One Must Go

Sorry for the dramatic title.  I know it's been a long time since I've posted anything.  I've been having a rough time lately and I really haven't had the time nor energy to begin a new project, although I do have a couple promising designs drawn that I would like to begin working on.  But unfortunately I am going to have to take apart either the KLS v.2 or my beloved Kinetic Rifle to begin a new, potentially better project. Because I am attached to both (embarrassing, isn't it?) I want to ask you guys which one you think I should take apart: 1)  The Kinetic Rifle               or 2)  The KLS v.2 Either one should give me enough pieces, so don't take size into your consideration.  Thank you for helping me out and I promise I will have something great for you guys within the month. -Kinetic 

Topic by Kinetic   |  last reply


What would be your war set?

Alright now that I have the ability to post again I'm going to start a random thread that I haven't seen yet. Say you had enough pieces if you don't already. What would be your perfect set of war weapons. I don't care how many you pick because you'd only be able to carry so many at a time and place the others somewhere for safe keeping. Mine would be- 1. If only I got it to work perfectly (it worked a lot better than my last one) I would use this as my main weapon or side arm if I decided to snipe. In case you didn't know this is my updated assault pistol. I could probably remake and improve further if I get requests. 2. For a normal side arm I'd probably go for my TDS2 simply because nearly all side arms function the same and I'm used to using this. I have made another side arm based off of Dsman's and making it more compact but I couldn't get a picture. I could probably remake that under request too. 3. If nothing else this would probably be a main weapon. The feel of the weapon is just awesome. If we played replicas only this would probably be on the better ones only behind the MP5 and K'nexStealth's sniper (only because it's a sling). It's reliability and removable magazine would make it an awesome short-medium range weapon. 4. (updated from picture) Then I might also carry this around as a secondary. Everyone loves a good shotgun. Or at least I would love sending a spread of "pellets" toward the enemy. I have a better idea for a repeating pistol with removable magazine, shells, and awesome shot amount. 5. Alright finally to get away from my weapons. I'd probably use IaC's striker pistol or whatever just so I can get those long distance shots without a sniper. 6. If I absolutely needed a sniper I'd probably go for K'nexStealth's (sorry I forgot the name of the weapon) because it looks the coolest. 7. I said this earlier but I'll say it again. I'd probably try out my modded version of dsman's side arm because it's more accurate than the TDSs. 8. Finally I'd carry a couple of D splodies or a war bomb just incase I need to flush out an enemy. By the way I'm currently stumped on what to make next. I happened to make a new curved magazine so if you guys happen to have a gun with a curved magazine (removable) I might do that although I'd prefer something new.

Topic by TheDunkis   |  last reply


pvc pipe building

Check this site out: http://flexpvc.com/projects.shtml After seeing the pvc stepladder project (one of many projects on this page), I'm temped to make some pvc scaffolding for low height applications.

Topic by mikemckay 


aany swedish music lovers

Can be any type as long as in swedish mine:sång om ingenting

Topic by GASSYPOOTS   |  last reply


Replica Ideas Anybody?

After my 4 guns all being replicas, I need ideas for more possible replicas to well, replicate. Looking for things that range in size between pistol and full length rifle. Gun will be credited for the idea so comment Please and Ty! PS, if you have a picture, that would be cool, if not, IDK!

Topic by Trauts   |  last reply


de-code this #5

De-code this: Care Rector You Hints: rearrange the letters to make the words (3 words) 1 word in the words above is used in the final code 1 word was used in a previous topic

Topic by iproberry1   |  last reply


knex rideable roller coaster with mr.muggles chair (big build 2010)

Ok then when you read this you may die of shock so i am going to tell you the bad things before so you dont get to shocked by what it is. 1.its not very long 2. it uses lots of pieces 3. it sticks and doesnt run smothely along the track 4. theres no bumpers so you can fall of. i thinks thats all of them so now i will tell you what it is. its a rideable knex rollercoaster ( a roller coaster you can ride on) now thank mr.muggle as i used his chair and have his permission to use it in this forum. you can proberly build the track and the new base oof the chair from the pictures. you dont have to change the top of the chair to how my one is(my back rest is like that because i got bored building it and was low on pieces).i could of made the track longer but i was getting bored of making the same thing and couldnt be asked to continue. im not sure how much weight it can hold so be careful and spread out all of your weight when onboard. ps: this message is to visper123,as i told you its not a car and its not a whatever that other thing was and you didnt hack my webcam and i dont have a webcam and my school bag is green (to everyone that doesnt know what im talking about then go and read the comments on the sneak peak), so there. 

