Giant knex crossbow to combat wicky's

I created a big crossbow to combat Wicky's decimator

Posted by knexmastergunartist 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago


Customizable Dragonfly Assault Crossbow: Review

Here is the review for the Customizable Dragonfly Assault Crossbow by Wicky.I used the y-bow for the review, the same one in the picture.What to expect: Innovation: 9/10 I think shaping the bow in a y form was innovative and added more power with a shorter arm.Strength: 7/10 the arm is kind of weak. But the overall thing is good.Range: 9/10 shot very far and is powerful but not that accurate. It broke a red connector and two gray clipsLooks: 8/10 has a unique look but I like it.Parts: 8/10 fairly low on parts but uses more whites than most have.Handle: 7/10 not that comfortable but again uniqueStock: 9/10 nice and sturdy. I like it.Barrel: 8/10 the barrel is kind of flimsy but okay.At the end: I would give the gun 9/10.Here is the link to the gun. https://www.instructables.com/id/DragonflY-Assault-Crossbow/Thanks for reading.

Posted by Killer~SafeCracker 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago


New Members

Thanks for joining, I hope to see many cool (cross)bows

Posted by Wicky 11 years ago | last reply 10 years ago


Random Devastating Cannon

It doesn't need much description really.

Posted by Wicky 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago


Big knex crossbow

Have a look at my very powerful knex crossbow:https://www.instructables.com/id/S2KFDMQF1B3RAQY/#CDKYQYLF1B3REUFIt fires +-150 feet!!

Posted by Wicky 11 years ago | last reply 11 years ago


Is this normal?

Sorry for the bad quality, but I thought this looked strange...This is an arrow flying through a piece of plywood.It was captured using a digital camera filming at 30 fps, I used windows movie maker to slow down the video to 12,5% of the normal speed.Can you spot the arrow on this blurry video? I can't :/

Posted by Wicky 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago


Regular Knex Bow

Soon the instructable will be availlable via the search function, but it is not finished because that camera i used sucks. I will finish it as soon as i get my different camera, and from what i can tell now, its gonna be nearly indestructable XD. EDIT: Its is completely finished and posted, it will appear soon :D

Posted by Wicky 11 years ago | last reply 10 years ago


Crossbow V5 "Reaper"

This is the Reaper...it may not have great look, but it sure is effective.This one uses 4 strings of rubberbands and has a really sturdy trigger which also may be a new design.Sorry for the bad pictures...all i had at the moment to make a picture was an ps2 Eyetoy. https://www.instructables.com/id/Reaper-Crossbow/It is finished!

Posted by Wicky 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago


A Few Random Crossbows

I was bored so I made a few small crossbows, the ones with rails are more like indoor toys...they shoot everything and tend to keep it in one piece (most of the time) xD That little crossbow without rails still packs a punch, so don't try and shoot it at someone o.o' And uh that also counts for the other 'little' crossbow.

Posted by Wicky 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago


Need Crossbow Trigger Help

I need some help with this heavily modded Reaper, I need a sturdy trigger to fire the crossbow, but that has been proven too difficult for me as I don't have much trigger mech experience. At one point I had it fully working when not loaded, untill it snapped the trigger when I tried to fire an arrow. :P

Posted by Wicky 10 years ago | last reply 8 years ago


BLOCKHEAD: Precision Knex Crossbow

This is the latest crossbow I've made, the front bow is not that special, but holds a lot of power and is why I choose the name =pThe trigger however, took me about 2-3 hours to make and is a fully working true trigger.Here are Instructions:https://www.instructables.com/id/BLOCKHEAD_Precision_Crossbow/Also 2 video's:Part 1: Showing Trigger Mech and loading: Part 2: Showing destructive power:

Posted by Wicky 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago


DragonflY Assault Crossbow

Pictures have been taken, Instructable will have the Y-shaped bow and a normal shaped one. Stock and scope will be optional. And uh...yes these things actually hurt...I shot a few arrows into my own leg..just so I could feel how much it would hurt xD Instructable will up soon, need to find some time to write it.

