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Pointe Shoes

  Does anyone out there have pointe shoes? Getting pointe shoes? Have any advice or stories to tell? If so, you are in the right place. P.S. I just got my pointe shoes this year. I love them though they hurt so bad!

Topic by cupcake811    |  last reply

'ible points

I have a new idea for a simple ranking system on instructables. The system would use points, you would get points for doing things around the site. A few examples of what rewards points: Using Instructables. The more you use Instructables, the more points you get. Using our Forums system. Creating Instructions. Using a premium Membership. Recruit friends into our Membership program. Adding and verifying your email address in Settings. Donations. View count. Medallion scheme. A few examples of the points you would get: Using Instructables. The more you use Instructables, the more points you get. (every hour on the site actively would get you 0.1 points) Using our Forums system.                                                                       (Your total posts are divided by 100 when converted into 'ible points). Creating Instructions.               (for every instructable posted you would get 5 points and if the 'ible got featured you would get 25 points) Using a PRO Membership.                                                                                             (A PRO membership would give you 50 points) Adding and verifying your email address in Settings.                                                            (This would get you 20 points) Donations.                                                                                        (each donation would get you a certain amount depending on the size) View count.                                                                                        (Your view count is divided by 10 and the result i the points you get) Medallion scheme.          (If you have a bronze medal you would get one point, silver medals would get you two points and a gold medal would get you three points.) The points could be displayed near the medallions as a shield or similar. Would this idea work and i so could it lease be considered by the editors?

Topic by JM1999    |  last reply

Interesting Challenge

Any chance someone coud put together an instructable for the bringing together of a DIY electornic point of sales system. Computer, touchsreen, barcode, etc. for cheap. EPOS systems retail at $1000 easily, an i think it'd cool if you could show how much cheaper it could be done. Using a normPC running freeware. But i aint got the time to throw together the ible myself.

Topic by lifelong-newbie  

point shops and a lego question


Topic by Ilija Miljkovac    |  last reply

How do you wire a double power point with 3 switches?

Can anyone tell me how to wire this so I don't have to have middle switch on (exhaust fan) just to use the vacuum cleaner in either of the power points. Much appreciated.

Topic by mmanning5  

Free IMVU Points?

Is there a way to get free IMVU points??

Question by rainbowdonkey    |  last reply

Pro Suggestion: Points

Ok, so I thought this was a pretty good idea that could make people want to buy more Pro Memberships, and publish more Instructables. What if for getting different levels of featured, you could get points to trade in for different things. For example: Channel features could get 10 points, category features could get 25 points, and homepage features could get 50 points. Then, you could get points for being in the newsletter, and for getting featured on the flash box on the front page. You could trade the points in for more pro memberships, digital patches, stickers, or maybe if you saved up enough, a laser etched Leatherman. What do you think?

Topic by kcls    |  last reply

What's the point of voting? Answered

During contests, users can vote on which ones they like best. I read the rules and it says that specific judges rate them from 1-10. What's the point of voting if certain people decide it?

Question by patriots8888    |  last reply

Point Stick Replacement...? Answered

Well, got an old Dell Inspiron 8600 and if you've read any of my other questions  you know all about it and its problems. Anyway... the cover for the point stick (mouse thing in the center of the keyboard) needs to be replaced, but this being my first laptop, I'm not quite sure how to do it. Personally I just want to pull it off with a some pliers and jam a new one on, but I don't want to break it either.... so I'm exercising alittle caution by asking first.... is there a specific way to do it, or is my way just about right? Thanks

Question by transistorguy    |  last reply

Ball point pens

Does anyone have any ideas about refilling a favourite ballpoint pen with ink? I have thought about using a syringe, but the ink is too thin. Before anyone asks, I can't just buy a replacement refill for the pen as they stopped making them.

Topic by batjonesy    |  last reply

How to increase the viewing area of an optical mouse?

