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Shoes with toes?

So, i saw a post on a blog i watch about these shoes with toes.. like toe socks but shoes for running or w/e outdoor sport you do. I looked them up and it looks like someone got some of that liquid rubber stuff from home Depot and coated a set of toe socks with it and called them shoes. Does anybody know if it would be easy to make something like these shoes for under $75?The link below is the official site for these shoes. I have yet to find any other company that makes anything like it. http://www.vibramfivefingers.com/

Topic by Exhumer    |  last reply


IM BACK!!! wheres all the og members at?

lets just say one two many prescriptions and a rehab later, im clean and back. but this site has changed alot, are any of the long timers still around. like kiteman, guyfrom7up ect.?

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Toe Pincher Coffin

ok there are a few instructables for coffins but mostly they are just for halloween props, im a stickler for details, if i'm going to have a coffin it must look good, it must look real. so, can someone come up with an instructable to make a decent toe pincher coffin from proper wood, maybe a ply base, with mouldings to make it look authentic like this. http://www.vintagecoffins.com/BlackGothicToePincher.html also the handles are tricky to get hold of ideas? i think im going to get my dad to make the main bits for me as hes a carpenter, make it from pine and stain it then put handles on

Topic by n1cod3mus    |  last reply


Toe drop splint?

I have severed my sciatic nerve and have a permanent toe drop. I need a splint like device to keep my ankle at a 90 degree angle. I would like it to fit inside my sneakers. If somebody has an idea please share because my wrists aren't going to be able to handle my cane much longer. 

Question by RequiredSkills    |  last reply


Beware Obrary

I was approached this week by a member of staff at Obrary, asking me if I would let them share one of my projects. So far, so good; I gave permission, as long as they agreed to abide by the license I use to publish my projects; BY-NC-SA.  This is the default licence for Instructables, and allows others to share your work as long as they quote the source, share their work under the same licence, and do not profit commercially from the project. Be aware that, if Obrary share your projects, they will share them under the licence of BY-CC-SA, allowing other people to profit from your work. When I discovered this, I agreed, as long as I got to share in the income being generated by my work. Obrary went quiet. If you want to share your projects through Obrary, that's up to you (a quick search shows that at least one Instrucabler has allowed their work to be shared), but you need to remember that their business model involves monetising your work, without any of the income coming to you. They profit, you lose out. You have been warned.

Topic by Kiteman    |  last reply


How do I calculate the resistance needed to make a "heater"? Answered

I plan on making a heater out of resistors, I have no clue on how to calculate this, I can supply it with 12VDC up to 5 amps. I don't plan on making this on a large scale The future purpose of this fingertip and toe warmer. Any, if all help is appreciated! :)

Question by junits15    |  last reply


Javascript Tic Tac Toe?

