Question by mman1506 | last reply
I just discovered that the K-nex like building set I have isn't K-nex! The pieces I have are larger and are made of a softer material. They work well for children in the 2-5 yo range. Would anyone know what these pieces are called? The 1000 pieces of K-nex are going to have to wait a few years..... Thank you in advance.
Topic by brainfog | last reply
Well, I am pretty tight on time at the moment, but the video should explain things pretty well until I can do so here. here will also be many more pictures of the K-3 and Kinetic Shotgun, but I just need some time for those too. As for the K-4: Everything worked the way it was designed to work, but certain mechanisms (the trigger and the BTS) required a lot of force to function, thus reducing the amount of tension that would be even remotely practical to use on the bow. It was a good attempt and I have learned a lot from it; things that I will take with me as I move on to bigger and better guns. Here's a video for now, and I will explain everything in depth as soon as I can.
Topic by Kinetic | last reply
Do you teach at the elementary level? If so, this is the place for you to introduce yourself and connect with other K-5 educators. Where are you from and what grade level(s) do you teach? Say hi and share something exciting you did with your students this year or project ideas you have for next year. :)
Topic by WeTeachThemSTEM | last reply
Hi all, I have launched my indiegogo page today (http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-tech-elective ) to start a program that will focus on teaching k-12 students how to design, build and program micro-controller related projects. All support and suggestions are welcomed. Check it out, hope you like it. Best
Topic by thetechelective | last reply
Our Keurig coffeemaker is several years old. We began to see a ragged star opening in the top of the K-cups after brewing and coffee grounds various places outside the K-cup. All of the usual recommended fixes were no help. (See below.) This video gave me a solution that worked very well for us. (I have no personal connection to the video or its maker.) We now see only a neat round hole in the top of our K-cups after brewing, not a torn and ragged opening. Video summary: Remove two screws under the flip-up cover above the K-cup holder. Remove the decorative plastic cover by tugging at it. Snip the zip tie that keeps the soft white tube on the fitting. Pull the tube from the fitting. Hold the end of the tube over a cup. Cycle water through the Keurig until several cups come out clean. Clear the upper and lower needles of coffee grounds. Attach the tube with a new zip tie and screw the cover back in place. One word of caution: Very hot water spewed onto the soft skin at the base of my thumb and it was very uncomfortable. I draped a folded towel over my hand while hot water was being expelled from the disconnected tube at the top of the Keurig. Also, I ran quite a number of cups of water through the Keurig until I got three consecutive cups of water without any debris particles of any kind in the water. (I did not see an accumulation of coffee grounds like the man describes in the video, but I saw what was similar to pieces of a brown wing from a housefly.) In the two or three days following the procedure in the video we did occasionally have a K-cup blowout, but have seen only perfect round holes after a week or so, and we probably brew a dozen cups of coffee each day. The usual recommendations-- +Keurig's official recommendation as the cause of grounds migrating outside the K-cup is too much air inside the K-cup as evidenced by a domed lid on the K-cup before it is punctured. Their recommendation is to poke the top of the K-cup with a pin before putting it into the Keurig. Because of my observations and experience, I give very little credence to this. +Accumulated lime from the water needs to be descaled from the inside of the Keurig. Lime accumulation does cause a partially full cup of brewed coffee. We regularly descale our machine. We have also run water through our machine whenever we have seen grounds in our coffee and some grounds came out with the water. Descaling is a good thing to do, but I doubt it has a connection to bursting K-cups and grounds where they do not belong. +Clogged upper and lower needles. The video will direct you to use a wire to insure open passageways inside the needles above and below the K-cup.
Topic by Phil B | last reply
Http://www.kbotworld.com/ I was bored and decided to google "Knex". What I found was very interesting. Apparently there are competitions for Knex robots that do battle with each other. As I read this I thought about how us Knex gunners at Instructables could easily dominate these competitions; because we are the kings of Knex warfare. We could have a collaboration group based around K*bots, where we will post ideas and eventually have designs for the ultimate robot. Then when the competitions come around we could find somebody who lives closest to the competition to build the robot and enter on behalf of our collaboration.But there's a catch: There are rules, an one rule states that projectile weapons are banned. But I believe there are ways around this, as the exact ruling on this goes:"Projectile weapon systems which can launch a K'NEX part clear off the K*bot are banned due to safety reasons. Any other weapons systems which the organizers deem too dangerous will also not be permitted." This could easily be avoided by fixing the projectiles to the robot. For example: My cannon could use an extremely long bullet that has rods in the back of it, preventing it from ever leaving the robot while still delivering a deadly impact. But don't forget that weapons NOT based on guns will also be essential.So what do the rest of you think?
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Question by Icool | last reply
Hi all,Quick question before I butcher something unnecessarily.Can I connect a bog standard thermistor as found in Chinese 3D printer (of which I have spares) to a k type thermocouple plug (I have none) and use it in my k type thermometer?Or should I just buy the slightly more expensive correct lead?I want to monitor temps @ the heat break of a new hot end.