Hello, I'm just wondering if any of you guys knew how to make the viewing area of an optical mouse bigger. I have an optical mouse, and of course the viewing point is only as big as the hole for the laser is. I'm wondering if I can make it bigger, so if there was a sheet of paper, with the mouse under it, it would track something moving on the paper. basically like this finger-paper-mouse --- | >

Question by Deimos1    |  last reply

The Meaning Of Life

Well, the name describes it, What do YOU think the meaning of life is? if you have one i'd like to hear it.As this is a discussion in the name of clever people, i hope that this will not trigger any racist views, as anyone who is naive enough to put colour first person later,or ethnics first, should not be considered a valued member of this community.(Thanks to for providing the picture)

Topic by    |  last reply

Digital crossover..?

Well people, since no one want's to help me 'Build' a hardware crossover, perhaps someone on here might know of how I could use one of my spare laptops and feed my input signal to my amp into the mic port and equalize it/cut off the high freq's and send it back out the headphone jack. Surely there's some kind of program that would give me control over the output signal like giving it a sharp cutoff at 60hz or something like that. I'm tired of trying to figure out what to do with these laptops laying around, so that's why I'm asking would it be possible to turn my dell (2ghz 512mb of ram, simple audio card) into a digital crossover with even a visual output would be nice. Anyone have any suggestions on how to do this?!?? Thanks!

Topic by Punkguyta    |  last reply

I'm going to Spain again...

So i'm going to Spain again and i will be gone for 17 days. (Thats like 2 and a half weeks or something) BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Topic by Millawi Legend    |  last reply

Is there a point system on instructables answers? Answered

There is on yahoo answers.

Question by bowmaster    |  last reply

3 point perspective drawing

3 point perspective I draw

Topic by iproberry1    |  last reply

What is the point of the DTV transition? Answered

Why Do all the Televisions need to be changed to DTV? is it for monetary gain or just to further ourselves in technology?

Question by Fizzxwizz    |  last reply

Weight Watchers Points Tracker

I'm not really sure how useful this is going to be to people, but as it's helped out several friends, I figured I'd share it here. <<>> A good portion of my immediate family and their significant others have been doing Weight Watchers.  My mom and girlfriend kept asking me when I was going to do it to.  Hoping I might get out of it, I told my girlfriend I'd do it to so long as she kept track of all my points.  She agreed, and so I was stuck. (To be fair, I agreed to Weight Watchers as opposed to any other diet as it seems more of a “how to eat properly/lifestyle” kind of thing as opposed to a “diet” kind of thing, so it also peeked my curiosity.  Like, “How much SHOULD I be eating compared to what I have been?” (Answer: A lot less)  To express this point, you don't have to lose weight while on the program, you can adjust how much you eat to gain, lose or maintain whatever weight you want.  It's kind of interesting to realize the amount of food intake it requires to affect your body.) After a month of letting my girlfriend track my points, I decided to do it myself.  I wasn't going to learn anything about what I was eating if I didn't take part.  Soon after I started tracking, I realized I needed some kind of automated system that I didn't have to constantly add, subtract and keep count of for days at a time.  All of the information was already stored in a fairly easy to follow spreadsheet my girlfriend made, so I decided to add a few formulas to keep track of things a little easier. To put simply, this spreadsheet keeps tabs on what you're eating, how many points it costs, and determines how many points you've used/have left for the day and week.  Like I said, I'm not sure how useful this is to anyone else, but I figured there'd be one or two people out there that might enjoy. <<>> Please let me know if you have any questions...I edited the files a little bit in hopes that it makes more sense.  Feedback is always appreciated. Who this is for: If you want to try weight watchers, or currently use weight watcher, but don't want to pay them, this might help you. If you want to count your calories in a point system, this might be for you. (This is essentially a glorified calorie counter.) If you want to keep track of what you eat, this might also be for you, though it may not be in depth enough. What this isn't: This doesn't tell you how many points things are worth, that's your job. A quick guide to points: Every 50 Calories = +1 Point Every 10 Grams of Fat = +1 Point Every 5 Grams of Fiber = -1 Point (you can't go below 0) (and don't forget to keep an eye on serving sizes!) This doesn't tell you how many points you should shoot for.  Again, your job to find out If you want to lose weight, there's guides online to figure out what it should be. If you want to gain weight or stay the same, figure what you need to do to lose weight, add five or ten points to that and see what happens. This doesn't track Workout points. I don't believe in them, I don't use them, I didn't add them. What this is: You enter in what you eat. You enter in how many points it costs. It will tally everything for you. Tracks Weekly Points which are bonus points that tally though the week These are a buffer in addition to your daily points They count down throughout the week (you don't want them to go to zero) ...use it for a couple of days and it should start making sense. What you need to do to make the most use of this: Download the appropriate file and put it in a place that's easy to access. I use different computers depending on where I am, so I also downloaded Dropbox and put this in a folder that's shared with all of my computers. Figure out how many points you should eat and enter that in the ??????? field on the spreadsheet (see the attached picture). Enter in what you eat, as you eat it, and see how things go. If you use this, and your weight changes, ten pounds more or less, make sure you re-figure out how many points you're allowed to eat. Voila! Now you don't have to pay $17.00 a month to a website to track your points for you! Attached you'll find the Open Office and Excel versions of the same file.  Choose what suits you.