Posted by Wicky 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago


T.V.I.K.T Entry

Here is my entry, it seems to be a mix between rail and slingshot crossbow.This makes it incredibly sturdy and enables me to put the trigger lower.The staircase shaped rubberband string is there to get more power out of a smaller area.Nice and heavy weapon, destroys cardboard easily and gets a nice 175 feet range.Camera on phone seems very sensitive to movement, sorry about the slight blur.

Posted by Wicky 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago


Fake Account Rating attack?!

So just came home from work and checked if I had any new comments...then I saw very low ratings on two of my Instructables...https://www.instructables.com/id/Big-Powerful-Knex-Crossbow/Ratio was about 3.6 when I last checked, now it is 1.62https://www.instructables.com/id/Reaper-Crossbow/Ratio was 3.7 this afternoon, now it is 1.52This does not really make me happy =\Maybe some admin can look into this?

Posted by Wicky 10 years ago | last reply 9 years ago


Big Powerful Knex Crossbow: Review

Big Powerful Knex Crossbow Review[http://Link! https://www.instructables.com/id/S2KFDMQF1B3RAQY/#CDKYQYLF1B3REUF]Made by Wicky.Alight. Here it is.1 - Power/Range 8/10 Great power, the ammo goes nowhere near straight though. 2 - Accuracy 8/10 Very good, but once again the ammo doesn't help.3 - Looks 8/10 I think it looks fine, but it could have been better.4 - Ease of use (reloading and firing) 10/10 Easy as pie. What else can I say? Just grab the ammo, put it on the elastics pull back and release. I can do about fire about 3 every 2 seconds.5 - Reliability (does it jam?) 9/10 It never "Jams", but on rare occasions the elastic can catch the ammo and fling it backwards.6 - Size Efficiency 9/10 Uses very few pieces that are not needed. Barrel is piece efficient too.Overall: Awesome. Great power, very rapid firing and quite accurate, makes this gun a must. Perfect for wars (could be a tadbit smaller, come to think of it). Thats it! Thanks for viewing.IaC

Posted by I_am_Canadian 9 years ago | last reply 8 years ago


Rapid Arrow Firing System

It was only a very simple idea, just make a massive arrow holder and slide a rod through it.It shoots 13 arrows, with about the power of the v2.Problem was though...the massive amount of rubberbands made it bend all over the place; 13 times strings of 4... =52 which just doesn't work.It did shoot, but as you can see from the pictures...it was not very sturdy lolThat rod with the wheels on it equals a black rod O.oAnd before you ask....everything except the trigger is taken apart already, as I consider it failed.And ofcourse I don't sit still, building something new already =dMight make one again, but on a smaller scale.

Posted by Wicky 9 years ago | last reply 8 years ago


New Low-piece Crossbow

I was building crossbows all over the place this weekend, at one moment I had one that was twice as large as the Reaper, but I lacked pieces to make it sturdy. This started out as a low amount of pieces Reaper, but I eventually made it a small crossbow which has about 80-95% of the Reapers power. Although it has the power and probably also the distance, it doesn't have a double arrow trigger(only one arrow) and I don't think it is able to fire properly without trigger. It is however, compared to the Reaper very practical, light and easy to fire/load. Btw there are 4x3 rubberbands on it in pictures. I don't know if I am going to post this one though, maybe if its really needed :P

Posted by Wicky 10 years ago | last reply 9 years ago


Small Foldable Crossbow + Side Project

1st Image: This is what the current prototype looks like, when unfolded. It can pierce through a piece of cardboard using its 1x3 rubber band string. It actually is pretty sturdy, although he blue flexi's could be considered exotic pieces =/2nd Image: This is what it looks like when folded up, when the 4 blue flexi rods are made loose, it will try to fold up.3rd,4th,5th Images: This is what I made in an attempt to make a crossbow even stronger, this one uses 8 strings of 5 rubber bands; 2 strings per wheel. It currently does not have a trigger and it is not possible to fire it without it, because it is impossible to draw back.

