Introduction: Surgical Cannon
This is the surgical cannon. It is very powerful because it uses surgical tubing instead of rubber bands. I did not measure how far it can shoot, but I think with a small bullet it is pretty far.
Pros of surgical cannon:
Surgical tubing and rubber band never break
Shoots a big bullet for extra power
Will not break if dropped, so very strong
Not too heavy, so is handheld
Has a true trigger
Small and compact
Easy to pull back tubing to load it
Will not break when tubing is pulled back
Cons of surgical cannon:
Long time it takes to load it
Many pieces required
Surgical tubing costs a lot
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Step 1: Pieces
Gather all these pieces. It takes a lot of pieces to make this cannon, but it is worth it.
Dark grey: 27
Light grey: 4
Blue circles: 16
Large wheels: 2
1 medium-sized thin rubber band
41/2 Feet of surgical tubing It Is in the plumbing section of Home Depot
Total Knex Pieces: 408
Step 2: Make the Handle
Pieces needed: yellow rods: 4 white rods: 1 green rods: 2 green connectors: 2 light grey connectors: 2 dark grey connectors: 3
Step 3: Make the Joint
Pieces needed: blue rods: 2 white rods: 5 green rods: 10 dark grey connectors: 1 yellow connectors: 6 white connectors: 4
Step 4: Attach the Handle to the Joint
Attach the handlel's yellow rods to the jointl's white connectors.
Step 5: Make the Central Runway
Pieces needed: red rods: 9 green rods: 24 dark grey connectors: 1 orange connectors: 8 red connectors: 2 yellow connectors: 16
Step 6: Attach the Central Runway to the Joint
Pieces needed: green rods: 2. Attach the 2 green rods to the joints and the central runway's yellow connectors.
Step 7: Make the Lower Runway
Pieces needed: blue rods: 8 white rods: 9 dark grey connectors: 9 red connectors: 2 yellow connectors: 8
Step 8: Attach the Lower Runway to the Upper Runway and the Joint
Pieces needed: green rods: 10
Attach the green rods to the lower runway and the upper runway. Attach the joints blue rods to the lower runways yellow connectors.
Step 9: Make the Wheel Supports
Make 2 of these in mirror images of each other
Pieces needed for both: blue rods: 20 green rods: 20 dark grey connectors: 6 red connectors: 4 yellow connectors: 16 purple connectors: 4 large wheels: 2 blue circles: 4.
Step 10: Attach the Wheel Supports to the Central Runway
Attach the central runway's red rods to the wheel support's connectors.
Step 11: Make the Top Supports
Make 2 of these in mirror images of each other
Pieces needed for both: White rods: 14 green rods: 42 red connectors: 2 green connectors: 2 yellow connectors: 12 purple connectors: 30 blue connectors: 2
Step 12: Attach the Upper Supports to the Wheel Supports
Attach the wheel support's rods to the upper support's connectors.
Step 13: Attach Pieces to the Upper Support
Pieces needed: red rods: 1 blue rods: 1 dark grey connectors: 1 light grey connectors: 1 locks: 2 nubs: 2 blue circles: 4 white rods: 2 orange connectors: 1
Step 14: Make the Surgical Holders
Make 2 of these.
Pieces needed for both: red rods: 2 nubs: 8 blue circles: 8 locks: 2
Step 15: Attach the Surgical Holders to the Wheel Supports and the Upper Supports
Snap the red rods on the surgical holders to the purple connectors on the wheel supports and the upper supports.
Step 16: Make the Leveler
Pieces needed: yellow rods: 1 green rods: 8 orange connectors: 8 red connectors: 1
Step 17: The Leveler to the Joint and the Wheel Support
Snap the leveler's red connector into the joints white rod and the levelers end green rod to the wheel support's grey connector
Step 18: Make the Trigger and Attach It to the Joint
Pieces needed: blue rods: 2 green rods: 1 dark grey connectors: 4 orange connectors: 1 light grey connectors: 1 white connectors: 1 medium rubber bands: 1 white rods: 1
Step 19: Attach the Surgical Tubing
Start by tying it well to one of the surgical holders and then loop it around the wheels. Last, tie it well around the other surgical holder so it is firm, but not too tight.
Step 20: Extras
There should be 6 extra nubs left. 4 of them are for the ammo. Place 2 of the 6 nubs wherever they are needed for support.
Step 21: Ammo
Pieces needed: blue rods: 2 green rods: 4 dark grey connectors: 2 yellow connectors: 2 orange connectors: 2 nubs: 4. there should be no leftover pieces. If there are you missed something. The ammo can be a little different, but this works the best.
Step 22: Loading
To load, simply pull the surgical tubing onto the white connector like so. Then, place the ammo in the runway. Make sure all the orange connectors in the leveler are right up or the ammo will get caught.
Step 23: Firing
To fire, squeeze the trigger.