Topic by StumpChunkman    |  last reply

Good points of static grounding? Answered

Can anyone suggest a good place to static ground myself when working with electronics? Next to my bench is a radiator with some bear metal, would that work?  If not can anyone suggest  any other places?

Question by Minifig666    |  last reply

Contest Voting: Minus one point if you say "Vote For Me". Why?

I've seen a couple of the 'Ibles staff say that they will remove one point from the voting if you ask for viewers to vote for you. I understand that this is sort of annoying when people write "Vote for me" in the first step of their instructable, But if you ask nicely in the last step of your instructable:  "I'd also really appreciate it if you vote for me in the contests I've entered :)", (like I did in my "The Ultimate Magnetic Pegboard" project), will judges still remove one point? 

Topic by Yonatan24    |  last reply

i have a computer with windows xp, and i am trying to set up the wifi card.

When i go into the wireless setings and search for networks it can't find any, but in the settings it shows the access points.

Question by The nerdling  

What is this tool?

Anyone have any clue what this tool was used for or what it is called?  It was found in the dirt on a farm.  I will attempt to describe as best as I can hoping that this will help after you see the pictures.  It looks like the main piece is like a large needle with an eye at the one end and a point at the other.  Then there is a curved hook sideways to the main piece (see the shadow on my leg).  The hole/open portion in the middle appears to be some sort of clamp.  When you press on the tab piece that is closer to the eye, the hole opens up, releases the pressure on whatever may be inside the hole. 

Topic by jtaylor69    |  last reply

how do i upload a powerpoint presentation to instructables? Answered

 I will give a best answer out if you help. I am going to try one anyway it might not work right though. It is going to be a maze game.

Question by cj81499    |  last reply

Are fender reissue amps, such a DRRI, wired point to point? Answered

Just wondering, not that I really care one way or the other...

Question by adamgillies    |  last reply

tesla ?

Hey guys is these two power sources plasuble for me to bulid 

Question by tinker234    |  last reply

Camera or MacBook?

Ok. So my birthday is coming up, and I want to get either a Nikon D3100 or a MacBook Air/Pro. I really can't decide which one I want more. I love photography and I don't have a DSLR, but I would also love a MacBook and I would probably use it quite a lot. I do already have a desktop, but I also have a point-and-shoot. I really need your help on which one I should get. Thank you in advance.

Topic by Ferrari576    |  last reply

How to earn more Lockerz points? Answered

Please answer.

Question by bubbaman22    |  last reply

Free Share Point Hosting Platter

Free Share Point Hosting PlatterShare Point Deals August 2008 Free Giveaway!!! Point Deals and Sponsors are pleased to announce another spectacular Free Giveaway. This month Share Point Deals is offering Free Hosting Platters. This specialty meat hosting platter is perfect for gatherings and picnics. Fill out the registration form on the right to enter.Offer available while supplies last. Free Hosting platter may appear differently in person. Chili peppers not included.

