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New way to class block triggers

Ok, i have found a way to class the block triggers without posting a list with a zillion links.When you find a block trigger gun, add it to this group. If you look at the ible, and see that it is added to the group, then it is a block trigger.

Topic by DJ Radio    |  last reply


Schmitt trigger?

Can someone explain to me how a Schmitt trigger works like I'm a 5 year old? Thank you

Topic by Grizzly_Bear    |  last reply


True trigger

I need help putting a true trigger on my gun

Topic by lib7    |  last reply


Knex Gun Triggers

It has come to my attention that there is some controversy surrounding Knex gun triggers. I know very little about Knex guns and have become extremely curious as to why this was. What is a block trigger and why is it inferior to other forms of triggers?

Topic by randofo    |  last reply



what do U consider a block trig to be

Tell me whatcha think

Topic by knexfreak95    |  last reply


How to get new Instructable within some search terms by email?

Hi, is there a way to get email notifications on new instructable add within some search elements? Suppose I search "beehive" I'd like to receive by email every new project made for "beehive". Thanks. 

Question by RiccardoS    |  last reply


What is a block trigger? Answered

A block trigger,like on a knex gun.

Question by TOMNDAN    |  last reply


trigger in front of hopper?

How bad would a trigger be if it was in front of the mag, for example an uzi, the ram rod will be pushing the ammo but both ammo and ram gets held back by the trigger so no time to accelerate.

Topic by Katarukito    |  last reply


How to trigger a pager?

Question by owen.scheidel    |  last reply


The best slingshot trigger

 I'm working on a slingshot gun but icant make a trigger for it could someone please leave a link for a good slingshot trigger its an 3 layer barrel(3 orange connectors)

Topic by Merugop    |  last reply


help on a trigger system?

im trying to make a my own airsoft gun, but i am stuck.i cant figure out how to make a truigger that will work. any help? (the pictures should help) i need something that im able to cock and it will stay until i pull the trigger. please helpppp.

Question by andyweigl  


help making a trigger?

im trying to make a my own airsoft gun, but i am stuck.i cant figure out how to make a truigger that will work. any help? (the pictures should help) i need something that im able to cock and it will stay until i pull the trigger. please helpppp.

Question by andyweigl  


new trigger system

I was messing about with my knex trying to think of some ideas and then I decided to make a mp7 but the handle is near to the middle of the gun so if you put a normal trigger in the gun it will have a bout an inch when you pull the pin back so I wanted a trigger be hind the mag and I came up with this if people want a video showing how it works just post comment and ill have one put up

Topic by knex mad    |  last reply


Audio Triggered by Light

Hello, I'm an absolute beginner and I would appreciate some help. I need to build a sensor that triggers sound either on Pro Tools/Logic Pro/Garage Band or any other kind of audio software when it detects a single red flash of light on it, much like the light a laser pointer would produce. The light will flash from left to right in intervals of 2.5 or 5 seconds apart. The sound is nothing too complicated. It's basically just single notes, pitched a fifth apart so for example, when the left light flashes, it needs to trigger middle C, then when the right light flashes, it needs to trigger G above middle C. Problem is, I do not know how to go about this and where to start. I would be deeply appreciative if someone could help me out here and point me in the right direction. Thank you!

Topic by shuraifa    |  last reply


Arduino NFC trigger? Answered

Hi, I'm making an Arduino powered NFC trigger? I want to control it from my phone. As soon as I switch my phones NFC ON, the Arduino should get triggered. I'm aware that the circuit will contain an Arduino board, a nfc shield , relay. But I need to do this on a budget. So i need to know which is the cheapest Arduino capable of doing this. Also if someone could help with the code. I'm pretty good in electronics. But just started learning the Arduino. Basically heres how it should work. Switch on NFC on smartphone. Go near circuit(Arduino-NFC-trigger) NFC sheild gets activated. This gives input to arduino, Arduino gives output to any output pin. After sometime output stops.

Question by Jonathanrjpereira    |  last reply


Knex block triggers

Why is everyone so hyped up about knex block triggers, you dont have to go to the block trigger instructibles. If you do go to thier instructible you dont have to tell them thier gun sucks. This whole knex gun thing started out as block triggers.Back then Every one liked them and almost every instructible was block trigger. When oodulumps, Mepain, and all the other good knex builders came in,they started making all this cool stuff that was different than block triggers. After they posted all the cool stuff they had going on, new people came in ,and got inspired to make knex guns. They wanted to post thier guns , so they did. And now that all the older people are so tired of block triggers, they send bad comments to people who are new to knex guns. Which I think is wrong because they are at the level of knex guns that we used to be at one year ago. They only difference is that they came later, and dont know as much as we do. If anyone disagrees with my opinion please comment on why you disagree. Sorry if I had any misspelled words in this forum, or if you did not understand. Please tell me if you do not understand and I will fix that.Thank you for reading.

Topic by fobblewabble    |  last reply


LED with Impact Trigger?

Hi All, I'm somewhat new to the DIY home tech space, so hello :) I'm trying to create a small piece of hardware for a game I'm building at home.  The idea is similar to something you'd see at a carnival or fair... throw a ball at an object attached to a lever, when the lever moves have an LED array flash. I'm hoping you can provide some guidance or insight into where I might begin.  I'm not looking to become a master with this so any sort of kit or maybe even plug and play pieces would be greatly appreciated.  I found these LED rings that I thought might be good for the messages that flash when triggered, although I'm sure I could build them myself for a whole lot less: http://amzn.to/11ZuCTQ Thanks in advance!

Topic by sirwoodland    |  last reply


Motion Triggered Horns

I'm starting this one over, I made a mess of the last topic. Essentially what I'm starting with is a driveway wireless alert system (http://imgur.com/a/RgDeG)  and a car horn. The car horn is wired to a push button switch. (http://imgur.com/lg7Gbvj) What I'm trying to do is replace the [S] (switch) with this wireless trigger. The alarm speaker outputs at a very low voltage, ~0.08v: https://vimeo.com/75827101 The alarm LED's output 1.75v (measured from + on the one LED and - on the other, there are three total, in series) What would be the best place to tap in to get voltage from to trigger the relay? I think from the previous post I'll need a transistor switch of some sort? This is the part I need help with. Usage: Tractor pulling hayrack riders over a bridge, I'll place the sensors ahead of the horns so by the time the tractor is at the sensor the hayrack is right at the horns. Hope I posted in the right spot. Thanks

Topic by jinstructr    |  last reply


what is a knex block trigger ? Answered

Can you please explain what a knex block trigger is to me ?

Question by danny123456789    |  last reply


Knex gun with a true trigger? Answered

Hi, I keep on finding instructables on knex guns that say stuff about true triggers. What is a true trigger? How does it work???? Thanks from a guy who cant make knex guns

Question by tjdtjd1    |  last reply


knex gun trigger mechanisms ?

What are all the different kinds of knex gun triggers not just block and true triggers 

Question by sonic broom  


What is the newest TR trigger?

The title says it all. =D

Question by ~KnexBuild~    |  last reply


why are block triggers bad??? Answered

If somebody makes a knex gun with a block trigger 95% of the time they have bad comments about the gun but WHY????

Question by Tom Buckey    |  last reply


trigger signal for video line

Hi, I'm having a project which need to send trigger signal to oscilloscope. i should make a circuit that will allow me to trigger oscilloscope on specific lines in a video signal. Please give me some idea so i can go ahead. thanks in advance

Topic by sofia14  


How to build a voltage trigger?

Need to build a voltage trigger, for a project. This is new for me so i need some tips to get started. the point is to build it, not to buy one. The trigger we are looking for is like the one used in this instructable: https://www.instructables.com/id/Cheap-Easy-Solar-Powered-Robot/step1/The-Circuit/ Appreciate any help I can get. Cheers=)

Question by Robootzz    |  last reply


Need Crossbow Trigger Help

I need some help with this heavily modded Reaper, I need a sturdy trigger to fire the crossbow, but that has been proven too difficult for me as I don't have much trigger mech experience. At one point I had it fully working when not loaded, untill it snapped the trigger when I tried to fire an arrow. :P

Topic by Wicky    |  last reply


what's wrong with block triggers?

What is wrong with the block trigger mechanism because I have yet to see a powerful gun without the mechanism. and the sear system has it's flaws. So what I think you hate is the mechanism and what do you think about the mechanism with the true trigger attached?

Topic by smidge147    |  last reply


Is there a name for ''true block triggers''? Answered

Also do you think its okay to use it for a knex gun?

Question by PotatoCoffee    |  last reply


IR triggered LED strobe? Answered

Hey guys, im trying to make an IR(or other) triggered LED strobe. im including a you tube video so you can see what trying to make.  any suggestions?

Question by gedion4000    |  last reply


*NEW* true trigger system

This is my pistol that features and new trigger system. It works well, uses only 2 pieces, and is easy to install on many knex guns. This is my first knex gun, so any positive comments would be appreciated Enjoy! ps: sorry some of the photos are dark.

Topic by redneckobsessed    |  last reply


knex RBG true trigger

Hey guys last night i had an idea and straight away got buildin it (not very well cos it was 12 at night). so im gonna post sum pics a bit l8er and then if any1 on this board then maybe u might be able to make it a bit better it is a true trigger but not to good true trigger and it is a RBG so any mods will be appreciated.

Topic by knex maniac    |  last reply


chain gun trigger system

I am sooo tired of stupid mg's that only work when you turn the motor on.so, i've made a trigger system which works like this: first you load a chain into the gun. second, you turn the motor on. third you squeeze the trigger.bang bang bang aaaaaaawwwwwwwwweeeessssssssoooooommmmmmeeeeeee!!!!!!!!!!!!!no pics yet, will be be soon though

Topic by ultimachris    |  last reply


DIY smartphone camera trigger?

Hi, So I just broke my friend's selfie stick while playing with it. I'm wondering how to make the trigger for that stick (wireless or wired is OK). I knew that Apple's Earpod paired with an iPhone would work as a trigger but how about Android phone (I've seen some bluetooth camera shutters but don't know how they work)? Also, if possible, suggest me few things about that monopod because this is my first time in Photography and stuff. Thank you guys. 

Topic by Gandalf OftheinternetI    |  last reply


trigger retail door alarm

I know most people that think of retail exit door alarms want to avoid setting them off, but is there a way to purposely trigger them, especially from a distance? i am reasonably good with a soldering iron, ok using a ohm-meter and beginning on using oscilloscope. and i have lots of junk PC/PC parts and various other electronics around to strip for parts... (if that helps any). thank you for reading --rex

Topic by rexifelis    |  last reply


Using a Piezo to trigger lights?

Hey all. What I am trying to construct is some kind of circuit that will trigger an LED when a piezo is tapped. The reason I would like to create this apparatus is to trigger lights using acoustic drums for my band's live show. I would like a light to go off every time a drum is hit and I figured that using a piezo would be the best way to do this. Any help that anyone could offer in this would be greatly appreciated. Thanks again. P.S. I found this diagram for a piezo switch but I am unsure as how i could use this or even how to make it in the first place. I am very new to electronics.

Topic by cimz  


IR triggered LED strobe

hey guys, im looking to build a IR triggered LED strobe. in the smallest possible size i can. it doesnt have to be from scratch so if anyone knows of a cheap trigger on a toy i could use that would be great. im looking to build an IR triggered strobe for an airsoft gun i have. the idea is to strobe an led (most likely a UV LED) every time an airsoft pellet trips the trigger. these pellets are glow in the dark so in essence i will be making my own homemade airsoft tracer system. these units are about $70 so if i could do this for free or much cheaper i would be thrilled. i know there are things out there i can use but im drawing a blank right now. i have makers block or something. here are a couple links to YouTube vids that explain the concept and more along the lines of what it should be like. at about 1:50 in the top video theres is a good demonstration on its workings. <br> <br> any part suggestions or ideas would be awesome.

Topic by gedion4000    |  last reply


Marx Generator Trigger question Answered

Is it possible to release the pulse of a marx generator at my own will (after it charges of course)? I was thinking of its possible application in a coil gun, but the fact that the generator pulses automatically would be a problem. Is it possible to create a non-automatic triggering system like a circuit that would allow me to flick a switch and watch the sparks fly?

