Have LEGO gunners beaten us?

I was surfing Youtube today, and guess what I found! GOOD ( yes, you heard it right, good) LEGO guns. Can you believe it? Here are some. The Thriller Automatic LEGO crossbow pistol. ( Interesting mech.) Bolt action LEGO crossbow. ( Based off of Thriller auto.) LEGO Mini Pump Action Shotgun. ( Never seen this with K'NEX.) LEGO Pump Action Shotgun. ( Some problems, but still.) LEGO Sniper Rifle. ( Shoots MORE than 25 feet, DJ.) There's LOTS more, but i picked out ones i first came across. IMPORTANT NOTE: LEGO has more variety of pieces, so maybe that explains the innovation. NYPA

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New (plausible) semi auto knex gun idea.

        Ok, i came up with a TRUE semi auto idea for K'NEX guns. It works like this. The trigger is up at the very front of the barrel. The ram has a bunch of bullets in front of it. Every time you pull the trigger the ram moves forward,and a bullets pops out. Also, if you hold the trigger, everything will fly out at once, creating full auto!         Please give me credit AND a link if you use this.

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I want to make a Davinci wing!

I want it to look like on of the wing's from Davinci's desings, but I can't find just a wing thats big enough and cheap enough. It needs to be pretty easy to make and easy to get the materials I  need for it.  It doesn't have to be huge but larger than most model size. Any suggests would be great! thanks! Steampunked gal

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Thongaphone! Answered

How does one tune one? I need a better method than the "casio keyboard & drop saw" technique. This is one, dummies:www.youtube.com/watch

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My New Knex Slide Ation Oodammo Pistol

So this is my new slide action oodammo pistol that i made today, i made it in about a hour or two, so uh tell me what you think of it and i might post it if you guys want. I havent tested thew ranges out yet but im guessing around 35-40 ft flat.=)

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My solar alarm clock is posted!!

Hey there, My solar alarm clock is posted!! Be sure to check it out. It's also my TNKIT entry. Here you go. Thanks Killer~SafeCracker

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can someone please give me a parts list for the ,original knex rollercoaster-loop version? Answered

Hello , im tring to find out if i can build IAC'S heavy cannon , but im not sure exactly how many pieces i have , all my other sets have parts lists  but this one doesnt , i will sub whoever gives the best answer -littleebay

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Z35 Assault Rifle Review

Ok so I built the Z35 assault rifle to day and I thought why not make a review for it. Link-https://www.instructables.com/id/Z35-Knex-Assault-Rifle/ -Comfort 6/10(the handle was really flimsy) -Range 9/10(I got around 65-70 ft flat with 2 strands of 32's tied together) -Power 8/10(when I shot my hand it really didn't hurt to much) -Accuracy 8/10(the gun is kinda accurate) -Reliability 9/10(the gun is really reliable) -Body Weight/Balance 8/10(the gun is kinda heavy it helps if you include the carrying strap) -Magazine 9/10(never jammed for me) So I would recommend this to anyone who wanted a blue rod mag fed gun or just an assault rifle.=)

Topic by bigdylan91   |  last reply

1 mess up

Umm well its set up so you do not have to be Canadian to join this group, mistake.

Topic by Bartboy   |  last reply

K'nex war log cancelled.

Sorry. I just don't have anymore time. Wait, no. I'm too lazy. =)

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Knex jackal v4 review.

This is dj radios jackal v4 review. comfort: 10/10 - very comfortable. power: 9/10 - quite powerful. looks: 9/10 - looks fantastic. innovation: 9/10 - new trigger and is just a great gun. accuracy: 8/10 - oodammo is very accurate. piece usage: 8/10 - doesnt use a lot of pieces. strenght: 9/10 - very strong. reliability: 9/10 - never jams and a great trigger. overall: 71/80 - outstanding gun from dj radio, seriosly, build it!

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Floyd Rose string problem

I use an Ibanez RG350 EX (Floyd Rose). Recently I changed strings and although I tuned it so that the trem's parallel to the body, the strings are too tight and way above the bridge. Is this normal or is there someway I can fix it?

