Poison Oak Treatment?

I contracted a case of poison oak about a week ago and it's really got me itching today. I need some relief and I was wondering if the community had any ideas for home remedies and or effective treatments. I've been through the whole course of oral steroids (prednisone), and topical creams (hydrocortisone) with previous outbreaks, but they never seem to work all that well. I'm open to any and all of your suggestions, so let's hear them. Look at the pictures. Feel my itch. Answer my question, and help me return my skin back to its normal, smooth state.

Question by noahw 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 months ago


Anyone seen a DIY Deco - Wrap, a system for window treatments?

The price on QVC is about $30+ for two, which will dress 2 40" windows. It looks like a dense flexible foam could be cut and could work. The trick might be hanging it. The name brand uses "P Hooks". The hook screws into the window facing, and the P part slides into a slit in the foam.

Question by 10 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago



What are the perfect circumstances to get laser eye surgery done for eye sight weakness?

What are the best circumstances  or best time to get the laser treatment for eye sight surgery? I know i should talk to an eye surgeon for this, but before going to him may be its a good idea to talk to people here who have a prior experience and have themselves undergone the procedure. Also it would be great if someone can suggest me some reasonable costs for laser eye treatment. thanks.

Question by muhammajunaid 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Flea treatment for our pets....

I recently had to move house and within two weeks of settling in my cats got attacked by fleas while outside. All the years they had not a single tick or flea so I did not pay too much attention until I spotted the first flea. Needless to say that once you spot one there are many hiding already... From past experience with my dog I did not trust the over the counter flea collars and decided to go to my vet. They recommended Frontline for the treatment, plus a flea bomb to treat the house and washing everything the cats like to sleep on. Came to just under $100AU - ouch... Mind you I have hardwood floors here, so I was quite confident the bomb would could kill all what might remain inside. The cats were kept indoors too to prevent new fleas finding them outside. Well, after two weeks of daily combing for fleas the problem did not get better - it got worse! Seemed they were having parties on my cats. Back to the vet to complain I was told it might take a bit longer to show the desired results. Hmmm, treatment every 4 weeks and after 2 weeks nothing happened?? On the way out an old couple with their two maltesers stopped me and said that they already gave up on Frontline and most other products as the fleas around here are resistant to the meds. They now only use Neem oil that is massaged into the skin and fur of their dogs. Sadly my cats would rather scratch me into meat strips then to let get near them with the oil. So I did some asking around with my friend Google and the story of the old folks seems to be confirmed for most parts of Australia anyway. Most flea collars and over the counter meds might still work to keep fleas away but not anymore to actually treat your pet once infected with more than a handful of fleas. And yes, I am aware of those sprays claiming to kill all fleas instantly but I also know cats like to clean themself and don't like the idea of them liking the spray off the fur. After some more digging I found out that Selamectin is still working and that works in several ways to control fleas and other parasites like heartworm and such. You can look it up on Wiki if you like. What I like about this med is the fact that fleas are really filthy things eating their own excremts. Since the poo is usually everywhere in the fur and hard to remove it makes the killing even easier. Plus in all spots where fles might be hiding but have noone to feed on they still eat their own ..... and die off. My vet only had Revolution available at a price of almost 25 bucks per single dose - no thank you... Instead I decided to bite the bullet and try one of the many online pharmacies for pet supplies. Here I found "Stronghold" containing the above Selamectin similar to Revolution in concetration (bit higher though)... The website stated to expect about 4 weeks for the delivery being xmas season and so on. For me that meant cleaning everything again, using a normal insect bomb again and a last round of washing the cats caves and other items of interest. To my surprise the parcal arrived ten days later, bit banged up but contents still fine. All up the time for the Frontline was over anyway and instead of paying again for a useless treatment I gave the new stuff a try. This was now two weeks ago and here is my summary: Unlike treating with Frontline my cats actually tolerated the application without going mad, the smell is much more pleasant. Did not expect anything to happen the first day and it takes a while to dry off the furr anyway so they got a day free of the dreaded flea comb. During the first week there was little to no indication of anything good happening but it was to be expected as it takes up to 10 days to build up in the blood as well. On day eight I had my first dead fleas in the comb and from here it got more every day. Mostly the adults while the smaller ones still seemd to be active. To the end of the second week I also got dead young ones in the comb indicating the promised break preventing them to grow up actually works. I will still monitor the process and keep up with monthly treatments during the summer. So you might see an update or two later on. How to properly treat your pet and enviroment once you noticed a flea problem. First: Don't panic! If you have carpet or your pets literally go everyhwere like your bed, sofa and so on you want to combine your effords to avoid a fresh infestation from hatching eggs. Ask around or check online if standard meds still have the desired effect in your local area, if not go for a product that does instead of wasting time and money! Spray treatments or insect bombs can work quite well to control what's left behind by your pet but you need to be aware of the life cycle of the pest in question. For most, including fleas, this means a single treatment might not do the trick. See it that way: You treat the animal, clean everything you can and also kill whatever crawls around. But there is still unhatched eggs and living fleas on your pet. So you need or better should repeat the house treatment 8 to 14 days later to get rid of whatever hatched. Garden beds or just your lawn can be a source of problem too, here Neem oil seems to do the trick quite well but you can use other products from your local garden center as well. What kills most harmful insects out there on your plant will do similar on fleas. To get the timing of all treatments right you might want to start on your pet and use a good, normal clean for the house and fabrics. Once you see the fleas go dead on your pet treat the rest. This way you can be sure all fles that make it onto your pet won't survive or produce more viable eggs. Now use whatever suits you to remove or kill the eggs, larvea and crawling fleas around you. If done right and the meds take care of eggs too you won't have any further problems. Regular checks should be done anyway and if you already know fleas are a problem in your area then please continue the treatment on your pet until the season is over. Things you might want to know to calm down a bit and prevent panic: Fleas on your pet are usually only biting them but not you. This does not mean they won't try if you have hundreds of them crawling in your bed. But they won't stay on you and it takes a good amount of bad luck to get bitten instead of just noticing something crawls on you. So the risk of getting some weird desease from an accidental flea bit is slim. When to be careful with a flea infestation? If you are allergic to their excrements or have an otherwise compromised immune system the dust containing flea excrements can cause reactions. So if your pets got you a lot of fleas and you notice breathing problems, red skin areas or itching you should contact your GP to discuss the problem and possible options. Short term a normal paper face mask like used for dust will help, same for anti-histamines if it is an allergic reaction. The best cause of action is to use a vacuum cleaner with HEPA filter on everything that might get into contact with your pets. A standard vacuum cleaner will pick up the extremets too but just blows it out the other end making things far worse.

Topic by Downunder35m 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Funky wall treatments with paper and old books

Want to add a new look to your walls for cheap? Ruche has posted these tutorials for a few different effects. There's a flower wall made out of butcher paper, an old book turned into wallpaper, the quickest explanation of the invisible bookshelf I've ever seen, and even an antique paint treatment. Check out the link to see how they're done. DIY - Wall Decor from Ruche's Lookbook via Design*Sponge

Topic by fungus amungus 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


A water based photocatalytic surface treatments

How to make a product similar to Pureti, a water based photocatalytic surface treatment.  This product is extremely expensive but probably has $.35 worth of material in it, including $.25 for the bottle.  Surely someone can figure out how to make it at home.

Topic by alan.clark.3114 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Treatment of mouth rot in neon tetras?

Hello, my neon tetras are suffering with white blisters round their mouths, I treated them with No 8 Interpet three time in the last month but there has been no change - what should I do? Alice

Question by 9 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


what is a good treatment for cement garage floor?

No cars, just a workshop with all the big tools and work benches. How to clean,then treatment the cement..... The walls are a high gloss white.

Question by quilter2 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Bedbugs treatment-friendly furniture hacks and projects?

Hi all, as an astute long-time reader of people's projects, I found some great ones to repurpose and reuse otherwise not-so-pretty, salvaged or thrift-store bought furniture. However, as I slowly gained confidence in my abilities and availability of products, I sustained my third treatment against bedbugs in less than a year. Nothing unusual in my town where the epidemics is out of control, but surely a time-waster and great source of tension between tenants and landlords. For those who have been lucky not to harbour this pesky little parasite, a treatment involves pulling every furniture from the walls, dismantling every piece that can, turning them upside-down, removing wall outlet plates, placing dirty laundry nearing the bed at the center of the room, waiting for the CPO to spray everything, leave a mess of a (inefficient) white powder everywhere, going outside the home for at least 12 hours, going back, pack everything and go to the laundry, come back and re-assemble the furniture. This is extremely time-consuming, but I got a hint from the CPO that could potentially save hours of work. Bedbugs don't fly or jump, and cannot climb on metal or plastic. Conversely, they are especially fond of wood to live and sticks their eggs on. Incidentally, wood is the most common material to make low-end Ikea furniture. Question is, considering current North American bedbug invasion, why is there no more bedbugs treatment friendly hacks, or at least a word of caution against getting anything used or of unknown origin? That would be as responsible thing to discourage the practice, as we already do about wearing safety googles when using a power tool. And second, why aren't there more hacks and projects with that in mind? As Tim Anderson wrote, most people have more time than money on their hands. Well, I have neither of those (nor a vehicle), and thus cannot participate at that time.

Topic by Cubytus 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago



tell which age we can use the herbst appliance in orthodontics treatment??

Tell which age we can use the herbst appliance in orthodontic treatment??

Question by 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


I like the new "slide-show " treatment of photos!

Lira pointed out that there's a new sort-of-slideshow thing going on. It's in forum topics and Instructables. I like it.

Topic by Kiteman 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Please suggest some easily available and highly efficient adsorbents for waste water treatment.

I want to do my B.E. project on the topic- "Adsorbent for waste water treatment," please suggest naturally available adsorbents which are cheap and easily available

Question by Deepak91 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


My fish hit its head on the tank and the skin is a bit falling off and under its white. Will it be okay?

I'm a bit worried. Will it heal back itself? Or do I have to give it any treatment? Anything natural, I have at home, if it needs treatment?

Question by LemonLily 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


how to extract from rust form rust rich soil? Answered

OK, so I have this big water treatment plant around me and there is a huge pit where the soil is deep orange and filled with rust. I know its rust because the people who work there told me its rust. If you just touch it your fingers are orange. So I went down there with a plastic bag and gathered up some chunks of soil that were dry and orange. I was wondering how i could extract the iron oxide(rust)  from it so there is no dirt in it and I have a pile of rust. I want to use it for thermite. Thanks alot!

Question by ostomesto 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago



Is it possible to stick PVA to silicone?

Someone recommended using Corona treatment and primer, but I don't know enough about it. Any thoughts/ideas? 

Question by Sarjan Shah 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


Steampunk Nerf Assault Rifle

This Nerf gun gets the steampunk treatment and put up for sale on eBay. Foam bullets sadly not propelled by steam. Link

Topic by fungus amungus 11 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Designer contest

Hi Following the link on how to enter in the new design competition, the description is referring to Cabots wood treatment comp. You probably want to change that to refer to the design competition :-) T

Topic by Duplo for Daddies 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Mario Amigurumi

Good ol' Mario gets the amigurumi treatment by janama at cuteamigurumi.com. What can I say, it's a cute Mario and it's a great job. Hit the link for more pictures. It's a Mario! via boingboing

Topic by fungus amungus 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


How can I get my hair healthier? Answered

My hair has became super damaged over the last couple of months and I would like to have healthier

Question by Glad(to-meet-ya)ys 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Steampunk Bluetooth

The Borgifier gets the olde steampunk treatment and turns the wearer into a bit of a clockwork human. I wonder where the artist got all those tiny cogs and if he has a good supply to replace them when they get knocked off. Link

Topic by fungus amungus 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Electronic timer

I want to make a timer that sounds an alarm every three minutes, pluss one for setting a seperate alarm for 1 minute.  It is to be used during cpr, (treatment cycles are 3 minutes. 1 minute from shock to circulation check.  Can anybody help me??