Hey guys... heres my code: var gameOver = false; var numMoves = 0; var xTurn = true; var computerTurn = false; function squareClicked(square) { if(gameOver) { alert("The game is already over."); return; } var status = document.getElementById('status'); var value = square.value; if(value != 'X' && value != 'O') { if(xTurn) { numMoves++; square.value = 'X'; xTurn = false; computerTurn = true; status.innerHTML = 'O\'s turn'; makeComputerMove(); } else if(computerTurn == true) { status.innerHTML = 'X\'s turn'; xTurn = true; computerTurn = false; numMoves++; square.value = 'O'; } } else { alert('That square has already been played.'); } var winner = checkWin(); if(winner == true) { if(numMoves == 9) { status.innerHTML = 'Tie Game!'; } else { gameOver = true; } } } function makeComputerMove() { var a0 = document.getElementById("0_0"); var a1 = document.getElementById("0_1"); var a2 = document.getElementById("0_2"); var a0 = document.getElementById("1_0"); var a1 = document.getElementById("1_1"); var a2 = document.getElementById("1_2"); var a0 = document.getElementById("2_0"); var a1 = document.getElementById("2_1"); var a2 = document.getElementById("2_2"); var got = false; while(got == false) { var n = Math.floor(Math.random()*9) switch(n) { case 0: { if(a0.value == " ") { squareClicked("0_0"); got = true; } break; } case 1: { if(a1.value == " ") { squareClicked("0_1"); got = true; } break; } case 2: { if(a2.value == " ") { squareClicked("0_2"); got = true; } break; } case 3: { if(b0.value == " ") { squareClicked("1_0"); got = true; } break; } case 4: { if(b1.value == " ") { squareClicked("1_1"); got = true; } break; } case 5: { if(b2.value == " ") { squareClicked("1_2"); got = true; } break; } case 6: { if(c0.value == " ") { squareClicked("2_0"); got = true; } break; } case 7: { if(c1.value == " ") { squareClicked("2_1"); got = true; } break; } case 8: { if(c2.value == " ") { squareClicked("2_2"); got = true; } break; } } } computerTurn = false; } function newgame() { var status = document.getElementById('status'); xTurn = true; status.innerHTML = 'X\'s turn'; gameOver = false; computerTurn = false; for(var x = 0; x < 3; x++) { for(var y = 0; y < 3; y++) { document.getElementById(x + '_' + y).value = ' '; } } } function checkWin() { var status = document.getElementById('status'); var val0; var val1; var val2; // check columns for(var y = 0; y < 3; y++) { val0 = document.getElementById('0_'+y).value; val1 = document.getElementById('1_'+y).value; val2 = document.getElementById('2_'+y).value; if(val0 == 'X' && val1 == 'X' && val2 == 'X') { status.innerHTML = "X WINS!"; return true; } else if(val0 == 'O' && val1 == 'O' && val2 == 'O') { status.innerHTML = "O WINS!"; return true; } } // check rows for(var x = 0; x < 3; x++) { val0 = document.getElementById(x + '_0').value; val1 = document.getElementById(x + '_1').value; val2 = document.getElementById(x + '_2').value; if(val0 == 'X' && val1 == 'X' && val2 == 'X') { status.innerHTML = "X WINS!"; return true; } else if(val0 == 'O' && val1 == 'O' && val2 == 'O') { status.innerHTML = "O WINS!"; return true; } } // check top left to lower right diagonal val0 = document.getElementById('0_0').value; val1 = document.getElementById('1_1').value; val2 = document.getElementById('2_2').value; if(val0 == 'X' && val1 == 'X' && val2 == 'X') { status.innerHTML = "X WINS!"; return true; } else if(val0 == 'O' && val1 == 'O' && val2 == 'O') { status.innerHTML = "O WINS!"; return true; } // check lower left to top right diagonal val0 = document.getElementById('2_0').value; val1 = document.getElementById('1_1').value; val2 = document.getElementById('0_2').value; if(val0 == 'X' && val1 == 'X' && val2 == 'X') { status.innerHTML = "X WINS!"; return true; } else if(val0 == 'O' && val1 == 'O' && val2 == 'O') { status.innerHTML = "O WINS!"; return true; } // no winner yet return false; } X's turn Any ideas on how to make it work? I think it has to do with the makeComputerMove function... so... yeah. I need your ideas on how to fix this. :)

Question by sci4me    |  last reply


DIY toe kick vacuum?

Has anyone used a shop vacuum to build a toe kick vacuum (for a cabin where there is a basement but no central vacuum )

Question by kscobie    |  last reply


flip flop toe pain

Can anyone give me tips about how to reconfigure slippers that goes between your toes. many of sandals I find now are so hard and hurt my delicate toes any ideas I would appreciate it

Topic by graycious    |  last reply


tabi boots for parkour?

Tabi boots are the split toe'd canvas boots that "ninja"/'shinobi' wear, what do you guys think?

Question by l96470fps    |  last reply



3D LED Tic Tac Toe

I found this cool 3d LED Tic Tac Toe game on Make this morning. A 3x3x3 LED matrix connected to an Arduino allows you to play 2 or 3 player 3D Tic Tac Toe as red, green or blue. While the box isn't of the best quality it's a pretty neat idea and seems to work really well! [link to Make]

Topic by Jayefuu    |  last reply


I just broke my toe.

I had completely forgotten how bad this hurts. I can't even stand at this point and had to call in to work. :( I was just about to go out and ride my bike for a while, too. What a disappointing way to start the day. Now I get to spend the rest of it in varying degrees of pain! Even moving my foot unleashes pain like I have not felt in years. Anyone have any home remedies to recommend? I know when it happened last time I just got my toes taped and that was it. I'm not sure I can even get to the doctor at this point. :P I considered posting a picture of it but that's gross. So here's a picture of Chester. He's obviously reacting to my problem.

