Lowney's Tempest Review

Well this is Lowney's Rifle that he posted yesterday, and I built it and with his permission I have reviewed it! So, here it goes: Normally, if you wanted an excellent oodammo single shot, you were left with a choice of two: The original KillerK pistol and Oodalumps' rectangle.  Now however, there is the tempest. It boasts something that only it has ever had in the world of k'nex: a rifled barrel attachment.  So let's get on with the specs: Use Firing Interval 8/10 this is based on the fact it is a single shot though. Five seconds is what I average. Bullet Lock 9/10 The bullet has never fallen out for me, but it doesn't feel quite the same as a ball joint Rifle Attachment 9/10 Works very well, but it's not a 10 because it can only do oodammo and velcrammo Smoothbore mode 6/10 Brilliant for any ammo that is shorter than a yellow rod but otherwise not so good Handle 8/10 It's a very very nice handle, second only to the ZKAR and MEZAK Trigger 9/10 Has yet to fail for me, but the movement is quite slight Reliability 10/10 Never failed: single shots rarely do Robustness 10/10 I test robustness by standing on a garden chair and drop in on concrete. It didn't break Other Aesthetics 4/10 the rifled barrel is ugly, but smoothbore mode this gun would be a 9/10 Innovation 9/10 the concept is so simple, yet it works like an absolute charm! Very innovative Range/accuracy 10/10 it shoots 160ft approx. and 80ft with cannon ammo without the rifle Power 10/10 again, this gun is mighty powerful, more powerful than the KillerK gun Pain factor 10/10 don't shoot yourself with cannon ammo, it will draw blood. Metallic or Old? I think comparing mine and Lowney's, old colors look better Weight Balance 7/10 The whole gun is so light there is no need to worry about the balance Totals Use: 86.25% Other: 71.42% Grand Total an impressive average score of 8/10 (1dp) which means I rated this gun 4* and would recommend it to anyone.     -Jesse Barns AKA The One And Only

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Lowney's Bolt Action Pistol

Some people wanted me to post  Lowney's Bolt Action Pistol but iam a little lazy so i just make a forum topic. ATTENTION: THE LAST PICS ARE THE MODS! THE FIRST ONE:add white rods. the 2th one:y cons on the bolt

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LOSA Pistol Review

So someone asked me to make a review about Lowney's "LOSA" pistol and here it is. -Comfort 7/10 sometimes the ram nips your hand -Range 8/10(I only got 48ft angled with 2 64's) -Power 6/10, I shot my hand and it really didn't hurt at all -Accuracy 8/10 the gun is pretty accurate -Reliability 4/10 as long as you use a good strong band on the trigger, your good -Body Weight/Balance It's kinda heavy for a pistol -Magazine 4/10 I shot the gun and the mag wall closest to the trigger broke a few times So overall I'd give it a 6/10 and would not recommend it to anyone.

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What's with not being able to search for people or comments? Answered

Why did the admins remove that feature? Not so  bothered about comments, but I used the search for people tool a fair bit, so I could send a PM, comment on orangeboards etc. Why was it removed from the search filter options?

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Twitter vs Facebook vs MySpace

Twitter vs Myspace vs Facebook: WHAT DO YOU Hi! Check out my Forbes Teach me fast entry!https://www.instructables.com/id/Magic-with-fire-Forbes-teach-me-fast-entry/If you like then please, please PLEASE vote!(To vote click "Vote Now!" above the video box. It's to the right of the forbes banner)