Topic by leidulv 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Make a spring

Dear all. I would like to make a spring 8mm diameter 100 mm long with 18 gauge galvanized wire (needless perfect) . Please could you help me to know : It's must make   heat treatment  before or after on the finished spring .Thank you so much

Topic by lam 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Beautiful Pedal Cars

The humble pedal car has been given the deluxe treatment with these stunning custom jobs. These are rolling works of art and I only wish I could see them in person, but will make do with these pictures for now. Custom Champion Cometsvia Core77

Topic by fungus amungus 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


How to Put a dead GPU laptop to use ?

I bought an HP laptop (hp pavilion dv2000)from a friend who sold it to me as it never showed up the display .I though i might replace the Graphic adapter but later discovered that the NVdia trouble chip is integrated on the motherboard.The GPU heats up .I repaired it twice in a repair shop ..all they did was the heat-gun treatment on the chip and applying thermal paste . the treatment worked for two days and the display is gone again .I did the repair twice .I know it boots but does not displays anything .I don't mind opening the laptop apart , but i cant let it eat dust at one corner...what can i do with this laptop ..I have my mac as my main machine ..any ideas !!?

Question by nabilmilestone 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


My First instructable is live : ) a simple bass trap design

I just wanted to post up and say my first instructable is about making a DIY bass trap for home studios and the like. Hope it is of interest to you muso types. Bass trap instructable cheers and enjoy ------------------------ SafeandSound online mastering

Topic by DELETED_onlinemastering 8 years ago


(UK only) Question about Tomorrows World 1980's compact disc demonstration? Answered

 Does anyone one remember The Tomorrow's World demonstration with the first compact discs? As I recall, they poured honey and dust onto it, gave it a quick wipe and it played without a problem. I don't believe my modern cd would stand up to such treatment. Was it a fixed demonstration or were the first cds a bit more robust?

Question by FriendOfHumanity 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


how to remove blackheads by herbal ways?

As years passed by, I've noticed that I now have some blackheads & whiteheads in some area of my nose, and so I went to a derm clinic and have some facial treatment, but after few weeks, it still came back. I'm thinking of going back to dermclinic but it's too expensive, that's why I want to know if there's another way of removing it that wont cost that much, and perhaps an herbal way i'd prefer.

Question by supertheenz 10 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Lead in eye!?

What I do!? When I was wrighting my Math homework and my stupid pencil lead broke, few up in my eye! And its stuck! I've tried watering it out, but no luck. Looked in the mirror and theres a faint black line under my eye (not on/in it, I mean in between). Will the pencil lead do something bad to my eye? Will I need special treatment to remove it? Is it possible my body "somehow" remove that lead in my eye?

Question by BIO Wolf 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


How can you make a homemade spring tension rod that will handle 5 pounds of fabric over a span of 77 inches?

I am working at making a temporary window coverings for stained glass windows. I need to make decorative 'black out' type curtains and have chosen a heavy tapestry fabric to go with the period building. The windows need to be blacked out so that a projector screen is dark enough to be seen clearly and the flicker of light doesn't cause a visual strobbing distraction. When the weekly event is done, I need to quickly remove the curtains after the event and roll them up for storage the next week. Tension rods seemed to fit the need, but I can't seem to find them in the right length with enough strength to prevent sagging in the center, or outright falling down. I am not allowed to drill into the wood casement windows or in anyway mark them or the walls. Tension rods again seem the answer. I can only find Shower rods up to 72". Suggestions PLEASE!