Topic by jessyratfink    |  last reply


Help With arduino Tic tac toe

//This program is a 2 human player tic tsc toe//Created on August 26, 2008 int val; int O; int val2; int playerTurn = 1; int spotOne = 01; // These are the varibles for each possible spot on the grid int spotTwo = 02; int spotThree = 03; int spotFour = 04; int spotFive = 05; int spotSix = 06; int spotSeven = 07; int spotEight = 8; int spotNine = 9; int Player1 = 00; // these will be used to have the players choose their spot on the grid int Player2 = 11; void setup () { Serial.begin(9600); (playerTurn == 1); Serial.println ("Welcome to the two player tic tac toe game."); Serial.println ("Players will take turns putting their choices into the terminal by number."); Serial.println ("Each free space on the grid will have a number on it from 1 to 9."); Serial.println ("Player one will be an 0 and player two will be an 11"); Serial.println ("The first person you get 3 of theor symbols in a row wins"); delay (5000); }void loop (){Serial.println(val);Serial.print (spotOne);Serial.print (" !");Serial.print (spotTwo);Serial.print (" !");Serial.println (spotThree); //First LineSerial.print (spotFour);Serial.print (" !");Serial.print (spotFive);Serial.print (" !");Serial.println (spotSix); //line 2Serial.print (spotSeven);Serial.print (" !");Serial.print (spotEight);Serial.print (" !");Serial.println (spotNine);Serial.print ("It is player ");Serial.print (playerTurn);Serial.println ("'s turn, enter your selection");delay (500); if (playerTurn = 1){ if (Serial.available()) { (val = Serial.read()); if (val == 49){ if (spotOne != 11 || 0){ (spotOne == 11); (playerTurn = 2); } if (val == 50){ if (spotTwo != 11 || 0){ (spotTwo == Player1); (playerTurn = 2); } if (val == 51){ if (spotThree != 11 || 0){ (spotThree == Player1); (playerTurn = 2); } if (val == 52){ if (spotFour != 11 || 0){ (spotFour == Player1); (playerTurn = 2); } if (val == 53){ if (spotFive != 11 || 0){ (spotFive == 11 ); (playerTurn = 2); } if (val == 54){ if (spotSix != 11 || 0){ (spotSix = Player1); (playerTurn = 2); } if (val == 55){ if (spotSeven != 11 || 0){ (spotSeven = Player1); (playerTurn = 2); } if (val == 56){ if (spotEight != 11 || 0){ (spotEight = Player1); (playerTurn = 2); } if (val == 57){ if (spotNine != 11 || 0){ (spotNine = Player1); (playerTurn = 2); }}}}}}}}}} } } if (playerTurn = 2){ if (Serial.available()) { (val = Serial.read()); if (val == 49){ (spotOne == 0); (playerTurn = 1); } if (val == 50){ if (spotTwo != 11 || 0){ (spotTwo = Player2); (playerTurn = 1); } if (val == 51){ if (spotThree != 11 || 0){ (spotThree = Player2); (playerTurn = 1); } if (val == 52){ if (spotFour != 11 || 0){ (spotFour = Player2); (playerTurn = 1); } if (val == 53){ if (spotFive != 11 || 0){ (spotFive = Player2); (playerTurn = 1); } if (val == 54){ if (spotSix != 11 || 0){ (spotSix = Player2); (playerTurn = 1); } if (val == 55){ if (spotSeven != 11 || 0){ (spotSeven = Player2); (playerTurn = 1); } if (val == 56){ if (spotEight != 11 || 0){ (spotEight = Player2); (playerTurn = 1); } if (val == 57){ if (spotNine != 11 || 0){ (spotNine = Player2); (playerTurn = 1); }}}}}}}}} } }} Can anyone help me with this program. I cant quite get it to work properly. You can make changes anywhere.

Topic by sotsirh194    |  last reply



Attempting to make my own toe prosthesis...