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The Fact Robot

FACT ME! -Hedgehogs can climb trees -The Victorians wore gloves that were so tight it could take as long as 20 minutes to put on one glove. -Mexico City boasts the world's largest taxi fleet with over sixty thousand taxis running every day. -Rats multiply so quickly that in 18 months a pair of rats could have over a million descendants -All acts of UK parliament are written on goatskin. -Carrots used to be purple -The word “Taxi” is the only word that is spoken the same and means the same, no matter what language is being spoken -If you drove a car at the average motorway speed straight up you would reach space in under an hour. -The average four year-old child asks over four hundred questions a day. -Rubber bands last longer when refrigerated -The average pillow is 6 years old and 10% of it’s weight is made up of dead skin, mites and mite dung. -The average person over fifty will have spent 5 years waiting in lines -New York City was briefly the U.S. capital from 1789 to 1790. -The sound made by the toadfish when mating underwater is so loud that it can be heard by humans on the shore. -The average man contains enough phosphorous to make 2,200 matches -Because heat expands the metal, the Eiffel Tower always leans away from the sun -It is estimated that at any one time, 0.7% of the world's population is drunk -In 1985, a pregnant woman was falsely accused of shoplifting a basketball -The United States and Canada are the world's largest producers of paper and paper products. -A sheep, a duck and a rooster were the first passengers in a hot air balloon -Hippos are upset, their sweat turns red, that sweat also works as a natural sun tan lotion -Annually 17 tons of gold is used to make wedding rings in the United States. -The name Wendy was made up for the book “Peter Pan.” There was never a recorded Wendy before. -Some worms will eat themselves if they can't find any food. -The first toilet in a row of toilets in a public bathroom is the least likely to be used, therefore it is the cleanest. -American Airlines saved $40,000 in 1987 by eliminating one olive from each salad served in first class. -38% of Americans eat breakfast everyday. -Adult human bones account for 14% of the body's total weight. -The average speed of a penguin in the water being about 15 miles per hour. -People get taller when they are in space.

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Have A Virtual Haircut! (Audio illusion that really does work!)

READ THE DESCRIPTION FIRST IT HAS THE INSTRUCTIONS!One of the freakiest illusions ever! Basically what you need to do is listen to this with your EYES SHUT and with headphones or earphones: NOTHING ELSE, otherwise it will not work. Oh and you need to have the earphones/headphones plugged into both ears, not just one. This is basically designed to give the illusion of having a haircut, but it REALLY WORKS!

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Important message to all my subscribers :)

Feel free to add me as a friend on there too, and I check my YouTube inbox more frequently than my instructables inbox :) Yes, I am spending more time as of right now making my YouTube site the best it can be. No, I am not quitting instructables, and my Lowney account will continue to post new content as often as I can! If the embed code doesn't work, please click this link  

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Windows Movie Maker Sound Problem Answered

 Well I've made a lot of videos with windows movie maker. But recently I tried to import a .mp3 music file and the programme simply will not play it! This is very frustrating as this has not happened in the past. Video and .wav sound works fine, but I don't want to have to convert all of my music! Any suggestions?

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My drawing of Walter White (Bryan Cranston) with Timelapse video from "Breaking Bad"

I made a video in which I draw Walter White/Heisenberg (portrayed by Bryan Cranston) from the AMC show "Breaking Bad". I've done a lot of these, published to both YouTube and Instructables, and to try and make my videos differ from everyone elses I only use 1 colour in all of them (black) whilst maintaining accuracy and detail, giving them a unique "look" to them! Let me know what you think, and any feedback is welcome (as well as any requests or suggestions as to what I could draw in the future)! -Lowney

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How do I get the grey subtitles on Slideshow photos?

I know this has been asked before, but the solution was "Click the image and start typing" which didn't work. I'm sure you all know what I mean when I say the grey subtitles, they are like image notes exclusive to slideshows (they are NOT squares which you hold the mouse over to read though)

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Can't paste text using Google Chrome

Well I can't copy and paste text, like the title says. I am aware that people using Firefox and Internet Explorer do not have this problem, but really I would prefer to use Google Chrome. It was fine before the new editor came in, everything was really simple before then. When the new editor first came out, I overcame the problem by pasting my text as a link, and then simply removing the link, leaving normal text. But now (as someone else pointed out) I can't even do this, because the link thing is broken! Why can't we just go back to the old editor : ( 

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Anyone need a hand?

I dont know why I did the title, but please ignore this topic if you are not Lowney, or spam this top all you want if you feel like it :-)

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Results2Google (Results to Google)? Answered

I expect if you know the solution I don't really need to explain, but anyway: When I use the Google search engine, on "Web" mode, 9/10 times I will be redirected when I click a link. The URL of the site reads "Results2Google" and I will end up in some random search engine, like Search Pro. It is beginning to get very annoying, but here's the thing: AVG Antivirus found nothing Avira Antivirus found noting Windows defender found nothing Google Chrome found nothing So what do I do? As you can probably see, I use google chrome.  Thanks!

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What the Hell is going on Here? Answered

I was looking at lowney's profile and this is what I found. I have no Idea how this happened but I would like to know does anyone have any theories?