Question by jalet 10 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Clothing, One of The Oldest Technologies

I was reading an article here http://blogs.howstuffworks.com/2011/03/23/funny-and-fascinating-the-importance-of-the-washing-machine/ and it points out that clothing is one of the oldest technologies that is still in use today. Marshall asks a great question, "What will replace clothing made of textiles?" Instructables has done a lot of work on modernizing clothing and I was thinking what treatment would the community here give that question? I think it would be a great competition!

Topic by EmmettO 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Nissan Sentra How to disable Spark and Fuel injection on one cylinder? Answered

2002 Nissan Sentra GXE 1.8 liter engine. How to disable Spark and Fuel injection to one cylinder? Explanation. This car has been losing small amounts of Anti Freeze. I thought it was leaking into the Oil from the Head Gasket. Oil looked a little milky to me. Had a mechanic check it out and he believes it is leaking into the cylinder chamber. He said he didn’t see any water in the oil. Some white smoke is coming from the exhaust, but not too much. Hopefully I have caught it before it gets too bad. Since this car has 175,000 miles, it would be too expensive to just replace the head gasket. As an alternative, I’m going to try K&W; Head Gasket and Block Treatment. I have read where this will work in most circumstances if you follow the instruction to the letter. In the instruction it says to check the spark plugs for an Orange/White crystal or fluid appearance. I assume the idea to remove the spark plug is so the pressure from the cylinder compression will not force the treatment back and not allow it to really seal correctly. But how do you disable the Spark and Fuel injection on one cylinder? Any help or experience would be helpful.

Question by keydogstony 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


How (not) to improve eyesight

We seem to be getting a rash of Instructables claiming to be able to improve eyesight through simple exercises.Please, people, can these stop? The methods were quackery in 1920, and have been thoroughly refuted numerous times since (for example in 1956 and 2004 ), yet, like holistics, pyramid power, magnetic bracelets and a host of other quackeries, they still do the rounds and fool people into falling for them.Please, people, do a little research before posting supposedly medical treatments.

Topic by Kiteman 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Making a knife out of a lawnmower mulching blade? Answered

I am planning to use a lawnmower mulching blade to make my first knife. I need to know how should I heat treat the blade. I have read about annealing, quenching and tempering but every source of information has different instructions. Since I am planning to do this outdoors, I thought about using motor oil for quenching. Would you please provide some ideas or suggestions? Thank you very much for all your help.

Question by blkhawk 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Space Toilet Broken

Out in space, no one can hear you scream when the one toilet breaks. That's the status on the International Space Station right now. Solid waste is being taken care of just fine, but liquid waste currently is having problems that is temporarily being served by a "bypass" solution while the astronauts wait for new parts to arrive this weekend along with a shuttle.This all reminds me of the scene from Apollo 13 when the engineers need to fix the filter with available parts. Maybe someday this too will get the Hollywood treatment. Link

Topic by fungus amungus 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Soil for sandy sink hole areas

Our home is on sand, lime, sink holes. It helps to direct rainwater away from the structure to prevent sink holes. My question is if there are recommended soil treatments for sand. If it will help to coat the perimeter with two feet of soil and sod, I'll do it. I really like landscaping and I just wanna make sure using a few feet of fertile soil and sod is an option without making things worse. Any other recommendations would be very much appreciated. Thanks all.

Topic by Sovereignty 7 years ago


PETA's exploitation of Autism Spectrum

I have just been informed that PETA has a billboard program out there to exploit Autism by means of misinformation.  "Recently, the organization People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) launched a new ad campaign entitled, "Got Autism?", misleadingly implying that the consumption of milk is associated with the cause of the autism spectrum. PETA is misinforming the public about autism and thus joining a long line of unscrupulous groups that have sought to try and spread fear about autism as a means of pushing their particular agendas." Further information on this can be found at WRONG PLANET.  