Topic by red111112  

Whats the point of these "Steam punk" props? Answered

I dont really see the appoint or appeal of these. Maybe its just my taste. i just wanna know if maybe i dont get the like point or something.

Question by octopuscabbage    |  last reply

anybody experiment with zero point energy?

I have alwats thought there was usable energy in magnets but have been assured that there isn't. Still can't accept it.

Question by boogiemann    |  last reply

power point help! please read?

Hey  everyone I come to you for help! I appreciate you reading and all your efforts. For college I have a class that requires me to make and present a power point. Now I have never made a power point and am kinda confused on how to go about building it. I have a topic in mind, I plan on using this website as the focus of my powerpint. I think instructables is a great site and a great topic for my powerpoint. How do I go about building it? what do I need to cover? Im new to powerpoints and have no idea what or how to do (it) so can anyone give me even the basics building blocks for a powerpoint? basicaly how do I turn instructables, as my topic, into a power point? Thank you for reading!

Question by out-of-the-box    |  last reply


Be nice, if the links actually worked like they are suppose to in Questions. HERE is an example Why not use this page like Questions did before ??? Why NOT ???   This is a Real Bug Please fix and send Pro Membership :-)  

Topic by iceng    |  last reply

Help identify points on circuit board?

Hi, I got a 3.5 stereo adapter and mic cable for a cell phone. I want to convert it from the non-standard cellphone jack into a 3.5 stereo jack so I can connect it to the mic jack on my computer. Is it possible? I need to figure out what the wires lead from. There also seems to be a fiber optic(?) wire. Circuit pic: mic/switch pic:

Question by phillyj    |  last reply

What is the point of the 'View All Steps'? Answered

Why, oh why? OF COURSE I WANT TO VIEW ALL STEPS!!! Give me all the steps! Nothing more annoying than an unnecessary middle man. Do you know how many times I've scrolled most of the way through an Instructable, thinking that I WAS viewing all steps, only to find out I was not and that I have to refresh the page and scroll back through? Who's idea was this 'View All Steps' nonsense? Instructables=best website ever. 'View All Steps'=worst idea ever.

Question by avocadostains    |  last reply

Simple embedded point-of sale system

Hi, I am currently thinking about making an embedded point-of-sale system, with a fixed price, i.e. no computer, just a microcontroller that subtracts a specific amount from the card being used as payment. The money would be stored on the card itself i.e. no centralized database. Currently, I do not have a preference regarding the type of card to use i.e. whether to use an rfid card, a contact smartcard or a magnetic card. The magnetic card seems the cheapest, but most examples seem to favor the contactless card. Therefore, I have two questions I was hoping you could help me with: ·         Which media offers the best security against duplication (as the money is on the card itself, I would prefer if the card was hard to copy)? Do some cards have, for example a unique, read-only-identifier, that would prevent any copying (assuming the microcontroller is pre-programmed with those unique ids) ·         Do you know of any example source code that would talk with the card reader, read the amount on the card, subtract a fixed amount and rewrite the new total on the card? For security purposes, some encryption in the driver would be helpful. For the embedded controller, I was considering the arduino, because it seems to be the most popular option (I am a newbie, I will have to learn whatever the microcontroller is). Please let me know if you have any suggestions. Thanks.

Topic by MorrisVian  

Anybody know the Melting point of K'nex?

This probably looks like a really strange thing to ask, but I need to know what kind of temperature K'nex can endure before it softens and/or looses shape.  I am building something which will need to be able to withstand hot water/steam splashing onto it (but not  submerged in it), as well as being near a considerable heat source.    I've look for what they are made of, but nothing has come up, though I presume they are made of a mix of low-to-mid-temperature polymers with a  high toughness.  Don't get any mad ideas!!! Image is from Bartboy's candle rocker. 