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I am wanting to build a small valve foot pedal for guitar. Would it be possible to run the plate off mains 240vac 50hz? Answered

The tube is maxed at 300v but can run as low as 100v. http://pdf1.alldatasheet.com/datasheet-pdf/view/121279/GEC/12AX7.html

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Where are PIC16F628(A) programmers & prices available ? Answered

I have been having a real hard time finding them....and I don't normally have a rough time with Google :-) I am FRUSTRATED and you thought I was actually GoodHart LOL I found a lot of advice out there (simple to use and efficient JDM type programmer......no, JDM's rarely work, use MCU.....try this Starter kit....don't use that starter kit, it is inaccurate.....etc. & etc.).

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Instructable idea: the Frankenbox 360

Ok, I'm working on something, and before I go through the trouble of writing an -ible for it, I would like to get a good idea of what kind of interest there is in it. I recently came into a free bricked xbox 360 (shocking I know, those are SO hard to come by.....) so, I have harvested a few parts, and am modifying my old xbox that had a bad habit of overheating by putting another of the larger heatsinks in xbox's over the gpu, changing the shape of the fan duct to accommodate the larger heatsink, and will putt the cd drive on top of the case, run the wires inside, and hook another set of the original fans to a 12v power supply and mount a switch on the case. This thing will be hideous, beautiful and will tell heat just where to go. :) So, What does everyone think??

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how do i make my guitar sound?

How do i make my guitar sound like other punk/ hard rock bands. i heard i need a desotrtion pedal. tell me what to do with one ime new to guitar what is a destortion pedal any way also my guitar is a fender starcaster if that helps. what i mean is i play the notes right but it isnt sounding the same so help if you know what i mean.             guitars are frusterating little things arnet they.

Question by DELETED_JAZ97   |  last reply

can anyone provide information in regards to a specific circuit?

I am looking for information regarding the circuitry for a plasma globe. I was hoping to reproduce the circuit, but I need to know everything I can about the wiring. Diagrams are preferred. Instructions, links to instructables, and links to other websites are useful; and power/amp/voltage ratings would be great. If everything goes well, I might just be able to make an instructable out of it!

