The "What are you working on?" thread

Well it's getting kind of annoying to go around asking people or just not being in the know of who's doing what so I had the bestest idea evah!!! Make a thread!! Lik ZOMG!!! Anyways, yeah just post whenever you're making something new and talk about the following. -What you're making -What features it'll have -If and when it'll be posted -And finally any pictures you may have (not required though) And keep it to K'nex please. This is the K'nex forum after all so I'd think that's obvious.

Topic by TheDunkis   |  last reply


What are you working on at the moment?

I want to know what guns you are working on at the moment. I get so tired of missing out on seeing new projects because I didn't know about them. I'll go first. I am working on a new semi auto sidearm, handle mag, true trigger (SALSA) Semi Automatic Light Side Arm Also I have a new light single shot rifle (X117-LSS) I don't plan on posting as it doesn't do anything a Wrecktangle or Ultra pistol doesn't do. (I may post a pic though)

Topic by Fred the Penguin   |  last reply


Knex Ideas? Answered

I would like to know if any of you have anything you want to see on the website that is made out of knex since I'm bored and want to make something but don't know what. Anyone have an idea. I'm good at making games out of knex.

Question by Danielzxzx1   |  last reply


Any Ideas On What I Should Post?

Hello, K'NEX community! I am the Knex Inventor, and I am looking for ideas of what I should post. If you have an idea of what I should post, please comment below with your suggestion, and I will consider making it. If I do make and post one of your ideas, I will give you partial credit for helping to come up with it. Thanks!, -The Knex Inventor

Topic by The Knex Inventor   |  last reply


Knex viking war ship- v1

Knex viking war ship, the historic art of Knex. Well, to be honest, I don't really know where I came up with this idea, but it came to me in a flash. The designs pictured are just prototypes, but right now I am working on a way to get all of the paddles on either sides to move back and fourth at the same time (any suggestions or help would be appreciated)/ Anyway, tell me what you think, and remember, this is only v1.

Topic by Hiyadudez   |  last reply


Working Real Minigun

I was watching Future Weapons the other day and he was firing this huge minigun. It showed how it worked too. I was wondering if anybody could make one using this design.http://dsc.discovery.com/video/player.html?playerId=203711706&categoryId;=210013711&lineupId;=1315740597&titleId;=1335475957After you get here, look at the dillon gattling gun.

Topic by Mintyhippo   |  last reply


knex idea

I had a idea i don't know how it would work but what happens is you cock the gun and every time you press the trigger the ram goes up a little bit and fires so you fire like this cock, pull trigger, pull trigger, pull trigger, pull trigger etc

Topic by cj81499   |  last reply


Knex Safe (TGKTR2 Entry)

Alright! This is my safe. And a safe safe it is too! Me and a few other people noticed the irony of a knex safe, because you could just take it apart. Not so with this one! I made it with stupidly thick and Hard-to-take-apart walls, so as you would really need to work to get it open. The only piece you could break off are the pistons coming out the side, but then you've ruined the mech, and it wont work at all. However, there is a snag. The actual pin that goes into the door could not be finished on time. Everything else is here though, and I hope to get it finished up very soon. Sorry about that! The deadline sneaked up on me... So thats prettymuch it! Hope you like it. I have a video of the mechanism, but its not uploading. I should have one up tomorrow. EDIT: For all you folks bugging me to post (you know who you are...), let me give you the scoop. I am currently building a new safe. It should be stronger than the last, smaller, and cleaner. Please be patient, I will post when I can, bugging me about it wont make the time go any quicker. Thank you.

Topic by I_am_Canadian   |  last reply


Are knex kitchen utensils allowed?

I have made a really cool working kitchen tool from knex ( not gonna say what! ) and I want to know if it can go in this contest?

Topic by Bartboy   |  last reply


What videocamera do you use to film your Knex models?

I'm looking for a camera (preferly not to expensive) to make some videos of my knex models. Like ball machines or rollercoasters. ***************edit************** I bought a canon fs200, its decent and cheap. However the video format isn't supported by windows movie maker!

Question by Kairah   |  last reply


Larger K-nex like parts for pre-K

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


How exactly does a Lever Action K'NEX Gun Work?

Greetings fellow Knexers, I am posting this question because I want to know how a lever action K'NEX Gun works. if you have an answer, please comment below. Thanks!, -The Knex Inventor

Question by The Knex Inventor   |  last reply


What does it mean to have a featured Instructable?

