Introduction: K-nex DNA
I know what you want...you want to be able to have genes in your jeans...whale now its possible, here it is... an instructable to satisfy the knex maniac in all of us...and also throw in a bit of science!
P.S. as I said else where in this instructable my knex is limited and I would love to see bigger versions of this project...also the nucleotide bases should really be different colors so that you can actually code for something =]
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Step 1: Get Som Knex and Lets Go!
for this project you will need as many groups of these pieces as you can (see pictures to see what i mean since they arenât always the same color) 2 yellow pieces, 2 small green rods, 2 small white rods and 1 orange double sided flat connecter. also in one special ocation (the end caps) you will need a red right angle bracket (again see picks)
Step 2: Start Creating Your DNA
Make as many as you can of the following pices...as seen in picture 1
then create 2 endcaps with the red ends...
Step 3: Put It All Together
now connect what you have... like the pictures again...i used 15 links in the end, but thats only because my suply of k-nex is limited =]...if you use more than that i would love to see pictures of your work.
Step 4: Twist
this is the fun part just twist the k-nex up. when i took, these pictures i was holding both the camera and the k-nex so its not as twisty as it could have been, dont wory about cranking on it too much because the joints are remarcably strong. =]
i hope you liked my instructable on K-NEX DNA