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Gran Turismo 5 vs Forza 3

What do you think? For me it is Gran Turismo 5 all the way, but my friend says that Gorza 3 will be miles better.

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My Maze Game: Try it yourself!

I noticed that The Jamalam had posted something similar, so I thought I would create some competition!  Instructions are included in the powerpoint itself ===What is it?=== Mega Maze! It's a maze that I made in MS PowerPoint 2000, so virtually any computer running any version of PowerPoint can run it! Features sound effects, 40 stages, 7 well designed levels and a bright and funky colourscheme! ===Download!=== Size: 42mb (approx) To run this you will need PowerPoint 2000 or above (I think older versions WILL work, but I'm not 100% sure) with Microsoft 95 or higher as your Operating System. So far I know this works with: Vista, XP and 95. To download the file click the link below: DOWNLOAD There are no viruses/spyware/sh!t that messes up your computer in the file. It will automatically start the game when you click "open"  And remember to check out all of my other cool Instructables and Forums too! -Lowney  Little preview + some of level 1:

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K'nex Sniper thoughts?

I'm drawing up some mental plans for a Sniper rifle. I posted some non-gun k'nex projects but they were never as popular as weaponry. I know there's a tonne of K'nex snipers out there already, but most of them underneath the body are just a basic gun with a blue rod mag, and a lot of the time the mag isn't actually removable. Of course there's nothing wrong with this, I myself have made guns with this setup. However, for my new Sniper, I want a removable mag with lesser-used ammo. I was thinking either orange-connector+grey connector ammo or yellow rods. Basically I wanted to see what the community wants the most, aside from Oodammo, because that's a tad awkward!  Also any suggestions as to what else I should add to my Sniper? I was thinking: Removable Mag, breach loading single shot chamber, rails (like ironman's), detachable scope and Bipod, rear monopod, true trigger (of course), pin guides and maybe a section where a small pistol can fit, probably TheDunkis' flat pistol or r3con's (spelling?) mod for it. Oh and maybe a heartbeat sensor for all the MW2 fans out there XD -Lowney

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My Jontron/Peanutbuttergamer inspired Video Game web series - Would love some feedback!

Hey all! I recently started a gaming show on my Youtube channel after being inspired by the likes of Jontron, PBG, Egoraptor, Game Theory and a few others. I want these to be as good as they can, and are made to a professional standard (in my opinion), with HD footage from both games and live action shots (courtesy of a camera I won in an instructables competition!), and the commentaries themselves are recorded with a professional studio microphone with a pop shield.  Anyway, there are 2 episodes out so far, and I would love to hear your feedback on them! The sonic one was the first one released, and I got a lot of feedback on that which I tried implementing in to second one (Animal Crossing). TL;DR I'd love your feedback for this new series I'm attempting, and I hope you enjoy the videos! :-) LATEST EPISODE: EPISODE ONE (sonic the hedgehog for the Sega Genesis/Megadrive) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JYTz0XOIhE4

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GTA IV disk damaged! Any way around? Answered

I have had GTA IV for a while now, but now my twerp of a little brother decided to "borrow" the disk without me asking! When he returned it he said he had dropped it and there is now a massive scratch down the middle and it no longer functions! I still have all the files on my laptop, but is there any way to make the game run without the disk? (Like a patch or something) I know this exists for III, San Andreas and Vice City as my friend has them, but I'm not sure about IV. Please help!!!

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K'nex: why have they got it so wrong? Answered

Lego used to be great, but now all I see it "special bricks," you know, things like the plane sets! I mean, you may as well have one big brick in the shape of a plane. Anyway, I was on the K'nex site to buy some parts for the SRv2 after watching Lowney's video (was a bit sceptical of the 500ft claims at first but was sold after seeing the vid) and I wanted one of those big tubs. BUT SHOCK HORROR! These tubs no longer exsist: they are full of stupid "Knex Bricks" and "Knex People" and "Flexi rods" and "plates". Who needs them? All I need is a tub with basic bricks. And dont even get me started on the car sets. So why did they go down that route? It sucks.

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How can I use my Laptop as a monitor for my Wii/Gamecube? Answered

Well I want to play my Gamecube games on my laptop, so is there any way I can do this? If not, can I do it with a Wii, because that plays GC games too. Thanks!

