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Topic by floris2burn | last reply
"Necessity is the mother of all invention. Competition is the mother of all necessity." -Oblivitus The Challenge: Build a weapon that can survive being dropped as many feet as possible without breaking (30 or 50 feet for example). You will need video proof for this (the best way to do it is probably to throw it up in the air, DON'T HIT ANYTHING). Remember that how well it fires is also very important in this competition. Rules: 1. You may enter as many knex weapons as you like. 2. You may not enter siege weapons. Criteria (in order of importance) -Performance (how well it fires) -Innovation (how many feet it can be dropped from without breaking) -Appearance A weapon that was posted before the beginning of the contest will decrease its chances of winning. Grass is fine for dropping the gun on. However, dropping the gun on a harder surface will score bonus points. If the gun survives falling on more than one section (for example; on drop one it falls on its barrel, and on drop two it falls on its stock) the gun will score bonus points. Deadline: August 1st. Judging: I'll pick the winner. Rewards: The winner will receive my 5 star rating on their slideshow or instructable. The real prize, however, is the satisfaction of winning. The winning weapon will be announced in a forum on or shortly after August 1st. Entering The Contest: Post a link or photos of your weapon on this forum to enter. I will be posting a new contest near the beginning of each month until further notice.
Topic by Oblivitus | last reply
Alright I have a pretty cool new idea for a weapon but I lack something important. I've been looking through semi automatic RBG triggers but most of them are poorly designed. I want one that takes as little effort as possible to pull. Perhaps a sliding trigger of some sort? I've tried several times but could never make one that even works let alone satisfies my needs. I'd also like the mechanism to stand at least 8 #64s. Anyone up to it? Whoever figures something out can get an early preview of what I have in store.
Topic by TheDunkis | last reply
Okay to start this off I'll begin on telling you how close i was to quitting "k'nex", so anyways when I almost quit "k'nex" i got into war games, like Call Of Duty and Battlefield Bad Company, mostly B.B.C though, so as i collected more guns thought B.B.C I thought to myself, I should keep my k'nex and build some replicas, but then again i thought psssht I'm not any good at building guns, so what I want you people of Instructables to do is to find me the best of the best replicas for me to build, and thank you in advance.
Topic by bigdylan91 | last reply
Look guys. Im gonna cut straight to it. Im selling my Knex. Well Im going to. Im getting bored of it now and I dont have must time anymore. Im sorry. But before I give it up I want to impress you guys, you know, just as a leaving gift. I want you to give me an idea for a project. Something awesome, big, crazy, impossible! Thanks for being so supportive throughout my Knexing career, and I am sad to leave it behind. Thanks guys. I mean, even though I dont know you, your like a family to me :-) That may sound cheesy but it's true. Thanks :-)
Topic by Hiyadudez | last reply
We have an outdoor lounge chair used for sunbathing. The one we have has a metal frame with fabric stretched across. Recently the fabric part ripped, leaving the chair unusable. It kind of looks like the one in the photo, except on ours, the fabric on the 'back' of the chair is separate from the fabric on the 'body' of the chair. http://www.egoparis.com/user-data/product/fullImage/2/296aef16f7e8d00ef7be21cf418335ae.jpg (Sorry, I couldn't figure out how to post an image. :P) Surely there is an instructable teaching how to make an outdoor lounge/sunbathing chair, though I couldn't find one. Anyone know of one or know how I can fix the old chair?
Topic by minderbinder | last reply
So i was on AIM(instant messenger) last night and my friends were saying all this slang like. Well i can't think off any but a few were like btw which i Don't know what it is! But anyways can people post as many slang abbreviations as they can cause i don't know any slang words.
Topic by Easy Button | last reply
Television show "Friday night live" whom features internet clips, tonight played a small snippet in which they tried KipKay's advise and managed to chill their coke's in the said time frame.They played the whole clip, including his fridge obsessed cat.Not all that exciting, yet was interesting to see someone of the DIY community make TV here.Now if only he was to do an I'ble on it."Have you ever forgotten to stock your fridge."It's like pure poetry.Videoinvalid movie: http://au.youtube.com/watch?v=dc9BHiQUpWUSorry for the picture quality. Only had time to grab the phone to take them.KipKays, Chill a coke in 2 minutes.If the vid didn't embed properly, here's the link.
