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Upcoming K'nex Challenge! Answered

Hey K’nexers,

Some of you may have noticed various Weekly Challenges that have been occurring over the last few months. These quick-fire challenges are aimed at challenging the community to complete a task based around a specific theme, like headphones or nachos, now it's your turn...

In previous contests the K'nex community has been ignored...nay, abandoned! It's time to show everyone how you guys roll!

I will be hosting 2 K’nex Challenges:
  1. K’nex Guns

  2. K’nex Projects (no rubber bands/guns)
    Ball machines / roller coasters / cranes / cars / armour, etc.
    No rubber bands or k'nex guns in any of the pictures or even mentioned in the description. Seriously.
You can enter both contests, but absolutely no guns allowed in the 'K'nex Projects' challenge.
Challenge yourself to meet either of these 2 contest criteria.

The projects that are going to win the top prizes are ones that are original, creative and have amazing pictures. Since making awesome K'nex projects takes time each of these Weekly Play Challenge will be 2 weeks, this forum posting is to give you guys a heads-up. Both contests start next week.

I want the K'nex crew to smash the previous Weekly Challenges, break 100+ projects and be the first to win top prize for these quick-fire challenges. Please wait until the contest launches to post your entries.

K'nex challenges start next week, good luck!
Both Challenges are now LIVE!
K'nex Challenge is now over.

Good luck!

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stryker3

7 years ago

For the Knex gun challenge, does it have to shoot? and, if I enter a project into the Knex gun challenge, will people still be able to view it on Instructables?

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Riku reborn

8 years ago

I've got an idea for the non-gun challenge, but it would use some rubber bands for cushioning. Would that be allowed?

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mikeasaurusRiku reborn

Reply 8 years ago

No, there are no rubber bands permitted in the K'nex Projects Challenge, only the K'nex Guns Challenge.

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PINKmonster325mikeasaurus

Reply 7 years ago

Wait... if there are rubber bands, we post in the K'nex Guns Challenge?

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TheFoofinator

8 years ago

Just a question, what if you made a gadget that requires a rubber band to work, such as a safe or lock? Would that be allowed in the project competition?

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mikeasaurusTheFoofinator

Reply 8 years ago

Nope, the challenge in this Weekly Challenge is to meet the criteria. In this case a k'nex project (which is not a gun) and contains no elastic bands whatsoever.

Good luck!

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TheFoofinatormikeasaurus

Reply 8 years ago

Just clearing it up. I thought that you banned elastics to make sure no-one bends the rules and posts a gun in the projects section. Which would have seemed kind of harsh to people who wanted to use elastics, but now I see.

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jacksonhpeters

8 years ago

the circular ball machine has practically become an instructables meme eh?

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H1T4TCH1

8 years ago

I problably didn't read the terms of use and such properly, but can you only enter if you live in America?

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mikeasaurusH1T4TCH1

Reply 8 years ago

There is no location criteria for entry, prizes can only be shipped to continental North America.

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TigerNod

8 years ago

Yes yes yes yes!

It's been some time ago since we had this. I'll get to work right away. Don't think I stand much of a chance against the other knexers though. ;-)

This is a really good idea. Thanks for making this challenge.

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mikeasaurusTigerNod

Reply 8 years ago

I want to see loads of entries from the entire K'nex community, someone has got to win top prize!

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chinnybeermikeasaurus

Reply 8 years ago

Can I enter something that I've already posted on here?

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DJ Radiomikeasaurus

Reply 8 years ago

You may not get much this time around, because of The Jamalam's contest, and because not much new stuff is coming out. However you'd get enough for the projects section.

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mikeasaurusDJ Radio

Reply 8 years ago

there's no reason why projects can't be submitted in both!

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DJ Radiomikeasaurus

Reply 8 years ago

I'm putting an entry in your contest but I can't enter the second because I'm judging.

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KnexFreak360

8 years ago

Do the projects have to be posted after the contest starts?

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mikeasaurusKnexFreak360

Reply 8 years ago

Yes, projects must be published after Challenge launches and before the deadline.

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The Jamalam

8 years ago

Totally copied me :P

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kelseymhThe Jamalam

Reply 8 years ago

Yeah, but he's getting paid for it. Staff wins.

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dombeefkelseymh

Reply 8 years ago

You almost made me spill my water all over my desk, Thanks.

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OrigamiAirEnforcer

8 years ago

Hopefully a paper airplane-themed challenge like this comes soon. The paper airplane channel hasn't seen an official contest for years now. :/

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OrigamiAirEnforcerBrittLiv

Reply 8 years ago

Thank you for telling me! I hadn't seen it. I have now entered it though. :)

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FlipVans1966

8 years ago

Im in. When and where do we submit entries?

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Mudbud

8 years ago

I am sooo in this! SHIZZAM!

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knexinventer

8 years ago

can you message me when the contest starts? thanks. KI

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Kitemanknexinventer

Reply 8 years ago

If you "follow" mikeasaurus, you'll get an email when he posts the announcement.

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The Jamalam

8 years ago

But seriously, could you postpone this until my challenge is over? I wouldn't want competition between competitions, if you know what I'm saying.

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mikeasaurusThe Jamalam

Reply 8 years ago

This Challenge will only add more projects to your contest.

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The Jamalammikeasaurus

Reply 8 years ago

Perhaps, but they are running in different formats, with different aims, and within the k'nex community this was meant to encourage innovation in numerous fields. What are the completion dates for your competition?