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block trigger knex gun list

Well we cant get in to mepains list so i posted it here.https://www.instructables.com/id/Pocket-sized-Knex-gun/https://www.instructables.com/id/knex-gun_17/https://www.instructables.com/id/Super-Small-Knex-Pistol/https://www.instructables.com/id/Knex-semi-auto-pistol/https://www.instructables.com/id/-knex-small-gun/https://www.instructables.com/id/Knex-mini-pocket-gun/https://www.instructables.com/id/Knex-Pistol_7/https://www.instructables.com/id/knex-nail-shooting-gun78.5-mph/https://www.instructables.com/id/Pretty-simple-knex-pistol/https://www.instructables.com/id/The-Last-Resort-knex-gun/https://www.instructables.com/id/Knex-Gun-%3aThe-ACE-227a/https://www.instructables.com/id/KNEX-GUN-%3aTHE-ACE-226a/https://www.instructables.com/id/A-DOZEN-GUN-knex/https://www.instructables.com/id/very-strong-hand-gun/https://www.instructables.com/id/knex-gun_12/https://www.instructables.com/id/Strong-and-accurate-knex-gun/https://www.instructables.com/id/VERY-SIMPLE-KNEX-GUN!/https://www.instructables.com/id/cricket/https://www.instructables.com/id/small-standered-knex-pistol/https://www.instructables.com/id/micro-knex-gun_1/https://www.instructables.com/id/K_nex-Dual-Pistol-set/https://www.instructables.com/id/Ulitimate-mp5-with-fold-in-stock-great-power-and-c/https://www.instructables.com/id/Tiny-K_nex-Gun/https://www.instructables.com/id/knex-gun%3a-the-big-torture/https://www.instructables.com/id/Knex-gun-mod-of-tiny-torture/https://www.instructables.com/id/small-knex-gun-and-easy-to-build/https://www.instructables.com/id/spring-powered-knex-gun/https://www.instructables.com/id/knex-awsome-gun!!!/https://www.instructables.com/id/Berry-blaster-gun/https://www.instructables.com/id/Flie-Ing-GOOse-single-shot-KNEX-rifle%2c-high-power-https://www.instructables.com/id/small-yet-strong-gun/https://www.instructables.com/id/Knex-Semi-auto-with-*NEW*-magazine-system/https://www.instructables.com/id/Really-easy-knex-gun/https://www.instructables.com/id/Tiny-Gun/https://www.instructables.com/id/Mega-Pudge-K_nex-Assault-Rifle/https://www.instructables.com/id/Basic-Semi-Automatic-knex-pistol/https://www.instructables.com/id/K_nex-Spining-Projectile-Hand-Gun/https://www.instructables.com/id/begginers-simple-knex-gun/https://www.instructables.com/id/knex-gun_7/https://www.instructables.com/id/Knex-single-shot-riflesnyper/https://www.instructables.com/id/38-Piece-Gun/https://www.instructables.com/id/Bolt-action-knex-gun/https://www.instructables.com/id/powerful-knex-gun/https://www.instructables.com/id/knex-semi-automatic-pistol/https://www.instructables.com/id/small-simple-knex-pistol/https://www.instructables.com/id/knex-sawed-off-shotgun-%2f-assault-rifle/https://www.instructables.com/id/KOOL-DUEL-BARRELED-K_NEX-UZI/https://www.instructables.com/id/mini--sniper-with-scope/https://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-pump-action-knex-gun/https://www.instructables.com/id/mini-knex-pistol/https://www.instructables.com/id/very-powerful-knex-hand-gun./https://www.instructables.com/id/very-small-knex-gun/https://www.instructables.com/id/Double-Barrel-Knex-Pistol/https://www.instructables.com/id/7-Shot-Knex-Pistol/https://www.instructables.com/id/my-knex-pistol/https://www.instructables.com/id/Pico-power-K_nex-gun_1/https://www.instructables.com/id/Yet-another-k_nex-gun-this-ones-for-the-contest/https://www.instructables.com/id/KNEX-POCKET-GUN/https://www.instructables.com/id/Small-easy-k_nex-gun/https://www.instructables.com/id/basic-pistol/https://www.instructables.com/id/K_NEX-GUN/https://www.instructables.com/id/Basic-Knex-Cannon/

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Is there a way to use my USB microphone with my PC acting as an amplifier? Answered

 I have a blue snowball microphone, and wanted to use it to amplify my vocals, but have no amp. I know how to record with it, but are there programs out there that will amplify its input?

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Anyone know a good guitar for about $200-$400?

I woud really like a les paul style. I like to play alternative, rock & hard rock, and blues. Id prefer not to have a floyd rose tailpeice because ive had bad experiances with them. Ive looked into telecasterrs and dont really know much about them. I tend to play darker stuff and want a guitar with a dark tone.

Question by octopuscabbage   |  last reply

knex forum

I have made a forum for all things knex, custom or not and im holding a gun contest there toolink

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I want a circuit to close when I OPEN a glass jar ... Answered

I'm working on a project where I have a glass jar, and I want a circuit to close when I OPEN the glass. Need ideas on how I can solve that in clever ways...? I know how to program it in flash, but my current project is all hardware based, and I don't want to use a computer to solve it. I've tried using a photo cell, but for some reason it won't trigger on the circuit I'm circuitbending. I've used a photocell on another bend, and it worked there, but on this project I'm circuitbending one of those greeting cards where you can record your own voice, and it seems that it needs a good solid connection before it will trigger. Would greatly appreciate all tips. Addition: I need a solution that takes as little space as possible.

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Decided to Come back to take a look...

So guys, i decided to come back in here, just wanted to see if there was anything new going on? So, What is new?

Topic by Steamdnt   |  last reply

I made a hack for playing Rock band with a real guitar, but I'm not so happy with the finger contacts...

