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Knex Community => General Knex Discussion => Topic started by: Sorunome on May 02, 2016, 06:55:59 pm

Title: Random Knex Things
Post by: Sorunome on May 02, 2016, 06:55:59 pm
We all probably discovered some random little ideas on how to connect certain pieces in an un-expected way, however these were way too small to make a post about them.

This is exactly what this thread is for, post your little useless fun knex things away~


I'll start with some interesting way of making a knex chain.....
Title: Re: Random Knex Things
Post by: Linkin_J_Knex on May 02, 2016, 07:13:03 pm
Hmm that's cool.  I had a few but forgot them. Is it okay to post small builds here that you don't want to make instruction /ibles for?

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Title: Re: Random Knex Things
Post by: Sorunome on May 02, 2016, 07:14:31 pm
Hmm that's cool.  I had a few but forgot them. Is it okay to post small builds here that you don't want to make instruction /ibles for?

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Yup, i guess that's fine, too ^.^
Title: Re: Random Knex Things
Post by: GWorks on May 03, 2016, 02:44:28 pm
Can I put all the "illegal cheaty things" I do in my builds here? I can think of a few
Title: Re: Random Knex Things
Post by: TheDunc on May 03, 2016, 02:50:23 pm
Ah yes. Here's a little odd thing I made some time ago looking for ideas on how to make an explosive.
(https://knexflux.net/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.instructables.com%2Ffiles%2Forig%2FFTW%2F7DHQ%2FGCI8PJ6O%2FFTW7DHQGCI8PJ6O.jpg&hash=02db1c877cc99757335cededd8c8d76a)
Title: Re: Random Knex Things
Post by: austron on May 03, 2016, 08:07:04 pm
I love little hacks like this! I've got a few that I've come up with, I'll see if I can find them and post some here.
Title: Re: Random Knex Things
Post by: Linkin_J_Knex on May 05, 2016, 08:03:03 pm
Was attempting to make the gravity spikes from call of duty black ops 3 and came across this. This seems quite useful, its a combination of a couple of techniques. (https://knexflux.net/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fuploads.tapatalk-cdn.com%2F20160505%2F2a547e00df548e79fa5898e5ab1483ed.jpg&hash=00a39911e38dff891e4e02476f24dc5e)

It fits really well onto a rod,  just like a wheel.

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Title: Re: Random Knex Things
Post by: austron on May 05, 2016, 08:31:21 pm
Similar to Linkin_J_Knex's post, here's something I came up with a few years ago. I was toying with the idea of coming up with a structure that was "impossible" to build or take apart.

(https://knexflux.net/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FTRGi4dx.jpg&hash=6fef3fe2caa54ca511aea6ce97248fcf)

(https://knexflux.net/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FhqHdlZC.jpg&hash=16bf0011634fdbfa999f9cb2f0518424)
Title: Re: Random Knex Things
Post by: Linkin_J_Knex on May 05, 2016, 08:31:39 pm
Got partly through the handle and realised I definitely don't have enough yellow half moons to carry on. Just thought I'd show what I did so far(https://knexflux.net/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fuploads.tapatalk-cdn.com%2F20160505%2Fa07d693d7a890737203f41e692284d98.jpg&hash=a82a0869f8c4bdadbffb2990b10ac870)

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Title: Re: Random Knex Things
Post by: Linkin_J_Knex on May 05, 2016, 08:32:16 pm
Similar to Linkin_J_Knex's post, here's something I came up with a few years ago. I was toying with the idea of coming up with a structure that was "impossible" to build or take apart.

(https://knexflux.net/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FTRGi4dx.jpg&hash=6fef3fe2caa54ca511aea6ce97248fcf)

(https://knexflux.net/proxy.php?request=http%3A%2F%2Fi.imgur.com%2FhqHdlZC.jpg&hash=16bf0011634fdbfa999f9cb2f0518424)
Wow. That looks impossible! *tries making it*

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*edit* ouch. My fingers. They're bleeding
Title: Re: Random Knex Things
Post by: Sorunome on May 05, 2016, 08:37:40 pm
Oh, yes, I remember that one, quite tough to take apart ^.^
Title: Re: Random Knex Things
Post by: austron on May 05, 2016, 08:41:33 pm
[Off topic] Thanks for fixing the picture sizes, Sorunome!
Title: Re: Random Knex Things
Post by: GWorks on August 27, 2016, 12:42:58 am
Will it be
- a helicopter?
- a 6-spoked wheel?
- A podracer?