Topic by slithien   |  last reply


It's a wondeful world - videos updated

OK, so it's an advert, but... Sorry, folks, I didn't know about the regional restrictions.  Try these versions instead:    

Topic by Kiteman   |  last reply


Looking for ideas to repurpose a dryer

The motor in our electric dryer died and SWMBO decided that we were going to replace it with a new energy efficient model. So now I've got an old electric drier to get rid of. seems a shame to just take it to the land fill. So what good ideas does anyone have for repurposeing/upcycling an old electric dryer?

Topic by evil_jweller   |  last reply


What's been bugging you?

Is there something that has been on your mind for a while. Something that is bothering you to death? Let us know before your brain explodes!

Topic by happyjo   |  last reply


Paris Underground (catacombs)

Did anyone else listen to the story of the catacombs of Paris on NPR? I found it intriguing! 

Topic by happyjo   |  last reply


To anyone who does not want people to criticize them on their instructable.

Http://www.howtonotsuck.com/viewarticle.php?id=76 Hopefully the people this topic is addressed to know how to read this article... Warning: Strong language.  Do not read if you are extremely insensitive to swears.

Topic by DJ Radio   |  last reply


Halloween Pinboard

Need a cheap and simple idea to decorate your home for halloween? I just swapped all photos on my pinboard with horror related ones. I just got them from Google Image Search and printed it in a photo shop. If you like, you could also have a look at my other halloween projects (see my profile). ;-) Spooky Halloween! Mischka

Topic by mischka   |  last reply


IF......

Hey all, I just wanted to give a shout out to anyone I might have indicated (unintentionally) that I was treated poorly by you all in any way....I don't see that at all.   I  don't always get fair treatment at home or in my personal life, and so the way I word things can sometimes spill over into sounding like I mean this group....I don't. As I have said in the past, I was sinking into the oblivion of depression when I found this site, and it helped me get "help", so I could again, focus on "making,  remaking, repurposing" things....my inate love. Thank you all once again. Signed, The lone stranger ;-) IN THE DEAD OF THE NIGHT TELL ME WHAT DO YOU SEE WILL YOU CLOSE YOUR EYES CHILD AND JUST LISTEN TO ME AND REMEMBER THIS NOW HEAR THESE WORDS THAT I SAY AS YOUR STORY APPEARS AT THE END OF THE DAY FOR MY MEETING WITH DEATH THOUGH IT HAS BEEN DELAYED I HAVE RUN MY HANDS OVER THE END OF HIS BLADE THOUGH THE CUT WASN’T FATAL EVEN THOUGH IT WAS DEEP WELL THAT WOUND’S NEVER HEALED AND THE BLOOD IT STILL SEEPS ARE YOU SCARED OF YOUR LIFE ARE YOU SCARED OF YOUR DEATH THOUGH THAT DAY WILL ARRIVE WELL IT HASN’T COME YET FOR THE DAYS TURN TO MONTHS AND THE MONTHS TURN TO YEARS AS I SEE THEM ALL NOW THROUGH A PRISM OF TEARS BUT DON’T FEAR TOMORROW AND DON’T FEAR THE NIGHT IT’S WHERE GOD REPAIRS SORROWS THAT ENTER YOUR LIFE THE REMAINS OF YOUR LIFE THE REMAINS OF THE DAY WELL PROTECT EVERY HOUR DON’T GIVE THEM AWAY FOR EACH EVENING WE SLEEP AND EACH MORNING WE ARISE BUT YOU’RE NOT THE SAME MAN THAT’S THE WAY IT’S DEVISED FOR THERE’RE PARTS OF YOURSELF THE SOUL DECIDES TO KEEP AND THERE’RE PARTS OF YOURSELF THAT THE SOUL DOES RELEASE WITH SOME CHANGES SO SMALL THAT THEY CANNOT BE SEEN BUT DEATH IS LIKE SLEEP WITH A LONGER DREAM AS FOR ALL THOSE MISTAKES THAT YOU’VE MADE IN YOUR LIFE MUST THEY STAY AS THEY ARE OR CAN WE MAKE THEM RIGHT ON THIS NIGHT TAKE MY HAND KEEP ME NEAR KEEP ME CLOSE AND IF I SHOULD DIE FIRST COULD I NOT BE YOUR GHOST BUT IF LATER IN LIFE WE SHOULD HAPPEN TO MEET WOULD YOU KEEP ME SO NEAR YOU COULD HERE MY HEARTBEAT THERE ARE REASONS TO LIVE THERE ARE REASONS TO DIE BUT THE END’S NOT THE END WHILE YOU’RE STILL ALIVE

