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Just a cool thing to do

  1. Jun 18, 2008 #1
    Has anyone ever designed and built a K'Nex custom roller coaster? I am completely addicted to doing that! I absolutely love engineering and this is a way to practice without use of any tools or money. I'd recommend you guys try it.

    Oh and by the way I'm a new member. My name is Nick.

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  3. Jun 20, 2008 #2


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    Welcome to PF, Nick.
    I've never even heard of the stuff that you're asking about, but I love 'Roller Coaster Tycoon'. It might be just a different approach to the same ideas.
  4. Jun 20, 2008 #3
    K'nex are like Legos, but they're based around sticks and...connections (k'nex) instead of matching pieces. They're pretty cool!

    OH MAN! I haven't played Roller Coaster Tycoon in so long! That was an amazing game.
  5. Jun 20, 2008 #4


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    Sounds similar to the 'Tinkertoys' that I had as a child. Those were very cool too.
  6. Jun 20, 2008 #5


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    But it's just rods that ball bearings run along, you can only build things that look cool - there's no engineering like real (not movie tie-in) lego or even the ultimate - mecano.

    Now I've had my grumble about the youth of today - I can go back to my armchair and my tartan blanket!
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