Any helpful suggestions? I'll explain my situation: I have a partial right big toe amputation. basically, the entire tip end where the nail is supposed to be is gone, right to the joint, leaving me with a stubby, short half-toe. I've found some companies that will make realistic prosthetic toes, fingers, ears, etc, but the cost is too much for me. ($3000 for something with a life expectancy of only 2 -3 years!) I've decided to make my own using silicone. My plan is to make a mold of my sister's toe and fill it with silicone. I'll also mold my poor little stub, make a plaster replica of it, and stick it into the silicone-filled mold of my sister's toe. The idea is to custom-fit it to my toe. The parts that I'm finding difficult are painting it to look realistic, and also finding an acrylic nail large enough to pass as a large toenail. If anyone has any suggestions, or even a better method, please feel free to enlighten me! Thanks.

Topic by i_do_not_mow_lawns    |  last reply


Hanging onto the essence of my favorite old boots.

Okay, I've spark-tested the toes from my old boots;strong white spray, fair amount of secondary sparking...so I'm guessing a mid-range carbon steel. I'm looking to weld up blade stock with them but without a specific composition, I'm at a loss for what would be the best steel to shim into it. Tried looking up the  call-codes stamped into the toes...got nothing so guessing they're just stock-control numbers.  Does anyone have any more information on alloys used in steel toes?

Question by Dark Solar    |  last reply


USB Typewriter, Vacuum Former, Steampunk Mr. Potato Head

USB Typewriter Vacuum Former Steampunk Mr. Potato Head Pipe Lamp LED Table Cards Best Ever Cookie Recipe Easy Lumber Bed Frame Orange and Coffee Liqueur Toe Socks for Toe Shoes Watermelon Deseeding Tricks Motorized Longboard Brickoven-Style Pizza At Home Underwater Video Housing Wooden Rubik's Cube Lego 3D printer

Topic by randofo  


How do I repair my crocs?

My puppy got to my new crocs. They are the kind with a solid top and vents on the side, I wear them to work. They are black, if that helps. The little man chewed little stab-wounds in the tops down near the toes. Is there any way to resurface or sort of smooth them out without ruining them, or is there a (somewhat) easy way to add a toe piece to them that would camouflage the damage?

Question by KedaDibandion    |  last reply


Diy Vibram-like Fivefingers? Answered

I was looking at Vibrams a bit, as I enjoy doing things barefoot, but I don't like the price they run. So I was thinking of maybe making my own minimalist "barefoot" shoes that had the toes like vibrams do. I was thinking maybe like toe socks dipped in rubber tool-dip. Well, not exactly like that, but something slightly similar. And obviously cheaper. Any Ideas would be appreciated :D Thanks! ~RogueLeadR

Question by rogueleadr    |  last reply


How to repair rubber/leather sneakers?

Hello all, I want to repair my Scarpa "approach" shoes. They're called "approach shoes" as they are intended to be used for light rock climbing and/or hiking to get to the wall that one plans to climb, but, I don't use them for this purpose. The soft, rubber climbing sole wore out after only 6 months of biking and longboarding, so I had them replaced with Vibram soles about 2 years ago. In short, after washing and leaving them in the sun to dry, the rubber toe-cap has come unstuck in several places and the Vibrams as well. (see pics) Several shoe repair shops gave me quotes too high for my budget, but provided me with a good idea of how to proceed. They all said that the toe-cap needs to be reglued AND sewn down, otherwise it will just come unstuck again. Of course the sole also needs to be reglued. What I want to know is: A) What type of glue and technique can should I use to reglue the toe-cap and sole? and B) What type of needle, thread and stitch should I use to sew the toe-cap? Thank you! Any help is much appreciated! Aaron

Question by lwieise87    |  last reply


Bunion separators made to suit an individual

Hi there, Does anyone have ideas on how to make/get hold of a silicon type material to make moulds of so called toe separators.   Something which could be made to an individual's needs, i.e. I would make it for myself and if it works, to share it publicly, as I am sure those who suffer from having bunions would benefit extremely.  Unfortunately the products available on the market most of the time don't work (and is waste of money and resources), as all of us have different toes, feet, alignments etc. Any ideas on how to make such material at home and cheaply are very welcome. THANK you in advance! To peace and comfy feet for all! P.S. I have attached a few photos of these products to give you an idea of what I mean.  The silicone which is used is soft but sturdy enough, which doesn't hurt the joints of the toes.  It would be great to be able to mould these around flip flops (and other shoes) permanently - so that they don't move about.