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Our latest project

Read this description: So I haven't posted anything in a long while, and, as well as work, one of the this was down to me and a few friends getting together and forming a YouTube channel called "MTNunlimited". It started out when we did drama at school (a subject which we no longer take) we had a tonne of ideas that we never got to use, and so we can now showcase them on the YouTube channel. Recently, our local youth theatre announced it's closure this Easter, and so we've decided to offer some kind of alternative to anyone who wanted to join in with amateur film-making. Our goal is simply to have fun. If you click onto our channel here, you'll see that we still have a long way to go before we're near the same calibre as a lot of current Internet filmmakers. This is why we have turned to the instructables community for support. We have a few ideas, but we would love to hear other people's thoughts on what we could possibly base a new video on. We'd also greatly appreciate any tips or tricks of the trade that we have not yet been enlightened on. Don’t consider this ‘spam’, as that’s very much the opposite of why I made this forum topic. I posted this to hear guidance and advice from people who have a bit more experience than us. Here's a little montage I made of what we do, in the form of a cinematic trailer, enjoy! And once again, thanks for any support offered :) - Lowney

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Fish n' Chips and other fast food question: IMPORTANT!

Well, for a Business studies/economics assignment (40 pages!!!!!!) I was given the task of setting up a hypothetical business. This is basically doing everything APART from actually doing it, if that makes sense.  Anyway, I'm setting up a (hypothetical) Fish n' Chip shop and I just wanted to know what would make you want to visit a Fish n' Chip shop, from the outside I mean. What kind of shopfront aesthetics would make you think "wow, let's go there!" There are no Mcdonalds, Burger King or KFC etc. where I live, so there are no big brands to compete with: just 2 pubs and a chinese take-out. Also if you could think of a good name for my shop, that would be great! I thought of: "House of Cod" and "The best Plaice in town" but I couldn't think of any others that aren't already established Fish n' Chip companies.

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Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X error message: HELP! Answered

When I click the little icon to run the program an error message pops up that reads "This application has failed to start because file D3dx9_39.dll was not found. Reinstalling this application may fix the problem. I installed it again and again and still the message comes. P.S yes it is a legal copy, I bought it for £20!

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Message to the K'nexers

A Poem I write to you of my observations About certain peoples' latest creations Yes this has been said before About this endless comment war The Jamalam and of course I.A.C Have seen the same things as me But they both wrote in regular style Which never stuck: not versatile So I write to you in poetry But the views are same, we all agree But my rhymes will stick into your brain The frontier in this web campaign See I notice that our knex community Lacks complete and utter immunity To spite, hate and lack of respect To many peoples' knex project It's mainly guns, but there are others too That are attacked in a ridiculous taboo That's taboo as in prejudice, you see It's gone beyond reasonable degree K’nex is a toy, don’t forget That fun really is the main object So why all the hate so suddenly It puts ya down, can’t you see? People like me, and naming others too Get ratings based not on what but who Why rate so low based on the person The situation is starting to worsen Insane Creator is one of those Who gets nought with a five in endless blows Upon his models: they ain't that bad It's who he is, it's really quite sad See why would you rate if you had no idea Of the thing you are rating: It's still unclear What would posess you to continue this theme In lowering someone's self esteem It's not just ratings, to me they ain't worth it It's the comments people think, write and submit "What the heck? This is so bad" to name an example But it's one of hundreds: a mere sample Regulars are praised, no matter what they do IAC; Killer~safe cracker to name a few True, they are good, I won't put them down But what about the other side of this web town? If I should have posted Mr. Doomsday Or put that cablecar on display They would never have got to where they are now Because I ain't as regarded, why should we allow? Allow for this rudeness and all this spite To continue all day and all through night We were never like this, can you remember? Time for a little bit of nostalgia? Once upon a time, the community was  Supportive and friendly simply because We wanted friendships and much better outcome And to spitefulness? we never did succumb! So I say please return to how we were Helping every other entrepreneur Not attacking others like wild bulls: Please, “show a smile instructables!”            -Lowney

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What causes oodammo to spin in certain guns, when other guns make them fly straight?

I've noticed, with guns like the MeZak, my new one and the V2, and a quite a few others, the ammo sort of spazzes out and flips around when fired, and isn't accurate. But with guns like the TBOS, Lowney's small oodammo pistol, etc. and TBAP the ammo flies straight. It's about 2 accurate ones for every one flippy one. Can someone explain why?

