Best Knex Rod

What is the best knex rod to fire? For: Accuracy Power Loading Distance

Topic by Loosewire; SOE Operative 11 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Carbo zinc rods?

Hi, i saw an instructable on arc lights but i cant find out wat batterys will have a carbon zinc rod. can someone please help. also am i suppose to use alkaline batterys?

Topic by DELETED_DELETED_kruser495 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Double ended threaded rod? Answered

I am looking for some 8mm threaded rod , but it needs to have a left handed thread on one side and a right handed thread at the other does this exist, if so, where can i buy it? thanks chris

Question by ooda55 8 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Is this what i think it is?

I was taking apart a heavy duty panosonic battery. it didn't say if it was dry cell or not. when i opend it up. and it only had this black powder. it was kind of lumpy. i think its magnesium dioxide. there was also i rod. i took it out and washed it. it is black. i think its a carbon rod since the inside of the battery wasnt wet. it looks like it has little pores on the surface. SO my question is..... is the rod carbon?????????

Topic by DELETED_DELETED_kruser495 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago



Uses for a K'nex steel rod?

So I own a 39.1 cm (15.4 in) K'nex steel rod, which I got from the 6 ft. Knex Ferris Wheel set. Does anybody know any good uses for this rod? I should point out it is slightly thicker than the typical K'nex rod, has no places to clip on connectors (other than on the ends) and creates a lot of friction with the holes in connectors (so no epic single shots unfortunately). The rod is also quite heavy. The picture is a comparison between the steel rod and a strengthened grey rod (black).

Question by Perk1ns 8 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Turning a threaded rod with a motor?

Hi everyone, I'm wondering how I could make a motor (with a 4mm shaft diameter) turn a 1/4 in. metal rod. I'm planning on supporting one end of the rod in a piece of wood, and the other of the end will be attached to the motor so that when the motor spins, the rod also spins in the wood.

Question by nelsonliu 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Connecting Yellow and blue Rods???

I have a cube made out of Yellow rods and one made of Blue rods. Each have part of a ball machine connect to it. Is there an easy way to connect the Yellow and Blue parts? I have been trying different things, but nothing makes me happy? Can anyone help??

Topic by imans314 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Oodammo vs. Yellow rods??

I want to know if people want more Oodammo guns or guns that shoot yellow rods?? It only takes 10 seconds to reply. Killer~SafeCracker

Topic by Killer~SafeCracker 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


1 inch glass rods

I have 8 glass rods, 1 inch diameter and 4 to 6 feet long.  Believe it or not, they were rods in the master closet of a 60's house we purchased 10 years ago.  I still can't think of anything to do with them, but would love to make some kind of garden installation.  We are VERY skilled.  Any ideas greatly appreciated.

Topic by charlottenc 8 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


K'nex Rods and Connectors Contest

The K'nex contest that has been talked about for so long is finally going to happen! The contest will be called, "Rods and Connectors", It will be opening for submission on July 1st. The contest is the hard work of instrucables member mikeasaurus at https://www.instructables.com/member/mikeasaurus/ . I just wanted to raise awareness and help to make this contest a huge success! If you have suggestions for prize ideas visit, Prize ideas for K'nex contest - I'm talking to YOU! , at, https://www.instructables.com/community/Prize-ideas-for-Knex-projects/ . Prize suggestions are open until the day before the contest starts. Make sure to submit your best projects for the contest, I know I will, the best of luck to all of you!

Topic by the_boss_builder 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


How to thread an aluminium rod

Hi, I have got some 1 inch aluminium pipes (GI pipes) which I want to thread. I got the threading machine (hand held racheting type) and when I try to thread using that, it goes about 2 threads and after that, its pain - so stiff and even after exerting all my force, the pipe wont thread. I had read that to thread easier, you should coat the pipe with Wax or threading oil. Is there any other tips or tricks that you have used for threading? Any input is greatly appreciated. Regards, Sujith

Topic by slsujith 8 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Help on attaching threaded rod to motor

Hello all quick question for you: what is the best way to attach a threaded rod to a motor shaft. This would be similar to a CNC setup. I know you could use a dual shaft collar but I was wondering if there's perhaps a simpler solution?