Here is the video of me playing rock band with a real guitar https://www.instructables.com/id/Play-Rock-band-2-with-a-real-guitar-and-boxing-glo/ I hacked an xbox rock band guitar controller and ran a wire from ground to the strings of the guitar, and then one wire for each of the fingers on my left hand. I made a little tin foil "hat" for each finger, and even though it worked great for controlling the game, I didn't feel like I got enough controll of which string I actually pressed down. For playing the game it is enought to just put the correct fingers on the stings, but what I wanted to do was to actually play along with the tunes in rock band to the best of my abilities, to actually have cool sounds come out of my real guitar. But what I'm looking for are suggestions on how to make the finger contacts better?

Question by mskogly   |  last reply

why do world of warcraft always says [login Server Down?

 umm...im trying to figure out why it says login sever down when u login,can u help me pls?thx

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speakers? Answered

I just got some cheesy speakers frm wal-mart and was wondering you had any ideas on what creavtive thing i could do with them?

Question by sir-zeke   |  last reply

Electric Bass/Guitar Tuning Pegs?

Can someone please help me? I have been wanting to make an electric stick bass for a while, but there's one problem, tuning pegs. I've heard of people using wing nuts, but it seems that I can't get the concept through my head. If someone could please help by giving me an explanation or a better example/instructions on how to make these, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Question by Hoboman   |  last reply

EAP Vs. Oodassault V3

Well the oodassault V3 was in part a challenge to DJ at first. I also challenged the comment by KSC that he could and would make a new oodammo pistol that would be better than mine if I were to make a new one. We seemed a little hard-edged at first but we turned it around into a friendly competition. You guys are the judges. The instructions are simple. Just rate the EAP and the Oodassault V3 both out of 5 of how much you liked each of them. I'll count them up when we have plenty of comments. That way we can see ultimately which people not only prefer but how popular overall they were. I personally think it's pretty close. Feel free to tell us what you want us to improve on so that we could try making the perfect oodammo pistol. Please put your ratings at the very beginning of your post and try to limit other comments so that I can total them up easier. EAP and Oodassault shared Pros -Strong structural designs -Triggers built for power -Comfortable Handles -High cap mags -5 layered with few blue rods sticking out -both can be loaded while half loaded. EAP Pros -Probably a bit stronger structurally -Doesn't require as many black Ys -Stronger magazine -Chances of firing more than one or the magazine breaking are slim -Fast front loading -Internal Mag pusher Cons -Bigger -Harder to aim -Uses Wheels for handle -Best requires a modified piece for trigger Oodassault Pros -Pretty compact aside from magazine -Comfortable handle without use of wheels -Tilting mag that locks back -Can accept stripper clips or detaching rod clips -Trigger guard and safety (simple mod I made later. I can explain it if people really want it) -No modded pieces needed Cons -Uses more Black Ys -Less sturdy magazine -Less reliable firing -External Mag pusher

Topic by TheDunkis   |  last reply

We need more people

Calling people in my group! We need to get more people to join our group. any ideas?

Topic by Torpe   |  last reply

Fave Knex Gun?

What is your fave knex gun?

Topic by Hiyadudez   |  last reply

eiffel tower model?

I need to make a model of the eiffel tower. i prefer to make it out of: #1-cardboard and duct tape #2-paper and duct tape #3-knex i could also use other forms of connection other than duct tape. could you post a link or make one your self and post an instructable? (i will be working on it too)

Question by chopstx   |  last reply

Blanket weed killer

My pond gets blanket weed each year. One of the causes is excess nitrogen, but since some of this is due to run-off from farmland, I can only control it to a small extent. I have seen electronic devices sold which are a control box, with some wires which wrap around and around the pipe from the pump/filter - obviously some kind of magnetic or pulsed field is created and this wrecks the blanket weed cells without harming other plants or animals in the water - has anyone any idea how to make one? As you can see from pic2 we get tadpoles, small fish and things - the blanketweed can get so thick that the little fish get trapped in it! I have to pull it out, but often you end up pulling fish etc with it, so I'd like to resolve it. We use barley straw to prevent green algae, but it does not prevent blanketweed.

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The bassist of my band quit, and now my I have to be the bassist and vocalist at the same time. I'm pretty good at playing the bass, but I can't seem to stretch my fingers out that long.... Anybody have any idea on how to increase finger-stretching capabilities? Any advice would be appreciated.... Oh and I can't sing properly if I'm playing an instrument, so any advice on how to sing while playing a guitar/bass would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.

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Does anyone of you know a reliable pocket-size knex pistol with a mag and a rail (like on my sparcss)? Answered

Does anyone of you know a reliable pocket-size knex pistol with a mag and a rail? With rail I mean like on my sparcss and on this knex gun: http://knexinnovation.net/forums/viewforum.php?f=49&start;=30 . With reliable I mean only jamless guns.

Question by TigerNod   |  last reply

I need a different mag fo the inferno on kl does anybody have one.

The mag on the inferno needs stronger red rods. i dont have ant does anyone have a different mag that works for the inferno?

Question by Knexwizard   |  last reply

knex Electronic arcade instructions

Hello everyone. I recently got the electronic arcade from ebay but it didn't come with any instruction booklet. So if you have it let me know. Thanks.

Topic by Tornado96   |  last reply

What is "paint"? Answered

No, not art paint, like the term everybody uses. "This can be done with Paint." What is that? Maybe Ms paint? I don't know THAT either!

Question by NYPA   |  last reply

Grenades for grenade launchers

I was watching the military channel, and I saw the M32 grenade launcher. I really want to build something like it with knex. But here's the problem: I have yet to find a grenade that can fit in some sort of barrel. I'd use Carlz's grenade, but the rubberbands on the outside of it would GREATLY decrease the range. We need to make a smooth grenade, any ideas?

Topic by travw   |  last reply

Any ideas for cheap, interesting prop/set design pieces for a live action role playing game? Answered

Live Action Game will include Vampires, werewolves, Fae, and mages. Sounds incredibly geeky I know and maybe it is, but it is also a blast! This will be for a semi-large live action game of 100 - 200+ people and we're trying to come up with some cool set/prop designs for general room/stage atmosphere but have a small budget, limited tools when it comes to saws or power tools (though we have more than 6 months before the day they are needed so we have time and plenty of hands to help).  We do have several great artists working with us and a lot of creative crafty people but are only beginning to brainstorm possible ideas so I figured I'd ask for some suggestions from some of the web's cleverest DIYers. This is much like setting a stage for a theatre performance. Our convention space is pretty large and we have multiple large (think ballroom sized) rooms available to put our set in. Other requirements for pieces: Fairly light  so we can move the items pretty easy (the game will be taking place in a convention space that we do not own). Ideally pieces could be broken down some for easy transportation and storage Would be great if some of the pieces had some versatility so we could use them in multiple venues (ie main structure, that can have things that can be switched out for other things is awesome for some of the pieces, like something covered with a canvas painted scene that can be switched out for a different canvas scene or similar idea) Nothing that is permanet or requires drilling into a wall/floor etc as the space is not ours and is rented Nothing that is on fire or requires fire. Nothing too complex for the average person to put together and take down Safety is a concern I would be interested in hearing any ideas or being pointed to websites for inspiration or instructions on creating these kinds of stage/prop pieces. Thanks in advance for any ideas!

Question by Sindarr   |  last reply

which is colder, frozen saltwater or ice covered in salt?

Ice with salt added to it AFTER it froze will be very cold, but how about frozen saltwater will it be colder, warmer or just the same?

Question by nutsandbolts_64   |  last reply

Can you watch videos or hear music while converting videos, or will it ruin the audio for the video?

The converting video is either ging to be MP4 or MPG format so i was just wondering if hearing music or watching youtube videos will affect the audio for either format?

Question by chickychick89   |  last reply

Who thinks they have the best Nerf gun?

Plez show me mods and pics!!!

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