Jollex's Innovationists Tournament

     Hello everyone, I have decided to start up an all new tournament similar to the tournament I hosted a while back. This tournament is being started to inspire creativity, innovation, and new concepts.      The thing is that I don't want just anybody entering the tournament so if you want to enter you must apply and I will select either 8, 16, or 24 applicants to become contenders, depending on the amount of applications. To apply you must simply say that you're applying in a comment below.      The whole tournament will take place during the summer so that everyone has time to build.      ALL APPLICATIONS NEED TO BE IN BY THIS MONDAY, JULY 26. Applicants: -TheDunkis -Millawi Legend -cyborgold1 -lukas rider -Sketch98 -logic boy -~Aeronous~ -sprout_less -knexfan9182 -rec0n -DJRadio -Zak -Bakenbitz -megametal8 -rofl495 -chevy62 -money maker -Killer safe cracker

Topic by jollex 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


JAR - Jollex's (Knex) Assault Rifle

 This is a really powerful single shot assault rifle I made recently.  I was going to post instructions on ibles but the instructable maker thing kept screwing up so I'll just link you guys to the instructions on KI: knexinnovation.net/forums/viewtopic.php

Topic by jollex 9 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Jollex's Innovationist's Tournament [Round 1]

ROUND 1 WILL LAST FROM MONDAY, JULY 26TH TO SUNDAY, AUGUST 8TH This first round is going to be different from normal contests because it will be done in teams of two. There are 24 participants, therefore there will be 12 teams, picked by me. If you do not like your team, you may mail me and I will be willing to change them. The top 6 teams will move on to round two. The criteria for this first round is gun mechanisms. You should try to make the most complex mechanism you can with the most moving parts possible. Range will not be a factor when your entry is being judged, however it will boost your entry. Teams: -Jollex -TheDunkis http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n0CtpzMbJTg -Millawi Legend -logic boy -cyborgold1 -lukas rider -Sketch98 -knexfan9182 -~Aeronous~ -Seleziona -sprout_less -rec0n -megametal8 -Killer safe cracker -Zak -Bakenbitz http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZZeL3VT8hqg -shadowninja31 -razzlekunai -DAI GURREN DAN -Loose -Ally http://knexinnovation.net/showthread.php?932-Patacult&p;=13320#post13320 -DJ Radio -Oblivitus http://knexinnovation.net/showthread.php?930-My-entry-for-Jollex-s-innovationist-tournament.

Topic by jollex 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Jollex' DASH knex slingshot review

Jollex made a new free-flying slingshot, which was capable of shooting oodammo, and cannon ammo (yellow rod with a red con on the business end), and the trigger held the bullet, not the bands. I hadn't made many of them before so I decided to give it a 'shot'(:D). Body strenght:10/10, it has a very good crossing pattern through the whole body, that makes it extremely strong.  comfort: 7/10, the stock could have been much better, although it doesn't take away from the overall comfort, it could have been a lot comfier. The handle gets 5 of those points though, because he did a good job going out of his way to make it even comfier. Trigger  Locking mech strength: 10/10, could hold 15 64#s and then some, and you only need 3. Overall mech: 10/10, purely the fact that it was a sliding trigger could have got that, but, its a sear, and I don't really count sears as sliding triggers, but this goes even further and puts a semi ratchet at the back of the sear, which was bloody brilliant, so it deserves it. Power Bullet force:10/10, oodammo can punch through the cardboard like a blue rod punches through paper, and cannon ammo is even more powerful than oodammo.  Range:12/10, well if 90 feet got 9/10, then you can see how powerful this is (slanted of course). Bow  Strength: 9/10, it bends (using black rods) a bit with 3 #64s, but the way the bands are put on is really good, so you don't need to unhook anything, and there is not many places to get the bands tangled up in. Reloading ease: 10/10, its really easy to get the bands to cock back, and its not hard on your fingers at all. Tactics F4A attack: 1/5, running in with this singleshot is the worst thing you can do period.   F4A defence: 3/5, you better have a good sidearm, because if you miss... and you need a good base aswell. Team attack: 3/5 as long as you have someone further up then you who you can support, but don't be the one to run in headfirst. Its silent aswell, and I know a lot of people like to think they are stealthy, but truth is most of you ain't. So you have to be good.   Team defense: 5/5, finally the area it shines on. Huge range, silent, hole up in a tree somewhere with a few splodies, the Dash, and some cookies. Perfect for picking off enemy scouts and anyone who tries to get further. -------OVERALL: 90000000000/10000000000. Or, 9/10, or 9 tenths, or 4.5/5, or 90% positive. Instructable can be found here.

