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Pro suggestion: Priority Instructable/etc reviewing

A suggestion from me - where an instructable contravenes the secret submission guidelines (the ones that include words like 'guns' 'alcohol' 'set fire to' etc where the 'ible needs to be reviewed  should be pushed to the top of the pile. Assuming others think that's fair?

Topic by tim_n    |  last reply


Instructables Review

I was just wondering if you guys (by you guys I mean whoever feels like it) could review my instructable: www.instructables.com/id/Guides-to-Drawing-Wolves/  It's already published, But I would like to know if there is anything to add or edit to make it feature-worthy. Also, any advice you can give me to improve my future instructables would be appreciated. Thanks!!!

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ZKAR review.

I changed my band placement for the trigger, and now it rocks. NEW REVIEW: Structural: Body strength: 8 Handle: 8 Stock: 8.5 Bullet lock: 9 Overall: 8.375 Performance: Range: 8.5 Reliability: 8 Capacity: 8 Trigger: 8.5 Overall: 8.25 Overall: Overall: 8.31 I like this gun a lot. It gets good range and is almost 100% reliable. Keep up the good work Zak.

Topic by travw    |  last reply


E.A.P Review

So this is my review for the E.A.P by Killer~SafeCracker -Comfort 9/10-(the handle was really comfy cause it uses black wheels) -Range9/10(I got like 50 feet with 2 64's) -Power8/10(it's pretty powerful) -Accuracy7/10(the gun was kinda accurate) -Reliability9/10(it was very reliable) -Bodyweight/Balance10/10(it was the perfect weight for a pistol) -Magazine8/10(the mag was perfect every shot loaded perfectly but sometimes the mag pusher wouldn't lock into place) So there you go,my review for the E.A.P. I would recommend this gun to anyone who wanted a pistol or a oodammo repeater Link: https://www.instructables.com/id/-EAP-Eliminator-Assault-Pistol/

Topic by bigdylan91    |  last reply


OSSR: Review

Here is the review for the OSSR ( Oodammo Slingshot Sniper Rifle ) by DJ Radio.What to expect: Innovation: 7/10 I think There isn't really anything to innovative but it's the first official Oodammo slingshot.Strength: 9 /10 the gun seems strong there are not any major weak spots.Range: 8/10 shot a good 90 feet Looks: 9/10 I really like the looksParts: 8/10 it has a good part to range ratioHandle: 6/10 the handle is a bit small and not that comfortableStock: 9/10 nice and sturdy. I like it.Barrel: 8/10 the barrel is strong and sturdy.At the end: I would give the gun 8/10.Here is the link to the gun. https://www.instructables.com/id/Knex-OSSR/Thanks for reading

Topic by Killer~SafeCracker    |  last reply


T.B.A.R. review

Well I decided I'd have a shot at building it and I made a review.Scale of 1-10Durability of PartsHandle:8 Stock:9trigger:7Front:10StatsPower(Mag gun):9Power(Slingshot):10ComfortableStock:10Handle:7Foregrip:8Misc.reliable?:9Mag:10 Part use:5Slingshot trigger:8Overall: this is a great gun and anyone with a lot of pieces that can build it....BUILD IT!Maker:Killer~safecrackerReviewer:Smilee

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Zip Review

Alright, so I just made JonnyBGood's Zip Mk1 today, and decided to do a review on it. I recommend that before you make this gun, please read my review as some of your questions may be answered. So without further adieu, let's start. @Range- Not Bad, but cannot be termed as good. It is VERY inconsistent as well. The range that I got with one rubberband on this gun was  5-20 feet. It is quite good for its size though. 6/10 @Looks- The looks of this gun is awesome. It looks really 'sci-fi'ish. 9/10 @Durability- Really strong and well built, does not break easily. Point to be noted that the handle-stock(ish) connection is flimsy, needs some work, but I can live with it. 9/10 @Pieces- The piece count of this gun is a bit too high for its size. And not to mention the 3 broken rods. 8/10 @Comfort- This gun is very comfortable to hold and will not hurt your hand. 10/10 @Rate of Fire- Well, a 3-4 shot gun can not have a true ROF but if the hopper was extended, it would have a helluva ROF. No marks as stated above. @Functioning- Almost perfect functioning, but I guess the blocking mechanism fails sometimes, but rarely. 9/10 The Verdict- 51/60 (pretty solid) It is a well built gun that could use some polishing but in the end, it could be one of the BEST secondary gun there is or even a nice primary. The gun overall is cool and I would suggest you to build it! Also check out JonnyBGood's page and his other stuff! Note- These are my views of the gun and if you think that I am wrong at some point, comment or PM me! Hope you enjoyed the review!

Topic by DELETED_akshat21045    |  last reply


E.A.P Review

So i recently built the E.A.P by Killer~SafeCracker. It's... Reliability-10/10-Never jammed. Never. Trigger always locks. Always. Never breaks. Never. Looks 8/10-I could stare at this all day. Comfort. 8/10-Some bad points but, IT HAS BLACK WHEELS! Strength 10/10-Never breaks. Never. Mag capacity 8/10-17, not bad. Range 7/10-2 #64s = 40 ft flat, 70 ft angled. Power 9/10-Paper=dead. Overall it's ( no really, i did the math) is 8.57143. Or, for you lazy people, 9. So I recommend it!

Topic by NYPA    |  last reply


z35 review

Ok i was the choice builder but it was almost flawless i just added some rods in the mag to help profmece and 1 rubber band for the triggeralso i made the full verson i have 2 mags the sniper and high clapictypower:10/10it shot 15-20 ft with 1 #32looks:9/10 the only down side is that theres some blue rods sticking out but thats normalstrengh:9/10 stock:10/10 i though it would be veryvery week with the middle part but its the strongest knex stock i have made barrels:9/10 i have the mess up once because my friend loaded it wrong bi-pod:10000000000000000000000/10 my fav bi pod mags:9/10 i dont geat how or what hold the pusher back but i made my owan way handle:8/10 not the strongest but its comfeyover all:10/10the best knex gun yet i have made i cant wait for the z36creator:Oblivitusgun: https://www.instructables.com/id/Z35-Knex-Assault-Rifle/video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pQeA_Ytr7Dg

Topic by knexsuperbuilderfreak    |  last reply


IDEA - Review Team

Here's an Idea that's been on my mind for a while: A review team. I don't know how reviewing works, and would appreciate if someone could explain. The idea would be: If the staff alone (People on the about page) are the ones who have to review stuff that's been flagged, why not have a review team, like the feature team? It would just be to give that ability to someone. When that person is bored, they can just look around the stuff that's been flagged and dispose of it as is necessary.

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kNexFreek's desperodo review

 hi knexfreak 95 here doing a review on Desperado by knexfreek strength 10/10 barrel 9/10 handle 8/10 ram and pull thingy  10/10 power 10/10 mag 8/10 part usage friendly 8/10 (can chew up alot of y connectors   overall 63/70 a very very good gun its a must have for any knex war

Topic by knexfreak95    |  last reply


knex gun reviews

Are you getting sick of making knex guns that are not as good as the creators say so if you name any good gun then i will create them and give them rating out of ten for the following: strength power how easy it is to use looks  quality and thanks to  webby427   rate of fire ooh and one more thing i will not make anything with modified or broken pieces because i am not breaking my pieces for anyone unless  i love the gun. provide a link to the instuction for your ratable gun

Topic by Knex-Gun-Reviewer    |  last reply


Knex T.B.U.A.R review.

This is killer~safecrackers T.B.U.A.R review. comfort: 8/10 - comfy handle, but it could have a stock. power: 8/10 - its quite powerful. looks: 7/10 - it looks ok, it could be better tho. innovation: 9/10 - its small and compact and has a scope. accuracy: 7/10 - ok accuracy. piece usage: 8/10 - it doesnt use much pieces. stenght: 10/10 - very sturdy. reliabilty: 9/10 - bullet always leaves the barrel and a great trigger. overall: 66/80 - good gun from killer~safecracker. its worth a build!

Topic by ~KGB~    |  last reply


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.

Topic by bigdylan91    |  last reply


REVIEWING MY INSTRUCTABLE

Hi! I have published some instructables and I want some views on how I  can improve it. https://www.instructables.com/id/HOW-TO-MAKE-DANCING-LEDS/ https://www.instructables.com/id/HOW-TO-CALCULATE-RESISTOR-CERAMIC-CAPACITOR-VALU/ https://www.instructables.com/id/HOW-TO-TEST-YOUR-TRANSISTORS-WITH-YOUR-MULTIMETERS/ Thanx

Topic by pranjal12    |  last reply


Knex MP5K review.

this is shadowninja31s MP5K review. comfort:6/10 - its quite uncomfortable at the back of the handle, but the grip is fine. power: 8/10 - for close range, its got alot of power. looks: 10/10 - probably one of the best replicas ive seen. innovation: 8/10 - nothing new, its got removable magazines and other features. accuracy: 9/10 - its very accurate at close range. piece usage: 8/10 - not to much pieces. strenght: 9/10 - very sturdy, the magazine is the only weak point if dropped or hit. reliability: 9/10 - nearly every time the bullet leaves the barrel, if you use a tight rubber band on the magazine pusher all the shots will leave the barrel. also, if the band is too tight on the trigger the rod may snap off every like 100 shots, just replace it. overall: 67/80 - if you want a great replica with power, make this! link: https://www.instructables.com/id/MP5K/

Topic by ~KGB~    |  last reply


Jackal v2 review

I got around to trying out another one of dj raidos guns so i tryed the Jackal v2 What to expect: Strength:9/10 Range:5/10 (15-30ft) Looks:8/10 Parts:8/10 like most of his guns are pretty low peice Handle: 7/10 again kinda small Barrel:6/10 i had some trouble with the barrel(all the ammo would come out but its fixed) add ons mag: 6/10 sight thingy:5/10 bottm rail:5/10 In the end:pretty good (has goods and bads) To finish it up: a good gun and i would recomed it to most people thank you for reading my second review knexsbf(knexsuperbulderfreak)(and also thanks to dj raido) pic: Jackal v2 (updated)

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Knex BAW review.

this is the dunkises BAW review. comfort: 9/10 - excellent comfort, pitty theres no foregrip. power: 6/10 - its got ok power, remember, its for close range. looks: 9/10 - it looks pretty cool. innovation: 9/10 - you can put magazines in the stock and the trigger is pretty cool. accuracy: 5/10 - not so great accuracy, remember, its for close range. piece usage: 8/10 - doesnt use tonnes of pieces, depends on how much knex you have. strenght: 7/10 - when you have no magazines inserted into the gun its a tad bit wobbly, nothing huge though. reliability: 6/10 - you may have to change the trigger a bit to get it to work and sometimes the mag falls out of the chamber. overall: 59/80 - its a great gun from the dunkis, but requires skill to make it.

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WW2 Springfield: Review

Here is the review for the WW2 Springfield by Knexstealth.What to expect: Innovation: 7/10 There are not too many new things but it's a great gun.Strength: 9 /10 The gun is strong over all the connection where the stock meets the barrel is a bit iffy.Range: 9/10 I got a range of 135 feetLooks: 10/10 This is by far the most realistic model on the website.Parts: 710 It uses a lot of yellow connectors and orange connectors. More then most have.Handle: 9/10 It's small but very realistic.Stock: 9/10 Nice and sturdy. Almost an exact replica.Barrel: 8/10 It's just a normal sling shot barrel but it works.Trigger: 9/10 I have never seen it before but I guess it came from katarukito.At the end: I would give the gun 9/10.Here is the link to the gun. https://www.instructables.com/id/WW2-Springfield/Thanks for readingKiller~SafeCracker

Topic by Killer~SafeCracker    |  last reply


Freekiller Crossbow Review

Well, i wanted to do a review, so i did this! Let's go right into the review!!! Piece use- This thing uses so many pieces! And it's really small too! But the high piece count does make it a lot stronger. I give it a 6/10 in this category Strength- This gun is really strong! You can drop it, and it most likely won't break; But there are a few weak points. I give it a 9/10 in this category ROF- this thing has a good rate of fire if you have small bands, but if you are going for power with big bands, you have to load just one bullet in at a time. I give it a 7/10 in this category Power- well, it's a slingshot, that shoots gray connectors, so it's gotta be powerful! I give it a 9/10 in this category Accuracy- This thing is not the most accurate gun ever, but if you are using rapid fire, it doesn't matter about accuracy! I give it an 8/10 in this category  Mag- the mag (which i have never seen before) holds those grey connectors perfectly, but it is a weak point in the gun. I give it an 8/10 Comfort- This handle is comfy! The pull-back thing is also really comfy! I give it a 10/10! Size- This thing is small! You can fit this powerful little gun in any back pack, perfect for hiding it! I give it a 9/10 in this category Pull-backer- What else do i call it? Well, it is really comfy, and it makes pulling back bands super duper easy! I have three strings of two #64's on it and it's just simple to pull back! I give it a 10/10! Looks- This thing looks deadly! The super filled in bow, the awesome looking handles, everything! I give it a 9/10 (it's missing a little something...) Elastics- This thing holds as many elastics as any old ratchet, making it powerful! I give it a 9/10! Bow- the bow is really strong, and it looks super deadly, but for bigger elastics, the small wheel just isn't very good... I give it an 8/10 Sound- this thing sounds sweet when shooting, but if you are trying to be quiet, this isn't the gun, unless you use one of those things that i have on the ratchet of my ASCB, sooo. I give it a 7/10 Big review, eh? well this gun gets.... An 8.5!!!! Great gun from Knexfreek and Killer~Safecracker! Go subscribe to them!!! Images coming soon!

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knexsayer review *UPDATE*

Ksayer! power:?/10 range:?/10 strengh:9/10 knex used:1/10(it uses a ton of knex) braking points:thanks to my mods it works theonly part that breaks now is the pump arm the pics dont show the mod parts list: rods green:336 white:162 blue:22 yellow:24 red:7 gray:6 black:7 yellow/orange:1 connectors dark gray:82 orange:22 lt gray:41 red:55 green:46 yellow:172 white:29 blue:6 tan clip:16 black/blue hinge:6 (toghther) blue clip:1 other y clip:13 small black tires:6 ball socket:8 ball joint:1 blue spacer:43 gray spacer:7 small gray tire:11

Topic by knexsuperbuilderfreak    |  last reply


Knex Freeslinger review

Well,he wanted me to make a review,so here it is!: piece usage: it use not realy a much,but i use 3(or 2) broken piece.i give it a 8/10! ROF:pump action guns have always a high ROF,but if you use 64 or thicker elastic then the elastics cant go under the bullet.I give it a 7/10 power: its not powerfull,that says knexfreek self. i give it a 6/10 comfort:the handle is realy comfort,and the pump too! i give it a 9/10 strenght:its realy strong,but it have some weak points. i give it a 8/10 Mag: i never seing this mag before,but it use one broken piece,and its one of the weak points of the gun. i give it a 7/10 elastics:you can only use 1 string of 64 size elastics,but you can add a much of 32 elactics! i give it a 8/10 reliability:its very reliably,but a rachet is always reliably. i give it a 9/10! size: super small for a pump action,i think its 4 times smaller then the knexsayer.... i give it a 10/10! range:i get great range with it! i get 40 feet with only 1 string of 32! i give it a 10/10 looks: not realy cool looking,but i like the looks. i give it a 8/10 innovation:this thing is realy realy innovation! i give it a 9/10 accuracy:not the best accuracy for a gun.but its a oke accuracy.i give it a 7/10 capacity: the mag can only hold 4-6 shots,but you can make a bigger mag. i give it a 6/10 i hope you like my review,and if you build it and like it ,THEN YOU NEED TO SUBSCRIE HIM. BECAUSE HE MAKE AWESOME STUFF! hope thats clear enough! here is a pic of mine

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Review Quality of Instructables

Looking for some feedback on quality of my Instructables.  What key element(s) am I missing to win those awesome grand prizes? https://www.instructables.com/member/DiyWaterDog/instructables/ Of my 51 projects I think 49 have been featured. I have more than my share of robot T-shirts. :-)  What do I need to improve to impress site visitors and judges enough to get more votes and views? Yes, I have been through the Instructables class...  With 49 featured, I must be doing something right.  What do I need to improve?   Please don't look at this as being greedy, but would really love one of these grand prizes one of these days.   I'm sure any comments would benefit all authors. Thanks in advance and Keep Making! Love this site and community! DIYWATERDOG.

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Oodassault Pistol Review

This is a review of TD's newest pistol on Ibles, the Oodassault Pistol.Review requested by TD.Range: 7/1025-30 feet with 2 64's. Could be better, but not very bad for a pistol.Looks: 9/10Bleh. I don't look for how a gun looks, just reliability and power. But I'd say it looks pretty good. Strength(in terms of holding together) and Comfort: 7/10The back of the pistol exploded once for me. I wouldn't recommend putting too many rubberbands, the back may explode if you do.Also, the thicker part or the handle (middle layer) was pretty flimsy for me, and broke pretty often. After replacing the blue clip with a tan clip, it stayed in place and never broke off. No biggie.Other than that, very sturdy.Handle's very comfy, no rods sticking out anywhere.Reliability: 10/10Not once has this pistol jammed, or the trigger system failed. Power: 8/10Not too bad. Dents my super-special awesome cardboard (with extra reinforcement) a bit from a good 5-10 feet away.Accuracy: 9/10This uses oodammo, of course it's very accurate. I can hit a 3-inch target from about 15-20 feet away (and I suck at aiming lol).Extra Features/Sights: 7/10Sights are kinda unnecessary, but fun use if shooting at stationary targets from a REALLY short distance. Safety is also fun to play with, and pretty innovative. Nice work, TD. Piece Efficiency: 10/10Uses very little parts, and gets the job done.Overall: 8.4/10Very good pistol for playing around and war (for a sidearm). Reliable and powerful (for a pistol), this is a must build for anyone with the pieces. Ible: https://www.instructables.com/id/Oodassault-Pistol/EDIT: I have a bad sense of measuring. My friend with better depth perception came over today. He estimated about 20 feet flat with 2 #64s. Whoops :SAnd TD's right, I do rate too high. :S

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UMP 45 review

Cheers to TheDunkis for posting this amazing UMP 45. Here is mine, in (almost) all mettalic pieces. I did change some things on the gun, all for different reasons. Change #1 - Bottom rail. Only so the foregrip could be stronger. #2 - Front sight. I do not have any mini pieces like TheDunkis. #3 - I used CuddesMcT's magazine with an internal mag pusher. #4 - Trigger guard. TheDunkis's trigger guard was very wobbly so i made my own with a bendy blue rod and a broken green connector. #5 - Rear sight. Once again, I do not have any mini K'nex pieces. #6 - Ramrod. I found the ramrod hard to pull back and tough to get to so i swapped it with one of my own. Notice that I also removed the top of the stock, for the same reason. I added multiple yellow connectors to where the ramrod ends, which are only neccesary for use with my ramrod. #7 - Handle. The handle was wobbly, which TheDunkis does state in his instructable, so I rigged it so that the handle connects to the stock. Overall, this is a wonderful gun which is very realistic, except for the full stock which is not true to the UMP 45. I am not going to say specific stats, but the range was good, power okay, and accuracy good. Click here for the link to his instructable.

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Not a rectangle review+mods

This is a review of oodalumps's "not a rectangle" with bakenbitz's stock.  One hasn't been done yet so I will do one now. Body: Stock: 9/10 Bakenbitz's stock is strong, but the individual walls are still somewhat flimsy.  Nothing blue rods can't remedy though. Handle: 8/10 Comfortable and sturdy but the trigger guard kinda takes away from it in my opinion. Barrel: 8/10 Innovative and sturdy, but extremely hard to build.  My hands didn't hurt too bad though. looks: 8/10. Looks simple, but still looks great IMO Performance: Range: 10/10 160 feet flat with 6 #64's. Power: 10/10 There's a few boxes that no knex gun has shot through before, this gun shot all the way through.  There was even a box with another box behind it, it shot all the way through BOTH of them, fins and everything Accuracy: 10/10 I made a custom ironsight for it (very accurate) and my friend shot clean through the center of a cheez-it from 20 feet.  I'm serious, straight through the tiny black hole in the middle. ROF: 5/10.  It's a single-shot, so you have to manually reload it.  Also the fact that you have to pull back a bunch of bands at once for the best reload times slows you down somewhat. Innovation: 9/10 The concept of a balljoint at the front taking the impact of the pin instead of the back of the gun is a great concept, but I hate that that's all there is to it. Final word: I was very impressed with the performance of the gun.  It's the most powerful gun I have ever built.  I recommend it to anyone looking for a single shot. Final score: 9/10 Mods: Custom ironsight (mine) Trigger guard mod

Topic by DJ Radio    |  last reply


Oodassault-Pistol Review

Here is my take on the Oodassault-Pistol By TheDunkis.Link: https://www.instructables.com/id/Oodassault-Pistol/Before I start, I'd like to highly recommend it.Trigger:Strong,Realistic,and reliable.Also has a safety, and is very innovative.Mag:Small, but it is very reliable. Note that it is slow to reload.Is also very new.Handle:Not much to say, but it feels good,and is very sturdy.Barrel:It looks iffy, but it is really good.The bullets fly extremely straight, and are pretty powerful.Overall:Innovation: 10/10 Almost all of this gun is 100% TD.Accuracy 10/10 I can hit a small target from 20 feet using the sights. Trigger: 9/10 Feels great, and is very reliable.Strength: 8/10 Like most 3-layer pistols, it could be broken quite easily.Range: 8/10 It shoots quite far, and maintains it's accuracy.Comfort 8/10 Trigger feels very good, and so does the handle.Reload: 8/10 The mag is slow to reload,but it is VERY reliable. Mod room: 8/10 This gun could have many mods for various reasons.It is built so you can easily change things like: Change ammo type (?)Add longer barrel, stock...etc.....Looks 7/10 It's not very realistic, but it looks cool.Raw Power: 7/10 Oodammo tends to be not very damaging, but it more than makes up for that with it's accuracy.83/1008/104*I love this gun. Love it.But the mag is too small and slow to reload.This makes a great sidearm, but just don't plan on reloading this while running away from the enemy.Link: https://www.instructables.com/id/Oodassault-Pistol/ It would make a good gun to make two of then have a mini war

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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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Bazaar Bizarre Review

Bazaar Bizarre was a raging success.The vendors were tightly grouped and the crowd was packed.Though much of what I saw there was the same as last year, a couple things stood out: Cupcakes.Brilliant. Everyone was stuffing their faces with the lusciousness that Sugar Beat Sweets had to offer for a mere 3 bucks a delight. The standout by far for me this year was Magnote, offering kick-ass paper craft robots called PIPEROIDs. Hells yeah I wanna make an awesome paper robot!!! WOBOTEach robot is made just from six paper pipes. The pipes are pre-drilled with holes, and all you need is a pair of scissors to cut the pipes according to the instructions. Sadly, but not surprisingly, Magnote was mostly sold out of *everything* by the time I got there at 2. Sucks to be me and sleep in on a Sunday. Of course, you can find it all on the interwebs. I also missed the Postcard Machine this year. Perhaps it did not make an appearance? Fortunately, I ran into it earlier this year at some other giant craft-thingy. Viva la Postcard Machine!All in all, I give this year's Bazaar Bizarre an A. Great turn-out, mostly high-quality crafts, very impressive jewelry (check out breidenstein design's hinged rings. *Loving it!*)So if you're in Boston or Cleveland, it's coming your way. Take note -- this fair is not to be missed.Insider tip: if you missed the fair on Sunday, scope the blog for more info on the Underground Bazaar coming soon!And for more opportunities to show your wares, check out Langton Lab's Deceminate! call for artists.

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Revised TR8 review

Ok, so I decided to rebuild it, and I found I got some stuff wrongBodyStock: 8/10 Why: comfyHandle: 8/10 Why: Comfy overall, but there is this spot where I get poked sometimesTrigger: 9/10 Why: seems very reliable, It didnt break this time around (idk why, I built it the exact same way I did from last time), but when you remove the rubberbands, that green rod can fall out.Barrel: 9/10 Why: works very well, but its a generic tube and stickTurret: 10/10 Why: It works awesome with the rest of the gun. Looks: 9/10 Why: looks tight, especially when loaded up with red rods, but the turret seems a bit out of place with the rest of the gunPerformanceRange: 10/10 Why: 90-100 feet flat (2 rubberbands)Power: 10/10 Why: its the most powerful gun I have ever made. It can shoot through various heavy duty cardboard boxes with 2 rubberbandsReliability: 8/10 Why: the turret is a very effective method for the repeater, however, it sometimes skips rounds, but rarely.Innovation: 7/10 Why: nothing that new, except for the revolving mech and the trigger.Recommendation: Yes, I would recommend it to anyone who doesnt want to use a bulky knexsayer, or a single shot in a knex war.Final rating: 9/10

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ZKAR Review and Mods

So I recently built the ZKAR V2 by Zak on KI. Direct link: http://knexinnovation.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=49&t;=711 My mods: Safety Comfort in the front Pusher mod What to expect with above mods: (out of 10(ratings not in parentheses are with above mods and ratings in parentheses are with out above mods)): Looks: 9 (8) - Could do without the trigger piece on the top of the gun. Comfort: 8 (7) - I have not modded the handle, and the pin guide is kind of in the way of sighting. Ease of Use: 10 (9) - All you need to do is pull then push the bolt(with the exception of going slower than usual) and loading the mag is very easy. Coolness: 10 (9) - True bolt action, safety, and stupendous power and accuracy. Will "blow" your freinds away! Piece consumption: 8 (8) - Uses quite a few pieces, and before DJ Radio got a shipment of knex, he couldn't build it. *Note: These next three are with 1 big, red rubberband(about 3/4 a centimeter wide) from a slingshot kit* Power: 8 (8) - From thirty feet away, my sister said she could feel a slight sting for a second. Could be better, but still very good. And, can penetrate cardboard from 25 feet. Accuracy: 8 (8) - 38 feet Range: 9 (9) - flat-45 feet angled-70 feet Overall: 70 out of 80 Average rating: 8.5 Great as a... Primary rifle: 8 - Could be a little better, but it is very cool. Secondary: 5 - very bulky and large piece amount. Just a fun gun to play with: 10 - Very fun. If you would like me to P0$T the safety and comfort mod, just let me know.