Topic by Goodhart   |  last reply


Mechanism for mechanical timer

Hello everyone, My wife and I both feed the dog, but we're never sure whether the other's already done it or not.  (the food disappears pretty quickly)  I'd like to build a track with a slider that takes about 10 hours to slide from 'fed' at the top to 'not fed', and make it so that the slider is easy to slide back to the top. What immediately comes to mind is a counter weight escapement mechanism, but I though I'd hit up the brain trust to make sure there wasn't a simpler way to pull this off.  (I could also envision a timer chip hooked to a mechanical release, but I'd prefer to stay wholly mechanical for this one.) Many thanks!

Topic by oldmicah 


The K'nex Innovations Challenge (KIC) - Round 1 (UPDATES, PLEASE READ)

Seeing as a lot of interest in the challenge has been expressed, the judges and I have decided to host this round now. This round's chosen topic is: Weapons Any weapons are permitted for posting, so long as:  -They are functional - all guns must fire.  -They are your own design - this means that no modifications of other guns will be accepted.  -They are posted between the deadline times. Any posted outside these times will not be accepted. It is also not acceptable to re-post.  -They are posted on the site in the form of an Instructable, Slideshow, or Video. The more detailed your submission is, the more likely we are to understand your submission. Please use correct english and annotate where appropriate - we are judging on many criteria!  -They only use K'nex pieces, rubber bands (or other means of elastic potential energy storage) string and tape. Cut pieces are permitted, but do take into account that more cut pieces won't get you better marks. We are trying to maximise the potential of K'nex, not mutilate our pieces! Please post your entries at any time from: 12:00 Midday GMT September 1st and no later than: 12:00 Midday GMT October 1st.   (Central American Time = 6:00 AM) Entries will not be accepted if they are posted beyond the deadline, no exceptions. To submit your entry, post an Instructable, Slideshow or Video of your weapon, titled "KIC Entry: - " You must post a link to me on this forum topic, or via Private Message. Judging will commence immediately following the final deadline. The top 20 highest-scoring entries will qualify for round 2. Please use this topic for general discussion and submission - no spam please, it makes judging and entry accepting much harder. You have one month. Good luck! List of Entries: Beanieostrich Seleziona Masterdude KnexFreak360 rec0n EDIT: Thanks to a suggestion from TheDunkis and Dj Radio, I am allowing teams to work on a single project in order to share ideas and optimise the weapon.

Topic by The Jamalam   |  last reply


de-code this #4

Find the word it this code:  15,7,14,25,1,18,9,6,16 Hints: not every number is used to make the word it's a musical instrument last code rule

Topic by iproberry1   |  last reply


Oodammo vs. Yellow rods??

I want to know if people want more Oodammo guns or guns that shoot yellow rods?? It only takes 10 seconds to reply. Killer~SafeCracker

Topic by Killer~SafeCracker   |  last reply


Real Riddles 2 - My riddle!

http://realriddles2.co.cc/ I decided to re-make my old riddle game. The old one ended up crashing, so I decided to re-make it! So you should try it. =p There is a forum there, so feel free to use it for hints on the riddles. I'll be active. (Also, it cost's me 4 bucks a month to host it.. If you feel like donating something as little as a dollar, i'll send you cake)

Topic by ajleece   |  last reply


de-code this #3

De-code this: 5,19,21,15,13 hints: go here

Topic by iproberry1   |  last reply


Halo Reach dualtage: Collaboration with the foofinator:

Here's a little something I did with my pal Foofinator last month.  If you haven't seen it on my YT channel last month, here it is. PS If an admin sees this can they fix the embed code, the option to embed video has suddenly disappeared from the formatting.  In the meantime just use this link:  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPMgV8pI_eI

Topic by DJ Radio   |  last reply


Basic Oodammo Rifle Prototype 2.5 *With some internal pics*

(Update 2.5) I cannot be bothered anymore to put anything else on this gun, so anyone who wants to build this gun form the pics, they are allowed to build and post the mods as long as they credit me.  The current stats as it stands: * Range = 40ft with one # 64 band * Powerful * Very easy to use * High ROF * Can be easily adapted for left handed shooters (just build it like the V1 with the panel on the other side) * Fairly reliable with the mags * Handle connection is very strong unless you try to break it deliberately (which means it wont come unattached in wars) * Iron sights are accurate to about 25 to 30ft There are now pics of some internals at the end. Enjoy building and modding if you do decide to do that. 

Topic by beanieostrich   |  last reply


de-code this #2

Find a word in this text string: 16,5,14,7,21,9,14 hints: it's an animal it is highly adapted for life in the water

Topic by iproberry1   |  last reply


Repeating Shotpistol

So it's been forever since I've posted anything. Here's something I was working on. At first I was just trying to remake my DERP pistol into something actually post-worthy, but the magazines were being finicky without a decent mag lock. I figure I like my Oodassault 3 better, I'll probably remake the 9 and make that post-worthy instead (getting people interested in K'nex guns elsewhere, but I don't have decent instructions for the 3.7 or 3.8). However, I really liked the base of the gun with the body and trigger so I decided to give this concept I had going for a while on compacting my shotgun a go. I'm sure people have had a similar idea, but I haven't seen one posted yet, so here's mine. So the idea is that I have a part similar to the pin on my last shotgun, except I've shortened it an turned it into an energy transfer for a normal firing pin. That way you can still disperse the energy across three separate bullets but now the design can be much stronger in a smaller package. Other than that, the only real features are the sliding trigger adapted for this body and a pin lock that's incredibly simple again for this body. I liked those two things, so I'll probably try to find a use for them elsewhere as it allows for a compact weapon. The only problem with this gun is that, well first the internal barrel is kinda crude because I changed only the front but couldn't be bothered to fix the middle after. Then I couldn't be bothered to make a good front magazine wall, so it's too low and the ammo shoots at a downward angle. So, if someone wants to take the concept and improve it, go for it. Else, just let it be known that I'm still alive.

Topic by TheDunkis   |  last reply


de-code this

Try to decode this,there is one word here: thcnedrcrpoac

Topic by iproberry1   |  last reply


Who wants knex

Who wants 27 pounds of knex(more than enough for a tr36 and a ksayer all at once) plus tons of rubberbands make an offer.

Topic by silentassasin21   |  last reply


knex or lego?

Well knex or lego? i think i already know whats going to be more popular lego but for me its knex Whats your favorite

Topic by Easy Button   |  last reply


Knex is better than Legos!

OH my word!!!!!!!!!!!!! PEOPLE THINK THAT KNEX IS WORSE THAN LEGOS!

Topic by SunCups   |  last reply


Airsoft Gun I bought

I bought a airsoft gun which looks like a AK-74u and with a folding stock i bought it for a 100$ and I want to know if it was a good buy 350 fps foldible stock 3 tac rails chager and all adapter including be-be spin adjuster It includes a bunch of other stuff to

Topic by didexo   |  last reply


Nerf Haven

Http://nerfhaven.com/forums/index.php?act=Reg&CODE;=00 Join or actually die.

Topic by vanpaun   |  last reply


mw3 and black ops

Hey people im starting a wii clan for black ops and mw3 you can do almost anything. the only requirement is to be active my name on both is DOUBLE0MEXICAN     (yes im mexican everone asks) black ops ally code:  2478-6346-3686 mw3 ally code:  2095-2297-2093 our clan name will be south part mexicans (spm) iv got friends from many different clans. i'v got a mic

Topic by jampie98 


K'nex dvd/game holder

This is a dvd holder that i made out of k'nex. It was pretty simple and didnt take a long time. What do you guys think? I'll post an instructable if you want.