Posted by Wicky 9 years ago | last reply 8 years ago


Contest results!!!

Well, the results are in and im pretty happy with my decisons.I am kinda satisfied with how many entrees there were, but i was expectig more,soo on to the results, drum roll please............1ST place and the patch,spycam,and stickers goes to Wicky's gigantic crossbow!! for being so gigantic and haveing a true trigger, and getting a pretty damn good distance2nd place with a patch and stickers(yyaayayay) goes to Gamer 5's pump action with magazine gun for that pump action fun and a large magazine,plus it also has a uniqe desine.And third place with patches and stickers goes to all50's knex hybrid crossbowfor a rare knex crossbow,and it looks like a cool rifle.I didnt have any other honerable mentions, but all of you did good.

Posted by knex hater hater 11 years ago | last reply 11 years ago


Knex Gods?

Who are considrd the Knex Gods on this site? Im not shore but Ive heard its Darth Trainman, The Jamalam, DSman, Killerk and thats all Ive heard can you tell me if Im wrong or tell me some others?*PLEASE IGNORE THE DOTTEN LINES*knexperts:---------------------------------------------------------knex GODS:(your name here)-----------------------------------------------Darth Trainmanajleece-------------------------------------------------------------I_am_CanadianDath Trainman--------------------------------------------------Viccie.B1993The Jamalam----------------------------------------------------s0lekill3rbenfoxg------------------------------------------------------------tombuckey ( o.j )The_Burrito_MasterTheDunkisTrautsWickyDSman195276I_am_Canadianknexlord1Jollexshadowman39mepainBakenbitzIronman69KatarukitooblivitusKillerKOompa-LoompaSilentassasin21glitchedViccie.B1993KnexguyoddaDarth Gecko ManDutchwarlordDJ Radiokiller~safecrackers0lekill3r

Asked by Tom Buckey 9 years ago | last reply 3 years ago


Crossbow V2 Ultimate Version

After weeks of waiting, I finally got my k'nex back after moving. One of the first things I did was solving a few problems with my crossbow trigger. It took me about 4 hours of thinking and building prototypes. The following things have changed: The friction has been reduced by a great amount. It became much more compact. Does not require ductape anymore. Does not need the exotic hinge piece. Is now very easy to fire. I decided to show the new trigger using a well-built V2 crossbow; which now can finally use it, due to lower friction. This trigger is ideal for people that want a trigger on the v2, it should be buildable from the pictures. (The coloured trigger is the first version, the same as the gray one though) Edit: Instructable: https://www.instructables.com/id/Ultimate-Crossbow-V2/

Posted by Wicky 8 years ago | last reply 7 years ago


New Knex Crossbow Idea

This new idea came from wickys crossbow, and I havnt got it working yet. The new idea is basically an autoload crossbow. You just rip the old handle off, and start on a new one, but on the new one you have red gears on the front and somewhere on the back of your new handle. The red gears need to be able to run black chain links across the handle. So you put black chainlinkson across the handle of your crossbow. On the chain links you could put a little hook, so that when the little hook meets up with the horizontal rubberband it hooks on to it and brings it back to the end of your handle. Not that it would be in any use whatsoever its just an auto load idea.If you didnt get this topic,tell me so I can make it a little more clearer. I have no camera that I can use right now ,so I cant show you what I have so far.

Posted by fobblewabble 11 years ago | last reply 11 years ago


What weapons you currently have built.

I have seen a couple of forums on what you would use in battle, I just want to know what you have.I have:BR18- KILLERKZKAR- ZakBBSA- Bakenbit'z Heavy cannon v5- I_Am_CanadianOodassault pistol- TheDunkisMini-er TDS- TheDunkisOKP- OompaloompaMosquito- TheDunkisKnexsayer- (If you don't know, you must be extremely new to knex weaponry)ZLG - ZakA couple I_A_C war bombs- I just said2 spiffs- I_Am_CanadianA few knives- no clueA few grenades- no clueDragonfly cusomizable crossbow- WickyAnd 95 lbs of knex left over.You have?.......EDIT: Now I have:10 of Carlisle's grenadesKnexsayerBR18Mini BR8ZKAR2KILLERK'S block triggerBBSAOodassault pistolRectangle Mini rectangle3 different single shot pistols mepain designed"Matilda" looking modified ZLG (matilda from resident evil 4.)Heavy cannon v5