Topic by Goodhart 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Transformer modification? Answered

2 questions about transformers: - If a certain transformer (let's say, for a power amplifier) is needed, and for example, a microwave transformer is available, can the steel frame be cut to take out the secondary coil, to be replaced by a new one, and subsequently be re-attached (by clamps or so)? Would it need some treatment, like putting varnish, or oil over it?  Would this cutting and re- attaching cause a loss in efficiency, or cause heat build-up? Would it cause more noise in the output? - Some amps have a toroid transformer. Is this just fashionable or is it for a reason? Some industrial amps use sheets of copper instead of wire. Why is this better for industrial, why, and if not for common stuff...?

Question by BobS 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Transparent concrete!

OK, maybe not properly transparent, but an inclusion of fibre-optics makes it light transmitting. It's a German product, and, from their website: LUCCON translucent concrete is manufactured in large volume top layer concrete blocks with embedded webbed fiber optic cables, making the stone appear comparably massive as well as transparent. By cutting the blocks elements of variable size and thickness are obtained. Upon request LUCCON is available in special colors, dimensions or surface treatments, just ask us! . I'd love to see what our members could make with this stuff, or see them replicate the idea with their own techniques. Concrete lampshades?  Concrete windows?  Transparent concrete canoes? Video from YouTube will not embed. Luccon website via NOTCOT

Topic by Kiteman 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Can anyone help me make a co2 gel mask?

The more I read up on the benefits of using one of these masks the more I want to try one, it hasn't quite hit the states by storm yet but it will, too bad it costs an arm and a leg! I have an inkling of what may be required to make it, it's just a gel (glycerin) and co2 gas. I was thinking I could make one of the at home carbonators that several people on here have posted instructables on, but I wanted to be sure that it'd work in that manner. I don't think carbonating a liquid is the same as carbonating a gel. Another thing most formulas have in common is sodium bicarbonate. Any ideas?

Topic by gabys225 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Home remedies, traditional remedies, quack medicine

I've been noticing a growing number of home and traditional remedies appearing. I don't doubt that some of them might have some slight benefit. But on the other hand, some are utterly worthless and a waste of time and money. I have a concern that less knowledgeable people may assume that because a remedy is listed here that it is, in fact, a reliable means of alleviating whatever ill they possess. I would like to see a flag/banner for all such instructables noting that the medical claims made in the instructable are entirely anecdotal and have mostly likely never been examined by any medical researchers. I'm not against the use of traditional remedies. I simply don't want someone to forego treatment by a physician on the basis of what they've just read here.

Topic by ringai 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Cystic Fibrosis patient needs an inexpensive respirator generator

My daughter with cystic fibrosis, uses a "bio vest system" that includes the vest with hoses that attach to a generator which weighs about 50 lbs. Hillrom makes a 17 lb vest system (www.thevest.com) but it costs $16,000.00. I don't understand why it has to cost so much. We can't afford the 17 lb version. My daughter who has just graduated from college and wants to travel in her career is faced with not taking her vest along with her for weeks at a time because she can't handle carrying the heavier version on and off planes, trains, etc. This leaves her without getting her breathing treatments. Is there a solution to this problem? Can the bio-vest be made any cheaper so that everyone can have the 17 lb version??

Topic by teachermom 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


How can I scan to roots of plant that inside of the pot?

Dear friends, I am an academician in Faculty of Agriculture. Roots development of plants is an important parameter in our experiments. So I need to display the root length without remove the plants from the pots. I need to find the differences between cultivars or treatments about root length, efficient root depth and root area. If I can display it similar to example images, so if I can distinguish the roots by photoshop, It will be so useful for me. Is there any sensor, method or such thing that I can scan the roots without the damage the plants by using of arduino ? or any DIY device. Coloring is not important for me, I need just selection of roots. Best regards.

Question by JeoleX 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


Make your own Polaroid Pictures!

Well, as many know, polaroid stop making their cool instant cameras.However all is not lost with this great free program called PoladroidIve just tried it, you download the program, then just simply drop you photo in. It then spits out a photo, and you have to sit and watch it develop, however, in true old school style. You can shake the photo by grabbing it on screen to make it develop quicker!The program is currently in beta, and Mac OS X only, but the windows version is 'coming soon'The site reads -Easy to use : Drag & DropGenerate High-resolution pictures (400 dpi), "ready-to-print" with a Polaroid designFunny : only 10 treatments per session, like the content of a cartridge ; interactive (look at the demo below) ; random and realistic Polaroid-like colors variation...and more...