I don't know what it means for a post to be featured. I know you get an achievement, but I was just curious what it exactly meant. Please answer. Thank you!

Topic by knexguy237 


What's the amperage rating of the K'Nex electric motor? Answered

I recently purchased a small lot of K'Nex parts to add to my collection. Included in the lot was the 12-volt K'Nex electric motor that you plug into a wall outlet. Unfortunately, the lot did not include the box/documentation for the motor, and more importantly, it did not include the AC adapter required to run the motor. I have a big box of AC adapters from various electronics collected over the years, so I likely have one that is a suitable replacement. However, I can't seem to find out what the amp draw is for the motor. I've looked elsewhere on the web but have not been able to find this information. So I was wondering if someone who actually has the original AC adapter for the motor can look at it and give me it's specifications and perhaps a model number? Thanks!

Question by thekosmicfool   |  last reply


I you come online on Instructables what do you do?

 If you come online on instructables what things do you do and in what order? par example, what I do is: -first check new things of subscribtions -then check comments and inbox -then check all recent knex stuff -If I wanna say something I post comment or a forum topic

Question by Mr. Muggle   |  last reply


Show a smile, instructables! (Knex users)

Hey all, Recently (and not so recently...) I have been noticing that our knex community here has been... not so nice recently. There seems to be a growing number of quarrels, mean comments and just generally it seems like the whole knex community is on edge. This makes me sad. Instructables is supposed to be a place were we share ideas with one another, give each other advice and just have fun hacking around with each other, which it is, for the most part. But the knex community seems to be becoming very competitive, mean to the point of rudeness, and there seems to be one heck of a lot of put downs. Its no wonder that many of the users are migrating to other websites. I would love to see this change! Lets try to get back to a constructive and cheerful group, and just generally be not quite so negative. Lets get out of this mess we've made. Also, (this does not apply to non knex readers) I would love to do away with this irritating "hierarchy", as one might put it. Many peoples opinions get pushed aside and discredited, simply because they may not be as good with knex as someone else, while the regulars are praised and approved, no matter what they do. This sucks, so lets do our best to treat everyone as equals, and not pan people because we might be better at knex then them. We all do this to an extent, me included. I would also love to get rid of that darned word "Knexpert". How many quarrels and pointless arguments have come around because of that silly little term... So be happy everyone, lets put some encoragment and cheer into everything that we do here. Show a smile! IaC

Topic by I_am_Canadian   |  last reply


What do you think of my knex gun? Answered

I am working on an instuctable and i want to know what you think of the gun.

Question by DontShoot262   |  last reply


Sl9 work in progress

I've been working on making a knex sl9 for a little over a week now. do you want me to post it? I've included a picture of what a sl9 looks like (thats an airsoft gun in the pic btw) right now the gun is lacking a few things(its functional but barely), One range/power it shoots about 5 feet(yellow rod) and doesnt hurt anything. 2 the magazine jams ive added some weaker rubber bands and it seems to work.

Topic by H3lloPeople   |  last reply


What is a good, unique K'Nex gun? Answered

I've looked at KillerK, nothing special. All of the so-called "K'Nexperts" just have a lot of pieces. 90% of all guns are basically the same, same trigger, same magazine, same firing pin, etc. Something that works, is fun, and not overhyped. Something that would almost fit in with Nerf, but can't have a truckload of pieces and broken pieces. Do that, and I will be impressed.

Question by DB2016   |  last reply


Knex Rifle

I was going to post this in another forum but the pictures on the comments didn't work so here it is. it has a true trigger with a sear, there is a small rod to pull back the firing pin under the carrying handle, the sear automatically locks into place and the mag is not detachable because of the amount it wobbles.the trigger housing is a little messy and i feel the front isn't as good as it could be so i just want some feedback on what you guys think about it and how i could improve it.

Topic by Loosewire; SOE Operative   |  last reply


user-hosted knex instructable contest!!!

Hi everyone, I am a long-time knex gun user and Instructable maker, you probably don't remember me because I am using this new account and my old one has been inactive for years. More to the point, i am going to hold a knex gun instructable contest not run by the site administrators. Because of this, the only reward is fame and glory among the knexers' What you need to do to be in this contest is make an instructable of a knex gun and give the link to it on this forum. You will have to design a gun that you do not cock, has no block trigger, and has a very easy instructable. A few suggestions for this design are listed below. Technical requirements: ~ The gun must have no block trigger ~ The gun must shoot any rod ranging from the smallest size to the second largest - red suggestions for making a far better gun than anyone else: ~ make as many extra / removable components as possible ~ make a hopper or way to have multiple shots at one time in the gun ~ use as few and as simple foreign objects as you can get your hands on ~ Make the gun with less than 250 pieces ~ Make the instructable as good as you can, after all, even if you get the gun, you have to show it here!