Topic by Patrick S 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


How much would a 3 foot .25 inch steel rod cost? Answered

How much would something like that cost and where would be the best place to buy one?

Question by Killer~SafeCracker 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Yo, knexers!

OK, so I just failed trying to build some guns. I want to build KK's new TR. When I built it last, I kept it four months or so, and so for the next while do not expect any guns from me, unless I create something very piece efficient. Just thought ya'll should know. :)

Topic by CorgiCritter 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


How do I snap a knex rod onto an entire rod of connectors?

HELP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Question by gtraindude 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


In a threaded rod, are the threads counted in the diameter? Answered

E.g if you have a 3/16 inch threaded rod, will the diameter of the rod exceed the 3/16 inch, or is the rod 3/16 inch regardless of the threading?

Question by astroboy907 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


how to sharpen up a ferro rod?

How do u sharpen up a ferro rod thiny magig that u use to hit against the rod

Question by Schmidty16 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


What to do with 50 acrylic rods

I have 49 50 acrylic rods (37/8th inch height, 5/8th inch diameter) and I don't know what to do with them. Any suggestions

Topic by n8man 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


White rod slide action pistol?

Is there(or could somebody make) a knex gun that has a white rod magazine in the handle and is slide action?

Question by Gamer5797 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Adjusting the truss rod inside a guitar?

 I'm trying to adjust the truss rod on an acoustic guitar, but the bolt isn't on the headstock, so it must be inside the guitar. But the only thing I feel on the inside of the guitar is a small hole the size of a small screw, please help.

Question by adamgillies 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Hot Rod City Rides Collection?

My son wants to build the Hot Rod from the K'Nex City Rides model building set (it uses bricks) I can take a guess at it but I'm not mechanically inclined at all and it's probably not going to look like it should. If anyone knows how to do this I'd be very grateful for instructions.?

Question by Tairen 7 years ago


Toy Rods and Connectors Contest: Prizes!

Hello knexers! Just a small forum topic about the price I won with the Toy Rods and Connectors Contest. My prize arrived today, and I thought it would be nice to show you a picture. To the other winners of the contest: Feel free to send me a picture off your prize (comment or PM), then I can add it to the forum topic. 1st picture: me 2nd picture: hunter999 3rd picture: knexpert#10829476 Thanks for looking! ~Sandroknexmaster~

Topic by sandroknexmaster 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


K'nex guns (RBGs or Rod shooters)

This forum is for anyone who can come up with an idea or can post a gun made from k'nex that works (does something) and resembles a real gun (or one from a video game)Also, you can post ideas or pics of guns you would like to be made by me (or anyone for that matter), and I encourage anyone to post a new loading, shooting, or feeding mechanism that is new to this site- ie: my lever action mechanism, or slide-cocked rod shooter (modification of mechanism by macbeasty)Make guns n have fun

Topic by HK.RBG.armorer 11 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Just a heads up: Toy Rods and Connectors Contest is coming up.

Yo. I'm not active in the Knex community anymore but wanted to give my old pals a heads up: From June 30th to August 11th the official Toy Rods and Connectors contest will go live on Instructables. (In case you don't know, it's basically a Knex contest but its open to other rod/connectors type toys). So if you have that big project coming up or a new idea to work on, make sure you save it to post until then so you can be in with the chance of winning. https://www.instructables.com/community/List-of-Upcoming-Contests/ Have a nice day.

Topic by Hiyadudez 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Most people have a hot water heater in the house. Anyone know how to change a John Woods heater's Anode rod?

Its a plumbing problem possibly requiring cutting copper pipe and soldering fittings together. Basically I need to know if the anode rod is in the same place as usual for most hot water heaters or if my John Woods hot water tank does have the anode connected to the hot water intake. If so, how am I going to save money and change the magnesium anode rod myself rather than paying a plumber 80$/hour.

Question by rgrewal 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Hang a curtain the length of a room, what's the cheapest way? Answered

I live in a house with no closets and bought one of those wire closet racks and ran it across the back of my bedroom. It works but leaves a messy appearance with no doors and I have a wood stove and a dusty farmhouse. I have material for curtains but can't afford a rod of that strength and length. So...whatcha got?