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TR8-2015 Review

I received my TR from Killerk this morning. I've had a little hands on time with it so I'll write up my text review now, though I'll also be making a video review in the near future. For now, here's the unboxing and first impressions video: So just to start, I've never made a TR before. I have limited experience with turreted weapons. So what I knew about them I only got from videos and other people's reviews. I didn't doubt the TR was a great performing weapon, but I was wondering what all the hubbub was about. After finally messing around with one for the morning, I can see where the praise comes from. I also noted some things I'd still like improved, at least to personalize on my variant.   I'm going to use a grade scheme (because everyone's impressions on stars and scales are usually biased toward higher numbers). So, just to clarify, don't think of C as bad. It's average. I'll point out what's subjective. I'll nitpick a lot of little things, and I'll give credit where credit is due. Anywho, on to the review. Aesthetics: C+ My impression of the TR has always been that it's been a rather simple weapon. I'm a rather hard man to please in this category. The front is a tube barrel construction. I don't care for the looks of turrets because they're rather chunky for the amount of ammo they take up. The stock is a little skeletony. And it seemingly has weird support pieces thrown in random places. But it's not bad. It still looks like a good weapon. The stock has a nice design. It has a relatively clean cut design around the outside. Ultimately, I know most was for the sake of a strong, durable weapon, and I'll be sure to personalize it more.   Ergonomics: D+ This one I gotta be honest on. The handle just doesn't float my boat. My hands are shaped oddly so I've always made weird sorts of handles myself. While the tires are a cool concept, they help keep your grip on the weapon, and I thought they'd be comfortable, their edges tends to stick out and dig into my hands. They also bulk up handle in a way that my hand just doesn't easily fit it. Like, I know my Oodassault's handle is also rather big, but my hand still fit around it naturally with a flat back and indents around around my thumb and point finger web. But this is something I can customize in the future, so it's not the end of the world by any means. I can still use it as is without being in total pain.  The trigger is a bit different. Not uncomfortable, but not the way I like triggers. Something I'll want to change, but I don't want to compromise its strength, so I'm going to keep analyzing it. The stock is a bit compact. This is yet another preference thing, but I'd like it at a slightly longer length. The charging handle isn't too comfortable to use either. With the rear sight integrated into it, it's a bit difficult to get a good grip on, which is important when you have the bands loaded up on it.  And again, this is subjective so I'm sure I can improve it for my preferences and it'll be just fine. I otherwise appreciate what Killerk attempted here. The front grip on the other had is rather comfortable. I don't think I'll need to change that ever. Ease of Use: B Things look up from here. The ratchet mechanism wasn't immediately obvious to me, but with previous K'nexing experience, I figured it out. Still, I wouldn't trust a newbie to be able to pick it up and know how to use that part specifically without direction. So that's part of the reason it's not a higher grade, but again, nitpicking. It's otherwise incredibly useful to be able to wind the band without turning the turret itself. It lets you load ammo and then just twist the ratchet, which isn't too difficult, to make sure it loads after each shot.  When I change the charging handle to be more comfortable, I'll appreciate it much more. Having a charging handle on a weapon loaded up with a lot bands makes it a lot easier to use. The rail guides and the pin guide are all perfectly constructed to make sure it's a smooth, straight pullback.  On that note, back to the stock from an ease of use perspective, because it's a bit shorter than I'd like, I don't feel like I have proper leverage on the charging handle. It's one thing I like about pistols, being able to use both arms to pull apart the gun and the pin to make it easier to draw. For this weapon, it's recommended to shoulder the stock and push back against you, which would be a little easier for me with a longer stock. It probably won't be a problem for others. Overall, I think someone strong enough could pick it up and, with a little direction, figure it out pretty quickly. It's something I could easily teach a friend how to use and then they shouldn't have a problem with it. Reliability: A This is one of the areas where the TR shines. It's only not perfect because of a few possible things you can do to mess it up. Now, to be fair, I haven't fired it enough to have a misfire, but I doubt that'll ever be a problem. The nature of the turret itself means that you shouldn't have any problems. However, I'd worry about little things like bumping the turret in such a way it skips a round. The power transfer pins offer a point of failure for the gun if you're not careful. Removing a round requires you to manually push back in the pin to avoid accidentally firing off an empty chamber, which I can imagine might be bad. I'm also a wee bit skeptical about the trigger setup but it hasn't failed on me. I may want to make a safety mechanism for this weapon, though. Something that wouldn't allow the trigger to move out of the way of the pin at all. Construction: A-  It's pretty dang solid. I did notice (more nitpicking) that the handle connection creaks a little bit. So it's not perfectly solid, but Killerk did a pretty good job at constructing this in such a way there shouldn't be many points of failure. It held up in shipping after all. There are some odd support structures here and there, but then some areas that are either neglected, or he just didn't care about. Honestly, I have no idea what he added because he thought it was necessary, what he added because it looked cool, and what he added just because he could. So there are some things I might change for the sake of consistency and aesthetics, but it's otherwise something I'd trust be able to drop, pickup, and use just fine. I'd only worry about dropping it right on the turret.  Performance: A+ This is the one area you can say is perfect for the TR. Basically, it's designed to maximize power, and finned ammo are designed to be stable, thus increasing range and accuracy. The tube barrel minimizes the snag on the pin from hitting any gaps and gives the gun a solid mounting point for bands. The turret treats each round as a single shot. The length of the charging distance is maximized while still being practical. It's as good as you can do for a pin gun, and it's as accurate as you can make K'nex ammo with minimal modification/using entirely different materials.  Overall Thoughts as a War Weapon:  I'm not going to grade this because there's so much opinion thrown in here, it wouldn't be fair. I can see where this thing would be everyone's weapon of choice. It has an 8 round capacity, which seems limiting, but you can reload whenever you happen to find ammo, so in theory it shouldn't be a problem until you're rushed with low ammo. If fin ammo is allowed, then clearly it's the best you can do for a repeater at the moment. Without it, it's got the most effective range you'll possibly find for a pin gun, though it's just not as easy for me to prime as a pistol. It's a weapon more about picking your shots instead of dishing them out as fast as possible. I'll need to do some raw comparisons with my Oodassault pistol to see which I'd prefer after I see all the differences. For example, what if the range really does make a difference compared to the ease of recharging? I'll just have to make it to a war with both weapons sometime and see which I do better with. Overall Thoughts as a Fun Weapon: Its main novelty is the range and accuracy you get in a repeater. It's satisfying to shoot multiple rounds down range and hit your target with ease. Other than that, it's mostly featureless. It's not something I'd dink around with in the house (mostly out of fret of damaging the walls). It might impress my friends the first time they see it and how far it fires. The ratchet mechanism might also be cool to show. But after that, there isn't much wow factor. Not that you'd need much more. It shoots hard. That's all you'll need to wow someone with plastic and rubber bands. I'm personally the kind of guy that likes having things like realistic charging handles, removable magazines, adjustable stocks, etc. just for novelty's sake, but that's just me. This is a no-nonsense weapon built for performance, and in that regard it does very well. I'll keep mine around and make small modifications to it. I won't deconstruct it for pieces to make other weapons. It'll be nice to have a raw performance weapon around all the time so I can focus on new concepts without think "I wish I had something that fired well, I'm going to rebuild my Oodassault." So it's fun enough to be worth keeping.  Overall, I'd highly recommend making it at least once just to experience it, see what it's all about. If you enjoy performance, taking highly accurate and ranged shots at targets, you'll appreciate it. It's also pretty modular in that if you keep its base construction intact, you can personalize it reasonably well. Better weapons can be built just for the sake of having fun, so it's not something everyone might want to keep permanently, but if you have the pieces, I think a lot of people will like to keep it around, as many already have.

