How to Make Your Own Scratchtable

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Introduction: How to Make Your Own Scratchtable

How to make your own Scratchpad/Turntable using a pizza box and an optical mouse!

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Watch the video for an overview.



Step 1: Supplies

the supplies you'll need.

- 1 pizza box
(used or unused) in this case we're cheap so it's used and greasy.

- 1 optical mouse

- tape

- screw long enough to go through two pieces of cardboard

Step 2: Mark and Cut the Box

Mark a 1in X 1in Square on the lid of the box
Flip the Box over and mark a 6in diameter circle on the bottom.
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Cut out the square and the circle making sure to keep the circle intact.

Step 3: Attatch the Mouse

Attatch the mouse to the inside of the lid using tape. Allow the "eye" of the mouse to look through the square you just cut.
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Close the lid allowing the mouse cord to come out the side.

Step 4: Screw the Turntable On

With the box right-side-up, screw the cardboard circle into the lid of the pizza box ensuring that the side of the circle overlaps the mouse "eye".

Step 5: Face the Music!

The moment of truth!
Plug the mouse into your computer, open your favorite mixing, DJ program and test it out!
In my case I used FutureDecks Lite for Mac OS. There are comparable programs for Windows and Linux.

Rock Out!

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    41 Discussions

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    Meragness
    Meragness

    13 years ago on Introduction

    eew. nice grease. thats the FIRST thing i want to rub all over my mouse and hands. maybe an unused pizza box would be more appealing (for me) thats a cool idea though

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    Box_Full_Of_Sharp_Objects
    Box_Full_Of_Sharp_Objects

    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    If he uses a pizza box and the mouse is reading it go back and forth, can't you scratch by hand to mouse

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    scott!
    scott!

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    yeah you can but thats harder and doesn't have the same effect (and way less fun :P )

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    dabusff
    dabusff

    12 years ago on Introduction

    *cough* 90%< *cough*
    *cough* every game ever *cough*
    what's with the MSC (mac superiority complex) everyone has?
    Just because your computer doesn't have corners or a logo with colors doesn't make it any better
    In fact, it just makes it more incompatible.
    I don't particularly like Microsoft, but come on, man! you can't say that if it wasn't for the 'Microsoft Office for Mac' deal MS wouldn't exist! That's complete horse s***! And maybe your pretty little white box crashes less. But for comparable computing power it could cost twice as much. I'll agree with you on the virus thing, and i think that Mac's have a lot of fun software, but i don't see Microsoft going away any time soon.
    I do want and iPhone though...

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    agent1022
    agent1022

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    Totally agree here. I recently got a Macbook and I keep getting continually disappointed that I can't run any of my favorite programs *cough*FL Studio*cough*. I keep wanting to go back to my PC...

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    gbone93
    gbone93

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

     you can run anything you can run on windows on a mac

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    aricooperdavis
    aricooperdavis

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

     ctrl click
    buy a mighty mouse
    tap with two fingers rather than one

    Can you use keypad gestures to zoom in/zoom out/rotate ect without extra software or hardware?

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    scott!
    scott!

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    On the new MacBooks you can just use the lower right corner of the trackpad

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    scott!
    scott!

    Reply 9 years ago on Introduction

    On the last step he says FutureDecks Lite for Mac OS, but I'm pretty sure you can really use any software that you can scratch in, like DJay or Virtual DJ

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    WhiteTigerTails
    WhiteTigerTails

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    Can you help me out with tX? I'm having some issues getting it to run.

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    Ward_Nox
    Ward_Nox

    Reply 13 years ago on Introduction

    there a linux based prog they showed on AOTS (i think back when it was screen savers) but i for get the name

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    Oily Seldon
    Oily Seldon

    Reply 13 years ago on Introduction

    It can be any program on any system that has onscreen slider buttons But if you want names try Cubase Nuendo Audacity Even if you wanna be fancy with your volume on iTunes or Winamp, its still the same principle

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    wolf5370
    wolf5370

    10 years ago on Introduction

    Do you mean when Apple accused MS of stealing the windows/mouse technology from them that they stole from Xerox? MS only has more viruses because it is more popular and big companies run on it - if Apple had the same market share, it would be Apple that had to run Virus Checkers 24/7.  Mac even dumped their hardware and moved to Intel - it more of an OS difference (and styling - really important!) than anything else - and its multiples of the cost like for like.

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    robdun
    robdun

    11 years ago on Introduction

    True but who has the higher market share? Also you guys need to thank Microsoft, if it wasn't for them balling mac out when they were about to lose everything, than mac's wouldn't exist today.