Question by tbcross 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Gasoline-powered, but no wheels...

I heard about them, but I thought they were a joke.Then I ran across a link.They actually made gasoline-powered pogo-sticks that even grandpa can ride!It's a single-cylinder engine, with the bouncing foot being connected directly to the piston, called the Hop Rod. There are a bunch of adverts and slightly more modern test-drives in a short video on the site.They're... odd.Still, I wondered. Maybe the Hop Rod provided the inspiration for other wheel-less powered transports?Do you remember those Russian boots? 4 metre strides and speeds of 40kph were promised, but that was 8 years ago. According to The New York Times they fell foul of Soviet secrecy and then Russian financial mis-management.They're still around, waiting for some entrepreneur to hop on the band-wagon...

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


Knex Shotgun: Swarm

M'kay guys. You are probably woundering why my shotgun ible is gone. I will tell you. It never really go through the filters, and I PM'ed Mikeasaures to get him to pull it through. He was quite helpful, but told me in no uncertain terms that it had to be a step by step. So I took it down, and am reposting it now. Feel free to comment even if you already did on the old one, LOLZ. Oh, I have noticed there is a feature to "Share Photos or Videos." Is that the proper way to set up a slideshow? Sorry that the picture quality is lame, but they are stupid good considering the fact it was cloudy and raining when I took them. Don't worry, I will try to avoid making this mistake in the future. Swarm is a wicked indoor knex war shotgun, able to fire up to sixteen green rods, eight white rods, or four yellow rods. Now this is not my gun, just sayin'. It is KK's shotgun prototype updated with a the TR8 body, trigger, and handle. I thought I would post some nice, clear pictures so you can build it too. What really turns me away from this gun is that it is downright ugly. Some of you guys might not mind that, but I do. A lot. The good thing is this is powerful, reliable, and a shotgun, not to mention fun. Range is over sixty feet, and it is a tube and stick gun, so it will never fail. It is also a very fun gun to mess with. Swarm also has a very comfy handle, a strong stock, and nice grip. So enjoy the pictures. :D While this may not be a good primary for an indoor war, it would be very handy to have, if you have something like the ZKAR or my Epidemic to use, as reloading is a pain, unless you use yellows. Those are quick to load and hit hard. Please comment and subscribe. Feel free to leave nice long comments, as I like to read them. If you need any help, just ask. If you have any suggestions for my next project, please tell me.

Topic by CorgiCritter 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


please i cant get this song... how can i?

I found this song : http://www.esnips.com/ViewDocumentAction.ns;jsessionid=EDD020578F4AE42665E0357A0068896Dbut i cant download it.... i used File2HD.com but got no song files: http://file2hd.com/Default.aspxi have not downloaded any firefox add ons, but im leaning that this is the way to do it any body have a rip off this site or a download site i can get it from (please a direct link to this song)

Question by slimguy379 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


How do you snap a rod into a row of connectors?? Answered

I've tried DJRadio's method, and that didn't work for me. Thanks in advance, Vhein

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


Does anyone know how to make plant tension rod hangars

Does anyone know how to make plant tension rod hangars with adjustable plant hangars?  The rod can be a shower rod, but I can't figure out how to EASILY make the plant hangar part.  See photo of one from Miles Kimball for more detail.  Hope I'm not out of line in asking this here, just looking to do this myself. Thanks.

Topic by nwmshp 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


On a roller coaster, how many track connectors should be on a gray rod?? Answered

I have been working on a roller coaster recently and I have gotten to where I need to put on the track. I am not sure how many track connectors I need on a gray rod to keep everything smooth and stable. I want to use a few as possible. Therefore, what is the least amount you can have on a gray rod?? Thanks

Question by Killer~SafeCracker 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


i found a metal rod inside a duracel battery, whats it made of?

After looking through (literally) some batteries that i had held onto in the hope that theyd contain carbon rods for elecrolysis. i discoverd now what the signs are that a battery contains a carbon rod, and how to tell if its a wet cell. now, i opened up a d size duracel wet cell, that contained a metal rod that looks identical to a blunt nail, and i was wondering, what is this made of? because , i kno theres a reason iron rodsa arent used inside these batterries, being because theyd rust, yet this has no rust at all, so im wondering wjhat is it? also, ide thought ide emntion it was attached to the negative terminal. also, is the silvery metalic flaky dust stuff inside the paper roll inside said battery pure zinc? or is it zinc oxide, because ide very much like to try to use it to make zinc sulfide for glow in the dark plastic, so would it work?

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


NAR strangeness NOW WITH PICTURES

So I was testing my NAR and my TR18 next to each other and noticed that the NAR doesn't really like finned  rods.  In some cases it actually shot normal red rods further than finned ones; anyone else noticed anything like this? I'm sure it's not a problem with the fins; my TR18 shot them about twice as far with the same bands as the NAR.  I think it may be because you have to place the fins further forward on the rod because of the bullet lock. On an unrelated note, I don't really make all that much myself, I modify other peoples' things, so if you want me to give any weapons a new better looking and more comfortable body (if you say a WORD about that DJ...), just say and I'll see what I can do.  I'll only accept your own designs, no volunteering others' work.  If you want me to do someone else's design, send them a PM and get them to speak to me directly.  And no TRs. I would upload some pictures of my previous work, but my library on the site has been mysteriously emptied, and I can't find them in my picture folders.  I still have a mod of SK's shotbow built, so I'll post a picture of that as an edit later if there's interest. EDIT:  Pictures of my shotbow, two very old Striker mods (IaC's Striker), an old one of my TR18 (I made it much better than it is shown here, but this is the only picture I could find), and something I think I modded from IaC's assault pistol (this one was one of my first attempts at a mod and isn' my best work).

Topic by knexguy 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


How to Take Down a Traverse Decorative Rod

Hello Friends, Decorative traverse rods are one way to accentuate your windows with drapery. Traverse rods enable you to open and close the drapes with a pull cord. Sometimes one or more of the rings breaks requiring replacement. Unfortunately replacing rings requires removing the traverse rod from the window. Taking down a traverse decorative rod enables you to separate the rod and remove the faulty rings. Unlike standard rods, the traverse rod fits inside a channel clip across the top of the mounting brackets. Unhook the drapes from the traverse rod master carrier. The drapes hang on metal hooks that lift out of holes in the traverse rod. Hold one end of the traverse rod with one hand and turn the decorative end cap counterclockwise with your free hand. Remove the end caps on both ends in this manner. Find the screw on the retaining clips securing the rod to the mounting clips. There is a mounting clip on each end and one in the center. Remove the screws with a Phillips-head screwdriver. Grasp the center of the rod and lift straight up to remove it from the brackets. Pull the rod away from the wall. Thanks and Regards, Baron Davis

Topic by DELETED_BaronDavis 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


whats the best way to sharpen a knex rod?

I want to sharpen a knex rod but it never ends up looking like for example gorkems rod in his video i tried sanding it down with a gear box and a drill to make it spin fast but the rod melts when it spins to fast so how can i sharpen a knex rod more effectivley

Question by iundonei 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


K'NEX Handguns without using Y rods!

I, and other people, should come up with a way to create K'NEX guns with out using Y rods. Consider it a challenge!

Topic by The Red Book of Westmarch 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Do bigger rods make better ammo? Answered

Some guys here on Ibles told me that green rods make the best ammo for Knex guns, because they fly faster. Since then I always used green rods above blue or yellow ones. Others said that grey and red rods were way better because they hit harder. Which one is the best and why?

Question by TigerNod 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Are people cheating when they use sharpened rods? Answered

K'NEX guns are often weak but the publisher makes them look strong by sharpening the rods it fires. Banana inventor's pistol shot 20-30 feet but he said it could go through cardboard with a sharpened rod. And Gorkem's sniper rifle only was powerful because of a sharpened rod.

Question by NYPA 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Is there a specific rod to be used for welding aluminum together?

I need to weld a 3/8 inch thick piece of aluminum together. I was wondering if there was a specific rod to be used. I have 2011 1/8 rods. Just putting it out there. I never had to work with aluminum.

