-The-untangle
Topic by The Jamalam 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago