disappearing topic

I could of sworn there was just a how do you feature forum topic. Kruser said kiteman featured my instructable, so I checked my instructable to say if it says anything about kiteman, and it didn't. So I went back to the forums and it isn't here anymore!

Topic by guyfrom7up   |  last reply



Do NOT Open This Topic!

If you opened this, Why? It clearly stated do not open. I just want to know. *curiosity killed the cat*

Topic by Spl1nt3rC3ll   |  last reply


What shop would that be when I publish a forum topic? Answered

I just noticed something for the first time: Are you ready to publish? If you still need more time to complete your post, you can access it here when you return from the shop. Shows in the info box when you publish a new forum topic. Just wondering what shop that would be or if it is a bug, forgotten easter egg or something else. I know, I should just ignore it as ignorance can be a bliss, but now that I noticed it the shop is nagging me.... On a different topic: Also would be nice to have a category for site related things here. Sometimes it is just a question and not really worth posting it as a bug or feedback in the forum.

Question by Downunder35m   |  last reply


Just for fun!

I noticed we neither have a section, nor a thread for fun stuff, so I just made one ;)Let me give you something fun to think about, then you can add more funny stuff so we all have a good laugh :)The invisible man - a really old story!There is a man, thausands and thausands of year old, some even say he is as old as time itself.One day the old guy got really bored and decided to do something new.A few days of hard work and within a week he created the universe and all we know.To make it less boring he also decided to add some humans to it.After all, why would you need a TV if you can have it all life.Not long and those humans figured it all out and were really greatful for all the hard work done.So in return they accepted some ground rules, ten of them to be precise.Big buildings were built and everyone also needed some tokens to show how much he loves his god.Many years later some guy came along and got interested in this almighty guy everyone now called "god"."What does he do?""Oh! He loves you and watches you every minute of your life!""Nice! And what does he expect from me?""Just follow the rules and read his book if you feel troubled.""There is a book too?""Certainly is and you can have one for just 10 bucks.""And who is he and what would happen if I break the rules?""God is all powerful, wise, loving and forgiving but if you break the rules you will end in a pit of fire and pain for eternity!""Oh, that much trouble if I break the rules... Can I fix it if I did?""God always loves you and will forgive you!""Hmm, just to make sure that I got it right, let me sum it all up:There is an invisible guy living in the sky, he watches every single one down here every minute of the day.He is all powerful, almighty, all loving and the most forgiving guy you can find.But he needs money.Why do you collect moneyfor him if he never eats, sleeps, drinks or has any fun and also states there is no need for riches?"

Topic by Downunder35m   |  last reply


New K'nex firing/trigger method - shotgun burst effect

Meet my latest invention, the Quad Blaster. Its simplicity allows for a very compact system. Uses multiple, stacked slingshots and 'let-go' triggers that let me fire four single shots, or all four simultaneously. Check out the vid... The ammo it shoots are yellow rods that have tan clip connectors on the ends that hook into the rubber bands. Surprisingly powerful.I'm going to try to reduce its misfiring problem, then the Instructable for it will be underway.

Topic by Perfect Duck   |  last reply


SciFi Essay Topics - Any Ideas?

For school, I have to write a 6-8 page essay, double spaced, about a chose topic. My teacher said we could pick our own, but she (a) has to approve of it, and (b) it has to be mysterious/unsolved/SciFi/urban legend/consipracy theory. Also, any suspicious crimes, like that concerning Lizzie Borden, are also accepted. My friend is writing of the Chupacabra. Does anyone have any ideas on some good topics, that I won't be straining to find info to write about, i.e., a topic with a ton of info, so much so that I have to condense it? I love the genre that my teacher gave, conspiracy theories, SciFi, and urban legends are my thing. I just can't think of any that would be worth writing so much about. Thanks, I appreciate it!

Topic by Bran   |  last reply


a test to land into the AT-Group with a new topic...

Hello, this is just a test. I created a new topic from the group-Website, but I still couldnt find in the "Select a category group and category" the AT-Group listed. Therefore for this test - i do not choose anything, hoping, that than this will land in the correct group... Hey - finally it will be solved!! PS: NOOOO - I HAVE to select a category and group!! What shall I do - I cannot find the right group in the pull down. NOW I will take the "Forum" and "LIFE"

Topic by SteveMcCraft 


Is it possible to get a rating of 5* on a forum topic?

I want every body here to rate this topic 5*. I've always wanted to know if its possible to get a full 5* on instructables. _Edit: DONT RATE IT 5 ANYMORE! Rate IT 0.5! Lets see how low the rating can go!

Topic by kingghaffari   |  last reply


The K'nex Innovations Challenge (KIC) - Setup Topic

I think we all know how slowly things have been going for a while on this site, and I've been thinking, we need to encourage some innovation. So I'm holding a new competition, to see what we can get out of people when they have a bit more motivation. I'll need two impartial judges (to work with me), and a lot of contestants. The way this competition will work is as follows: The judges will mark each entry on a certain set of criteria, depending on the specification and brief for each round. There will be 5 rounds. The first round is free for anybody to enter. The 20 best-performing entries will move through to round two, with a new brief. The second round is only accessible to the top 20 from round one. The top 10 entries will make it through to round three. Round three will host 10 candidates, and the top 5 entries will proceed to round 4. Following round 4, the final three contestants will be chosen, and round five will be the final round/decider, and one winner will be chosen. The winner will recieve a prize (to be agreed upon with the judges), possibly pro membership, and will definitely recieve a dedicated forum topic congratulating them on their victory. Judges I will need a pair of judges who are willing to give up time to build creations, and are able to talk on Skype or MSN about the competition for judging purposes. The judges will be impartial to the competition (i.e. can't enter) and non-biassed. Please contact me here. As soon as the judges have been appointed and the topic and deadlines are chosen, I will post a topic signalling the start of round one. Please do not post any entries until the opening date as the entries will be produced to fit a brief agreed by the judges. Judge 1: The Jamalam Judge 2: DJ Radio Judge 3: Lowney I have nothing else to say, but any requests for briefs and applications for judge-hood are welcome. Round one is now live!

Topic by The Jamalam   |  last reply


Getting known

Hi everybody, READ THIS (ALL OF IT): Recently I asked a question about how to get better known in the k'nex community on instructables. I got lots of tips but most of them didn't help me because I already used them. Except for this one: POST A FORUM TOPIC. So here it is, my forum topic, everyone who reads this will now know me because they think: What an idiot and what a stupid avatar picture(I agree). That's me, Mr. Muggle ( or actually: mrmuggle but I don't know how to change that)

Topic by Mr. Muggle   |  last reply


ideas for k'nex guns

Hey guys ! between if you've heard of me or not, probably not, i really like building k'nex guns, and i have made a few decent guns over the past year. my best gun would be SABR (Sharir170's Amazing Bullpup Rifle, instructions posted), second would be triple S rifle (Sharir1701's Super Sniper, not posted), and third would be a full-auto rifle i haven't named or posted (it works on an amazing new mechanism that i discovered with my friend, but he begged me not to post it, and made me swear, so i can't post it or show it or even explain how it works (major soz)). anyway, i'm plain out of ideas, and i really wanna build some new guns, so if you'd like me to build something, anything, you name it, and i just might build it and post it. you might be asking yourself : why should i do this... i've never heard of this guy, and therefore don't know if he's any good, and he's not a pro member on 'ibles, so he can't send me a patch... all i have to say is that i've never given up on a k'nex goal i've set for myself and i just work on it on and on until i get it. and what you will get from this is the opportunity to build the gun you requested me to design, and get credit for the idea on the 'ible. anyway, if any of you have any good ideas at all, say so and i might build them, no matter how stupid you think they might be.

Topic by Sharir1701   |  last reply


Can you edit a forum topics documents if you posted it? Answered

I had posted a document for a topic and now I have a more up to date version, any tips?

Question by Knexperiment   |  last reply


Hot-topic style hair clips... How, where, etc?

Ok, I'm the first to admit that I have a very off-beat style. I do find myself drawn to Hot Topic (and places like it) for their creative hair accessories. I'm just curious where they get all the neat little .. *things* for lack of better word, that they glue to the clips? They're usually little plastic.. well, again, things. I've seen grenades, broken hearts, razor blades, and so on. Where does one find these little objects? And what are they called, anyway, or do they even have a name? I've only had minor luck finding anything like it in craft stores, and they're mostly meant to be used as a button or a bead. Where does one find just small little plastic *things* to glue to a hair clip? Or anything else, for that matter.Thanks oodles. Yes, I just said oodles. ;]-LL

Question by lenalandmine   |  last reply


Knex War?

Hey guys! Sharir1701 here and, as most of you guys that knew me back when I was still around probably know, I've lost most of my interest in Knex. I do, however still come on the site ever so often to browse, comment and so on. I've noticed during my past couple of visits that there seems to be a "war", so to speak, raging on between some members of the community, regarding the effect of bulldozing a gun with rubber bands, as well as "how good" is the NAR. In this forum I am assuming you all have basic knowledge in Knex gun technology, are familiar with the stated guns and have a little bit of background in mechanical engineering. Moving on. You might know my opinion about the subject already, but I would like to state it once more as well as explain it better, so perhaps some people that disagree with me could understand my point of view. BUT, before I do that, I can't help but feel guilty for tossing the long burning logs into a small fire. About a month or two ago, in one of my visits, I posted a comment on one of Red's topics (or 'ibles, strike me dead for my memory) about my quite specific opinion about each and every one of the three guns in question in the said topic, the ZKAR, the NAR and the TR8. I said a few things about rubber bands and brute force vs. complexion and efficiency, and I may have started something unintentionally. That argument has been around since, if I recall correctly, 2009, but it hasn't been brought up again in a while. I feel like I made that happen and then I enraged a few more people by saying that "efficiency and good design beats brute force any day" (or something like that...). I'm not taking credit for starting this thing again, but rather I'm apologizing for sparking up an old and possibly pointless argument. Nonetheless, I will now explain my opinion on the subject and hopefully nobody gets mad at me for doing so, but if you have a valid counter argument, please state it below in an understandable and polite way. Thank you. If so, then, what is this whole thing even about? The "KI Crew", as I like to call them, have been very proud of their NAR and TR-n series guns for a few years now. The TR series I'll admit is very good, but I don't accept the "add as many rubber bands as possible" argument. Now, the NAR, personally, I dislike the gun. I have had nothing but bad range tests with it in the 3 times throughout the past 4 years that I've built it, and I've heard similar results from several people and some close friends. I highly doubt I was doing something wrong all THREE times, so don't bother to bring that up, please. The NAR is a gun designed for nothing else but being capable of withstanding great amounts of force and shooting a single round "the strongest a pin gun can shoot". How? Very simple - make a massively dense and very shock-proof body and then just add as many rubber bands as you can before your hands start bleeding. Now, let me explain, I'm saying 2 points here. First, the NAR is nothing special, just a strong structure with a simple connector barrel and a reinforced pin. We've seen it before, people. The claim that it's a good gun simply because you can put on as many bands as you want, pretty much, is, in my eyes, invalid. So I can make a bomb and just put as much explosives on it as I can afford, surely it'll be better than an atomic bomb... WRONG. It won't. Theoretically, even if it makes a bigger bang, it takes so much effort and it is so non-elegant that it loses it's point within itself. (Do not take this metaphor out of hand! You know what I mean). Second, and more importantly, I'm claiming that even if my first claim is wrong, if you look at the technical side of things you'll see that the very premise that adding more and more rubber bands to a gun will make it much stronger, is wrong in it's origins. I'm sure we all know this, but let me remind us all the physics of how a basic pin gun works. When the potential energy stored in the strained rubber bands, and rested on the cocked pin, is released, it accelerates the pin. The pin then proceeds to gain speed and it reaches three main milestones:  The initial strike of the bullet (The pin is already accelerated and is just touching the bullet, but the bullet is still). The point of equality, as I've dubbed it before (Just a few tiny fractions of a second after the initial strike, at this point the pin is ever so slightly slower than it was in the initial strike, but the bullet is now travelling at an equal speed as the pin, with a tiny gap between the two, meaning they aren't actually touching at this point) And finally, "the crash" (the bullet has left the barrel, the pin is at it's highest speed and is the most energetic as it pointlessly crashes into the back of the barrel losing and wasting all of it's remaining energy). In a world where you could use 100% of the acceleration of the pin and transfer it all into the bullet, adding more bands would indeed make a much stronger gun. BUT, that is impossible, in fact, it's no where near that. To put it all into a short sentence, the bullet accelerates and fires with a fraction of the energy released during the shot and to a certain limit, it is almost exactly the same amount of energy after a certain point. So, let's talk Maths. There is a direct correlation between the number of rubber bands on a gun and the amount of acceleration (and force) in the pin when fired. The pin's acceleration as a function of the number of rubber bands on the gun is in the order of magnitude of y=x. That's true, and that is where the misguided claim in question comes from. However, if we take a look at the graph of a bullet's acceleration as a function of the number of rubber bands on the gun, we can conclude, according to the above explanation, that the function is in the order of magnitude of y=sqrt(x). That means that up to a certain pivot, which I claim is, on average, around the 2-3 rubber band mark, adding more rubber bands does in fact produce a drastically stronger shot, but past that point, adding more rubber bands adds more brute force, yes, but it makes the shot stronger only just slightly, and by an increasingly smaller amount the more bands you put on it. BUT, and this is the big BUUT, the graph of the force required to cock the gun as a function of the number of bands on the gun is, again, in an order of magnitude of y=x. In conclusion, up to a certain, quite low point, adding more rubber bands will give you a drastically stronger shot without stressing the gun too much and without making the pull incredibly hard. However, past that point, adding more rubber bands adds an insignificant amount of power to the gun while introducing a whole lot more difficulty in operating it, resulting in an overall, worse gun. That is why I claim that a gun built around the sole concept of being capable to handle a lot of rubber bands is a nice concept, but is much worse than a gun built around efficiency (meaning you try to invest as much of the potential energy of the pin into the bullet by making a more efficient layout and a smarter usage of the forces in play). If you got this far, thank you for reading my article, and I hope this will put an end to this silly argument, but knowing how people's feelings work and how male ego and testosterone works, I bet it's far from it. Happy Knexing everybody ;)

Topic by Sharir1701   |  last reply



UK Charity needs the help of Makers (link to Community Blog topic)

A few weeks ago, Kiteman posted this thread to the Community Blog forum. I am hoping that the thread can be moved over to the AT Group, but in the mean time I'm linking to it. If you are interested in assistive technology and in the UK, please consider contacting Remap.

Topic by kelseymh   |  last reply


Top 3 K'nex Weapons Of 2008

Vote for your favorite 3 k'nex weapons released in 2008. You may not vote for any of your own designs.VOTING HAS NOW ENDED. PLEASE SEE THE SLIDESHOW YOUR FAVORITE K'NEX WEAPONS 0F 2008.

Topic by Oblivitus   |  last reply


I'm new

What is the difference between posting topics and Instructables here? It looks like people use them both to do the same thing... Are topics like test-runs for people's ideas and if the people request it, that person will make it an Instructable? please and thank you

Topic by billy B   |  last reply


knex car

My knex super car is so cool but the bad thing is bad photos

Topic by julian2596   |  last reply


mentors for robots hovercrafting and knex

Need mentors for the topics above (over the internet plz)

Topic by grayecastle 


Welcome Ludacris fans!

This is the welcome topic for the people who joined Ludacris fans.

Topic by DJ Radio   |  last reply


The K'nexecutioner - Perfect Duck's premiere super-heavy gatling.

Here for the topic on Moloro0's forum.

Topic by Perfect Duck   |  last reply


Eating ants?

This is a topic with a special thanks to goodhart. What is the best way to prepare and eat ants, or other insects and in what manner?

Topic by XOIIO   |  last reply


forums

Ok everyone I finally deleted my for um topic how many people are christians Ok are you happy now so stop bugging me to delete it

Topic by Metal4God   |  last reply


Show ya face!

Who's behind the computer? For knexers only. I made a new topics so people get the point this time. You know my face.

Topic by NYPA   |  last reply


Meeting room one (new members) CLOSED

For general discussions, to keep other topics to the point. New rooms will be set up as required.

Topic by Lateral Thinker   |  last reply


greatest band/guitarist/bassist/drummers

Once again out of curiosity, what are everyone's opinions on the topic of who/what is/are greatest bands and/or musicians?

Topic by wingman246   |  last reply


Knex gun questions...

I have a few questions 1. What is true trigger? what does it do? 2. Is a gun that fires bullets through a ram a RBG? 3. Would a gun powered by a ram get the bullets out of a extra long barrel? 4. what's the difference between slide action and bolt action? 5. How would you make a cock? 6. What's a bipod? 7. How would you build a fixed mag? If I have any more questions, I'll edit the topic and bump the topic

Topic by DJ Radio   |  last reply


just some pictures for people

Instructables wont let me post pictures in a comment so im going to make a topic instead just for my pictures  for people

Topic by knex mad   |  last reply


Anyone need a hand?

I dont know why I did the title, but please ignore this topic if you are not Lowney, or spam this top all you want if you feel like it :-)

Topic by Hiyadudez   |  last reply


Just another poll

I was just wondering, Do any of you ever look past the third page of the new topics and recent posts? I only look through the first three pages or so. Just wonderin'.

Topic by Spl1nt3rC3ll   |  last reply


NK Sideliner Videos

Since for some reason I could not embed videos in the Instructable for the NK Sideliner, I had to post them in a forum topic. Here they are:    

Topic by nerfrocketeer   |  last reply


amazing video (not a rickroll)

I found this a long time ago when I was lost on youtube :) P.s kitemans penguin topic reminded me https://www.instructables.com/forum/Startling-new-images-from-the-BBC/

Topic by iman   |  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


Some people may think I'm conceited....

....Oh well. You can't please everyone, and I sure won't try.Edit: for those who don't know, this topic was created as a joke.

Topic by DJ Radio   |  last reply


Did anyone have a bad day today?

Today is Friday the thirteenth. If anyone had a bad day, just say it here. Dont worry, This topic is to help cheer ppl up. For me- The day was fine enough.

Topic by DJ Radio   |  last reply


Super Smash Bros!

Hey guys, I made this fourm topic for you guys(and me) to talk about smash bros!  And I can't wait for the new 3ds/wii u versions!  So, chat away!

Topic by nancyjohns   |  last reply


SSCB-11

I posted it! (the reason I'm posting this topic is because I made this instructable a while ago, so it won't show up very recently on your recent stuff list.) https://www.instructables.com/id/SSCB-11/

Topic by Seleziona   |  last reply


who do you think builds the best knex guns?

I always wanted to see who every one thinks builds the best knex guns. thats why i made this topic.

Topic by T-man   |  last reply


Has KI crashed? Answered

I was going to post a forum topic but I thought I'd give this a spin. The title is pretty much self-explanatory. I'm getting a General Error Message ever time I try and go to the site.

Question by knexguy   |  last reply


Where to place Skulltag WADs?

Okay, so I want to play Chex Quest Multiplayer: http://www.chexquest.org/index.php?topic=2189.0 but I don't know where to place the wads in the Skulltag folder. Could anyone help? I'd be much obliged.

Question by TheEnigmaWrappedInATwinkie   |  last reply


I recently bought a Zippo and I want to find a forum. Any Suggestions? Answered

I am looking for a friendly community, preferably built on Vbulletin or a similar forum frame. Possibly a forum that discusses repair and tricks, among other topics.

Question by Izokay   |  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


How do i get reconized in the instructable's community?

I was wondering how to be redonized by more views comments or subcibers. I am a young person who wants to be noticed in the community> What topics can i make instructables about

Question by Sean_Voodoo   |  last reply


Dawn Simulator

I heard theres LED's or something like that, that sense light and turn a device off (for example: an LED hooked to a battery.) what about turn a device On? also check out the updates on my 2 newest instructables, although nothing to do with this topic.

Topic by Yerboogieman   |  last reply


Best/Worst Magazines

Please forgive me if this topic has already been discussed in the forums. With the holidays up and coming, it seemed like a potentially good time to look into getting some magazines for monthly reading material. That said, what are your favorite (and least favorite) magazines? --Purduecer

Topic by purduecer   |  last reply


Selling Runescape account for PayPal or RSPG

Just making a quick topic linking you to where Im selling an account. If youre interested in buying please inbox me HERE on INSTRUCTABLES! Link: http://www.powerbot.org/community/topic/686185-%E2%96%88%E2%96%88%E2%96%88-good-main-%E2%96%88%E2%96%88%E2%96%88-combat-level-98-%E2%96%88%E2%96%88%E2%96%88-92-strength88-attack-%E2%96%88%E2%96%88%E2%96%88-25mil-bank-%E2%96%88%E2%96%88%E2%96%88-autowin-5m-%E2%96%88/

Topic by Hiyadudez   |  last reply


Guns to make

So I want to know what guns to make, (not ones built before) but I'm low on ideas. I know that there have been topics like this before, but instead of this being for just me, if you have an idea I'll put it in a list here. Anyone can build any of them, (duh you could anyways) and if you make a gun on the list, I'll put a link to it. This way there is 1 topic, not 50. So what should people build? List: *scorpion evo III *Beam Rifle from Halo *MG-42 *M60E4 *M249SAW *870 Tactical *SP10 *Neostead 2000 *Agram 2000 *Spas 12 *AKS74U --------------------- Slideshow: https://www.instructables.com/id/AKS-74U/ *Famas *Sterling l2A3 *FN FAL *Mini 14

Topic by shadowninja31   |  last reply


Community Contest - Toy Rods and Connectors 2014: Prizes!

Hello everybody,  This is just a forum topic for you all to show off your prizes that you won in the Toy Rods and Connectors Contest of 2014.  I got my prize yesterday evening, so I thought it would be awesome to share it with the Instructables Community. I also won in the Toy building Blocks Contest, so I guess one photo is of the prize I won there. Feel free to send me your pics, whenever you get the prize, so that I can upload it to this forum topic. I hope we get a contest every year! Pic 1 & 2: me! Thanks for viewing -akshat21045

Topic by akshat21045   |  last reply