Question by unominame 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


steel rod for K'nex 6ft Ferris Wheel

I'm trying to build the K'nex 6'Ferris Wheel. Does anyone know where I can get hold of the steel rod for this Ferris Wheel? Also, I need to collect about 125 Black 7.5" rods. Thanks in advance for any assistance. Jay

Question by jnajman 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


any good rod shooting knex pistols? Answered

I don't care what it shoots as long as its green/black, white/gray or blue rods. can you please say the name, maker, and what it shoots? thanx. chopstx

Question by chopstx 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Filler rod getting maganatized to base metal?

I recently have been going to school and i have a problem and its not just me that it is happening to. I asked the teacher and he don't know what is happening either. We're doing open v grooves on carbon steel. Every time i start the arc my filler rod becomes magnatized to the base plate and makes it harder for me to push the filler rod it into the puddle. If you had any info on it or a website where i could find out what is happening it would help alot. Thanks

Question by jackson200587 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Knex shotgun (shoots 4 rods a shot)

This is my knex shotgun, it shoots 4 blue rods a shot (it doesnt have a trigger and at the moment i dont feeling like putting one one (if some one puts a trigger on it feel free to post the whole gun just give me credit, otherwise ill probably post and instructable without a trigger in a few weeks)

Topic by captianchase 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Metal rod stock for furniture (especially loops)

I wanted to make some shelves like this http://www.wedowood.dk/shoerack/ but I have no idea which metal they used or how to bend it. Is there anything strong enough to support even some books that can be bent with pliers? If so, wouldn't it be really hard to get anything good looking? If not, how to bend? I know there are shop brakes, but aren't they only for sheet metal? And, surely you cannot make a 180 turn that small with a shop brake? Also, what gauge/material rodstock to use? Is there some way (even approximate) to relate gauge and material to weight supported?  Many thanks in advance Joe

Topic by JosephS164 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


where can i buy another firetip 8ft telescopic fish rod?

Hello, 6-7 years ago i went to the melbourne boating camping fishing expo where lots of cheap brand new models (samples) fishing rods were being sold. while there, i bought a telescopic fishing rod, which only now while looking for a replacement have i actually noticed it has writting on it! (because it is on the second section. over the years it has sufferd many damages, including what it got when i first bought it, which was that the top section became jammed in, and even now i cannot remove it, and while trying to undo what i did when i flicked up my rod , i ripped off the second tracer. over the last year i have done too much damage for me to risk using it anymore (it is a beloved sentimental treasure, which i hope to restore when i can), and i dont want a different carbon fiber , i want one the same as this, so i ask, does anyone know where i can find another rod like this? i suspect its made my uglystick, but i cant be sure though it shares the same paintwork pattern. i want to start fishing again now that i have located a hidden fishing spot known as sandy creek, which occasionally gets monster fish at high tides, and usually has decent fish in it always, as opposed to other shore accessed spots around darwin tiwi area. i am thinking of buying a palegic carbon fiber fishing rod, but i really like m old rod, please help! ill give a best answer to anyone who can resolve my problem, or find a lookalike

Question by oldmanbeefjerky 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Which ammo is best for a slingshot? Answered

Connector amoo e.g. Grey-orange or a rod like a blue rod. Which one would go further?

Question by I.E. 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


How to join 2 steel rods together as an extension? Answered

I want to extend my printers rods by joining 2 together. Is it possible to connect 2 smooth steel rods together without welding for liner bearings to slide over? 8mm rod diameter Want to make the rods 650mm

Question by hkerr 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Knex gun calibre!

For a while people have been calling their guns white rod shooting guns, blue rod shooting guns ect...  Which in my opinion sounds rather poor so I am starting a calibre system. Here it is...                                                                        Green rods= 1cal             White rods= 3cal             Blue rods= 6cal             Yellow rods= 12cal             Red rods= 24cal             Grey rods= 48cal                    The calibre is based on how many connectors the rods can hold.                    If this has been made before I apologise. Please tell me and I will remove it.

Topic by PotatoCoffee 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago