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Knex Guns, why more than other projects? Answered

I was just wondering one thing. There are so many knex guns out there on the indestructible and I was thinking, why not ball machines or other amazing projects? Why don't you post ball machines? Personally' I think knex guns are abusing what knex is all about. They are toys, not weapons! I'm not trying to make anyone look bad, there are cool guns out there but there are too many of them! Is there anyone that agrees with me?

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Kiteman
Kiteman

9 years ago

I'd guess it's several factors -

> Guns are [generally] easier to build than ball machines, and need fewer pieces.

> Guns are more portable for showing off to friends.

> Guns are easier to store.

> K'NEXers are generally younger than other makers, still at the age where guns are cool and people you shoot get up at the end of the game.

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DJ Radio
DJ Radio

9 years ago

I personally think knex guns are popular mostly because of the "wow" factor, especially with a well-designed gun. This factor increases if you introduce a brand-new concept and are amzed by it's performance as well. TBH the reason I started knexing was because of the cool guns I found online, as I was never really interested in any other knex project.

Also as Kiteman said, they require significantly less pieces compared to ball machines, or in some cases vehicles, and they certainly are easier to store and easier to show off to friends.

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ilpug
ilpug

9 years ago

They are not abusing K'nex in any way. just because they are toys doesn't make them tailored only to harmless things. Instructables is about making ANYTHING, including toys and weapons. Besides, those things are really powerful sometimes. I do think that they should filter them a bit, because whenever i search Airsoft stuff they pop up.