Knex Rod Launcher



Intro: Knex Rod Launcher

this was made at my friends house. he improved it a little. it will shoot about 30 ft and is very accurate. this is my first instructable. enjoy!!

p.s. the instructions are very accurate and easy to follow.

Step 1: Materials

these are the pieces. not to many.

Step 2: Step 1

pretty easy folks!

Step 3: Step 2

this is tricky.

Step 4: Step 3

sorta hard.

Step 5: Step 4

only put in 1 of the blue rods.

Step 6: Step 5

now add the second set of rods.

Step 7: Step 6

now put on the 2 semi-circle yellows, and flip it upside down.

Step 8: Step 7

add the blue rod and flip back over.

Step 9: Step 8

now add the rubber band around the barrel (greens).

Step 10: Step 9

slip the rubber band in between the 2 blue rods. make sure it is pointing down, and make sure the smooth side of the barrel is pointing towards you.

Step 11: Step 10

put the rubber band in between the first groove from the top and the second.

Step 12: Step 11

slide the gray rod through the greens and the circular whites, pull back untill it almost comes out with the rubber band on the back, and fire at will. (this is not a exuse to fire at your brother "Will".)

note:i am not responsible for any injurys caused by this instructable.



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    16 Discussions


    10 years ago on Introduction

    meh.... I made a knex rod shooter with only 3 parts. 2 knex ball halfs and a thick stubby rubber band. It could e-z-lee go threw a thick water bottle if the rod was sharpened. But no its on my roof... You can also use a wheel and a shorts stubby rubber band to get the same effect.


    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    but its still not a block trigger but then again, what could be worse than a block trigger? nothing is worse than a block trigger


    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    but you don't see many like this on instructables, mostly block trigger/killerk ripoffs/ micro knex guns made of like 3 pieces that shoot a few inches


    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    The ONLY thing worse than a block trigger K'nex gun is a K'nex gun that doesn't shoot at all! Sadly, I've made a few nonshooters myself :( (Mostly failed guns, lol)


    11 years ago on Introduction

    Hahahaha, the amount of negative comments there will be makes me laugh! also learn to use the reply button