Topic by ~Aeronous~ 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


I need someone to build something for me

I'm currently away from my knex but I though of a new handle design so I downloaded MLCAD and I made it there but I want someone to make it out of knex and tell me if it's comfortale or not. I have 4 pictures of it and more can be supplied if needed. 1: Side 2: Front 3: Bottom 4: Top Note: Spacers should be added onto the white rods that connect the two blue connectors. Note2: The Red connector with two y-clips connected to it would be part of the trigger and isn't connected to anything, it should stilll be built to see if it can fit into that space though. Note3: small wheels should be added where there are white rods.

Topic by jollex 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Making A Ball Machine

I'm building a ball machine but I need some ideas on what kind of tower I should use for it. Give me ideas but keep in mind that I have limited pieces.

Topic by jollex 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


I'm going to school tomorrow

Tomorrow I'm gonna leave to go to school at around 7:40 France time. But don't worry, I'm coming back at around 4:15. Gonna miss you guys.

Topic by jollex 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


My Knex MP5

I saw that people were building MP5's so I decided to try it. Here is my MP5. This is just a prototype so it will be better. It shoots white rods and and holds about 8. 1: Stock in 2: Stock out and firing pin back.

Topic by jollex 10 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


-+-POSTED!-+- Jollex's Sniper, JS-144v3.9 =UPDATE=

It has been posted. Here is the link.UPDATEI added an extended barrel, because of The Jamalam's suggestion, and I weighed it and it is 1.6 Kilograms which equals ~ 3.5 pounds.UpdateI changed the mag and reinforced some parts.I have finally finished my awesome sniper. I have been planning this gun since June and started building about 2 weeks ago. It is the first of its kind. It uses a rail system like dsman195276's sniper but it has a mag. It has a lot of power and accuracy because of the low friction barrel made out of orange connectors and wheels. It has a trigger that I think is better than dsman's sniper trigger. It has a comfy handle that is like dsman's sniper handle. It has a comfy stock a very accurate and cool looking scope. It also has a sturdy bipod of my design and a comfy front hand grip. it is also easy to pull back the firing pin. the mag capacity is ~10. Mag reload time is ~8 seconds. Time to pull back firing pin and power transfer and fire is ~4 seconds. Here are some pictures.

Topic by jollex 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Knex Arm Blade

Here's a thing I made because I was bored

Topic by jollex 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


MRSS (Knex Sniper)

Here are some pics of my new sniper.Video:

Topic by jollex 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


K'nex Laptop Stand

Hello all, It's been a while since I've made anything with k'nex, but I just recently made a nice laptop stand that I wanted to share some pictures of it. If you like it you can probably make it from the pictures, but I don't think it's worthy of an instructable.

Topic by jollex 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Project U (Knex Ball Machine)

This is the second ball machine I made. I did not post my first one because it was 2 feet tall and had only one path. I am still pretty much a beginner at making ball machines. I am not going to post this because pretty much everthing is from from Darth Trainman's instructables How To Make A Ball Machine and The Ultimate Guide to K'nex Ball Machine Elements. I have made a video and posted it on photobucket and YouTube.

Topic by jollex 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Photoshop is Awesome

My friend has Photoshop, and he is awesome with it. Here is a picture of what he did. That is me on the bike.

Topic by jollex 10 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Knex Update: 10/11/09

Comments? Ideas? Haikus?   

Topic by jollex 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Merry Christmas!

I wish all the k'nexers at Instructables a merry Chrsitmas!

Topic by jollex 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Knex Update: 12/12/09

Another update.  Please answer the questions asked in the video.  

Topic by jollex 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Results for TGKTR2

Here are the results, sorry it took so long, but that wasn't my fault *cough*Dsman*cough* +P.4 Moving On:I_Am_Canadian86Viccie.B199384Jollex81S0lekill3r774 that are outDutchwarlord76Knexguy72Bakenbitz70DutchjNo EntryCongratulations to all!

Topic by jollex 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


K'nex Wireless Charging Phone Dock

I had this wireless charger for my phone so I decided to incorporate it into a phone dock. I tried to make it look nice and used some creativity to get the angle I wanted for the back. The wire for the charger comes nicely out of the back of the base.