Topic by Alistair69   |  last reply


Engineer's Duel

Hi everyone, I'm new here to this forum site but I wanted to share an idea I've been kicking around for a while now.  I'm a huge fan of the Fantasy vs Science Fiction debate and often like to combine certain elements from each into one another (ie Spell Casting Robots, Steampunk Wizards, etc). One of the staple elements of any Fantasy work is the iconic Wizard's Duel, when two magical wielders face off against one another using a combination or various spells, attacks and magic.   Now, I've always been interested in the kinds of sports/ competitions that focus scientific and engineering minds (robot battles). So I devised one of my own today, just something I think would be really interesting to watch. It's sort of like a modern day resurrection of medieval duels, but instead of weapons the duelers use inventions. Engineer's Duel Overview: Two inventors face off, each utilizing different inventions they've built to best their opponent, and eventually destroy them (or at least incapacitate). The purpose of the battle is to test the wits, intelligence, strategy and inventing skills of each of the duelers.   The goal is not to destroy the opponent, but instead their chosen gadgets until yours is the last one surviving. Rules: 1) No Robots. This fight should be between the duelers themselves, not their robotic minions. 2) No Direct Weapons Allowed (devices that serve no other purpose except as a weapon). Eg no guns, swords, canons, etc. The purpose of the duel is not about how powerful an invention one can build, but how inventive it is and how well the dueler uses it. 3) Each invention chosen by the duelers must be used at least once in the fight. 4) No EMPs, for obvious reasons 5) Vehicular machines such as Tumblers, Mech Warriors, and Giant Hovercrafts are allowed but only in the National Primaries. Other than this, if you can build it, you can use it. So yeah tell me what you think!  

Topic by SHIFT!   |  last reply


TAR v1

This is my TAR v1, or, Trauts Assault Rifle v1. If I do continue making knex stuff, i'll hopefully continue this series of assault rifles. This was made last night mostly for the tvikt tournament. I took TheDunkis shell ejection system, slightly modded it, and basically added a good strong structure and nice trigger.

Topic by Trauts   |  last reply


Zelda Knex Sword

I found this on deviantart. I've never seen it on this site and thought it worth sharing. http://videoboysayscube.deviantart.com/art/Zelda-K-nex-Master-Sword-183122955?q=boost%3Apopular%20knex&qo;=36

Topic by Oblivitus   |  last reply


What's your favorite game character of all time?

Tell us what your favorite video game character is. Any console, any game, anything goes...

Topic by OfficerKarl   |  last reply


Could someone make these guns?

I was wondering if someone could make these guns out of knex. the real ones are manafactured by FN Herstal which are a belgian company. i know that some of these have already been made out of knex, but im looking for new ideas. here they are: (1) fn scar (2+3) f2000 (4) fn p90 (5) five seven tactical (6) fnp9 da / sa

Topic by ~KGB~   |  last reply


double barreled turret

I made a doulbe barreled turret i dont have a pic because SD card readers broke sorry :3 it shoots 2 rods(most sizes) an then after it shoots those 2 u push the rotator pin forward and turn the drum and push the pin back

Topic by GASSYPOOTS   |  last reply


Where do you live?

Where do you live? Maybe someone else lives near you and you never knew it! Who knows maybe you could start a small group in your area. Just write it below if you feel comfortable.

Topic by Dr. Pepper   |  last reply


What is the name of this music?

Hi, This music was very nice, but don't know what is the name of music.this recorded with a mobile phone.excuse, the music have low quality. Please listen the attachment music. Thx.

Topic by trymusic 


The Future Of Knex Guns?

What kind of guns do you foresee in 1, 3, and/or 5 years? Where do you think that the hobby of knex gun building is heading?

Topic by Oblivitus   |  last reply


FAMAS Pics

 If anyone actually wanted to build this, here are sufficient pictures. 

Topic by GrandeSwag   |  last reply


Earthquake, NZ

So just incase this is too small to make it onto American radar, since Saturday morning 4.30am there was a 7.2 earthquake in Christchurch New Zealand (my home town atm) and 100's of aftershocks up to 5.1 as of today (Wednesday) It's been an experience, I've had the odd quake or two but no way near this extent. The house I'm staying in has been fine, an older wooden one, but there's lots of unsafe and collapsed houses. Time to get my survival kit together? =]

Topic by ll.13   |  last reply


Help semi auto Knex gun!!!