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UMP-45 Video Review

Coming soon...

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Review websites - pushing Instructables

As "VanillaXtiffy" said on Jake's Testimonial topic;...when I see a testimonial or a review on the website it's praising, I'm tempted not to believe it. It takes multiple ones on a third party site.He has a point.  So, we need to make sure that there are lots of testimonials to Instructables on other websites.He suggested one site (Jabber) as a review site.Do you know any other website review websites?  The higher the traffic, the better.Post a link, and then we can swamp it with positive reviews pop over for a look.;-)

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I will review any gun.

Just so people know i am happy to review any gun as long as it follows these: (1) it must be an instructable (so other people can build it) (2) it has to be a decent gun (not like a 10 piece gun) if you want me to review any guns just tell me here and i will work on it.

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Knex Striker pistol review.

Knex Striker Review! Thanks for the awesome gun I_Am_Canadian! Feelings. Handle:10/10!!! ...................... Strength: Trigger guard 10/10! Trigger 10/10! Whole gun 8/10 ...................... Power: 10/10! (my dad saw it shoot through a box  and freaked out...................... Range 8/10! That should be about it! Thanks for looking and drop a comment to tell me how I did!

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Knex VSS Vintorez review!

Hello, I'm doing review on the VSS Vintorez by "KnexStealth Lets get to it! Power: 8/10 Range: 7/10 (Maybe) Strength: 10/10!!! Comfort:8/10 Looks:10/10 IMO (Parts of gun) Scope 9/10 Handle: 7/10 Butt: 9/10 Fake barrel: 10/10 So I hope you agree on me with this! :D

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Knex jackal v4 review.

This is dj radios jackal v4 review. comfort: 10/10 - very comfortable. power: 9/10 - quite powerful. looks: 9/10 - looks fantastic. innovation: 9/10 - new trigger and is just a great gun. accuracy: 8/10 - oodammo is very accurate. piece usage: 8/10 - doesnt use a lot of pieces. strenght: 9/10 - very strong. reliability: 9/10 - never jams and a great trigger. overall: 71/80 - outstanding gun from dj radio, seriosly, build it!

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compact shotgun 2 review

This is a review of the compact shotgun 2 by oblitivius link:https://www.instructables.com/id/CS2_Knex_Shotgun_By_Oblivitus/8/10 great range 60 feet!handle 10/10 all the comfort you could ask for!innovative level 10/10 new design.Trigger 8/10 some times brakes.power 7/10 great poweroverall 9.5/10any knexer that has the time should build this!

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Knex SR-Commando Review!

Here is a review on DJ-Radio's SR-Commando! Body strength: 7/10 It's okay. Front tip 9/10. Handle strength 9/10. Bi-pod strength: Sorry I don't know I didn't build it :( Trigger strength: 10/10 It's AMAZING! Stock strength 6/10 (Hold it just on the stock and it almost cracks off.) Sight: 6/10 Power: 7/10 It's pretty good! Range: 7/10 It's pretty good! Looks:10/10 In my opinion Please comment on how I did! (You just gotta love that pic!!!)

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Looking for Arduino gadget reviewers

Hi gang, DealExtreme here. A lot of you shop us for parts and pieces for your projects and we love to see everything you create. Right now, we are looking for one of more folks to do reviews on Arduino compatible stuff that we can supply. Any mad geniuses out there interested? We have greatly expanded our arduino stuff recently so we want to get the word out. If anyone is interested, please PM me for details.. Thanks! ~J

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Annual Instructables Community Review

Hello, everyone, I would like to share with you my experience in this community for about 7 years of being a member here. Instructables members are very talented and very reliable also they are supportive. The community helps me to grow as an enthusiast in technology. This community is very educational. I really recommended this community for any makers around the world. I love being a member here and show what I made. I believe sharing is caring, so if we share each other's idea our world will be better for the next generations. I am lucky of being part of Instructables Community since 2009! (Wareneutron) P.S. Review this community by leaving a simple reply to this post! I hope everyone will share their thoughts and opinions or even feedback about this growing community of makers.