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Grand theft auto IV vs Grand theft auto San Andreas

Which is better GTA 4 or GTA san andreas? GTA4 is graphically superior, but san andreas has a bigger map with more countryside and desert. Also, San andreas has planes and helicopters, but GTA4 only has helicopters, but to compensate it has much more weapons and cars. Also everything in GTA 4 is more realistic and looks nicer.

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Nintendo Gamecube case ideas

I love the Gamecube, it's my favourite "retro" console out there! My platinum cube has worked fine since the day I got it, but my friend was not so lucky. She stored it terribly, and when it broke beyond repair she gave it to me to have a look at: but not even recalibrating the laser could resurrect the console. She said I could keep it, so that got me thinking about what I could turn this dead console into.  So far I was thinking: -iPod dock with speakers -DVD player -Computer (not unlike the NES PC) -Media HUB (butcher an cheap MP3 player and some speakers perhaps) Can anyone think of any other suggestions? And not something mundane like a lunch box, but something really cool! I was definitely thinking of adding LEDs to it, to give it the "Alienware" look! Here's a picture of the case, no idea how this would help but still I suppose it's a size comparison to a mini-disc! Also, the computer thing has been done once before, it's called the "Pcube" if you want to Google it or something, it's pretty sweet! Thanks for your suggestions!

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Seleziona's Top loading rifle review

This is my review of Seleziona's Top loading rifle review. The gun in the picture below is not mine. Range:                7/10      45 feet Accuracy            7/10      No barrel Reliability:          8/10      The barrel lines up well with the ammo Reloading:        13/10     VERY easy and quick Ram:                  10/10     Black rod with pin guide  Mag:                   7/10      Holds moderate amount of ammo, inside walls are not smooth Trigger:              9/10      true trigger positioned well Handle:              7/10     decent handle with a decent connection Stock:                 8/10      strong stock, a tad uncomfy  Sturdiness:        9/10      blue rod thick well made Over all: 85/100   NICE JOB SELEZIONA!!! GO SUBSCRIBE TO HIM!!!

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GBA owns the DS!

Hello? What happened? The PSP and DSi are all well and good but in my mind GBA games own them all! Sure, most are 2D and they cannot compete graphically with it's bigger cousins, but I would own my Gameboy Micro over a DS anyday (and I can say this genuinley because I had enough money to buy either a DS lite or a Gameboy micro and I chose the micro). I say this because compare a Sonic advance game to a Sonic Rush game. From a neutral perspective I found Sonic advance much more enjoyable than the DS version: It is simple (only 1 screen to focus on!) and none of these faffy side missions. And I would rather play SMB advance 3 than play some downgraded NFS for PSP. And let's not forget the biggest advantage of the GBM: PORTABILITY! It is the only true pcket console.

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K'nexers tributes! - Update- All places closed

UPDATE: ALL PLACES AQRE CLOSED, PLEASE HAVE YOUR TRIBUTE DONE BY 1ST JANUARY 2010! Hey guys, I am here to ask you to show your appreciation for the other knexers on this site. All that I'm asking you to do is give a big or small tribute to a random knexer on this site. Here is what you do: You put a comment below saying 'GIVE ME A TRIBUTE' and then I will pull a random knexer's name on this site out of a hat (there is about 100 names in there) and tell you who you got, then you can make them a small tribute. Ways to show your appreciation/tribute: Send them a patch Draw them a picture of them or their name (make it awesome) Build some of their guns/models and take a picture of you and his/her's guns/models Write their name in knex (Look at TheDunkis' profile image for an example) Make a model of them from knex Make a model of them from anything! :-) Or any other thing you can think of! So anyway, I hope you will all show your support by joining in and having fun! Below I will list your name and next to it the persons name who you are going to make the tribute for. Please don't be unsupportive and drop out if you do not get someone who you hoped for, be a good sport! :-) Also, below I have shown a few pictures of me and my big graffiti version of DJ Radio's name that I drew around a week ago. However, DJ's name is still in the hat! LIST OF PEOPLE AND THEIR TRIBUTES! Knex gun builder - got Killer~safecracker Shadowman39 - got Cool bas3 Jollex - got The Jamalam Seleziona - got Erikos estarikos  The Jamalam - got Knex lover Killer~safecracker - got TheDunkis! kNeXFreek - got Jollex  DJ Radio - got Me (hiyadudez) :-) Cool bas3 - got NYPA Lioneatr - got Seleziona Stale56 - got kNeXFreek Logic boy - got Lioneatr Smilee - got Shadowman39 Lowney - got Smilee Bigdylan91 - got Lowney Thankyou for your appreciation and I will look forward to seeing your tributes! Good luck!  