Topic by okcuga    |  last reply


does instructables have a rules section?

Does instructables have a rules section that would be able to tell me if there are any subjects or comment toppics that are off limits. Im just curious I would like to avoid stepping on anyones toes.?

Question by cyborgpigeon    |  last reply


Stay Warmer At Night

We keep a kind of chilly house in winter . Sweaters and sweatshirts are expected, except for company.  In our area, we heat and cook with natural gas and that is cheaper than electricity. But the cheapest heat is residual from cooking . So a kettle is always on for tea whenever wished. And most nights we bake potatoes unless the daughter bakes brownies or something. And, in addition to that we will stick bricks in the oven. Come bedtime, the bricks get wrapped up in towels and put in the bed. where toes can cling to the brick and other toes. Best strategy for bricks is to bake them at 175 for a couple of hours.  Please spare the obvious comments, but please make other homey suggestions.

Topic by Wilmette    |  last reply


I have warts on my feet

Please helpp me i have 2 warts on my feet.... they dont hurt at all there just annoying and ugly there is also several on my toes and they are spreading... the ones on my feet are just getting bigger

Question by cocobeaner    |  last reply


Zamboni

The other day I was driving along the side of a lake after a snow storm and saw two kids shoveling off a skating area. The ideas for a home-brew zamboni were tested and retested. My final design would be an adult tricycle toeing a piece of sheet metal on the ice with a camp fire on top.

Topic by noraajagger  


I have warts on my feet?

Please helpp me i have 2 warts on my feet.... they dont hurt at all there just annoying and ugly there is also several on my toes and they are spreading... the ones on my feet are just getting bigger

Question by cocobeaner    |  last reply


HEEL POWERED VENTILATED SHOES

I know I've seen this.  Really, i shouldn't have to re-invent the wheel. I have seen this online, but now I can find it. A bulb built into the heel of the shoe pumps air through the toe area. Can anyone else find this?  I know I've seen it.

Topic by Toga_Dan    |  last reply


Aquarium project

I hope I'm not stepping on anyones toes here. I just posted a new topic in Aquarium Projects. It involves using a microcontroller (starting with Parallax BS2 and eventually switching to AVR) to automate some of the tank maintains. Please delete this if it is some sort of violation to refer to a topic in another forum. Otherwise, it is at:https://www.instructables.com/forum/T519BYHFAQEDBX1/I would really appreciate any advice I can get.Thanks!

Topic by GlobalVillageIdiot    |  last reply


weights to keep pedals with clips/straps upright?

I just made some foot straps out of old seat belt material, they work great but they of course always flip upside down when my feet aren't in them. anyone got any ideas for weighting the pedals so they stay upright? preferably pretty minimalist so i can actually still use the bottom side in a pinch and not slip off or whatever.

Question by Aeshir    |  last reply


Will cutting off the tab from a pair of vibram fivefingers classic affect the shoe?

I have a pair of vibram fiefingers, classic style, as seen here. When I wear them, I get small blisters on the achilles tendon part of my foot. Would cutting off the two rubber things that jut fro the back of the shoe affect the shoes?

Question by The Daft    |  last reply


My One Year Ibles 'Versary Today

How time flies. It's been a year since I have terrorized this joint with bad puns, sarcastic cartoons, created ibles of giant stuff, stepped on someone's toes, made acquaintances with great people, etc., etc. and I have so much more to do. Winning Getting free stuff along the way is not bad either.No point to this topic but I encourage you all to use your imagination and make something cool. Be sure to post or share. Thanks to everybody for the fun ride.Brooklyn, New York chapter, not really, they thought I was too smart tough...

Topic by caitlinsdad    |  last reply


Oil used for boots

I've had my pair of Danner boots for 5 years, going on six. I do everything in them, hiking, welding, motorcycle riding,  only taking them off to go to sleep, so they get alot of abuse. I use Mink oil on mine, heating them up a little from the inside then applying the oil. Of course I clean them off first with a damp rag and a little bit of soap if needed. I've had my Danners re-soled once so far and had a few seams re-sewn. Who knows how long they'll last. They have a little crack where they get toe creased but other than that they're great. 

