Intro: F25 Anti-Personnel Grenade
This is a new type of grenade that I designed
It uses a spring motor that is activated by pushing up the pin on the bottom (after being cranked) to fling shrapnel to distances not achievable by your average run-of-the-mill grenades...or should I say blunt throwing objects...*cough cough*. On average, this grenade can fling various shrapnel (green rods, ball joints and connectors, etc...) up to 25 feet. The best feature of the grenade, besides its blast radius, is how YOU DON'T NEED TO REASSEMBLE IT; you just reload the shrapnel, and toss again.
I also have a slightly different version of this that can be fired from a Knex RPG launcher!!!!! (coming later this year, because the M4 is using most of my pieces).
Step 1: Parts List
I forgot to add in the white rods...there are 16 of them
Also, the invisible object next to the "=2" is a blue small gear
All black ball joints can be substituted by tan clips or similar pieces
Step 2: Build Some Parts
Here are a few necessary parts, build all shown in pictures.
Step 3: Begin Construction
Now we begin to put it together
1. Add yellow rod pieces to a bottom plate
2. Add the motor
Step 4: First Layer
This step requires 4 tan clips and 4 ball joints as well as a new type of plate, to hold everything in place. Construct all.
1. All parts
2. Pay careful attention to orientation of pieces
3. Top it all off
Step 5: Second Layer
You need four ball joints and 2 of the pieces you already made
Step 6: Third Layer
Much like the second layer, but goes the other way.
Step 7: Keep It Together
Add a few ball joints to hold it together.
2. Attached (like in the past steps make sure all the ball joints are turned the correct way)
Step 8: The Pin
This is a really easy step. Don't mess up on this.
1. Red/tan rod with gear and tan clip (make sure your gear is a blue one with notches, otherwise cranking is a pain)
2. Insert from the bottom (disregard that odd side with the sticking out ball joint)
3. What it should look like now
Step 9: The Guts of the Grenade
Begin adding the moving parts.
1. Add a yellow connector
2. Secure it with a tan clip
3. Add another blue gear
4. Secure it with a tan clip
Step 10: Topping It Off
Find your other top plate and put it on. You are almost done.
2. Put the top on, and add the most important tan clip to the pin
3. Almost done, but still not strong enough to be a grenade
Step 11: Lock the Top On
Here we will lock the top of the grenade to the body of the grenade. It's more simple than it sounds.
2. Add 2 red connectors to the white rods shown, they are the ones with the thinner opening)
3. Do this to both sides
4. Attach them to the top
Step 12: Lock the Bottom Together
Now we are securing the rest of the grenade together.
2. Do the same as the previous step, to the white rods with the smaller openings
3. Do to both sides
Step 13: Finished
You are done! Now all you need to do is crank the bottom of the grenade's pin (with gear) until desired length of time, then pull down so it locks in place on the top of the grenade. Load the middle of the grenade with "shrapnel" (green rods, tan clips, spacers, ball joints, ball joint connectors, or anything small, etc...). Toss grenade so it lands with the extended pin hitting the ground, which will unlock the grenade and it will "explode". Retrieve and Repeat, or build a few :P
Step 14: In Action
If you still can't figure out this simple system here is a picture walkthrough
1. Get your grenade
2. Turn the pin the opposite way the arrow goes on your spring motor
3. When you have cranked to the desired amount, pull down on the pin so the top tan clip locks into the white snowflake connector
4. Fill with "shrapnel"
5. Toss grenade so it lands with the pin(gear side) hitting the ground
Tan clip unlocks, motor engages and shrapnel goes flying everywhere. The last picture doesn't do it any justice, but you get the idea.
If you have any questions, you can message me and I will try my best to help you.