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K'nex combined with LED's to create awsome Orbs. Answered

I think this is a great example of the neverending potential of knex.

This photographer set about making rotating led lit orbs. He then used a long exposure on his camera to create the amazing pictures you see here.

I think for a simple building method, for a non permanent project, knex is one of the best options, and greatly under appreciated!

Check out his full Flickr Set.

via Makezine

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Hiyadudez

9 years ago

I could actually see this working, Knex recently brought out a Knex Light up rod(see the picture), so add it a motor and a few more light up rods, boom boom pow, you got a light orb. Or you could use LEDs...

glow rod.bmp
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KnexFreekHiyadudez

Reply 9 years ago

 i have knex light rods :) they are only ok tho

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ReCreate

10 years ago

And yet some people Hate K'nex so much that they write a script to block it... :/

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knex_mepalmReCreate

Reply 10 years ago

i definetly feel sorry for them, knex could be even used to build houses, just no one to do it

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knex_mepalmReCreate

Reply 10 years ago

give me $4000 to buy knex and ill make one, i did a scale model, and i threw it down 4 storeys into cement and survived, i shot it with a real gun and it halfway shot through one wall, thats how sturdy i can make it

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ReCreateknex_mepalm

Reply 10 years ago

Come on, What did you make it out of, Diamond k'nex?

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knex_mepalmReCreate

Reply 10 years ago

K'nex, PUre K'nex, i just did a weave like pattern, and it rubs the bullet causing the bullet to actually "meld" into the wall

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knex_mepalmReCreate

Reply 10 years ago

You don't have to, you recently met me, you may not trust me!

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munchmanknex_mepalm

Reply 10 years ago

We need to do this. No, I'm not sarcastic.Let's do it! Who wants to chip in?

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knex_mepalmKryptonite

Reply 10 years ago

K'nex is plastic, oh you mean heat? blankets, i sqaid the house made of k'nex not everything else

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Lowneyknex_mepalm

Reply 9 years ago

James May built a giant lego house and lived in it for a week (I think)!

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ReCreategmjhowe

Reply 10 years ago

What do you mean? Also, Thanks for the patch :D

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gmjhoweReCreate

Reply 10 years ago

As in each person has their loves and their hates.

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=SMART=ReCreate

Reply 10 years ago

i wouldnt block it if there was more knex like this, its just the never ending guns

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Kaiven

10 years ago

Who under appreciates K'nex? Because I know that I don't :D

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mbudde

10 years ago

Woah. That's sweet! He should try to make the ball around his head.

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=SMART=

10 years ago

2nd photo is awesome !

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MegaMaker

10 years ago

His orb of power is pretty.

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Killer~SafeCracker

10 years ago

Great, this is awesome. I always like to find new things with knex and this one rules.

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bounty1012

10 years ago

wow, this needs an instructable! I must learn how to do this! o.o

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sharlston

10 years ago

woaa so cool maybe someone on here could do this