Topic by Hihi36   |  last reply


What should a k'nex Halo needler fire? Answered

Image of the needler HERE. So, what should it fire if it were to be made into a k'nex gun? I was thinking either rods, rubber bands, or special needles made of rods/connectors, but what do YOU think?

Question by Spycrab   |  last reply


Where do you get one and what makes a "#64" rubber band so desirable for K'nex?

I've never had one so it would be nice to know where to get one. I only have "assorted sizes" rubber bands and file 'bands

Question by LvNo1000 


K'NEX dens/bases/tents etc

I am working on an instructable on ideas to make k'nex dens and hideouts with blankets, using the k'nex for frames. If you want to be a collaborator, comment here and I will let you in. Also, if you have ideas, comment here too

Topic by The Jamalam   |  last reply


Favourite Primary and Side-arm (K'nex)

If you could only make 1 primary and 1 side arm to take on your stupid little brother in a K'nex war, what would they be? Personally, I would take Dsman's DD-27, and Dsman's side-arm.

Topic by Trauts   |  last reply


Long Time No See.

Okay to start this off I'll begin on telling you how close i was to quitting "k'nex", so anyways when I almost quit "k'nex" i got into war games, like Call Of Duty and Battlefield Bad Company, mostly B.B.C though, so as i collected more guns thought B.B.C I thought to myself, I should keep my k'nex and build some replicas, but then again i thought psssht I'm not any good at building guns, so what I want you people of Instructables to do is to find me the best of the best replicas for me to build, and thank you in advance.

Topic by bigdylan91   |  last reply


The Knex Shooting Price Gun.

Hello! I'm JonnyBGood and this is my future knex project/challenge. I work at Familly Dollar now and I use one of these price guns sometimes to put anti-theft stickers on mechandice. They are very comfortable to hold and are easy to use so I thought maybe I can use the format to create a k;nex gun. I am working through another project right now but I will work on this project when I am done. I just thought it would be fun to share my idea and see what other people think of it. Please make suggestions if you have any and if you have time feel free to try to make one yourself!

Topic by JonnyBGood   |  last reply


Knex coaster, The Avenger.

This is my first knex roller coaster I am currently working on, I will make a slide show of it when it is completed. Please tell me what you think! Oh yeah and, can you guys help me with the name, it must be the best you can think of?

Topic by Vynash   |  last reply


What would be a good knex pistol that does not use a lot of parts? Answered

I am looking for a knex pistol with an pretty good range (At least 40 ft),a low amount of pieces (20 yellow connectors max) a mag or hopper and true trigger. If you could find one with lil fun attachment like maybe a removable mag or a barrel extension thing. Thanks!

Question by ~Z~   |  last reply


Knex Walker Contest

Greetings fellow knex builders! Its time to announce this months contest!!!!!! This months contest is to build the largest walker out of knex possible! The prizes are 5* on all your instructables, a sub, and a patch or 2! So what are you wating for? Start building your walker today! Judges are kNeXFreek and I. Rules, the walker must have a video, accurate measurement, proof of measurement, pictures, support its own weight, walk by it self, and not slip or jam. GET BUILDING! 

Topic by smattman22   |  last reply


KLR3

Skunk Rifle Published: https://www.instructables.com/id/KNEX-Skunk-Rifle/ This is what I am currently working on. The KAR-1 did not meet my expectations as a magazine will always cause some friction. I have revisited an older design with what I learned working on the KAR-1.

Topic by MrRadicalEd   |  last reply


K'NEX Contest 2015!

Hi everyone, I just wanted to give you all a heads up about this year's K'NEX contest.  It will be running from 4/13-5/25 and while I can't get into prize specifics until the contest launches, I can tell you that we are teaming up with K'NEX to bring you bigger, better, more awesome prizes than ever before! We can't wait to see what you make!

