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DarkOwlKnex's Project Update Three

I've been doing a lot of stuff the past week.  I have to memorize songs for band, do summer homework, yada, yada, yada.  But, as always, I've found time for K'nex, and this is what I've come up with.  If there's enough interest in any combination of these, I'll post accordingly. The first picture is of the 'collaboration project' I had with Dr. Richtofen.  X3  It really wasn't a collaboration...  It was really me looking back through Dr. Richtofen's many successful attempts at a non-shooting Walther PPK and trying to make them shoot.  When I was finished building, I realized something: there was no firing pin for the gun that would make sense; the red rod was too short (it didn't reach the end of the barrel) and the black rod was too long (it stuck out the end).  I could've used a red rod firing pin and jammed the bullets down the barrel, (it was a singleshot) but I thought better of it.  I'd say at least 50% credit goes to Dr. Richtofen for that project.  The second picture is just a random little pistol I made out of boredom after scrapping the PPK.  it was cute and compact, but the next day, after I woke up at three in the morning because I couldn't sleep, I had a revelation...   What if I used the type of trigger off of The Racker Rifle (link below) on a mag in the handle gun, and positioned it just perfectly as to have the trigger block behind the handle.  I'd then give it removable magazines like on Blue Mullet's K'nex Handle Removable Pistol (link below).  The last three pictures are the result of about an hours work so far; I may update again soon. (Oh, and the Elvis mouse pad is my Dads, not mine; my Dad's a big fan, obviously.) The Racker's The Racker Rifle: Blue Mullet's K'nex Handle Removable Pistol: Thanks for viewing! UPDATE:  The big pistol thing is now named George, and I have pictures of it completed structurally, and internally.  It is now in Pre-Beta. UPDATE/NOTE: The internals you see in the last picture won't work, sadly.  I've updated it so that it now functions.

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weird inlogging "bug"

  Hello. Almost whenever I try to log in on this site, there comes up  a screen that says: ''Sorry, we can't find that account, or your password didn't match. Please try again!" If I click somewhere else, I'm still logged in, and can do everything normally. What causes this, and what can I change to prevent this? Greets, Mike / Dr. richtofen

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does somebody know which song this is? Answered

A friend of mine showed me this video, and i loved the music. But i can't find the song, does somebody know this song? here is the video

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Knex Avtomat Kalashnikova 1947

This is my latest project, the (in)famous Avotomat Kalashnikova 1947, AKA the AK47!\ I'll post a full set of instructions if there's enough intrest! credits; -Dr Richtofen for the stock. See ya in a next post!

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Can't rate any instructable

Hello. Since a couple of weeks, I can't see the rating stars. Is anybody else experiencing this? The stars don't show up on any ible, but I can still see the old ratings on my You page. 

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what is the ending song in the recent video's of FPSRussia? Answered

I watched a couple of his video's, and i liked the ending song(the one you hear at the pic with links to other video's), but i just  can't find which song it is

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A site pretty much cloning Instructables

So I googled the word 'zorgenflarg'. One of the results was a Russian site that pretty much clones Ibles: As far as I know, these sort of things are illegal, so I reported it here.

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K'NEX Guns or K'NEX Ball Machines? You Decide.

Which is more popular on K'NEX guns, or K'NEX ball machines? Please post your opinions below. (Note: Credit for the ball machine picture goes to sandroknexmaster, and partial credit goes to dr. richtofen for the gun)

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Is there a way to transport Wii data to a PC? Answered

In Guitar Hero 6, you have a game mode called 'GH Mix', in which you can create own songs, or instrumental tracks. But is there a way to transfer the data of this to a pc?  I want to know this mainly for drum tracks created in GH mix Thanks

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Hi there! Dr Richtofen and i where just talking and we where talking about full auto knex so i showed him my old idea we talked and we are near a prototype! we are still drawing and stuff but, we are near it! stay tuned for more!!!! we will keep the prototyp secret, so no one can steal it! now(yes i know, on a forum pro's and cons? haha!) pro's it will be FULL AUTO!!!! so no more anoying pull, fire, pull fire, just one pull back for 1 mag!(if we succeed!) it will be the first one i mean, FULL AUTO! it will add more realism to the guns! you will never have to reload slow again! cons it's a prototyp the power will be slowly killed... we didn't figer out how to make it work we need to find a good gun for it

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New G36K (unfinished)

Hey guys. Well, dr. richtofen asked me to give him some pics of my new and improved G36K, and so I decided to post it forum topic. I would like you guys to help me out with what I have or may miss, and and just give me some advice in general. What type of barrel should I use...things like that. Pleas comment and subscribe!

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Automatically unsubscribed from multiple people

Hi there, I don't know if it's just me, but for some reason, I get automatically unsubscribed from multiple users on this site. I noticed that the amount of people I was following dropped from 50 to around 26 yesterday. I re-subscribed to the authors I follow the most, up to 36 people. Yet it was at 33 today. This all seemed to happen overnight, so 'out of my control'. I don't know what's causing it, but it's certainly annoying. Some info about my system: Lenovo G500s laptop with Windows 8.1 The browser I'm using is Firefox, version 35.0.1

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Mauser C96

Greetings, So, ever since I saw Chuunibyou, I've wanted to try my hand on a Mauser C96. Once again, it's a model, based heavily on Aug5om3's version. I built his one, then changed the handle, trigger and shortened the barrel a bit. The handle is a bit less sturdy than I like, but it looks pretty IMO, though the front of it could use some more curving. It features: - a comfortable handle - charging handle - moving hammer - pretty good looks I'm not entirely happy with it, but as I have plans for other builds, I decided to take some photos to share, and then take it apart. Posted it as a forum topic, as it isn't original enough to warrant a full slideshow. Tell me what you think in the comments!

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Why can't I post comments in a forum topic?

When trying to make comments on forum topics, I can type the whole text. But when I click the post button, nothing happens, no error, no warning or so. Just, nothing. Then, when reloading the page or visiting an other page, the screen gets a transparant overlay, with a screen that just says error: I tried posting comments using the following: Chrome on Vista Chrome on Windows 8 The browser is the most recent version on both computers. The weirdest thing is, is that posting comments on forum topics worked a few days ago. I put this in the question / answers section, after I tried creating a bug report for it, but not being able to do so. (it failed after clicking the preview button. Loading a bit, then going to a blank screen

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Right mouse menu acting weird? (windows 8)? Answered

Hi there, Today, I've been experiencing a weird 'bug' on my laptop. Whenever I want to use the menu that comes up when pressing the right mouse button in an explorer-related location (documents, music, windows media player etc.), the menu is empty, The menu starts out as completely blank, and the options normally shown appear don't appear until you hover over them with the mouse. When I click the right mouse button in, for example, firefox, it works normally. Does somebody know what causes this, and how I can fix it? Thanks in advance. System information: Lenovo G500-20245 laptop Windows 8 64 bits Intel Core i5-3230M processor. GeForce 720M

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How many pieces counts my knex ball machine Revolution?

That's my question for you! Here is a link to Revolution (with more pictures and a video) You can only enter one answer. This are the prizes: 1st place: 6 months pro membership and a patch 2nd place: 3 months pro membership and a patch 3rd place: a patch The contest closes Friday, 18 July 2014 Good luck! ~Sandroknexmaster~ ____________________________________________ Results! Total number of pieces: 13531 1) dr. richtofen (12369)                     6 months pro membership and a patch! 2) myOmy (12345)                            3 months pro membership and a patch! 3) Knexmaster888 (14948)               A patch! 4) Sorunome (15000) 5) Gargamel-Knex (15316) 6) didexo (17343) 7) nerfrocketeer (17344) 8) ~KnexBuild~ (18016) 9) Knex2thelimit (18292) 10) Zombiekiller-93 (7000) 11) akshat21045 (21045) 12) FlyingFish10 (118999881999119725) Thanks for entering! ~Sandroknexmaster~

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2 x Pro Year Membership Giveaway! (CLOSED)

WINNERS: 1. Dr. Richtofen - Reason: I think his reasons for wanting the Pro membership were very thoughtful and kind. I agree with his reasons why he deserves it and I think I do myself. SO yeah, congrats Dr. Richtofen, I'll be PMing you with the membership code. 2. ~KGB~ - Reason: I believe the fact he is willing to post more Ibles as it would get him kickstarted, his previous instructables were of a high quality and it would be nice to have more of them on the site. I also think he deserves it as he has been a big community member and will continue to be one. I'll be PMing you with the membership code. Hey guys, Hiyadudez here! You may (or may not) be thinking, jeez, this guy hasnt been active in a long time! Well thats cause I havent. A while ago I sold my Knex and I slowly ran out of ideas for instructables and innovation. I am sad to say I still wont be very active, HOWEVER, I will try and post some Instructables when I feel like sharing something Ive made with you guys :3 So anyway, onto the reason why you all actually came to read this topic. Basically, I have 3 pro memberships and I want to give 2 away, and I want to give something to the community, I feel I want to give something back to you all when you were all so nice and supportive when I was active, also it would make me feel good inside by giving it away, and Im sure it would make someone else feel good inside too (: So basically to be eligible to get one of the memberships, just comment below, telling me; A. Why you would like a membership? B. Why you deserve a membership? C. How would you feel if you got a membership? I will choose the top 2 reasons for wanting the memberships on April 15th so be sure to answer by then! Also please note, if you already have an existing pro membership, you will not be eligible as I would like to give other people the chance to get one! Thanks guys. And good luck.

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Contest! (winner announced)

I am holding a contest to see who has the best airsoft gun (in my opinion). all you have to do to enter is post a picture of you airsoft gun and state its: (1) price (2) fps (3) brand (4) magazine capacity (5) power source (electric, gas, spring) (6) weight (if possible) if you wish to post more than one gun, write another comment with each of the statistics listed in it, along with the picture. the winner will receive a patch and a 5* rating on all of their instructables. i will announce the winner saturday, 28/07/2012. get posting! entries: (1) dr. richtofen: m93 raffica, pump action shotgun, mp40, m14 socom, 90 two (2) Runeblader97: famas, lever action rifle (3) mberg: p226 (4) TheDunkis: magpul pdr winner:  the winner is.......... Runeblader97! i choose your gun because its low enough price, pretty good fps, high capacity and it was different to all the other entries, being a lever action. it was also nice to see a different airsoft gun that wasnt really modern. you will recieve your patch and a 5* rating on all your instructables!