Posted by travw 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago


Decimator Crossbow (v7)

Well I finally got some more pieces, more still coming; this enabled me to build something bigger =dThis crossbow(more like cannon, now) has the following specs:Ammo: 1 Standard arrow, which needs to be ductaped other wise torn to shreds.Weight: 4,5 kilo's (9,92 pounds)Range: Not tested outside, will beat the Reaper and the Blockhead for sure.Rubberbands: 32, 8 strings of 4 ( these may still be increased as it shows no bending yet.)Power: Just look at 2nd picture....should explain a lot.Trigger: Same as on the Blockhead, some big improvements on it though.(Surprised about how power much it can take...)Sturdiness: Seems close to unbreakable lol...Without realizing..I also made a very good scope on it o.oI had a purple+blue 3d connector as arrow tip and when I fired on my cardboard box, it made a huge tear...and my ears were ringing like from an explosion O.o'Well this monster has bad points:Need a long/strong left arm if you are right-handed, because this thing is heavy as hell.Cannot fire without trigger.Every arrow needs ductape otherwise connector gets torn off.Also I gonna try and say...:I think this may very well be the most powerful ranged k'nex weapon on this site at the moment.

Posted by Wicky 9 years ago | last reply 7 years ago


T.V.I.K.T. KNEX TOURNAMENT

***ENTRY IS CLOSED***First round is right hereThe Very Important Knex Tournament. The deadline for entry is September 10th and the first round will begin on September 12th. There will be 10-50 contestants and 3 judges. Here is how your creation will be judgedup to 15 points-each judge gives up to 5 points for overallup to 9 points-each judge will give up to 3 points for looksup to 6 points-each judge gives 0-2 points of innovationup to 10 points-I will give each creation up to 10 points on how much I like itup to 2 points-a video displaying the qualities will add 2 pointsIF IT IS A GUN ROUNDAll of the above along withup to 2 points-for range will be specified in the roundThe contest is on no matter what!CONTESTANTS1. The Jamalam2. dutchwarlord3. Knex mad4. Smilee5. Sprout_Less6. Killer~SafeCracker7. trauts8. Wicky9. Ferrari48410. knexsuperbulderfreak11. NYPA12. Kinetic13. Strato9614. Big Z15. Nickawesome16. dsman19527617. Millawi Legend18. chopstx19. DarkVolt20. Coreyt21. BarraxJudges1. Shadowninja412. DJ Radio3. J MoneymanPost a comment if you would like to participate. Please specify if you want to be a judge or a contestant. There will only three judges. You MAY NOT ENTER THE CONTEST AFTER THE DEADLINE HAS PASSED!

Posted by Electroinnovation 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago


T.V.I.K.T. KNEX TOURNAMENT Round 2

ROUND 2 A Knex ball Machine lift IF YOU ARE NOT ABLE TO BUILD THIS DUE TO A LACK OF PIECES OR MOTOR CONTACT ME ASAP Duration This round will last from October 29th to December 1st Requirements Must be able to lift a standard knex ball or ball of similar size. Must lift the ball up at least a foot Must be able to AUTOMATICALLY pick up the ball from a short entry ramp Specifications You may use      knex      tape      string      A motor other than knex You may NOT use      modified pieces      wood / other plastic / metal / etc.      Points system up to 15 points-each judge gives up to 5 points for overall up to 12 points-each judge gives 0-4 points of innovation up to 9 points-each judge will give up to 3 points for looks up to 6 points-each judge gives up to 2 points for the speed of the lift up to 10 points-I will give each creation up to 10 points on how much I like it Bonus Points 2 points-a video displaying the qualities will add 2 points 2 points-if you incorperate a motor from something else you will receive 2 extra points. 5 points-If you complete a ball machine you will receive up to 5 points from me Contestants and Entries Knex mad Killer~SafeCracker trauts Wicky knexsuperbulderfreak Kinetic Big Z chopstx Coreyt Smilee bigdylan91 logic boy How the scoring works The amount of points you earned from last round will be added on to the total from this round to get your total to see who advances to the final rounds. The highest total will receive a bonus on the final round. DEADLINE DECEMBER 1ST