Question by Shrix157    |  last reply


schmitt trigger for solar panel

Hi, I'm building a solar panel project that may use the charge battery and so on. As solar output is not consistent, I have a capacitor array to store charge before deliver it to the end devices. However if the solar output power is lower than the end devices(example charging phone) power load, it will probably on and off since the solar output is not enough. I would like to use by capacitor array to reduce the on and off rate by design a Schmitt trigger or perhaps it a flip flop circuit. For example if my Solar panel max voltage is 12v and my  device using 5v thru a voltage regulator that need min of 6v. So I would like to design a circuit to do this 1) When capacitor array discharge to 6v, terminate the circuit to regulator. 2) Wait for the solar panel to charge the capacitor up to 12V 3) Upon reach 12 V, allow the current to pass thru regulator again. Repeat step 1 I tried so search Schmitt trigger circuit but I cannot find the suitable one as most Schmitt trigger  is with a Vref and signal input. Since my voltage input(capacitor charging and solar panel) is variable, I do not have Vref. I still believe it can be achieved, perhaps my mind stuck at one concept only

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Motor triggered by a vibration sensor

Hi, my project consists of a vibration sensor that, when enabled, will trigger a motor which will function for a certain amount of time, then stop, and stay in this position as long as the sensor is detecting vibrations. When the vibrations stop, I need the motor to reverse polarity and function in the opposite direction,for the same amount of time as before then stop, and repeat... I'm a first year electrical engineer so please consider me a rookie in this field. If someone could provide me with a suitable electrical circuit, with names and values for the part, i think i might be able to draw the corresponding board. Thanks

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Audio triggered by motion sensor

Hello, I am an artist and want to do a sound installation. Basically I want a movement sensor that activates sounds. There will be about 15 different sounds and each time someone passes by the movement sensor will activate a different track. Can you help me with that?!?!? I need to know how can it be done!!! Thank you Fernanda

Topic by fernandaxr    |  last reply


New slingshot mech/trigger

I want to keep this brief whilst still remaining informitive, please excuse hurried typing hey guys been playing around with knex and found a mech that works. camera cable still lost, paint diagram below instead. to load band is attached to anchor at front, rod it then push/pulled through mech till trigger clickes into place, pulled further and rod is removed, ammo carefully placed back into mech (hollow back) trigger can then be pulled to fire. resultant gun is basicly silent, only one band can be used at a time. plans for a repeating version are still sitting around in my head. sorry for brief explanation, was kinda busy seeya later

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Trigger Switch For Ray Gun

Greetings Space Cadets! I need help figuring out what sort of switch to use to activate the  thermo-nuclear disruptor beam of the ray gun I'm building out of a busted battery powered drill, a smoke alarm and a battery. Bet you didn't know this combination of junk is dangerous in the wrong hands? I need a switch that will work with DC current and switch on the circuit when pressed but not stay on.  Like a primitive projectile firing pistol of the 21st century this ray gun should only fire once when the power switch is pressed and not stay on continuously. Any suggestions? And yes, I'll post an 'ible when I get it done. Thanks!

Topic by 2lazy2work2nervous2steal    |  last reply



killerks pistol has a block trigger

KillerKs pistol is a block trigger so why is it in a group that hates block triggers?

Topic by King_Banana    |  last reply


small knex gun with true trigger

A knex gun that i made. the only ones that i can see that are smaller are block trigger guns.

Topic by fishbob1234  


knex rbg with wierd trigger system

This is my rbg wit a wierd trigger system

Topic by darth acexxacer    |  last reply


glue gun trigger not "gripping" the glue?

When I push the trigger on my dewalt glue gun the trigger moves but doesn't "grip" the glue to push it forward. Any ideas how to get it to grip the glue?

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knex rifle with real trigger system

I have finely done it! behold the knex rifle! it is the first gun to use my new trigger system. the system consistes of a cog wheel, trigger and a hammer. the hammer and the trigger progressly move the cog wheel witch relases the rubberbands and fires the round. you cock the gun by pulling the hammer back. the gun is very strong and can shoot through carboard form 10 feet away. it has a grip and a popout baneut and the trigger for it is right by the grip. has a good handle and a light trigger pull. also the sides of the gun holds 6 of my deer slugs.instructions are being made.

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Piezo trigger Switch for a Virtual DrumKit

Can anyone help me to make a piezo trigger switch to use with a keybaord to trigger the samples from my pc? I got the idea from here https://www.instructables.com/id/WORLDS-CHEAPEST-VIRTUAL-DRUM-at-10-Rs500-us/ (see step 6) Thanks.

Topic by joeyjerry    |  last reply