Topic by jollex 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


"What Is It?" Contest #1 =WINNER: Dorkfish92=

Winner: Dorkfish92The Answer: IT is a water bottle holder that clips onto your bed and it also holds your iPod. Look at the pictures for more info.This is a contest I am starting where I show you a picture of something made out of knex, and you have to guess what it is for, and what it does. Here are the pictures for the first contest.

Topic by jollex 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Knex Lever Action Rifle (Need Ideas)

I'm making a lever action rifle and I already have the stock, handle, and trigger area built but I need to know what you knexers look for a in a lever action rifle. Do you want it to be cocked using the lever, do you want it to be loaded using the lever, and if so how do you want it to be loaded? Tell me what you guys want and I will try my best to build it.

Topic by jollex 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


MSSP-65v4.3

This is a better version of my MSP-35v2.9. It now has a pump, but it is a new kind of pump.Video:http://www.metacafe.com/watch/1892738/mssp_65v4_3/ Pictures:

Topic by jollex 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


TGKTR3

Round 3Last round.RulesMake a ball machine.Deadline: June 1st

Topic by jollex 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


TGKT Results

Yeah so TGKT is over. IaC wins. Woo! His prize is that he gets to be adored by all ibles knexers. Yay!

Topic by jollex 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


New Ball Machine Element

This is to show you guys a new ball machine element I invented called fireworks. It's also kind of a little teaser for my ball machine that is currently in construction, Project A.

Topic by jollex 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Slingshots

Whats up with all the slingshots? I logged on and checked the recent knex instructables and I saw at least 4 slingshots. We get it, they're powerful, but you dont have to post every single gun you make, especially if it's been done before. And yes I know, "But it haz diferent triger!!!11!!!one!" Oh well, you don't have to post it.

Topic by jollex 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Just a Thought

Hello everyone, I'd like to share a thought that occurred to me. It appears to me that there are really only 3 main qualities of a knex gun: -Range -Fire rate -Ease of use Now out of these three we have already maxed out range with slingshots and the NAR. Now we need to work on maxing out the other two through semi autos and such and we will have truly revolutionary weapons. Then we can start combining multiple elements and creating easy to use semi-auto slingshots and such. I just wanted to share these thoughts with the community.

Topic by jollex 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Why the Advancements in Knex Gun Technology Have Stopped

     I, as many other members of the online k’nex gun making community may have, noticed that particular aspects of k’nex weaponry have stopped evolving. The very best k’nex guns of today are guns such as the TR18, the ZKAR, and other far shooting, rapid-fire guns. Now that’s fine, but other aspects of guns have stopped evolving, and innovation has been halted. This is ironic considering many of our communities best builders belong to forum with innovation in its name, and we have so many builders advocating innovation in everything they say. The reason for this lack of new ideas is that the members of our community are not sharing their ideas with each other and encouraging others to build off them. I will explain this theory in my following paragraph.       Out of everything that has been made in the world, it was all developed because people want to top each other and people build off of each other’s ideas and accomplishments. Unfortunately, this is not happening in the k’nex online community. The biggest example is the everlasting KI/Instructables rift that has separated k’nex builders since even before the creation of Knex Innovation. No knexer even thinks of sharing the guns they’re developing with a knexer of the opposing site. Even bigger than that though, is the reluctance to share ideas with anyone. How many times have you seen people anywhere saying that they are building a new gun, but they won’t share pictures because they’re scared of people copying them? This is what hampers all creativity and innovation. If people cannot build off the ideas of other people, we will never advance. Sure we’ve gotten this far off people’s successful ideas that they’ve posted, but imagine how far we could be if everyone shared their failures as well. We could fix the guns that others could not get to work. Imagine all the possibilities if every single mech anyone ever tried to make was open to the public to use and improve on. Now this happens not only in Instructables where everyone goes crazy if they think someone even slightly copied their gun, and never shares their ideas with others except for those rare collaborations. This also happens at KI where there is a whole “secret forum” that the most experienced builders and contest winners get to see, where they post their ideas where all the other builders can’t see them. This selfishness needs to end so that we can continue innovating and creating new guns and ideas.

Topic by jollex 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Project A (K'nex Ball Machine)

Here is a video of my latest ball machine, Project A. It is about 170 cm. tall. It has 4 different paths and it features my own original element, fireworks.