Topic by Danger is my middle name   |  last reply


knex guns from KI

Hello everybody it has been very cool to build all the different guns here on instructables but i hear of all the different guns that were on KI and i would like to build some of them so that i can improve my knexing skills. So please if you have a copy of instructions or a link post it here so that i can build some of these KI guns. Also what was KI like i never got to see it just wondering what it was like. Thanks for anything you can tell me!        

Topic by sonic broom   |  last reply


21 Years Old Today

Would you believe it fellow K'nexers I have finally really reached that age of 21. I've been a member of this website for many years and it has become a new chapter in my life and it has grown on me very much since I have been using what time I have to bring you my reviews and instructions. Ever since I joined instructables, you may have thought why I do all this and the reason is because it is something that I do as a hobby and although it take some time to create new instructables, it is always worth the time and effort whether it it's a review or instructions. Now I can be 100% honest and say that I ain't the most popular Instructabler for K'nex but for those that do build my creations and support me, thank you I really do appreciate it. I will be continuing on with my instructables even at my age but then again you are never to old to do anything.     

Topic by Zombiekiller-93   |  last reply


What knex gun should I build next?

I am trying to figure out which gun I want to build next. I have thought of 4 knex guns that have very promising designs in my opinion but don't have the time or parts to build all at once. Here is what I am wanting to build.  A Trench gun. Shell ejection, pump action and all. A f2000. Fully automatic, large mag with red dot sight. A hand held gatling with high bullet capitivity. ( Not a hand held gatling with a rod and a rubber band on each bullet holder thing like a bunch of tiny guns.) A folding mounted turret with VERY high bullet capitivity. None of these guns will need modified pieces that I can tell from my on paper plans. I would just like to see which of these everyone would be most excited to see. Don't be shy. Let me know what you think. Pics are in order of what I said them in.

Question by Drew99-KGB   |  last reply


Rejoice! No more K' nex! - Greasemonkey Script - Now with Allsteps! - v1.0.0.0

I am currently focused on BUGS! Please, please, tell me about any little bug you might come across! Thanks!First, there was the Allsteps fixer...Then, there was human-readable URLS...Now... there aren't k'nex!Thanks to NachoMahma for hosting the scripts!VERSION: 1.0.0.0Changelog:1.0.0.0 - Version one - now there's an instructable0.9.3.2 - Added tooltip, better update message, fixed one spot of "x"0.9.3.1 - Fixed Cookie Problem0.9.3.0 - Unblocking page: https://www.instructables.com/block0.9.2.0 - Integrated Allsteps script0.9.1.3 - Works without ill effect on every page0.9.1.2 - Notifies user for update(0.9.1.1 skipped for tasteful purposes)0.9.1.0 - Works with older versions of GM by using cookies if need be0.9.0.1 - Safe for /forum*0.9.0.0 - Improved blocking, more default blacklist items0.8.9.0 - Ability to individually block items0.8.8.0 - Added whitelist0.8.7.1 - Changed the color to a light orange, it looks more visually pleasing, IMO0.8.7.0 - Changelog startedDownload it here!If you don't have greasemonkey... Click "Download Greasemonkey"If you are more pro-knex, then just use this script. It does not get version updates anymore.If you see any thing weird, please tell me!The script is fairly well commented, and it is fairly decent in terms of coding practices. With comments, its exactly 200 lines!

Topic by zachninme   |  last reply


rifle knex gun

Here is my version of the klirk magnum i modded it so it could hold more power it has a mag and every bit good knex builder dont need a instructable i know it doesnt has a shoulder piece but it doesnt need it please coment need to make it better and can anyone tell me what the hell a true trigger is couse i cant figure it out made my own versoin of a trigger and it works realy well you can put as mutch rubberbands on it as you want couse it wont bend or break thats what i like about it

Topic by T3453R   |  last reply


What kind of K'nex gun would you like to see?

I was just wondering what kind of K'nex gun you would like to see next. I've been wanting to make a gun people would like to see, but I never really have any inspiration. So I decided to ask y'all what you want. I might just be able to make something out of it. And also just for other people to see what you want ofcourse. Cause i think we all agree about the fact we don't need any more regular pistols.

Topic by Dutchj   |  last reply


Knex War?

Hey guys! Sharir1701 here and, as most of you guys that knew me back when I was still around probably know, I've lost most of my interest in Knex. I do, however still come on the site ever so often to browse, comment and so on. I've noticed during my past couple of visits that there seems to be a "war", so to speak, raging on between some members of the community, regarding the effect of bulldozing a gun with rubber bands, as well as "how good" is the NAR. In this forum I am assuming you all have basic knowledge in Knex gun technology, are familiar with the stated guns and have a little bit of background in mechanical engineering. Moving on. You might know my opinion about the subject already, but I would like to state it once more as well as explain it better, so perhaps some people that disagree with me could understand my point of view. BUT, before I do that, I can't help but feel guilty for tossing the long burning logs into a small fire. About a month or two ago, in one of my visits, I posted a comment on one of Red's topics (or 'ibles, strike me dead for my memory) about my quite specific opinion about each and every one of the three guns in question in the said topic, the ZKAR, the NAR and the TR8. I said a few things about rubber bands and brute force vs. complexion and efficiency, and I may have started something unintentionally. That argument has been around since, if I recall correctly, 2009, but it hasn't been brought up again in a while. I feel like I made that happen and then I enraged a few more people by saying that "efficiency and good design beats brute force any day" (or something like that...). I'm not taking credit for starting this thing again, but rather I'm apologizing for sparking up an old and possibly pointless argument. Nonetheless, I will now explain my opinion on the subject and hopefully nobody gets mad at me for doing so, but if you have a valid counter argument, please state it below in an understandable and polite way. Thank you. If so, then, what is this whole thing even about? The "KI Crew", as I like to call them, have been very proud of their NAR and TR-n series guns for a few years now. The TR series I'll admit is very good, but I don't accept the "add as many rubber bands as possible" argument. Now, the NAR, personally, I dislike the gun. I have had nothing but bad range tests with it in the 3 times throughout the past 4 years that I've built it, and I've heard similar results from several people and some close friends. I highly doubt I was doing something wrong all THREE times, so don't bother to bring that up, please. The NAR is a gun designed for nothing else but being capable of withstanding great amounts of force and shooting a single round "the strongest a pin gun can shoot". How? Very simple - make a massively dense and very shock-proof body and then just add as many rubber bands as you can before your hands start bleeding. Now, let me explain, I'm saying 2 points here. First, the NAR is nothing special, just a strong structure with a simple connector barrel and a reinforced pin. We've seen it before, people. The claim that it's a good gun simply because you can put on as many bands as you want, pretty much, is, in my eyes, invalid. So I can make a bomb and just put as much explosives on it as I can afford, surely it'll be better than an atomic bomb... WRONG. It won't. Theoretically, even if it makes a bigger bang, it takes so much effort and it is so non-elegant that it loses it's point within itself. (Do not take this metaphor out of hand! You know what I mean). Second, and more importantly, I'm claiming that even if my first claim is wrong, if you look at the technical side of things you'll see that the very premise that adding more and more rubber bands to a gun will make it much stronger, is wrong in it's origins. I'm sure we all know this, but let me remind us all the physics of how a basic pin gun works. When the potential energy stored in the strained rubber bands, and rested on the cocked pin, is released, it accelerates the pin. The pin then proceeds to gain speed and it reaches three main milestones:  The initial strike of the bullet (The pin is already accelerated and is just touching the bullet, but the bullet is still). The point of equality, as I've dubbed it before (Just a few tiny fractions of a second after the initial strike, at this point the pin is ever so slightly slower than it was in the initial strike, but the bullet is now travelling at an equal speed as the pin, with a tiny gap between the two, meaning they aren't actually touching at this point) And finally, "the crash" (the bullet has left the barrel, the pin is at it's highest speed and is the most energetic as it pointlessly crashes into the back of the barrel losing and wasting all of it's remaining energy). In a world where you could use 100% of the acceleration of the pin and transfer it all into the bullet, adding more bands would indeed make a much stronger gun. BUT, that is impossible, in fact, it's no where near that. To put it all into a short sentence, the bullet accelerates and fires with a fraction of the energy released during the shot and to a certain limit, it is almost exactly the same amount of energy after a certain point. So, let's talk Maths. There is a direct correlation between the number of rubber bands on a gun and the amount of acceleration (and force) in the pin when fired. The pin's acceleration as a function of the number of rubber bands on the gun is in the order of magnitude of y=x. That's true, and that is where the misguided claim in question comes from. However, if we take a look at the graph of a bullet's acceleration as a function of the number of rubber bands on the gun, we can conclude, according to the above explanation, that the function is in the order of magnitude of y=sqrt(x). That means that up to a certain pivot, which I claim is, on average, around the 2-3 rubber band mark, adding more rubber bands does in fact produce a drastically stronger shot, but past that point, adding more rubber bands adds more brute force, yes, but it makes the shot stronger only just slightly, and by an increasingly smaller amount the more bands you put on it. BUT, and this is the big BUUT, the graph of the force required to cock the gun as a function of the number of bands on the gun is, again, in an order of magnitude of y=x. In conclusion, up to a certain, quite low point, adding more rubber bands will give you a drastically stronger shot without stressing the gun too much and without making the pull incredibly hard. However, past that point, adding more rubber bands adds an insignificant amount of power to the gun while introducing a whole lot more difficulty in operating it, resulting in an overall, worse gun. That is why I claim that a gun built around the sole concept of being capable to handle a lot of rubber bands is a nice concept, but is much worse than a gun built around efficiency (meaning you try to invest as much of the potential energy of the pin into the bullet by making a more efficient layout and a smarter usage of the forces in play). If you got this far, thank you for reading my article, and I hope this will put an end to this silly argument, but knowing how people's feelings work and how male ego and testosterone works, I bet it's far from it. Happy Knexing everybody ;)