Posted by Electroinnovation 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago


My Knex Crossbow History

I first had this up as slideshow, but the forums seem to be a better place for it.1st picture (Crossbow V1) This is a picture from the first crossbow i made and if you look at the other crossbow you can see that this one is a predecessor of it.This one however is a bit harder to fire with, since you need to lower your crossbow right after firing, or get smacked in the face by an arrow bouncing back :PIt can get about 80 to 100 feet(if fired well ofcourse) and it could be seen as a light version ofthe other crossbow. It can make a hole in a piece of cardboard (from a box)If instructions are needed, I will post an Instructable.2nd picture(Crossbow V2) already has instructions posted. Actually won a prize with it too :DIt fires 120-150 feet, also depending on wind like most arrows would do. Goes through straight through cardboard.Instructions: https://www.instructables.com/id/Big-Powerful-Knex-Crossbow/3rd picture (Crossbow V3 aka Ballista ) No instructions posted, because there was not enough difference between V2 and V3 and is a bit on the heavy side :PIt has enormous power, but due to having a trigger it didn't fire further then V2.Explodes small plastic boxes, CD's, obliterates red connector of the arrow if fired straight into a wall.4th picture (Crossbow V4) never got finished because it was way too heavy and therefore it was nearly impossible to find a good handle for it. Had a good time dismanteling it....Not much to mention about this one, since it never fired.5th picture (Crossbow V5 "Reaper") is nearly complete and is fully functioning.It uses 4 rubberband strings to do the damage. It also has a new trigger system so that it can hold the full power of the 4 rubberband strings.Its topic is here: https://www.instructables.com/forum/Crossbow-V5-Reaper/Instructions are here: https://www.instructables.com/id/Reaper-Crossbow/6th picture A smaller, more piece efficient crossbow, although not as powerful as the Reaper, it is compact and easier to use.