Topic by jollex 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Knex Update: 23/11/09

 Yes, another one. Includes: -Updated desert eagle -Brad's crossbow gun thing -Gun which I don't know what to call

Topic by jollex 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


New Horizontal Mag Gun + Unfinished repeating sling

Here's a video of my new gun I'm working on, and some pictures of a new repeating sling that I scrapped.

Topic by jollex 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Minecraft LP

Hey guys, just wanted to let you know that I've started a minecraft LP. That's pretty much where I talk while playing minecraft and share my take on the game. I'm going to be releasing episodes once a week, usually more than that. I only have one episode up so far but check it out and if you like it, subscribe or just look out for new epsiodes, I'll probably have a second one up by tonight. Here's the link to the first episode: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WI-ixfbrIkU. On a related note, I also have a less formal series going up which is just my friend and I playing survival multiplayer. I won't be releasing episodes of that series as constantly as my single player but that one's a little more fun and we're basically just messing around. If you're interested in that, here's the link to the first episode: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ikii5Cs8UdU. Also, I might get some other people to play with us in the multiplayer survival world so if you'd like to participate in that send me a PM and we'll see. Thanks for reading and don't forget to subscribe if you like the videos.

Topic by jollex 7 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


The Official Failed and Unfinished Projects Thread

This is a thread for everyone to post pictures of their failed and/or unfinished projects. That way when people need ideas for something to build they can come to this thread and find someone's project and build it and improve on it and maybe make it work. There is one rule in this thread: IF YOU USE SOMEONE ELSE'S IDEA/MECH/PROJECT, YOU MUST GIVE THEM CREDIT. I will start the thread off with some pictures of my uncompleted projects. Here is the link to the album on photobucket because I find it easier to upload them there: http://s247.photobucket.com/albums/gg159/jollex/Uncompleted%20Projects/ Guest password is knexinnovation

Topic by jollex 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Ghost V2, Selez's Dragonouv or Dash? Answered

WHICH ONE?! ill have this question open for a week (starting saturday) then see what has most votes

Question by MegaMetal8 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Multi-Shot Knex Pistol MSP-35v2.9

I was going to make a shotgun that shot more than one bullet at a time, but it turned out pretty small so I made it a Multi-Shot Pistol. I'm not sure if I should post or not, so what do you guys think?

Topic by jollex 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


The Most Beautiful K'nex Headphone Stand You Will Ever See

See title.

Topic by jollex 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Knexer ratings

I would like to find out how everyone thinks of the knexers here.Rate form 1 to 101= Horrible2= Very Bad3= Bad4= Not Good5= Getting there6= Okay7= Good8= Really Good9= Awesome10= Knex GodNow just rate these Knexers1.Mepain2.Oodalumps3.Perfect Duck4.Mykhailo5.Dsman1952766.I_Am_Canadian7.Jollex8.TheDunkis9.J-Chode10.PineapplebobTheGreatYou cannot rate your selfExample Post:1. 102. 103. 104. 105. 96. 87.8. 79. 810. 7

Topic by jollex 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


K'nex Ball Machines

I've noticed that there has been a recent rise of ball machines being made by the k'nexers. I think this is great. I personally love ball machines and have made 4 of them. I am currently working on a 5th one which is approximately 170 cm. or 67 inches tall. It has 4 paths so far. Comment if you are currently building or planning a ball machine.

Topic by jollex 10 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


The Grand Knexpert Tournament (TGKT)

The Grand Knexpert Tournament has started. The first challenge for all of the contestants is to make a knex gun. Yes that's right, just make a knex gun. Your gun will be judged by power, reliability, ease of use, and looks. You have to have an instructable or a video for your gun. In the video you have to demonstrate the power, ease of use, and reliability. Slide shows and forum topics are not permitted. You cannot enter a knex weapon that has already been posted, but you can enter one that you are designing right now. The top 8 will move on and the rest will be out.DEADLINEYour gun has to be entered by November 10th, 2008.How to EnterJust post a link to your instructable, slide show, etc.REVISED List of contestants1.TheDunkis [ENTRY]2.Dsman1852763.I_Am_Canadian [ENTRY]4.Jollex [ENTRY]5.Trauts [ENTRY]6.Bakenbitz [ENTRY]7.Dutchwarlord [ENTRY]8.The Jamalam [ENTRY]9.S0lekiller [ENTRY]10.Katarukito [ENTRY]11.Knexguy 12.The_Burrito_Master13.Darth Gecko Man [ENTRY]14.Pineapplebobthegreat15.Oompa-Loompa [ENTRY]16.Viccie.B1993 [ENTRY]17.Dutchj [ENTRY]18.Yerjoking [ENTRY]19.Bartboy [ENTRY]20.Shadowninja31 [ENTRY]