Topic by Lftndbt | last reply
Today I found one of my knex guns reposted under a different name without permission from me or ever credit given in the instructable. I posted the original under this license: This license lets others remix, tweak, and build upon your work non-commercially, as long as they credit you and license their new creations under the identical terms. Others can download and redistribute your work just like the by-nc-nd license, but they can also translate, make remixes, and produce new stories based on your work. All new work based on yours will carry the same license, so any derivatives will also be non-commercial in nature. hmmm seems like a breech to me... here is the original posted by me here is the other guy's the only difference is that he stuck on some pointless additions. below is an image of the original instructable as I found it.
Topic by Fred the Penguin | last reply
I've been using those Purex all in one - detergent, fabric softener, dryer sheet - in my High efficiency front loader. When those sheets come out of the dryer, they look like they could be reused. Any ideas how to make my own "refill" products and how to do it? tHANKS!
Topic by opentoedshoesan | last reply
My new assault rifle, seen as a slideshow, will not be posted. I have plans to make it a lot better. Currently, I rather dislike it's looks and I plan to remodel and make a new a version of it. If that version is sufficient, I will post the new version.
Topic by Raikou-san | last reply
Well today i went to the movies with my friends and we saw "get smart" and it was good but then my friends said lets go see another movie and sneak in. They say it is not illegal but i think it is. Also it goes completely against my moral values. Is just getting one ticket and sneaking in illegal? What do you guys think about it?
Topic by TeacherOfTheWays | last reply
As i was working on my own knex sniper, which still needs a lot of tweaks, i began to think about all of the possible ways to make it better, a friction-less (something like killerk's srv1/2) barrel, maybe a better trigger, stock, even ammo type to get the most range out of your sniper, the point of this is for you to post guns for a certain trait like, barrel, trigger, stock, etc., so that someone, maybe me if im up to it, can combine the parts to make a better sniper, or just improve our own :P...
Topic by Ukiarue | last reply
What happens when you bring several guitarists and 147 stompboxes together?Well, you set a record, raise money for charity and probably create sonic chaos. Here's the flickr set.From the Tonefreq blog (despite the press release date, this record was set July 16, 09):Nashville, Tennessee - 6/10/09 Nashville radio personality Aljon Go throws a party to break last year's record of the world's largest pedal board and raise money for the National Kidney Foundation of Middle Tennessee.
Topic by gmoon | last reply
I made this just for lols. You could probably make this design even smaller or make another design that's smaller. I'd explain it to you but I'm sure you have the 8 pieces required to make this and the 10 seconds to put it together. Surprisingly it gets like a good two meters. Maybe a last move of desperation in battle? Say you're going to ally with someone and as you're about to shake ha--BAM! lolz lik omgz uber pwnge.
Topic by TheDunkis | last reply
Alright I have ideas but I have no clue which I want to do. So I'm simply going to ask you guys. Which of these should I make? By the way check out my TDS Instructable I updated it with a simple slide mechanism. Compact Assault Rifle Like an AK-74u or an XM8C. Basically I want to try to make a small gun that has some good strength. (an exact gun you want me to do would be helpful) Power Weapon/ Sniper I dunno this is something I really wanted to make for a long time after getting some more pieces. I've had I don't know at least 4 or 5 failed attempts before I don't like what I'm making. I have yet to make a weapon simply dedicated to power. Another Side Arm My TDS is great and all but it could have been a lot better. Basically I'll try something new and see what I get. Crossbow I suck at these...and that's why I want to try it out. It's another thing that I think a knexpert should have along side a side arm and sniper. What I would plan out then is a repeater so it has a magazine. Siege Weapon Something else I was curious about. A catapult or maybe a scorpion although it would probably just end up being an even smaller version of I_a_C's cannon. I'm not to enthusiastic about this one. Other Gun Replicas I guess I could try to make other replicas of bigger weapons but unlike the compact assault rifles they'll most likely be more for looks than function. Any Combination of the Above? I don't know maybe a cross bow pistol the handle loads sounds kind of cool although it would sure be a challenge. Or if you have other ideas tell me. Those were what I could think up at the moment and would be willing to do.
Topic by TheDunkis | last reply
Greetings Instructables Community! I have an issue finding a nice ergonomic chair for my desk at home. I'm currently using a task chair that looks like this mildly crude cartoon (blue chair with fuscia burst). I was thinking of disassembling it, using the back rest and the seat to make an ergonomic chair, much like this one (the kneeler with the chappy gent on it). Or I could save myself some trouble from building the frame from scratch and make a chair like this (the black office chair-esque kneeler). So, any tips? I've been turning it around in my head for months and any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I guess I don't want blood clots in my calves. Thanks! - Jules
Topic by mrjoancroft | last reply
So as the title says, then what is your fave console game?It could be from any genre or any console and new or old.For mine it is:Ratchet and Clank - Platforming - PS2 This game is so much fun! Infact The whole series is FUN!I love platforming games, and this is my favourite one.The characters are so very well done. The Humour in the games is very good. And the gameplay is awsome!Its a Tough choice between R&C1and; R&C2.; Anyways what's your fave game?
Topic by Baron A | last reply
Introducing a new K'nex gun for a future Instructable. The K'nex Assault Rifle Model 1 is in the final stages of development and is currently being field tested for quality and reliability. the KAR-1 is a traditional pull-back ram driven K'nex gun fed by a self contained magazine firing blue K'nex rods or 2.25 x 1/4" metal or wood rods. The KAR was developed in an effort to produce a rugged and reliable K'nex gun for the K'nex gun enthusiast. No gimmicks or odd attachments; only pure functionality. Current performance shows signs of promise. Trigger pull is smooth yet yields consistant distances between 25 to 35 feet for blue and wood rods respectively. There is no set due date for the instructions as of yet; however updates will come as progress is made.
Topic by MrRadicalEd | last reply
I just bought craploads of knex so i can build loads now. If you want to see how much here is the like to what i bought: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/HUGE-amount-of-KNEX-INSTRUCTION-MANUALS-over-30-kg_W0QQitemZ260470160027QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_Construction_Toys_Kits?hash=item3ca53b3a9b&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14
Topic by Millawi Legend | last reply
I'm wanting to know which k'nex motors do you consider the Most Versatile and/or have the most torque or speed. i'm looking to ebay one and would like to know which to buy. The Blue ones (see first image) or the wired Clear ones(2nd image). Thanks in advance.
Topic by Pie_eata | last reply
UPDATE, I now have everyone needed to start the 'ible, for those who can't find it go to: you->instrucables->collaborations. UPDATE: I have decided to start this abit early as I would like to have this out for christmas, failing that, new years. to all those participating, please remain impartial. Hey guys! I have had this idea for awhile now, what I want to do is a collaboration ible for a realistic knex war. I know jammy already did one, but I find his rules a bit unrealistic. What I want from you guys is anything related to a knex war, things like: -choosing weapons -rules (must be usable, like the KI ones) -different gametypes or even little topics like -Tr vs Rectangle Let me know if you are Interested. People so far Killer~SafeCracker - rules Dj Radio - Types of guns (only if he is impartial) logic boy (Me)- General tactics and the intro Silent Assasin21 - types of guns for different environments TheDunkis - sidearms Hiyadudez - assault weapons shadowninja31 - snipers and sniping jollex - just stuff knex gun builder - game types The Jamalam - game specific tatics If you want to ask me anything, feel free.
Topic by Fred the Penguin | last reply
The Instructables restaurant has appeared again in the Netherlands. This time it was outdoors for an event call Nuit Blanche. All of the food and furniture was made following Instructables so visitors could remake anything they saw. Table de Nuit Instructables Restaurant
Topic by fungus amungus | last reply