Just a friendly little guide to familiarize yourself with K'nex terminology.
If you have any complaints or modifications, please pm me and I'll fix it accordingly.
Step 1: Components and Devices
Rod- The long skinny pieces.
Connectors- The pieces with holes (usually) in the middle that K'nex pieces can attach to.
Rings- Rings that are just holes, usually space fillers that fit on a rod. Usually come in the half-a-connector width blue rings.
Tan Clip... Things- I don't know what they're called. Used for wheels and connectors from spinning on a rod.
Exotic Pieces- Other pieces, like rare or uncommon K'nex pieces or foreign objects like springs.
Firing Pin/Ramrod- The rod which hits the projectile, transferring kinetic energy into said projectile, propelling it through the air. Usually propelled by a rubber band.
Barrel- The section in which the ramrod hits the ammo, made usually by clipping many connectors on to a rod.
Block trigger- A trigger in which a K'nex piece blocks the hammer or ramrod. Usually hit perpendicular to the gun.
True Trigger- A trigger pressed like a normal gun instead of sideways.
Hopper/Magazine- A sort of container which uses gravity to put ammunition into the gun without manually sticking the projectile into the gun. Usually holds rods.
Stock- Like on a real gun, a stock protrudes from the back of a gun and can rest in the armpit of the user or on the shoulder. Used for stability.
Step 2: Gun Varieties
Single-Shot - Usually fires on shot, then ammunition must be placed in the barrel and the ramrod must be re-cocked.
Bolt Action- A Single-Shot with a hopper. All you have to do is re-cock the ramrod and ammunition will slide into the barrel do to gravity. Sometimes called Semi-Auto.
Full-Auto/Machine Gun- A large chain or wheel of single shots that uses a motor to quickly rotate each individual shot in to an area where they will fire.
Pump Action- A gun that is re-cocked by a sort of pump in front of the trigger. Usually a shotgun
or a rifle.
Shotgun- "Shotguns" In real life are supposed to shoot many projectiles inaccurately a short range, but in the world of K'nex it may mean a short-ranged (but possibly powerful) gun. Often Pump Action
Sniper- Usually a single shot concentrated mainly on range, power, and accuracy. May have a hopper and usually has some sort of "scope" or hole to look through to help with aim.
Step 3: Credits
and ipod killer for their guns.
And special credit to Danny for approving this instructable
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