Asked by mman1506 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
Anyone attending this event? WHAT: 2010 K*bot World Championships This competition features robots made with K'NEX parts. WHEN: July 19-23, 2010 WHERE: Las Vegas NV, Suncoast Hotel and Casino. WEBSITE: http://www.kbotworld.com/
Posted by ftking_83702 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
I just discovered that the K-nex like building set I have isn't K-nex! The pieces I have are larger and are made of a softer material. They work well for children in the 2-5 yo range. Would anyone know what these pieces are called? The 1000 pieces of K-nex are going to have to wait a few years..... Thank you in advance.
Posted by brainfog 2 years ago | last reply 2 years ago
Well, I am pretty tight on time at the moment, but the video should explain things pretty well until I can do so here. here will also be many more pictures of the K-3 and Kinetic Shotgun, but I just need some time for those too. As for the K-4: Everything worked the way it was designed to work, but certain mechanisms (the trigger and the BTS) required a lot of force to function, thus reducing the amount of tension that would be even remotely practical to use on the bow. It was a good attempt and I have learned a lot from it; things that I will take with me as I move on to bigger and better guns. Here's a video for now, and I will explain everything in depth as soon as I can.
Posted by Kinetic 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
Hi all, I have launched my indiegogo page today (http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-tech-elective ) to start a program that will focus on teaching k-12 students how to design, build and program micro-controller related projects. All support and suggestions are welcomed. Check it out, hope you like it. Best
Posted by thetechelective 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago
Our Keurig coffeemaker is several years old. We began to see a ragged star opening in the top of the K-cups after brewing and coffee grounds various places outside the K-cup. All of the usual recommended fixes were no help. (See below.) This video gave me a solution that worked very well for us. (I have no personal connection to the video or its maker.) We now see only a neat round hole in the top of our K-cups after brewing, not a torn and ragged opening. Video summary: Remove two screws under the flip-up cover above the K-cup holder. Remove the decorative plastic cover by tugging at it. Snip the zip tie that keeps the soft white tube on the fitting. Pull the tube from the fitting. Hold the end of the tube over a cup. Cycle water through the Keurig until several cups come out clean. Clear the upper and lower needles of coffee grounds. Attach the tube with a new zip tie and screw the cover back in place. One word of caution: Very hot water spewed onto the soft skin at the base of my thumb and it was very uncomfortable. I draped a folded towel over my hand while hot water was being expelled from the disconnected tube at the top of the Keurig. Also, I ran quite a number of cups of water through the Keurig until I got three consecutive cups of water without any debris particles of any kind in the water. (I did not see an accumulation of coffee grounds like the man describes in the video, but I saw what was similar to pieces of a brown wing from a housefly.) In the two or three days following the procedure in the video we did occasionally have a K-cup blowout, but have seen only perfect round holes after a week or so, and we probably brew a dozen cups of coffee each day. The usual recommendations-- +Keurig's official recommendation as the cause of grounds migrating outside the K-cup is too much air inside the K-cup as evidenced by a domed lid on the K-cup before it is punctured. Their recommendation is to poke the top of the K-cup with a pin before putting it into the Keurig. Because of my observations and experience, I give very little credence to this. +Accumulated lime from the water needs to be descaled from the inside of the Keurig. Lime accumulation does cause a partially full cup of brewed coffee. We regularly descale our machine. We have also run water through our machine whenever we have seen grounds in our coffee and some grounds came out with the water. Descaling is a good thing to do, but I doubt it has a connection to bursting K-cups and grounds where they do not belong. +Clogged upper and lower needles. The video will direct you to use a wire to insure open passageways inside the needles above and below the K-cup.
Posted by Phil B 1 year ago | last reply 8 months ago
Http://www.kbotworld.com/ I was bored and decided to google "Knex". What I found was very interesting. Apparently there are competitions for Knex robots that do battle with each other. As I read this I thought about how us Knex gunners at Instructables could easily dominate these competitions; because we are the kings of Knex warfare. We could have a collaboration group based around K*bots, where we will post ideas and eventually have designs for the ultimate robot. Then when the competitions come around we could find somebody who lives closest to the competition to build the robot and enter on behalf of our collaboration.But there's a catch: There are rules, an one rule states that projectile weapons are banned. But I believe there are ways around this, as the exact ruling on this goes:"Projectile weapon systems which can launch a K'NEX part clear off the K*bot are banned due to safety reasons. Any other weapons systems which the organizers deem too dangerous will also not be permitted." This could easily be avoided by fixing the projectiles to the robot. For example: My cannon could use an extremely long bullet that has rods in the back of it, preventing it from ever leaving the robot while still delivering a deadly impact. But don't forget that weapons NOT based on guns will also be essential.So what do the rest of you think?
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Asked by Icool 9 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
Hi all,Quick question before I butcher something unnecessarily.Can I connect a bog standard thermistor as found in Chinese 3D printer (of which I have spares) to a k type thermocouple plug (I have none) and use it in my k type thermometer?Or should I just buy the slightly more expensive correct lead?I want to monitor temps @ the heat break of a new hot end.
Posted by Squibo 4 months ago | last reply 4 months ago
. I have a K-number of 1 (see here). Make me an offer for having me collaborate on your next project! - giving you a K-number of 2!!! . Limited time offer! Bid often and bid high!! . . NachoMahma!!
Posted by NachoMahma 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
Hello. I have a simple task to achieve, I guess, but I'm stuck. I'm using the setup from the attached image. All I need to do is to read the Speed of the vehicle using data from the obd2 k-line pin, and then to send a command to blink the brake lights when a certain decrease in speed is detected (e.g. more than 2km/h/s). I can not initialize the k-line and I am not able to red anything on the serial monitor on arduino :(. After I manage to read the raw data I am planing to figure out what's the code for turning on the brake lights by just simply pressing the brake pedal. The vehicle is an 2004 BMW E60, but I guess this is not an issue. Question... Are the TX/RX pins connected as it shod on the arduino board? Thank you. Ant help would be appreciated. I need this for a school project and a have a deadline :(((
Posted by CatalinP8 1 year ago
I work with my moms summer pre-k class and i want to know good arts and crafts to do with them somethimg easy and u dont have to spend so much money on any materials.
Asked by EmmettCullenrocks 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
I am looking for a way to be able to keep an object below 77 K, while maintaining an airtight container. This cannot be obtained with cryogenic fluids like liquid nitrogen, as it becomes highly explosive and dangerous. Therefore, I need a way to keep an object below 77 K in an airtight container, safely.
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Asked by Assa46 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago
Not ebay, K? I know of several lego sites, but I havent heard of a k'nex site.
Asked by Speedmite 9 years ago | last reply 8 weeks ago
Please tell me some softwares which can help in doing calculations regarding suspension in cars.i heard optimum k is good. but i cant find it to download it from net.plz help me....
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I know how to upload pictures but how about videos? Thank-you in advance for reading this!
Asked by chopstx 9 years ago | last reply 7 years ago
Seeing the new Kiteman 'ible "Welding a barbeque", it strikes me we ought to develop a "kiteman number" here, like the Erdos number beloved of mathematicians. The K-number is the number of steps between your 'ibles collaborators and Kiteman. Clearly Perryscope, Kiteman's co-conspirator on the barbeque has a K-number of 1. I myself claim K-number of 1 too. If you collaborate with someone with a Knumber of 1, then you have a knumber of 2 etc. What's yours ? Steve
Posted by steveastrouk 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago
I am currently focused on BUGS! Please, please, tell me about any little bug you might come across! Thanks!First, there was the Allsteps fixer...Then, there was human-readable URLS...Now... there aren't k'nex!Thanks to NachoMahma for hosting the scripts!VERSION: 126.96.36.199Changelog:188.8.131.52 - Version one - now there's an instructable0.9.3.2 - Added tooltip, better update message, fixed one spot of "x"0.9.3.1 - Fixed Cookie Problem0.9.3.0 - Unblocking page: https://www.instructables.com/block0.9.2.0 - Integrated Allsteps script0.9.1.3 - Works without ill effect on every page0.9.1.2 - Notifies user for update(0.9.1.1 skipped for tasteful purposes)0.9.1.0 - Works with older versions of GM by using cookies if need be0.9.0.1 - Safe for /forum*0.9.0.0 - Improved blocking, more default blacklist items0.8.9.0 - Ability to individually block items0.8.8.0 - Added whitelist0.8.7.1 - Changed the color to a light orange, it looks more visually pleasing, IMO0.8.7.0 - Changelog startedDownload it here!If you don't have greasemonkey... Click "Download Greasemonkey"If you are more pro-knex, then just use this script. It does not get version updates anymore.If you see any thing weird, please tell me!The script is fairly well commented, and it is fairly decent in terms of coding practices. With comments, its exactly 200 lines!
Posted by zachninme 11 years ago | last reply 9 years ago
Hey there, well basically i have a Gilera H@K 50cc road bike and i have discovered that the speedometer does not work. I unscrewed the cable and with my fingers, twisted the cable as the bike would generally do while its moving. As i did this the speedo moved and was showing that the cable was not damaged. I then took the front wheel off the bike and removed the speedo drive. I removed the full cable so i could do some tests and i found that when i put the cable in the actual squared out hole that it just spun freely. the square shape has been worn down on the actual worm gear not the cable its self. so i was just wondering what would be the best way to get that square shape back, i was thinking about either taking off about 0.5cm of the hole then adding a home made piece that had a square hole cut out of the center. Would this be a good idea? or is there something else i could do like fill the hole and push the square rod through? I cannot find one of these on the internet well the only one i can find is over £40. I don't really want to buy this as i could easily just buy a digital speedometer and fit that to the bike. Thankyou in advance :D
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When will the judging for kit contest end
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