Topic by jollex 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Dropping out of TGKTR3

As the title suggest, I am dropping out of the tournament. There are several reasons why.1. People don't like the founder of the contest being in it.2. I want to judge this last round personally so people probably won't like me judging my own entry.3. I already started taking apart my unfinished entry.For all those wondering, this was going to be my entry: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a6ekJEyP_FE

Topic by jollex 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


TGKT (Round 2)

ROUND 1 IS OVER.ROUND 2 HAS STARTED.Guidelines:The rules are that you have to make something that is not a gun, it can be anything as long as it is not a gun. Entries have to be in by January 15th. You can enter something that has aready been posted as long as you haven't modified it since then.Participants:Here are the 8 participants and their scores from round one, all scores are out of 100.1. S0lekill3r{ENTRY}True Break Action Shotgun842. Dutchwarlord{ENTRY}Knex Big Crossbow833. I_Am_CanadianKnex Heavy Cannon v5-Handheld{ENTRY}824. Viccie.B1993{ENTRY}795. Knexguy{ENTRY}Knex L96A1796. Bakenbitz{ENTRY}Lancer787. DutchjKnex Rifle v2788. Jollex {ENTRY}Grenade Launcher75

Topic by jollex 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


My Sword

I made a knex sword. It is very sturdy and the instructions are on Knex Innovation. Here is the link. http://knexinnovation.gigacities.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=204&highlight;=

Topic by jollex 11 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Ta da!

I have beaten Jollex, I am the Champion!!!!!!!!!!!!! this is the worlds smallest ball machine! now imagine it with mini knex : P

Topic by Bartboy 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


BAP-31v1.4 (True Bolt Action Pistol)

Here is my true bolt action pistol. It is pretty small for a true bolt action but pretty big for a pistol. It is also pretty ugly but it has to be like that with the mag because it uses gravity to operate. The trigger is TheDunkis' trigger from the TDS2. Pics: 1:The gun 2:TheDunkis' trigger 3:Firing pin and bolt forward 4:Firing pin and bolt back 5:Firing pin back and bolt forward 6-8:Internals

Topic by jollex 10 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Knex Roller Coaster Booster

Hey guys, I made a roller coaster booster.Instructions are here.http://knexinnovation.gigacities.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=214&highlight;=

Topic by jollex 11 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Ajleeces rock of the day.

Just to giving a little motivation to all the knexperts(yes jollex I am talking to you) a chance to do something different.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXaZmY52gHM 14th Novemberhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-AYAv0IoWI 15th November

Topic by ajleece 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


A new K'nexer!!!

Guys, 'specially you, Jollex. There's a new K'nexer out there. His user is rachat21. He's cool. He loves K'nex, so give 'm a warm welcome. He's a friend. Just do it. His page:https://www.instructables.com/member/rachat21Thanks, guys.

Topic by DrWeird117 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Avatar Making

Hey guys, if you want a cool new avatar just let me know. I made this one for mad mick after he wanted to get one from oblivitus ~~Mad Mick~~ ~~DJ Radio~~ ~~Darth Gecko Man~~ ~~Jollex~~ Oompa Loompa

Topic by ajleece 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


BMSS-62v2.5 - ???

I have decided to make a forum topic for the BMSS-62 so that I can keep updating you guys on new versions of the gun. Right now there is v2.5, v2.8, and v2.9. Here are the pictures.Historyv1.0: I made a good breech-mag barrel combo with no trigger.v2.0 Used the breech-mag combo and added body with trigger.v2.2 added stock.v2.5 Added handle and reinforced mag the barrel.v2.8 Added bendys to make the gun look better. It is now able to hold dsman1's sidearm on the side.v2.9 Fixed the handle guard and made the handle comfier.

Topic by jollex 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


K'nex Innovators Contest: discontinued until further notice

Can't be bothered to keep this contest going. If anyone else wants to run it or create their own, go for it. ~Point board~ Waffleman - 10 Kinetic - 9 Jollex - 4 Arjun - 3 Sharir - 3

Topic by TheDunkis 6 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago