Introduction: The X685 VORTEX

This is a huge, bulky, difficult-to-use Giant ferris-wheel-turned-gatling-gun.
it does, however, fire at a massive 2000 or more rpm. Yes, 25 bullets in under a second.

This instructable is made in 3 main parts: the wheel, the frame, and the barrels.

Be warned, as this gun requires a huge amount of pieces!

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Step 1: The Wheel, Part 1

A pretty easy step.
50 blue 3d connectors
50 purple 3d connectors
73 white rods
2 Green rods

Make 24 of pic. 2 and 1 of pic 3.

Step 2: The Wheel, Part 2

An even easier step
48 gray rods
1 black rod
6 White connectors
2 silver spacers
2 Brown tabbed connectors
2 blue spacers
1 Commando connector

Step 3: The Wheel, Part 3

Connect the 2 parts of the wheel. you should now have a ferris wheel about 2 feet in diameter.

Step 4: The Frame, Part 1

The first part of the frame: a tower

Step 5: The Frame, Part 2

The second parts of the frame: two supports

Step 6: The Frame, Part 3

The third part: the motor cage

Step 7: The Frame, Part 4

The fourth part: the bottom piece

Step 8: The Frame, Part 5

the Fifth part, another tower

Step 9: The Frame, Part 6

The sixth part: the wheel supporter

Step 10: The Frame, Part 7

The Other Tower

Step 11: The Frame, Part 8

The Top Part

Step 12: The Frame, Part 9 (Assembly)

Assembe Steps 1-11

Step 13: The Barrels, Part 1

Build 25 of these Babies

Pieces: per barrel
8 Gray connectors
3 orange connectors
~2 rubberbands
2 Light gray connectors
2 Brown connectors
1 white rod
1 blue rod
1 gray rod
2 red rods
3 silver spacers
1 blue spacer
Total: 26 pieces

200 Gray connectors
75 orange connectors
~50 rubberbands
50 Light gray connectors
25 white rods
25 blue rod
25 gray rod
50 red rods
75 silver spacers
25 blue spacer

Total: 650 Pieces

Step 14: The Barrels, Part 2

Attach them

Step 15: Firing and Loading

to load, pull back the Ramrod and put in a yellow rod.

To fire, press the black swithc DOWN. Wait for it to speed up then pull the lever / handle.

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    216 Discussions

    if evolution is true then tell me how sun made earth what made the sun. Jesus is real.

    Darth Trainman
    Darth Trainman

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    The sun did not make the earth. Earth did not make the sun. The sun is a giant ball of hot gas. The solar system was just a bunch of rocks and dust and gas. Rocks collided and eventually enough collided to make the earth. The sun was caused by the collapse of a giant hydrogen cloud. QED, Jesus is not proven.


    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    I know this comment is over 2 years old, but I just wanted to clarify something. Evolutions biggest flaw is, without a creator nothing would be anywhere, therfore how would an explosion result, and another flaw is planets would not be spheres if evolultion was true, and by the way you were NOT on earth 65 billion years ago it has been proven that our solar system is in the neighborhood of 6,000 years old NOT 65 billion or million or whatever


    10 years ago on Introduction

    could u make something a bit smaller plz i dont have enough knex. its 2 cool 2 not be built so could u make like a Vortex mini or something i really want 2 build it though.


    11 years ago on Introduction

    what os with knexers and religion?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

    Darth Trainman
    Darth Trainman

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    Um, everything. Personally, I think the Creationists' greatest flaw is the assumption that if there's any evidence against evolution, it is automatically disproved and Creationism must be the only possible truth.

    Der Bradly
    Der Bradly

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    well actully that is true, but not all evidence disproves evolution, but just makes creatism seem more logical (it realy is logical)

    Darth Trainman
    Darth Trainman

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    God says poof and in six days everything's there. Yuh-huh, makes perfect sense.

    Darth Trainman
    Darth Trainman

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    Yes. You're using a story to comfort people away from an actual explanation.


    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    Please, I REALLY don't want to start anything, but, you didn't see any little guys walking out of Hiroshima, did you?


    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    That's basically what evolution is; life forms stepping out of an explosion and shaking hands with the world.