Can someone help me to make a semi auto Knex gun that shoots pieces mine just needs a mag. The more popular person to volunteer to help will be accepted.

Topic by Megatezzz 


Jazz Guitar Challenge

Hello, I'd like anyone to challenge me to play any jazz song on guitar. Give me any jazz titles you may think of and I will most likely be able to play them. I will even post videos to show. Good Luck, Paul

Topic by paulplaysguitar   |  last reply



Need ideas how to cover pipes/drains

Dear all As you can see, this "box" broke. I am looking for new ideas please! I have something in my mind, but before I share it, let's hear what ideas people have.

Topic by avz10   |  last reply


Wiring a LED so I know when the blower has shut off

I have a wood burning furnace that has a blower attached for circulating hot air around the house.  It has a thermostat control that starts the blower once the temp in the air chamber gets to a certain point. What I would like to do is somehow wire in a small light that would go in the living room (other end of the house) and tell me that the blower is either running or not so that I know when to add more wood. Any suggestions? Thanks!

Topic by thesmackdown 


How to make a replica of The Riddler's Box (Work in progress)

All right, I admit it. I liked Batman Forever, and still do. I also liked the "Box," which was the film's signature gadget. (And no, I don't count the Batarangs--they're equipment. The Box is a gadget in the purest sense of the word.) To that end, I decided to build a replica of the Box last summer. It's still not finished--I need to work out lighting, a motor, and the lower coils. (EL wire, maybe?) By the way, I'm posting it on the forum first because it's still a work in progress. I have no Monet to buy Degas to made de Van Gogh, as it were... YOU WILL NEED: One clear 28-oz. tumbler, acrylic (I got mine from Jewel for $1 last year...I don't know if they still carry 'em) One 20-oz. tumbler, acrylic (I got mine from Walgreen's last year...ditto) Two super-size cup lids from McDonald's One large bottle of Gesso One bottle of gold paint (Antique Gold works best) One bottle of green glow-in-the-dark paint A really long paintbrush, preferably made of foam A normal paintbrush The wings are made of a piece of foam I had lying around...I need to get them made specially. It's also got some Christmas-wreath lights stuck inside, just for the picture. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ SO: For the 28-oz. tumbler, first you need to thin your Gesso out with water. This will allow you, later, to add the paint in such a way that light can shine through. Then, you will want to paint the INSIDE of the tumbler with Gesso, and then with the green paint. Simple as that. For the 20-oz. tumbler, you can leave the Gesso thick if you wish. Depends on your preferences, really...Then, you'll want to paint the outside of the 20-ouncer with the gold paint. With me so far? Then, you'll want to glue the two McDonald's lids together for a bit of sturdiness. I recommend Gorilla Glue for this. When that sets, you'll want to paint the outside and the inside with Gesso. The outer lid is gold in color; the inner lid is black. This prevents light from shining through the lid, which could give the game away. WINGS: As for me, I cut a pair of 11 3/4" oblong triangles from foam for the wings. They're not stable at all, but at least you get the basic idea of what it is. I stacked the 28-oz. tumbler on top of the 28-oz. tumbler, put the lids on, and stuck the wings on with tape. It's a crude mockup, but it works for now. I put the Christmas-wreath lights inside just make it look like it's doing something. I'm thinking about adding a "Fusion" light from Windy City Novelties for the finished result. The final version of this will involve some very tricky wiring--I want to wire the light-up gadget and the motor to one switch or button. If any of you have suggestions, the mailbox is open and waiting. I've very little technical experience, and would like as much input as possible from anyone who knows something.

Topic by Sharaz Destler   |  last reply


Knex Frag Grenades (Happy Now Senior Waffleman!!)

So I've been looking around and all I see are little tiny grenades that just link together. So when you throw them they don't explode they just break apart. The pic below is a example of a normal grenade. It has a Safety,it looks decent,and it has a fairly good frag radius. So tell me what you think or post a pic of a decent grenade

Topic by didexo   |  last reply