The last, most likely.
Title: Re: Random Knex Things
Post by: Sorunome on August 27, 2016, 02:25:38 pm
Now that is a very interesting use of those small black wheels!
Title: Re: Random Knex Things
Post by: GWorks on August 28, 2016, 11:31:32 pm
Oh, I like to use them :) Wheels, thrusters... a round shape...
Title: Re: Random Knex Things
Post by: Netchman on August 30, 2016, 08:49:27 am
Ah, I don't have any real innovations to share, but one thing I realized is sometimes you can physically snap off parts of connectors to create new shapes and squeeze in pieces where they normally can't fit.
Title: Re: Random Knex Things
Post by: GWorks on August 30, 2016, 01:31:10 pm
Ah, I don't have any real innovations to share, but one thing I realized is sometimes you can physically snap off parts of connectors to create new shapes and squeeze in pieces where they normally can't fit.

I keep a bag with all broken pieces :) That way I don't have to break them manually, that'd be a shame
Title: Re: Random Knex Things
Post by: Netchman on September 02, 2016, 08:42:02 am

I keep a bag with all broken pieces :) That way I don't have to break them manually, that'd be a shame

Haha. Me too!
Title: Re: Random Knex Things
Post by: Linkin_J_Knex on September 02, 2016, 02:09:06 pm
Woah Gworks, took me a while to figure out how you made that wheel thing XD It looks really cool, and pretty useful too!
Title: Re: Random Knex Things
Post by: GWorks on September 09, 2016, 07:52:45 pm
Woah Gworks, took me a while to figure out how you made that wheel thing XD It looks really cool, and pretty useful too!

Haha, thanks, use it ;)
Title: Re: Random Knex Things
Post by: Linkin_J_Knex on September 12, 2016, 05:17:37 pm
Will do, if I can figure out a use...xD
Title: Re: Random Knex Things
Post by: Sorunome on February 04, 2017, 04:01:26 pm
Ever needed 22.5° angles for whatever reason?
Here you go!
(https://img.ourl.ca/P1270721-small.jpg)

EDIT: you can also slope it
(https://img.ourl.ca/P1270722-small.jpg)
Title: Re: Random Knex Things
Post by: TheKnexGuy on February 04, 2017, 10:24:27 pm
Will it be
- a helicopter?
- a 6-spoked wheel?
- A podracer?

The last, most likely.
That looks awesome!

Anyway, here's my part that is kinda easy to put together, but really hard to take apart.
Title: Re: Random Knex Things
Post by: L3XiC on February 14, 2017, 12:39:46 am
Satisfying thing
Title: Re: Random Knex Things
Post by: Sorunome on February 14, 2017, 12:10:51 pm
On the topic of things that are hard to make...

Try putting this together....and then try taking it apart. Good Luck!

I forgot right now how i managed to take it back apart originally...oh well :P
Title: Re: Random Knex Things
Post by: Knex_Obsessed on January 18, 2019, 07:05:33 pm
Wait, that's illegal
Title: Re: Random Knex Things
Post by: Sorunome on January 18, 2019, 07:08:32 pm
Wait, that's illegal
That doesn't make it impossible ;)
Title: Re: Random Knex Things
Post by: RealBorisBoef on January 18, 2019, 07:10:21 pm
Ever needed 22.5° angles for whatever reason?
Here you go!
(https://img.ourl.ca/P1270721-small.jpg)

EDIT: you can also slope it
(https://img.ourl.ca/P1270722-small.jpg)

that's useful  :D
Title: Re: Random Knex Things
Post by: Knex_Obsessed on January 18, 2019, 07:13:25 pm
Here's my illegal technique - use 0.25" springs as rods...
(https://scontent-lga3-1.cdninstagram.com/vp/9e6017914e0027d8bf26c48c703a3852/5CCCFEA4/t51.2885-15/sh0.08/e35/s640x640/49847809_559532937791689_5340030170523281232_n.jpg?_nc_ht=scontent-lga3-1.cdninstagram.com)
(https://scontent-lga3-1.cdninstagram.com/vp/b89ca66bb336482c7175e28082dc9785/5CDA3742/t51.2885-15/sh0.08/e35/s640x640/50192627_1003079476548269_2057329405513141258_n.jpg?_nc_ht=scontent-lga3-1.cdninstagram.com)
(https://scontent-lga3-1.cdninstagram.com/vp/5cf59f3008cc338155fde802b069a54f/5CDB04EA/t51.2885-15/sh0.08/e35/s640x640/49539747_232276061049176_892540223666525752_n.jpg?_nc_ht=scontent-lga3-1.cdninstagram.com)
Title: Re: Random Knex Things
Post by: Sorunome on January 18, 2019, 07:21:09 pm
Looks awesome!