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Z35 Assault Rifle Review

Ok so I built the Z35 assault rifle to day and I thought why not make a review for it. Link-https://www.instructables.com/id/Z35-Knex-Assault-Rifle/ -Comfort 6/10(the handle was really flimsy) -Range 9/10(I got around 65-70 ft flat with 2 strands of 32's tied together) -Power 8/10(when I shot my hand it really didn't hurt to much) -Accuracy 8/10(the gun is kinda accurate) -Reliability 9/10(the gun is really reliable) -Body Weight/Balance 8/10(the gun is kinda heavy it helps if you include the carrying strap) -Magazine 9/10(never jammed for me) So I would recommend this to anyone who wanted a blue rod mag fed gun or just an assault rifle.=)

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Knex logic bow review.

This is logic boys logic bow review. comfort: 10/10 - comfy handle and comfy grip. power: 10/10 - insanely powerful. looks: 8/10 - looks good. innovation: 9/10 - nice and small compacted firing system. accuracy: 10/10 - very accurate. piece usage: 9/10 - uses barely any pieces. stenght: 9/10 - the handle is a bit weak, nothing huge tho. reliabilty: 9/10 - if you have the pin taped up well, your good to go. overall: 74/80 - fantastic gun from logic boy, build it now!

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Knex omen xr review.

This is dj radios omen xr review. comfort: 10/10 - very comfortable handle with two optional foregrips. power: 8/10 - quite powerful due to single shot. looks: 7/10 - looks impressive. stock could be better tho. innovation: 9/10 - new ammo holder and it has two foregrips. accuracy: 8/10 - its quite accurate, but the rod may spin in the air. piece usage: 8/10 - it doesnt use much pieces. strenght: 9/10 - with the parts he used, its quite strong. reliability: 10/10 - no mag means no jams. single shot never jams. overall: 69/80 - great gun from dj radio. its worth building!

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S0lekill3r's Oodammo Shotbow Review

Here is my review for the Oodammo Shotbow by s0lekill3r: Power: 7/10, it could be more but the bands have to push two rams, not one. Range: 7/10, as above really. Looks: 9/10, it may not have been made for looks (I don't know)but it certainly looks great, especially in metallic pieces, like almost everything. Accuracy: 9/10, I doubt it could go higher seeing as it uses the special 'oodammo' but I've decided to leave room for improvement as a new kind of technique may be developed. Using just two green rods and a complete hinge you can make an accurate sight. Comfort: 5/10, the handle is a bit of a fail as it requires a broken piece in order to be more comfortable (blue connector). The firing pin 'tray' also goes into your thumb. Ease of use: 7/10, the ram is very easy to use and pull back but the loading technique is a bit confusing as you have to:- remove the ammo pushers, insert oodammo and get it in the grooves then place back the ammo pushers. All in all, I would rate it 8/10 but a definite build (once s0lekill3r has posted instructions), it's very fun to play with and can fire fast if you use it correctly. Good work s0lekill3r.

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Oodassault pistol V3.3 review

Ok, TD wanted me to do a review, here it is.STRUCTURALHandle: 9Very sturdy, 5 layers.Main body: 9Very sturdy, 5 layers.Magazine: 7It holds together, but you could break it off fairly easily.OVERALL: 8.3COMFORTHandle: 9.5Very comfy. For me that is. Don't argue with me about it, everyone's different.OVERALL: 9.5PERFORMANCERange: 8.5Pretty good with two used #64's. Around 45 ft. flat, 55 ft. 45'd.Magazine capacity: 9.5Just about the highest you'll get in a pistol.Reliability: 7Sorry, but if you don't put your hand in front of the magazine, it almost always breaks the tan rod off. Other than that, it always works.Trigger: 9Very nice. Never breaks, simple, holds a lot of pressure.OVERALL: 8.5In the end, I'd give it about a 9. Give or take a few decimals.Nice job TD, I'll look forward to future projects by you.

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Automatic Vacuum Toggle Review? Answered

I'm working on building an automatic vacuum toggle to use with power tools. I'm basing the design on what I found here https://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Shop-Vac-Dust-Collector/ I have modified the base design to allow a little more flexibility and to make the switch box portable: https://wiki.jasig.org/display/~edalquist/Vacuum+Toggle The part I'm most unsure about is the simple RC network that is acting as a time-delay for the big relay. I've done a bunch of reading but it seems like ever RC delay diagram I find is different. I have the big parts on their way and will be stopping by a local place for the small stuff. I'm planning on posting a detailed instructable once I get the thing working.

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SR commado v1 review

I got around to trying out one of dj raidos gunsso i tryed the SR commado v1What to expect:Strength:9/10very strong (but there are weak parts) but mostly strongRange:8/10 good sive and ok range i get 20 ft with easeLooks:9/10i think it looks very werid (but yet ausome) and also kinda looks like a future weponParts:7/10 like most of his guns are pretty low peiceHandle: 7/10 the real handle is kinda small (but i use it more as a grip)Stock:8/10 very sturdy and strong(rock solid)Barrel:8/10 a decent barrel but it can only take sow much powerFake barrel:9/10 very sturdy and good sizeadd onsBipod:7/10 not the best (but he made a low peice bipod )scope:6/10 you really can use the scopeIn the end:fatamizama morguiam!=(totaly ausomes)To finish it up: a very good gun and i would recomed it to every bodythank you for reading my frist review knex sbf(and also thanks to dj raido)(i would give you a link but my pc wont let me)

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