Topic by iwelder43    |  last reply


Playing Games In Session

Think students playing games on their laptops during class is bad? What about parliament members playing games during government policy sessions? The parliament of Bhutan, a small country in the Himalayas, has decided to ban laptops so that lawmakers will stop playing computer games while the Bhutanese parliament is in session.It is not however true that we were always playing games, said the MP, who is from the governing Druk Phuensum Tshogpa (DPT). We need the laptops because that saves us the trouble of having to carry huge amounts of paper and documents.He makes a good point: playing game after game of tic-tac-toe does require a huge amount of paper. What games do you think they were playing?

Topic by joshf    |  last reply


Build Night build log on Hackaday.io?

I'm in a bit of a quandry here.  I have a really fun project for the 'May 2015 Build Night with Raspberry Pi and Adafruit', but the thing is, I am having to pull on a variety of different resources and making discoveries as I go.  Lots of these discoveries are valuable information I want to document to remember later. I *could* keep a private documented log, but where's the fun in that? I fancy using Hackaday.io for the in-situ build, then publish a nice polished Instructable once complete.  To me, it seems the natural order of things, but I half-suspect I might be treading on someone's toes in the context of the Build Night. The big question here is:  Should I log my progress on Hackaday.io?  Yes...or No?

Topic by wooden_one    |  last reply


So I've got this brick...

Sometime last year I received a brick that is very special to me. It came from the outside of the old technology wing of my school when they were knocking it down to make way for the new building, and I have a lot of great memories from those rooms. The only problem is...well...it's a big red brick. Its only current function is as a doorstop to my bedroom which I stub my toe on each time I enter. I'm growing sick and tired of it but I don't want to get rid of it either. I figured I might do something crafty with it instead, but unfortunately other than the creative application of paint and glue to make it a less-than-charming piece I can put on my shelf, I'm drawing a blank. Does anyone have any ideas?

Topic by NeedleFerret    |  last reply


Regarding Featuring at various levels...

At the moment, a full feature for a project gets that project onto the front page as an "Editor's Pick", but all a feature at Category or Channel level earns an author is a small star on the project's thumbnail. What I think should happen is... I look at the front page, I see the most recent top-level featured projects (as now) I click on a Category, say, Food, I see all the top-level food projects, plus all the Category-level featured projects. I click on a Channel, say, Sandwiches, I see all the top-level, Category-level and the Channel-level sandwiches. That way, authors will be rewarded for their work with the increased traffic they deserve. The photo is irrelevant, I just don't like publishing topics with no image.  It's the Angel of the North, with Conker-X sitting on the toes.  I took it on the way home from the Newcastle Maker Faire.

Topic by Kiteman    |  last reply


Your Most Painful Moments.

I was wondering with all the home crafted weapons what you would classify as the MOST painful moment in you life so far. When were you in the most pain of your life time, was it after being shot with a paint ball gun or when you stubbed you toe against that stupid door. Ohh and once you have remembered remember to give it a pain rating from 1 to 10, 1 being not too painful and 10 extremely painful. I'm sorry if it brings back bad memories but i was just interested. My most painful moment was when i was playing cricket we used to whittle out points to make the stumps then flick them in to the ground, one time i over judged it and it hit me hard on the shin I sat with an ice pack on it for about 2 hours and had a lump the size of an egg!

Topic by Mr Tenacious    |  last reply


Grounding yourself w/ a suitable ESD wristband without a PSU

So I do not own a laptop or any personal computer as I have no need for either of them (until I get deeper into electronic tinkering with an Arduino, etc). I do have an ESD wristband that I bought from a local computer store that has an alligator clip on the end. I've done a bit a research, but only getting mixed answers as to how I can ground myself without a PSU. I'd like to guarantee that I don't fry any of the beginner electronic projects that I plan on doing. How exactly am I supposed to ground myself with an ESD-wristband? I do own rubber Nike sandals (open-toe) that I don't mind wearing to help avoid frying any electronics, have a wooden surface on my workbench, but my workstation area is all on carpet. Thanks in advance!