Topic by Squibo | last reply
Hey guys and recently I came in the nine runners up the K'nex toys and rods connectors contest 2014 and I have received my prize a week ago but the t-shirt that came with the K'nex set was to small for me and it wasn't the colour I thought it would be so I'am giving it away to the person that asks for it will get it. The t-shirt is purple and in size medium.
Topic by Zombiekiller-93 | last reply
Hello. I have a simple task to achieve, I guess, but I'm stuck. I'm using the setup from the attached image. All I need to do is to read the Speed of the vehicle using data from the obd2 k-line pin, and then to send a command to blink the brake lights when a certain decrease in speed is detected (e.g. more than 2km/h/s). I can not initialize the k-line and I am not able to red anything on the serial monitor on arduino :(. After I manage to read the raw data I am planing to figure out what's the code for turning on the brake lights by just simply pressing the brake pedal. The vehicle is an 2004 BMW E60, but I guess this is not an issue. Question... Are the TX/RX pins connected as it shod on the arduino board? Thank you. Ant help would be appreciated. I need this for a school project and a have a deadline :(((
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Question by ianbar20 | last reply
I want to be able to sort loose change easliy without doing it by hand.
Topic by Nothing2it | last reply
I want to be able to build with K'NEX virtually on my laptop. Please help me!
Question by Nothing2it | last reply
Ok, I tried to make the Buster Sword out of Knex. It looks like a skinnier version of it, and the handle is crappy, but it looks kinda like the real thing. Just don't swing it. I will post pics later when I find my camera. But, how about some of you Final Fantasy 7 fans out the join a new group all about FF7 Knex things? It's called Knex Final Fantasy 7 Remember, ONLY Final Fantasy 7 things will be allowed to be posted in this group.
Topic by Knexfan
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 | last reply
Can anyone give me a tip on how to make triggers for k'nex gun,because I just made my file about a week ago,so can anyone help?
Question by Knave125 | last reply
I'm new at instructables and I have been trying to figure out a good k'nex instructable. I noticed that most of the k'nex instructables are guns. I have posted a k'nex rubberband gun, but I started thinking about posting a k'nex blow gun. Is this a good idea?
Topic by Pax415 | last reply
Hey, ages ago i made a k'nex shotgun but took it apart, does anyone know if the instructable was removed, or if they know which one im on about could they post a link? all i can remember was that it had a sort of magazene at the end, was fired using a firing pin mechanism, and fired 2 blue rods at a time thanks.
Topic by general dark monkey | last reply
Does anyone else think that the instructables team should make a new tab for all the K'nex ibles?? i was just wondering this. I think it would be awesome to have a K'nex Catagory, it would be filled almost instantly. If any other Members/Pros feel this way please tell. Please also think about it Instructables!
Question by J@50n | last reply
Https://www.instructables.com/id/AR-4-Commando-v3/ i just love this gun put i dont have the parts for it can someone post a part list and some other "shortcuts" to sorta cut down on the resources needed, like idc bout the look more just the range i want really...
Topic by shahrukh1 | last reply
Hi everybody! (Hi Dr. Nick!) Ok, I did it. I made a group SOLELY for instructables on how to make Halo weapons out of K'Nex. Any one who likes Halo or just wants to see what the weapons would look like made of K'Nex are welcome to join.
Topic by Knexfan | last reply
I'm subscribed to the Forum RSS Feed but I hate getting K'NEX gun topics all the time. And I can't just put "-k'nex" in the search box and subscribe to that because a lot of them just say gun and not k'nex at all, even though they are k'nex gun topics. How would I exclude k'nex topics in a search then?
Topic by Aeshir | last reply
Designing an Uzi. I did, and it was jammy, bulky and ugly. Here are a couple of pics. The main problem with an Uzi is the magazine is the handle, and u have to have the trigger before the handle. I ended up making one, using a small flexi rod, but it is weak and it wasn't autocock. The magazine was good, but it had a really flimsy connection. Would anyone else try and make an Uzi??? (I'll add more pictures real soon)
Topic by flamingmetalninja | last reply
I will give a patch to the person who can think of the best name for this tower! After 17 months it is almost complete! It stands 6' 10" and has 8 tracks. This is my first ball tower,but my brother and I built a Ferris wheel that was about 8' 6" tall. You can suggest as many names as you want. The contest ends on June 11 at 12:00 P.M. CST. Thanks!!!
Topic by DELETED_DELETED_DELETED_16nato | last reply
What would you guys think of a working K'nex revolver replica? I mean like a 6-shooter?With a chamber and everything? I'm still trying to find something to do for my first Instructable but I don't want it to have been done before. So far as I know there isn't one. There are a couple of revolvers but they are not based on any real guns. Or I am just a weird-o and have never seen an 8-shooter.
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