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Call of duty 4: K'nex warfare - reflex edition

I had an idea. If I invite a few friends round and persuade one of them to bring their HQ camera, I can do some decent filming. I am basically making a 5 minute long video based on CoD 4: MW. I am thinking of using 12 characters on 3 teams (4 per team, if you can't count very well). On these teams, I am thinking: Team 1 The Jamalam (Leader and mid range assault) Dj Radio (Scouter, close assault) Viccieb.1993 (Sniper) Killer~SafeCracker (Oodammo specialist) Team 2 Trauts (Leader, assault) I am Canadian (Heavy  Canadian weapons guy) Lowney (Sniper) TheDunkis (Oodammo specialist) Team 3 ZOMGMYGUNSHOOT999999FTSRSLYLOL (Leader, Assaulter) I ARE NOT GRAMER USE CORECT BUT NO1 CAREZ (Assaulter) IAMBETTERTHANMEPAINSRSLYLOL (Sniper) 999999999999999999999999999989 (Tube and stick specialist) This will take place in a large park, obviously using k'nex guns. This will be filmed partly through method acting (ie, an actual knex war will take place for part of the day). But the rest will have a script. Any ideas will be appreciated :) (btw, TEAM3 WINZ!!111!11)

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Printer Error 0x00000006: HELP!

I have just purchased a Samsung SCX-4300 printer and it works fine on my shared computer (uses windows XP). However, when I try to install it on my laptop (windows vista), it says "ready" but then when I try to open the properties or print a test page it keeps on saying "Error 0x00000006" I have googled it but to no avail. Does anyone have any advice? I have the pictures below. I think the problem lies within the two computers communicating with each other. The computer can access the Public folder and when I make changes within the public folder the computer detects them, so they are definatley 'talking to each other,' but when I click "Add a new printer" in the printer folder, it says "No printers found, despite the fact I have a functioning Canon printer which my laptop can access with ease. I manually add the Samsung printer and it works fine until I click "print test page." That is when the "Error 0x00000006" message appears. I'm no expert in computers, so if someone knows what the solution is can they answer in plain english and not complicated technical language please? Thankyou! Oh and 1 more thing: I don't think it's anything to do with the drivers as the printer is BRAND NEW.

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NAR Competition

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

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Top 50 commenters of 2009

OK, 2009 is over and you guys have been leaving tons of comments in the past year. Want to see who's been talking the most? We've compiled a couple of top 50 lists for you. The first is for comments on Instructables and the second is for comments on the forums. Enjoy. Top 50 Commenters on Instructables     member comments 1 DJ Radio 4728 2 lemonie 3450 3 ReCreate 2820 4 admin 2700 5 Killer~SafeCracker 2058 6 The Jamalam 2035 7 kNeXFreek 1795 8 Oblivitus 1731 9 I_am_Canadian 1612 10 Kiteman 1511 11 sharlston 1419 12 Lowney 1407 13 DrWeird117 1243 14 geodez 1173 15 fwjs28 1017 16 mettaurlover 1003 17 Plasmana 971 18 cowscankill 953 19 knex_mepalm 939 20 Bartboy 922 21 gmjhowe 887 22 Derin 883 23 knexsuperbulderfreak 865 24 barrax 845 25 bounty1012 835 26 Goodhart 828 27 knex gun builder 817 28 ILIKEPIE333 801 29 _Ko0LaiD_ 785 30 chopstx 780 31 jeff-o 762 32 TigerNod 756 33 Phil B 746 34 thepelton 737 35 alex-sharetskiy 732 36 knex_pls 723 37 scoochmaroo 716 38 logic boy 714 39 mg0930mg 703 40 rimar2000 688 41 knexguy 685 42 porcupinemamma 678 43 knex_lover 671 44 knex_builder_freak 670 45 ChrysN 668 46 =SMART= 641 47 Viccie.B1993 637 48 Seleziona 627 49 Kryptonite 617 50 knexsniper1 614 Top 50 commenters on the forums     member comments 1 DJ Radio 5711 2 Goodhart 5165 3 lemonie 4180 4 Kiteman 4041 5 Lithium Rain 3214 6 kelseymh 2635 7 KillerSafeCracker 1599 8 KentsOkay 1527 9 ReCreate 1496 10 Rock Soldier 1426 11 caitlinsdad 1365 12 NachoMahma 1321 13 gmjhowe 1241 14 Camisado 1100 15 The Jamalam 1057 16 knex_lover 955 17 I_am_Canadian 923 18 TheDunkis 922 19 skunkbait 916 20 logic boy 913 21 11010010110 900 22 knexguy 834 23 Weissensteinburg 795 24 shadowninja31 714 25 Seleziona 686 26 Kryptonite 656 27 =SMART= 652 28 Doctor What 646 29 Tool Using Animal 630 30 Chicken2209 625 31 Hiyadudez 605 32 Keith-Kid 600 33 Plasmana 598 34 knex gun builder 576 35 Zaphod Beeblebrox 567 36 bumpus 565 37 DrWeird117 565 38 jessyratfink 564 39 alex-sharetskiy 553 40 Darth Gecko Man 553 41 PKM 537 42 Berkin 529 43 Gjdj3 516 44 Sunbanks 514 45 knexsuperbulderfreak 506 46 Lowney 501 47 ajleece 491 48 The Ideanator 475 49 Matt21497 470 50 Flumpkins 468