Topic by TXVisual    |  last reply


I want to hardwire an LED kit with switch to the household wiring?

I've found similar instructions online but not quite the same thing I'm wanting to do.  Essentially, I want another fixture in the bathroom without using the plugins. I have an LED kit with switch included.  (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00UL2KKBQ?psc=1&redirect;=true&ref;_=ox_sc_act_title_1&smid;=A3QAWKW1O2SEC3) I want to put the LED strip lighting under the bathroom sink vanity for subtle lighting in the middle of the night.  I want to set up the on-off switch at floor level to be poked with a toe.  However, I do not want to have a wire running from under the cabinet, across the wall to the plugin. Is there a way to hardwire this LED kit into the house wiring that is already present?  NOT where an old fixture was, this will be all new wiring.  Thank you. Even sources that might help me would be appreciated.

Question by Squash    |  last reply


Console Game Ideas

For those of you who know what consoles are (I hope you all do) I have been coding one (yeah, like DOS) and I finally released it. For the next version, I am having it so the person can download what they desire from the internet. Currently, the only thing I can make it download is games. I need some ideas for games. I cannot do update graphics (meaning whatever goes on the screen stays on the screen, unlike modern games today) so if I want to do hangman, Everytime I make them guess a letter it must print out the hangman letters. I need ideas for games, and if you had ideas, that'd be great. I did tic-tac-toe and hangman already, checkers and chess and backgammon are all ruled out, so what should I do? Thank you! P.S. For the ones who want to see my console, go to http://github.com/konix-systems/Konix-One-0.01   :)

Topic by finnapancake  


Help me make Owl Talon Necklaces!?

I have recently come by 2 very fresh and very real Owl's Talons. Theyre about 4-5 inches long and look really awesome. I want to make necklaces out of them, preferably with them grasping/holding a stone of some sort. The problem is I have no idea how to do this since these are real. I dont know much about taxidermy at all or if its totally necessary here and I'm not sure how to clean them either. I'm also not sure how to set the toes to make them grasp anything. Basically I dont know the first thing about this project and need all the help I can get. Plus its for a girl so I will really REALLY appreciate everyone that helps me out. :) Here is an image of the talons, I hope it makes things easier. http://yfrog.com/89picture002bwj (also if there is any question about it, no i did not go out and kill some poor owl)

Topic by krelnius    |  last reply


Bunk Beds Dangerous for Kids, Hopefully Safe for Interns

A new report shows that bunk beds may be pretty dangerous things that can lead to broken toes, bloody noses, ceiling fan entanglement (!), falls, strangulation and more fun things. Thinking back on my own experience growing up on the top bunk as a kid and in school dorms, I think I can claim about three of those injuries. But it was fun and sometimes we combined the injuries like the time I pushed a kid off the top of a bunk (an accident, I swear) and as he was falling off he chucked a plastic squirt gun and nailed me in the forehead making me bleed all over the place.He landed on a cushion and I proudly went to the hospital. Good times.Well, here at Instructables HQ we have our own bunkbeds for interns and visitors and so far there have been no accidents. But, as this study from Nationwide Children's Hospital in Columbus, Ohio seems to say, it's only a matter of time before we add to the 36,000 reported injuries a year. Link

Topic by fungus amungus    |  last reply


Does anyone know how to sharpen very dull cuticle nippers without making them worse? Answered

I have several pair of very dull cuticle nippers and hair cutting scissors that could use a fresh edge on them. These are small sharp "plier type" instruments the manicurist uses to remove the excess cuticle from around the nail beds of your fingers and toes.  The 2 pieces do not come apart so I need to sharpen them with the jaws wide open, and the use of a very small sharpening instrument. If anyone has a system that works with the use of hand files or a rotary tool I would like to know how this is done.  I don't have a lot of space to work in so I'm limited to the simpler methods. I've tried a whet stone, that was a disaster, I'd be willing to try this again, as long as I know what I'm doing so I don't make them worse than they were when I started. Any and all suggestions will be appreciated and welcome.  Thanks for helping out.

Question by SQUEEKY1    |  last reply


Milestone Pending!