Topic by TheFoofinator    |  last reply


Hi there, I would like to say hi to the instructables members for a start. Hi! I have always enjoyed reading from this site and I see that there is a lot of help in the topics posted here. I am a Computer Technician that now wants to play in the hardware game (Are you all enjoying Windows 10?). So I'm starting small with an arduino and the raspberry pi, (not side by side yet,) a few motors, servo's, 7" color crystal display, and other things that I have salvaged from stuff or found cheap. I have a few of these CD drive eject motors with lil' knobs I was reading this post about how to make an electric magnet as I am trying to manually make my own point motor for my model train set.  For those in and not in the know, here is some information about what I am trying to do. Create 2 electric magnet coils that pull or repel a nail or metal bar where an upright pin ~2-4 mm is able to travel a distance of ~6-8mm (oo Gauge) in order to change a track piece from one position of a "junction point" to the other, allowing the train to change track or take another route. I would like to try and do this myself as I have plenty of different types of gauge wire, dpdt's (for pole switch?), nails or metal bars(to act as middle pin maybe and bar to be pulled back and forth), diodes (for bridge rectifier) , resistors (to calm the voltage down if I have to as I think it will get rather warm else), a constant power supply (16V ac admittedly)  and plenty of BABY BABY small yet rather strong.. magnets..etc.. ( BTW These were taken from a motor that was inside some water speakers, for perfect reasons the motor had a spin disc attached to it with 3 very small magnets, then in the water compartment there is a spin disc with more magnets attached and a wirly-gig to create the siphon to jettison the water up when the music is played so I now own 60 of the little blighters, (that's if i need them at all to be honest I'm a little lost in this idea))  So please take me as a n00b and please help me in going about this. Yes I could go buy one, but what does that achieve, when I believe I have everything I need at my fingertips and I wish to learn. I presume I will need to deal with the constant AC in order to be able to make a switch to change the polarity of the two coils in order to pull or repel the magnet or nail in either direction to then move the tracks junction from one line to another. I'm going to try and make some coils, in some rather thin wire that is insulated.  Thanks again for any replies. EOL

Question by WAREZRONIN    |  last reply

construction pictures of blue streak knex.

Welcome to Cedar point check out the construction pictures of the new blue streak.The roller coaster still needs some work but is mainly finished.1.new2. new3.old4.old5.old6.old7.old8.old9.old It's finely finished! It still needs some touch ups before I get a video.if you view it post a comment tell me whatch ya think.

Topic by the_burrito_master    |  last reply

maverick (done)

Video here go to my home page then click on maverick final video. it's a forum topic. check it out check it out! this took around 4 months to build >:) and now I'm sad that I finished. it rely works I will have a nice video soon maverick from cedar point "ride on" the last pic is what maverick now looks like. it took two days to do that probably 6 hrs.

Topic by the_burrito_master    |  last reply

The Alliance now accepting members please join!

Please consider joining the Alliance. this month we would like to focus on airsoft, knex, and bic guns, and crossbows, AND blowguns.

Topic by Pumpkin$  

we need more members so please invite your friends.

Knexbulderfreak if you could please help find more members that would be great!

Topic by Pumpkin$    |  last reply

Goliath walabi world

New knex coaster in construction. Goliath.

Topic by the_burrito_master    |  last reply

blue streak finnished pictures and video

Hey they made a knex category finely is the video:ok here are the finished pictures of blue streak:enjoy 1.the station.2.the turn and lift.3.view of the ride.4.p.o.v. down the first drop.5.picture of the hills.6.picture of the turnaround.7.hills different angle.8.the back to the station.pleas comment

Topic by the_burrito_master    |  last reply

What is the point and what are the rules to the Photojojo contest?

What is the point and what are the rules to the Photojojo contest? The contest page says nothing about it.

Topic by n0ukf    |  last reply

Projects for old 35mm point and shoot cameras?

I have a few 35mm point and shoot cameras and I see them in thrift shops, yard sales, and flea markets all the time. Are there any cool ways to make these into something else or scavenge the parts for other projects?

Question by ant_reiko    |  last reply

What is the point on selecting collaboration as an option for an instructable?

Does this allow others to modify your instructable and/or with your permission.  I could see the benefit in this for sure, but does it make it become exclusive so that others can't see it?  Any pro/cons on this subject would great and welcomed. Thanks

Question by iminthebathroom