Topic by Sharir1701   |  last reply


K'nex dvd/game holder

This is a dvd holder that i made out of k'nex. It was pretty simple and didnt take a long time. What do you guys think? I'll post an instructable if you want.

Topic by Alistair69   |  last reply


Working SRv3 and Directional Mine Prototype

I haven't had the time to work on the SRv3 in a while so here is what I am thinking of doing. Let me know what you think. I want to release an ible on what I have built up to this point. Which by the way is a working shooting gun that shoots exactly how I want it to I just need the body, front, grip, stock, and bi pod to be designed and built. If you build what I present your SRv3 will shoot 500ft. What do you think? I want to make this gun a collaboration of design ideas so we can all build the gun as a community. Let me know if this sounds fun to you all. If so I'll post pics this weekend! 08/11/2013 Pics of both my working SRv3 and Directional Mine Prototype coming soon! Just a few fun stats of the two. The SRv3 has been recorded to shoot over 500ft and is extremely accurate. The Directional Mine launches 25+ K'nex green rods over 50ft in a nice spread pattern that can be activated by both trip wire and pull cord. Both are shooting great and are extremely fun to use! I hope to get a video and ible/forum up soon showing how to build both and how they preform! 08/14/2013 Go check out the Directional Mine Prototype on my ible NOW!

Topic by Knex Lego Maniac   |  last reply


OK that's it. What do you want me to build?

I'm getting a knex bucket from my friend cheap tomarrow (or maybe today if the forum shows up late like always...) and so I'll have enough pieces to fufil most requests. I still have my "will replicate any gun" thread going so check that out if you want me to make a certain gun. I just really need to build something. I'm also itching for making some new innovative design so I need ideas. Tell me exactly what kind of gun you want (shotgun, sniper, sidearm?) and I'll see what I can do. I also want to get more videos up on youtube. (masterofthelines -check me out later on this summer to see what I'm up to. Hey maybe you'll eventually meet who I am under "TheDunkis") So yeah tell me any details but for the love of god IF IT INCLUDES ANYTHING ABOUT FULL AUTO I'M JUST GOING TO FLAT OUT IGNORE YOUR POST AND POSIBLY YOU FOR THE REST OF MY TOPIC. OK just had to get that out of the way. And I doubt I'll think of any new semi auto ideas but feel free to mention any other ideas you think might be possible. Oh yeah tell me does anyone right now feel interested in another M4 that both looks good and has a good working magazine and rail system? I made one before but ran out of pieces so I might rebuild it again. I found out most guns here can either look good and not be the best or they can work awesomely...and not look the best. I know most of my guns aren't the greatest quality and that's why I'm trying to improve and at least mine worked for the most part. ~TheDunkis~

Topic by TheDunkis   |  last reply


Just a few ideas I'll be working on and thought you may want to as well

Https://www.instructables.com/id/Knex-Spray-Shot/ Take that old concept... line a bunch up and turn it into a claymore mine. #2 take that concept extend the mag capacity and turn it into an uzi type sidearm with a barrel to guide the shots a bit for a fast firing all or nothing last resort side arm. #3 maybe turn it into a grenade. These are a few of the ideas among many other I will be experimenting around with hope I sparked some ideas!

Topic by Knex Lego Maniac   |  last reply


What tubing do you think is best for a knex ball machine?

