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Greetings fellow iblers!

Well, the summer has come to a rapid close, and in 4 days (!!!) I am going to be off to the University of Rhode Island, studying the arts of Mechanical Engineering, Philosophy, and the Spanish language.  

First off, I want to thank this awesome community (new members and old) for an awesome 4 year experience.  Despite some drawbacks, this is a community that has greatly matured as mechanical designers, and more importantly, as members of a team, throughout the years, and I am proud to have been a part of it. 

Now, although I won't have access to K'nex, I will have access to a computer, to a pencil and paper, and to the resources that will strengthen and broaden my understanding of mechanical functions.  This is not goodbye quite yet.  I will still be very active among the community with comments and plan to continue my "Guide to the next generation of K'nex Guns" as long as I can find the time.  I will also be thinking up new mechanisms and concepts (that's going to be my job in college anyways) and will post designs as much as I can.  And who knows, I might just surprise you guys with something over Christmas break. *hint hint*

I am going to try and get instructions up for my improved Kinno-2 within the next couple days.  It now holds 8 shots, has a locking mag release, and will feature a much better bullet mag, so keep an eye out for it.

Again, thanks to everybody who has made this such a great experience, and while my methods may change a bit, I will keep working to engineer a stronger community, no matter where I may find myself!

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Hey... I know what its like posting stuff is still possible just a little harder to fit in. Anyway, Good Luck Kinetic

we are going to miss you kinetic

The silver age of knex has come to an end. Good luck at College man.

Have fun at college and i'll look forward to the Kinno -2. Will you be posting any pictures of your sling pistols internals before you go?

The ible for the Kinno-2 will be up tomorrow, as will some internals of the KSP. Thanks for supporting me all this time man, and it has been a pleasure to build with you.

And you will see the fruits of my college experience on this website, I can guarantee it!

You're welcome - in my opinion you are definately one of the best gun designers on this website. I look forward to building the Kinno-2 and the KSP.

That means a lot man, thanks.

The Kinno-2 is on its way, as are the pictures of the KSP. I just couldn't get it all done the day I said I would, so I apologize for that, but all the pictures have been taken, and I have been working on the instructable from my dorm.

You're welcome :). While waiting for the instructions for the Kinno -2 i was able to make your Vice CKG Bolt Action Rifle from the pictures. Had a few problems, but got it working now. Its not quite as powerful as my ZKAR, but its still a good gun. I'm looking forward to building the Kinno - 2 :)

How are you getting on with the instructions?

Well man this is it for now. Not saying knex isnt important to some of us but dont worry about them. This is the start of your new adult life. Ill defiantly keep active in the community and keep posting innovative ideas and guns just like u told me to. I learned alot from u man. Thank you for everything u have done in this community. And looking forward to that kinno 2!

Maybe for now, but in a week I'll be back lol. It has been a great experience working with you over the last couple months. We did something that we were told couldn't be done, and that in itself is great. Never mind the fact that we built one of the best guns out there! Couldn't have done it without you man, and I hope you never stop thinking outside the norm, whether it be here or elsewhere. The kinno-2 will be up tomorrow.

And keep me up to date with your wrestling career, by what you have told me, there is a lot going for you!

Thanks man appreciate it. I pracrice everyday going for the state title. And im always going to be thinking outside the box. And u really helped alot of the kinno. Thanks. Been a pleasure working with u amd hope to do more with u when u can!

So long my friend. It's sad to see another great knexer go :( I've really enjoyed your guns. Thank you for posting them. Have a good time at college. Farwell.
~KneXtreme~

Pffft save the farewells! I'll be here, just no more K'nex guns. How do real guns sound? I have a few designs that I have been dying to bring alight. Now I will have to the tools to do so!

It's been great to be able to work alongside you, and I urge you to keep building!

We're all going off to college it seems, it's weird to think that when this all started we were so much younger. At least we'll still be here though, just not posting much K'Nex stuff.

Good luck at college!

DSMan195276

Weird huh? Well just look at what it has grown into! We did something right I guess. Best of luck to you to!

But don't just take my word for it, go out there and engineer your own luck!

You're going to have access to a University engineering shop, and you're worried about posting K'NEX?

Dude, post your school work!

Well, I'm worried about leaving this great K'nex community. But change doesn't wait, and I will have to keep moving. That is what Kinetic Energy is all about anyways!

I can guarantee you that you will see some pretty interesting stuff out of me over the next 50 years...

Very sad to see you go, but you're going into the field of mechanical engineering, which is the profession I hope someday I can have. I wish you a farewell, since you're going to be very busy at college. I know how busy college can be, I have a brother at college, so let's hope there will be time you can check in with us. It kinda sucks you have to leave at this time too, I just thought of some good innovative ideas. I was hoping you could see the innovative side of me.
The best of wishes,
the original, one and only, Knexgeek

Well like I said, this is not quite goodbye, its the birth of a new era of creation for me. I will be busy, but I will always find time to talk with the guys (and a couple girls) who made my current engineering career what it is. And looking at what Kiteman said, I am going to have access to equipment far more sophisticated than K'nex, and thus my creations are only going to get better. I even have a few gun designs that would have been a little too much for K'nex already drawn up, so I'll see if I can sweet talk my way into full access of the shop as a freshman. I've always dreamed of having such tools at my disposal!

Man, imagine if I could get something started-buildable, customizable guns that are sold in sets and rely only on the energy you put into them! Its a little ways down the road, but I think it is very possible!

And I have no doubt that you will make it as a mechanical engineer. Anyone who can build a functioning gun at a young age definitely has something going for them! You'll do well man.