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How many pieces counts my knex ball machine Euphoria? Answered

Hey everyone! My knex ball machine Euphoria is broken down and I've counted all the pieces. I thought "What if I make a small contest about the number of pieces?" So now I ask you: How many pieces do you think I've used to build Euphoria? Everyone can enter his or her idea but stay realistic please! Also don't give me more then one answer cause your first answer only will count. Prizes: 1st place: 3 months pro membership 2nd place: A patch 3rd place: A patch This contest ends Sunday 21 October 2012 Good luck! ~Sandroknexmaster~ ________________________________________________________________ Results! First thank you very much for entering this contest! I hope you did like it and here are the results: Grand total: 17505 pieces! 1: Knexator                         3 months pro membership! 2: Purple Waffles              A patch! 3: Shadowman39             A patch! 4: Sorunome 5: dr. richtofen 6: MarsCrystalMan 7: TheAwsomestDude 8: KneXtreme 9: toeti See you!  ~Sandroknexmaster~

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DarkOwlKnex's Project Update Five

As of late, I have been modding Bijou, my magical rifle, and making Short Deluxe Extended Playtime Albums for certain characters.   (You can see the four original Homestuck Kids' soundtracks here.  Don't fret, you don't have to be a fan of Homestuck to enjoy the albums; in my opinion, it's good music, and as the albums are based on a certain character, they are based on a theme to some extent.) (There is going to be soundtracks for the ponies from My Little Pony; Dr. Richtofen and I have been collaborating on what songs to pick.) In addition to those two things, I have been working on a new pistol, that I'm going to call Insight.  It is a super compact pistol that is different from all others because of one thing: it has a tubular magazine.  To my knowledge, it's the most compact tubular magazine gun to date.  The pictures show the gun and how to load it. Insight also: Shoots green rods. (A downside for some, but a pro for others). Uses a red rod sized firing pin. Has a comfortable handle. Can hold up to five bullets at a time. Gets about 25 feet as of now.  (This is just the pre-beta version, so I will keep modding it until it goes farther) Requires no cut pieces. (Nor do any of my posted guns, come to think of it.) And... Yes, the gun has a theme song: Insight by Joy Division. That's pretty much it. DarkOwl Out...    ,     ,  (O,O) <(IIIII)>    I    I

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Knex Recommendations list [Update 2]

Hey guys, ive been here for a while now, and ive built most of my favorite guns already, and im out of ideas. So id like for everyone of you guys to give me ideas of what to make, i need a time passer, ive been laying off the videogames for knex, but i dont know what to build anymore, so just tell me whatever you like, weapons, vehicles, or something. No ball machines or rides though, because i dont have those kinds of pieces/ i lost the balls to the sets. So anyways, id like to thank all of my followers and fans for everything, and im going to keep knexing! I honestly dont plan on leaving ever, so just keep giving me ideas, and ill be good :) List 1: SuperKriss Vector - Idea by Bwbt1   (Complete) -Link- Famas - Idea by Dr. Richtofen     (Complete) -Link-  -Build- Semi auto slingshot with mag / pump action slingshot with ratchet - Idea by Knex.X     (Pending) Transformer - Idea by AUG-5OM3 (Maybe, depends on whether i can or cant)     (Pending) Belt feed or 2 round burst - Idea by Johnhall44     (Pending) Breech loader / pistol / slingshot shotgun with 3 round burst - Idea by Knexbuild     (Pending) ~Thanks for the ideas, anymore will go into list 2~ P.S - The things on the list will be built in order by when people posted the comment with the idea. List 2: P90 - Idea by didexo   (Pending) M24 Bolt Action - Idea by johnhall44   (Pending) Halo SMG - Idea by knexlt   (Pending) Halo plasma rifle - Idea by knexlt   (Pending) Halo frag grenade - Idea by knexlt   (Pending) Halo Beam rifle - idea by knexlt   (Pending) Mg4 - Idea by knexlt   (Pending) M4A1 w/ Red Dot - Idea by knexlt   (Pending) ~Anymore will go into list 3. Pictures with your recommendations would help, thank you -SW~ List 3: Pistol/Rifle with motor - Idea by MrMuffin   (Pending) Kill zone 2 gun (Specified) - Idea by JohnHall44   (Pending) Full auto assault rifle / semi auto shotgun / semi auto w/ drum mag - Idea by BeanieOstrich   (Pending) AS-50 - Idea by InsaneKnexGuy   (Pending) ~Thank you very much guys, i love all these ideas! But I cant be doing them too often, ill get around to them when i have time,  (which is pretty often, since this is my off week form practice) and I have other things to do, but i will post asap when theyre done! Again, Thanks a lot, - SW ~ Oh, and P.S. list 4 wont be up for a while, please wait while i finished with at least List 1, because there are piling up, thank you!~

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