I can't believe it, but I have published 199 Instructables - if my fingers and toes don't lie, that's an average of one project every two weeks! That means that my next instructable will be number TWO HUNDRED. 0_o That's quite a milestone, but I wouldn't have got there without you, the readers, so I want to open this up to you as well - what do you think I should make next? You don't have to give me a detailed idea, just a theme or topic - some of my favourite projects have come from throwaway comments made by people who didn't know I was listening. Post your ideas in the comments, and if you like other folks' ideas, don't forget to +1 them. There isn't a massive rush here - I'm not going to get much time to do significant Making until the middle of January, but I will be able to do planning and idea-scribbles before then (commenters should watch their inboxes as well, in case I need to discuss details without giving too many public hints about what I'm up to). Image source

Topic by Kiteman    |  last reply


Can someone please diagnose this? It's driving me crazy!

A couple days ago I got a red bump on my foot. No biggie, thought it was an ant bite. Now I had bumps on most parts of my body, and they itch like hell. They range from small to somewhat large, and they are red. They itch so bad I can't even concentrate. There isn't a lot of them, but enough to be a PITA. Right now they are on my feet, arms, toes, wrist and jaw line. I checked WebMD and it gave so many things that were really, really bad, so that was kind of scary. I don't they are too bad, but I don't want to scratch them and make scars. I've been inside mostly for the last week or so, save two days working on my dad's truck (had bug spray on), and about two weeks ago I climbed a small hill through some thick thorns, vines, and other crap. Perhaps I had a tick on me? If anyone can help, I'd sure appreciate it!

Topic by Bran    |  last reply


Greasemonkey Script: Quick Contest Voting!

For those who are having trouble voting for contests because of the sheer number of entries, I've written this little guy to aid you in your sacred duty. First, you'll need to:Install ScriptThen, head on over to a [/contest/bookcontest/?show=ENTRIES&sort;=RATING page like this], and you'll see 40 entries with a separator half-way down. This shows the script is working. It will *not* work on any page other than page 1. To use it, start rating! After you've rated the first 20 and hit the "barrier", press the button and start rating the bottom set. By the time that you've finished those, the top set will have finished loading. (Don't forget to press the button again!) Overall, this will save hours* waiting for the page to load.So, what are you waiting for? Install ScriptNote: This script is pretty much in an "alpha" stage. Sorry if it leaks or causes terrible hurricanes to come and devour your toes mm... tasty. Also, I'm just throwing this forum post up to make the script public, I'll revise it with a bit more instruction once I'm not so tired. ;-)

Topic by zachninme    |  last reply


UK based WEEE recycler - do you want any bits and pieces?

Hey there instructables fans. I've been reviewing your site for a while now, loving all the cool projects. I saw one project that was using some disused IDE connectors from a PC and it got me thinking.... part of my day job is running a WEEE recycling company in the South West of the UK. We process an awful lot of computers and although we re-use as much as we can of the computer stuff we recycle there is still a lot that goes to be shredded for material recovery. I'm always looking for new ways in which bits and pieces could get themselves a second life. Would this community be interested in any old computers bits and pieces? I'm not asking for money just enough to cover postage, perhaps some brave soul in the UK would like to take on a 'bulk order' and then distribute around? It's just a thought and my apologies if I've stepped on any toes or forum rules, I have no interest in making money from this just simply to get make a few small bits and pieces useful once again :) Please message back if interested!

Topic by yakboy    |  last reply


Your Best Trick!

 Hi Guys ^.^ Just wondering what is your best trick? hardest trick? and how you do it? Everyone has different techniques so your way could help others do the trick... :) My best / favourite / hardest trick is a triple K-flip into dark slide shuv-it into 5-0 grind with an impossible out. The K-flip I do like a normal kick flip but pop higher / kick harder, also one has to catch it before it makes the 4th revolution. The shuv-it is tricky as it goes 270degrees and 1/2 a flip, fingers go in the center and just behind and under 1 back wheel. Catch it and land manual on the rail then set up for a back foot impossible. Fingers like a K-flip but the back finger more to the toe side so as to hook/pull the board round.  Pop hard and swing the back finger upwards while at the same time moving the front finger out the way, as the board comes back round catch with the front finger and land it. Hope it helps anyone stuck with those tricks. Now I want to hear from you! =D Mountain Island xx

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