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Random Knex Challenge 2- Power tools! WINNER ANNOUNCED!

Hey guys! Im back with a new challenge: A Knex Power Tool.    HEY GUYS, I HAVE ANALYSED ALL OF THE ENTRIES MADE, BUT I HAVE COME TO ONE DECISION, COMPARED TO THE OTHERS THIS WON BY FAR, BUT WITHOUT FURTHER ADO, THE WINNER!- Shadowman39! Hmm.. lets post a list of the winners in order... Shadowman39's saw Knex_builder_freak's saw kNeXFreek's circular saw Knex_builder_freak's sander kNeXFreek's drill kNeXFreek's jigsaw Bigdylan91's hack saw Sprout-less' dremel The prize for this challenge is: A patch! WOO! 5* on all of your ibles Faving all ibles Subscribe to you! So, in this challenge you have to create a power tool out of knex. Now your model doesnt have to have a motor, and it doesnt have to really work (I mean like cut wood, ect.). The tool can be powered by a motor or it can be hand cranked. Here are some rules to help!   Must be 100% Knex (A bit of tape + string is also allowed) You can use a motor or a hand crank The tool you make can include things like: A drill, a jigsaw, a circular blade, a chainsaw, ect. It must be shown by a forum topic, or in a comment. More than 1 entry is allowed Must be entered before 5th December Entrants: Lowney Killer~SafeCracker kNeXFreek Bigdylan91 Shadowman39 Smilee Lioneatr Knex_builder_freak Shadowninja31 Knex-lover Sprout-less Good luck!

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The K'nex Innovations Challenge (KIC) - Setup Topic

I think we all know how slowly things have been going for a while on this site, and I've been thinking, we need to encourage some innovation. So I'm holding a new competition, to see what we can get out of people when they have a bit more motivation. I'll need two impartial judges (to work with me), and a lot of contestants. The way this competition will work is as follows: The judges will mark each entry on a certain set of criteria, depending on the specification and brief for each round. There will be 5 rounds. The first round is free for anybody to enter. The 20 best-performing entries will move through to round two, with a new brief. The second round is only accessible to the top 20 from round one. The top 10 entries will make it through to round three. Round three will host 10 candidates, and the top 5 entries will proceed to round 4. Following round 4, the final three contestants will be chosen, and round five will be the final round/decider, and one winner will be chosen. The winner will recieve a prize (to be agreed upon with the judges), possibly pro membership, and will definitely recieve a dedicated forum topic congratulating them on their victory. Judges I will need a pair of judges who are willing to give up time to build creations, and are able to talk on Skype or MSN about the competition for judging purposes. The judges will be impartial to the competition (i.e. can't enter) and non-biassed. Please contact me here. As soon as the judges have been appointed and the topic and deadlines are chosen, I will post a topic signalling the start of round one. Please do not post any entries until the opening date as the entries will be produced to fit a brief agreed by the judges. Judge 1: The Jamalam Judge 2: DJ Radio Judge 3: Lowney I have nothing else to say, but any requests for briefs and applications for judge-hood are welcome. Round one is now live!

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