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the good ol knex days Answered

i remeber when there used to be only 2 knex instructables the knex semi auto and the knex basic cannon

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TigerNod
TigerNod

12 years ago

I think everyone agrees with that. And sometimes, I wonder what those knex noobs are thinking when they post their crap guns. Just like TheDunkis I came here quite late, I belive it was somewhere in juni '08. I was searching for an image for GDI Zonetrooper's gun and I saw a weird gun made from... Knex! I looked closely and checked out other things on the site, and it was vey fun to see! So I looked for my Knex and started building again. My first gun was a small 4 shot gattling gun that did not worked. My first working gun was a stupid block trigger. But for me it was amazing, though it only reaced 1 meter! My first gun that I made without any help was flimsy, huge and could not even shoot, but it looked sooooo awesome! Then I built my SPACSAILS, and so on. In the future, I hope to see more knex ibles that are not related to guns, or to really cool ones. I also hope to see Ibles related to games, with C&C, Imperium Galactica and Halo in paricular.

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TheDunkis
TheDunkis

12 years ago

I'm sure those were the good ol' knex days for everyone including nonknexers...because we didn't flood instructables with noobs guns then. Well I came here late I think I first saw this site around last Dec and joined I think either Jan or Feb. It first started when a new kid came to our school that joined our social group. He made these awesome pen shooters that had great strength (i'm hoping to replicate this design in knex) a knex rod could fit in there perfectly and get good distance but still obviously not as powerful as a sniper here. Well he had quite a few and was selling them and made a good profit. I searched the internet for somethign similar but better so that I could make a quick easy profit. Eventually it dragged me to you tube which showed me lego guns and then that dragged me into knex guns. I thought it was awesome how you could construct something to shoot projectiles with knex and I had a few pieces laying around so I made some small ones. I got dragged here after searching some more, got more knex, and now I'm a regualr here that most of you know...I hope. Well knex certainly took off after if first started here.

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crestind
crestind

14 years ago

I'm sure quite a number of people at Instructables think so as well, although in a different sense. Yes, yournamehere's first two K'nex posts. One day I randomly thought, "Hey, why don't I Google 'knex gun'?" And before I knew it, I was addicted to Instructables.

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dsman195276
dsman195276

Reply 13 years ago

no way! me to(of corse i did that after i saw the knexacater on youtube)

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agent harmsy
agent harmsy

Reply 13 years ago

same here

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I_am_Canadian
I_am_Canadian

Reply 13 years ago

Woot! i join the club

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knexgunz96
knexgunz96

13 years ago

yea I wasnt a member then

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Kaiven
Kaiven

13 years ago

i was here when there were.... 30 knex guns? time flies sooooo fast....we're already trying to engineer semi auto guns :D

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knexguy
knexguy

Reply 13 years ago

yeah same but i didnt have an account then

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Kaiven
Kaiven

Reply 13 years ago

yeah, lol. my coputer used to freeze when i wanted to be a member, but if you said you have been here awhile, do you think you could build a nice knex gun? i've done some instructables, but i just can't build knex ones :{

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glitched9700
glitched9700

13 years ago

yeah but we have new things like knex transformers

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alecgates15
alecgates15

Reply 13 years ago

knexformers ftw!

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mickey shimitz
mickey shimitz

14 years ago

yep hey i made a lot of mods to the pico-powered knex gun and posted it and some jerk unpublished it because "it wasn't a complete instructable" what a jerk

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Weissensteinburg
Weissensteinburg

Reply 14 years ago

A jerk? What a savior.

And what you said doesn't go along with the thread. Maybe you didnt notice, but it says it was good when there were only two...

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smidge147
smidge147

14 years ago

i think i made the third knex gun on this site :)

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gobob29
gobob29

14 years ago

i saw this web site and adicted to it right away

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Mepain
Mepain

14 years ago

i wasnt here then