K'nex Landmine/ Grenade




About: I like video games a lot. Mostly guitar hero and rock band. I love the computer too. I like to go outside though. I'm not fat if that's what you were thinking.
This is my knex land mine that shoots out shrapnel when a trip wire is pulled. i decided to use the simple block trigger idea and make something creative instead of a gun (although you may consider this a gun, because it shoots knex pieces) any ways, you can use pretty much any knex grenade that fits itself together loosely, like mine(you just have to put a white rod on it).

Step 1: Firing Mech

This is the Firing mechanism that makes the grenade explode. since the bullet doesnt go all the way in the barrel, it smacks it and makes the grenade blow up. Make sure to tape the firing pin. adjust the rubber bands so that if you pull it back, put it at a 45 degree angle, load in a white rod, and shoot it, it should go 15 to 20 feet. here i used 3 thin rubber bands.

Step 2: Stand

this is the stand that holds everything up. make sure to put something small but semi-heavy on the leg opposite of the trip wire. (in my case, a rock band drum pedal.)

Step 3: Grenade

this is easy, just build it. you can use any knex grenade that fits together loosely like this just ad a white rod

Step 4: Tie to a Doorstop or Some Nail Sticking Out of a Wall or Something

I suggest tying it to a door stop with string and when someone opens the door it goes off. its less noticeable if you put it there and gets you by surprise.
to load it, pull it down the firing pin and load in the grenade. when the trip wire is pulled, it goes off and scatters shrapnel everywhere.



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    47 Discussions


    7 years ago on Introduction

    This worked great for the grenade I used, it exploded at chest height and actually hurt a bit. The only thing is that the trigger where the string is attached should be lengthened to get more leverage. And on ceramic I needed a weight to stop to door from pulling it away. Great booby trap.


    8 years ago on Step 3

    I have a better grenade for this. Instead of spreading over the floor, the fragmentation shoots up and around. I will see if I can get a picture. I have also modded a little bit to it to make it more stable. I also made it so that when you tug on the wire, a pin removes itself so the wire doesn't trip anyone. Thank you so much for the basic design. Very good for pranks

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    Reply 8 years ago on Step 3

    Very cool. Yeah this design is VERY basic, so improvements are definitely needed. Thanks for building


    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    that dont break it proves (kind of) that gh is betta than rockband cos rockband is a cheap, crappy immitation. thanks for listening.


    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    rockband sucks. medium feels like expert. the thing is completly stupid. i use my rockband drums on Guitar Hero 5


    10 years ago on Introduction

    u can also just put a white rod in and lay it down on the ground and aim it at the door...


    10 years ago on Step 4

    if you stick the point of a red connector in the shaft it will fire the way it is pointed!!!