Introduction: Spider Massacre 2.0 - Compact
so this is my upgraded version of the normal Spider Massacre. it's much smaller and uses fewer pieces and it's also way more sturdy.
i said that i would post this instructable three months ago but there were some minor problems with my camera (the spiders invaded my room and ate it).
i hope you all like it and have fun. plz rate this thing and comment or give feedback or whatever. oh, and i'm not liable for anything stupid you do with it.
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Step 1: Building the Handle
ok let's start building this gun. because this version is much smaller than my original Spider Massacre, i also have less steps. the first step will be building the handle.
2 yellow rods
6 yellow connectors
5 gray connectors
5 light gray connectors
Step 2: Building the Trigger Mechanism (part 1)
this trigger is almost similar to the trigger of the original Spider Massacre, it's just a little more sturdy.
3 blue rods
6 white rods
7 green rods
2 white connectors
3 green connectors
8 red connectors
10 gray connectors
1 blue spacer
1 black Y-shaped connector
Step 3: Building the Barrel (part 1)
the barrel consists out of two parts. obviously, this is
part 1...build this
2 red rods
8 yellow connectors
5 orange connectors
2 red connectors
2 gray connectors
Step 4: Building the Trigger Mechanism (part 2)
this is where we complete the trigger mechanism and add some things so that we can later put everything together.
the barrel from 'step 3'
the trigger part from 'step 2'
2 blue rods
6 orange connectors
Step 5: Putting It All Together
in this step we will put everything together we've made so far.
everything from the previous steps
Step 6: Building the Barrel (part 2) + Firing Pin
this is the second and last step of building the barrel. you can choose to build a short, medium-sized or long barrel, or no barrel at all. in that case, simply skip this step
short barrel: yellow rod + 3 gray connectors + yellow connector
medium-sized barrel: red rod + 10 gray connectors + yellow connector
long barrel: gray/black rod + 20 gray connectors + yellow connector
Step 7: Extra Part (optional)
you dont need to built this part, but it's useful for mouting a scope or sight on the gun or attaching a bipod. you can also build it simply because you like how it makes the gun look...or something like that
Step 8: Loading, Firing and Other Stuff
for those who have never ever fired a knex gun before, pull back the firing pin until you hear a 'click' of the trigger blocking the firing pin. load ammo into the barrel. aim. pull back the trigger to fire.
currently i am working on a new project. it's a assualt/sniper rifle(whatever you want to call it). it's single-shot, but i'll also be making a mag version. the reason for always making guns single-shot is that they're just way more powerful. i let you all know when i'm gonna post my next instructable.
have fun and don't do anything stupid with it.