What knex tubing do you think is best for a knex ball machine? We got the bbf tubing a while ago and didn't like it. We found some old 'Screamin serpant' rollar coaster pink tubing and that has worked well. Now we need more what and where do you think we can get some good tubing. I know knex doesn't sell much in the way of tubing anymore but I'm willing to go on ebay. Thanks in advance!

Question by www139 


What do the polls tell us?

I thought I'd take the time, this wonderful Saturday evening, to talk to you guys a little bit about the polls that you will find on my website. In specific, I want to analyze with you what exactly these polls tell us. To do that we are going to start with the first poll I posted and work our way to the more recent ones (which, if you are looking at my website, would be going from the bottom of the page to the top). Poll #1: How Many Bands (On Average) Do You Put on Your K'NEX Gun? 40.91% (which is 18 votes) said that they usually put two bands on their K'NEX gun. 22.73% (which is 10 votes) said that they usually put 3 bands on their K'NEX gun, and the rest of the numbers go down semi-proportionally. Now, what does this tell us? Well, one of the things that we could take away from this is that if your K'NEX gun does not operate well with only two bands (whether they be #32s or #64s) , you probably should try again. In other words, your gun should be accurate, powerful, and smooth running with at most / at least 2 bands. And, to be honest, this should apply to the majority of K'NEX guns, which is part of the reason why I am not a huge fan of the NAR...   Poll #2: Rod Ammo, Connector Ammo, Mix? Now, to be honest, I knew that this was going to be rather a contentious issue. I mean, after all, doesn't the K'NEX community go around and around about which ammo type is best? I pretty much expected that the results would be rather even, so let us see if I was correct. 51.85%  (14 votes) said that they prefer rod ammo, 33.33%  (9 votes) said that they prefer a mix of rod ammo and connecter ammo, and 14.81%  (4 votes) said that they prefer connecter ammo. Again, what does this tell us? Well, if you are a people pleaser, then you might want to have your K'NEX guns shoot rod ammo. If you do your own thing (like most of us do) then... well... do your own thing. I personally prefer either a mix of rod and connecter, or connecter. I hate rods. They spin much more than mixed ammo, and have to many ridges for my liking, but all the same, do your own thing.   Poll #3: Do You Think That a Full-Auto K'NEX Gun is Possible There is not much to say about this poll, so here are the statistics: 66.67%  (18 votes) say "yes," they think it is possible. 22.22%  (6 votes) say that they think it is not possible, and 11.11%  (3 votes) say that they think it is possibly possible... XD   Poll #4: At what time of the day / week do you usually mess around with your K'NEX? Again, there is not much to say about this poll, except that most K'NEXers are, as it were, weekend warriors. 37.93%  (11 votes) say that they "play" K'NEX on the weekends, 31.03%  (9 votes) say that they use their K'NEX in the afternoon, 24.14%  (7 votes) said at night, 3.45%  (1 votes)  said that they build during the weekdays, and 3%  (1 votes) said other. Other, what other? Also, 0% said that they use their K'NEX in the morning. +1   Poll #4: On average, how many guns do you build per year? I posted this poll 'cause I really was interested to see who did what. 34.78%  (8 votes) said that they built between 10 and 15 guns a year, 26.09%  (6 votes) said somewhere between 1and 10, 17.39%  (4 votes) said that they built somewhere between 30 and 50 guns a year (I would be among this crowd), 13.04%  (3 votes)  said other, and 9%  (2 votes) said that they build between 15 and 30 guns a year. Interesting.   Poll #5: Do you think that a black firing pin will actually get better ranges than any other firing pin of the same size? I was truly interested to see what people would say on this issue, 'cause some K'NEXers would hold this view to their last breath. The poll shows that 52.38%  (11 votes)  say “yes,” 28.57%  (6 votes) say “no,” 14.29%  (3 votes)  say “It depends on the gun,” and 5%  (1 votes) say other… Other? What do you mean other?   Poll #6: Internal Magazine Pusher or External Magazine Pusher? Which do you prefer? This is another thing that us K’NEXers argue about, I am personally in favor of EMPs, but others disagree. 65.22%  (15 votes) say that they like IMPs, 17.39%  (4 votes) say EMPs, and 17.39%  (4 votes) say that they don’t like either (I would also be a part of this group, which may sound weird, but is nevertheless true).   Poll #7: Do you think it is weird / arrogant / silly that people favorite their own instructables? Now here is something that we can all relate to. The poll shows that: 55%  (11 votes) say that they do think it is weird / arrogant / silly that people favorite their own instructables, 35%  (7 votes)  say that they don’t think it is weird, and 10%  (2 votes) say “other”/they are not sure. I personally think that it is weird / arrogant / silly that people favorite their own instructables.   Poll #8: Do your parents / relatives like your hobby of "K'NEX-gunning?" 40%  (8 votes) say “Yes,” 35%  (7 votes)  say “Sorta-kinda,” 15%  (3 votes)  say “I don’t know,” one person said “No,” and one other person said “Other.” All I can say is that we are not to respected/liked in the Instructables community.   Poll #9: Do you like replica K'NEX guns (K'NEX guns that are made to look like a real firearm and shoot)? I posted this poll because I have heard lots of comments that amount to “I am tired of seeing ‘here is what I build from CoD’” but apparently, people aren’t THAT tired of replicas: 82.35%  (14 votes) say “yes,” and a mere 17.65%  (3 votes) said “no.” Ignore those comments where ever you find them, they are just mumbo-jumbo.   Poll #10: Which do you like more? 40%  (8 votes) said Replica guns, 40%  (8 votes)  said Performance guns, 10%  (2 votes) said Model guns, and only 10%  (2 votes) said that they like concept guns the most. Yet, this is hard to believe, as concept guns probably get the most views… Hmmmmmmmmmmm.   So there you have it, let me know your thoughts. Note: This might have typos and bad grammer as I did not take a whole lot of time to look it over. Bring that stuff to my attention and I'll fix it.   -The Red Book of Westmarch

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K'nex Projects: Always under the K'nex Category or Not

Have you ever made an I'ble of something made out of K'nex, but it is something which could go under another category of posts, such as a piece of furniture or organization item? I've seen some chairs/stools made from K'nex and I myself have recently made a bookstand out of K'nex. Where do you think such posts should be put? Is K'nex always going to go under K'nex? Or does what it is as a whole which decides where it should go? Currently you can only choose one category when publishing. So what is your opinion on this issue?

Topic by Masterdude   |  last reply


Indoor War- What weapons?

I've observed that the majority of people think range (and reliability though this seems to be taken way too seriously) wins wars outdoors. So what would you choose for a weapon if it were indoors with a few walls and corners, tables and other cover, and probably the largest room being no larger than 20x20 meters? Just curious. I was thinking that for this reason, I'd like to come up with a shotgun. I have an idea floating in my head if anyone wants to hear it as I can't build it for the obvious usual reasons.

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What I Have Built

So... It has been A LONG TIME since I last posted anything on instructables. To be exact my last comment was 20 days ago, so here is an update. Right now. I have. Bakenbitz (Atlas) - Model M16 in mettalics Dutchwarlord - Tar - 21 in classic, gold, colors Ironman69 - M249 (SAW) RBG in mettalics If you want me to post the SAW, I will, I just need alot of people who want me to because it is a big task. www.youtube.com/watch Video for the SAW Also there are my two airsoft guns.  A G&G; MP5 SD5 (400$) And a Kraken AK-47 (220$) 

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10th Doctor Sonic Screwdriver

Attention all Doctor Who fans! Here is something that ought to get you all thinking - the 10th Doctor's Sonic Screwdriver (which works in the dark... heh heh, get it? Only Whovians would get that...). The original idea came from my youngest brother, who is a big Doctor Who fan, and while this "replica" is not very accurate (it is hard to get very accurate with such K'NEX pieces as I have), it does look pretty good all the same. What do you guys think? -The Red Book of Westmarch

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Just Dropping By...

Hello Guys, Not been on this website in around 2 years or so, seen a few emails and thought I would call in and see what innovation + time has brought to k'nex, and I must say I've seen quite a few bits I like. It definitely got my very creative mind turning, sadly I just don't have the time to build anything, but I thought you may want a little catch up on what I've been doing and simply I've secured a position in a line of engineering which I really do enjoy as it gets my creative mind flowing, I also have a computer 'hobby' as you could say, building custom computers etc... and I have a hobby in carpentry making furniture of useful items. I think its safe to say I haven't lost the creative spirit and as long as you stick with your skills you will be able to do similar things all your life. I would like to also add on the end anyone who is looking to purchase some k'nex let me know I still have around 5-6 thousand pieces remaining which I would like to get rid of... so anyways ill leave this story here and hope to talk to some of you again. :)

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