Posted by Wicky 10 years ago | last reply 9 years ago


T.V.I.K.T KNEX TOURNAMENT Round 1

ATTENTION! EVERYONE THAT ENTERED AND 3 WILDCARDS WILL MOVE ON SINCE I ONLY RCIEVED A FEW ENTRIES. THANK YOU TO THOSE WHO ENTERED. THE NEXT ROUND WILL BEGIN IN A WEEK OR SO. YOU WILL STILL RECIEVE A SCORE AND A RANKING AND THE OVERALL WINNER WILL HAVE THE MOST POINTS TOTAL. MORE DETAILS IN THE NEXT ROUND. YOU WILL STILL BE SCORED!!!!!! A knex gun 15 PEOPLE WILL MOVE ON Duration This round will last from September 12th to October 20th. Description For this round you must create any kind of gun out of no more than knex, rubber bands, string, and tape. Requirements Must shoot a projectile Can ONLY contain knex, rubber bands, string, and tape Modified parts are allowed Must be your original idea You may NOT enter a previously posted gun for this round only. A modified version or a new, un-posted version of one of your instructables will be accepted. Contestants and Entries IF THERE ARENT ENOUGH ENTRIES THERE WILL BE 2 WILDCARD SLOTS. THOSE MUST BE ENTERED BETWEEN OCTOBER 20TH AND OCTOBER 25TH 1. The Jamalam- No entry 2. dutchwarlord- No entry 3. Knex mad- www.instructables.com/community/tvikt-entry/ 4. Smilee- No entry 5. Sprout_Less- No entry 6. Killer~SafeCracker- https://www.instructables.com/id/TBAR-Thunder-Bolt-Assault-Rifle-1/ 7. trauts- https://www.instructables.com/community/TAR-v1/ 8. Wicky- www.instructables.com/community/TVIKT-Entry-1/ 9. Ferrari484- No entry 10. knexsuperbulderfreak- www.instructables.com/id/mini-knex-cannon/ 11. NYPA- JUDGING 12. Kinetic- www.instructables.com/community/And-you-thought-pump-action-guns-were-coolTVIKT/ 13. Strato96- No entry 14. Big Z- www.instructables.com/community/DRAGON/ 15. Nickawesome- No entry 16. dsman195276- No entry 17. Millawi Legend- No entry 18. chopstx- www.instructables.com/community/TVIKT-entry-SKAK/ 19. DarkVolt- No entry 20. Coreyt- https://www.instructables.com/id/tvikt-entry-turret-pistol/ 21. Barrax- No entry 22. Smilee- www.instructables.com/id/TVIKT-entry/ (wildcard) 23. bigdylan91- www.instructables.com/community/BDAP/ (wildcard) 24. logic boy- www.instructables.com/id/The-FSSG/ (wildcard) IF YOU ENTERED SOMETHING AND I SAID YOU DID NOT PM ME ASAP OR YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO ENTER. Judges 1. Shadowninja41 2. DJ Radio 3. NYPA Scoring Method up to 15 points-each judge gives up to 5 points for overall up to 9 points-each judge will give up to 3 points for looks up to 6 points-each judge gives 0-2 points of innovation up to 10 points-I will give each creation up to 10 points on how much I like it up to 2 points-a video displaying the qualities will add 2 points up to 2 points-for power given by me. If it is powerful enough (range/piercing/weight of ammo) you can receive up to 2 points DEADLINE IS OCTOBER 20TH NO EXCEPTIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Electroinnovation 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago


T.V.I.K.T. K'NEX TOURNAMENT still on: ROUND 2: Deadline December 8

(Gosh, it's been a while since I posted a forum!) So 22222222539 is leaving, and I don't want another contest to just die like the rest, so I contacted and got permission to continue the contest as the new host. here is the original forum topic: ROUND 2 A Knex ball Machine lift Duration This round will last from November 30th to December 8th Requirements Must be able to lift a standard knex ball or ball of similar size. Must lift the ball up at least a foot Must be able to AUTOMATICALLY pick up the ball from a short entry ramp Specifications You may use      knex      tape      string      A motor other than knex You may NOT use      modified pieces      wood / other plastic / metal / etc.      Points system up to 10 points-each judge gives up to 5 points for overall up to 8 points-each judge gives 0-4 points of innovation up to 6 points-each judge will give up to 3 points for looks up to 4 points-each judge gives up to 2 points for the speed of the lift up to 10 points-I will give each creation up to 10 points on how much I like it Bonus Points 2 points-a video displaying the qualities will add 2 points 2 points-if you do a complete instructable on how to build it. 5 points-If you complete a ball machine you will receive up to 5 points from me Contestants and Entries Knex mad Killer~SafeCracker trauts Wicky knexsuperbulderfreak Kinetic Big Z chopstx Coreyt Smilee bigdylan91 logic boy How the scoring works The amount of points you earned from last round will be added on to the total from this round to get your total to see who advances to the final rounds. The highest total will receive a bonus on the final round. DEADLINE DECEMBER 8TH I know the deadline is rushed, and I am willing to extend it if needed, but try to make it on time. Im rushing this to try to get the next round in during Christmas break so you have lots of time to work on your creation. Backup project: If for some reason you can't make a ball machine lift, you need to make something that will do a basic task, probably powered by a crank or rubberbands. Ideas: A hand powered by cranks to move it on a X, Y, Z axis A Rubberband powered can opener ect. Be creative with this Project. I want to see really amazing things. Please note you can only attempted the Backup project if you have a valid reason why you can't make a ball lift. Everyone who has the pieces to build a ball lift has to. if you have a valid reason, please post it as a comment to this before making your project so i know. When your done, post a like to the foruminstructable for me to put up here. Now get building!  

Posted by dsman195276 9 years ago | last reply 8 years ago