Topic by gmjhowe 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Dental Implants

Hi I have to get four of my bottom teeth removed & will be getting dental implants. I decided to straighten my teeth also, so before getting implants have to get teeth straight, my bottom teeth are not to bad, Ortho said that once he has them in a position he's happy with can start the implant treatment, I'm terrified of this procedure I'm having nightmares and panic attacks. Can anyone advice if it would be easy to go under or stay awake through the procedure, all crowns on bottom teeth now broke due to movement. Will the retainer I'm given during the recovery time be a removal or permanent one? Can you sleep with it in? Im in a new relationship & would rather not share that current state of my teeth with them. Any advice on procedure would be much appreciated thanks

Topic by EricBach 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Induction heater 2.0

Some might have already tried my first induction heater, which was more a proof of concept than a modern device. Although I like to keep things simple where possible I want to upgrade my heater to a fully electronic version running on mains power. This time the base concept is to use a cheap induction cooktop for the control and power source. After using a few already as a communication device I realised it is a costly way of producing smoke signs but I am getting on the right track with the design now. So my obvious questions are: 1. Did actually anyone ever built my current induction heater and if so, can you provide some nice pics? 2. If you were interested in a hobby induction heater, what would like to do with it?     E.g: Just for curiosity on how it works, heat treatment of punches, chisels and similar,     heat treating knifes or even swords, sheet metal work.... 3. What would like to have included?     E.g: Water cooling for continous use, air cooling (mostly for smaller and quick jobs), exchangable coils,     additional micro controller for temp, water and remote control (foot panel or similar)... 4. Do you require a fully shielded version to avoid interference? 5. If you are based in AU (preferable VIC): Would you be able to donate me faulty (partially or fully) or working induction cooktops,     for example discarded units with broken glass tops?     Would you able to donate me copper tubing OD8mm or less? Leftovers from pluming installations, old LPS systems or similar?     Prefered lenght 1m or longer as the coils need quite a few turns... :(     Each donor will of course be listed in the Instructable unless you prefer to remain unnamed. Let me know what you think because this time I am not just building for myself, this time it is for you!

Topic by Downunder35m 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


What is your strategy to overcome your ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) without Ritalin?!

 Well, I have a long term ADD (Atention Deficit Disorder). Nowaday I use Ritalin. It´s good, but sometimes I definitely think about another treatment. Despite of Ritalin, sometimes I become very very unfocused....doing and thinking a lot of things...that means doing nothing, because I can´t schedule projects and daily activities....I´ve tried other strategies like hypnosis, meditation, etc. Now, I´m researching Neurofeedback, cogitating to build an EEG machine...What do you do to manage your crisis?! UPGRADE: Well...I'm thinking to buy this http://www.emotiv.com/store/hardware/epoc-bci/epoc-neuroheadset/ (emotiv epoc)...

Question by motoneta2 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


What qualifies as an Instructable?

Greetings, I would like to know what qualifies as an Instructable? What is the definition of an Instructable? I has assumed that an Instructable had to be instructive and not just a picture of something already completed. Regardless of people voicing opposition in the comments that it is not an Instructable, the following post has remained: https://www.instructables.com/id/Nebula-Jewelry/ In response to an email I sent Eric J. Wilhelm replied saying "We have been specifically encouraging authors to share items they have made but did not document the full step-by-step process in our Photo Instructables." I have not seen that. Could you please link where you encourage that? Where you say pictures showing only a completed object qualify as an Instructable? Must an Instructable be intructive or not? If not, then I will be posting a only just pictures of completed objects as Instuctables to be sure special treatment is not being given. Thanks

Topic by NeuroPulse 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago