How can I get my dog to stop scratching himself?

My dog Scooby has been scratching himself a lot lately. We put flea stuff on him but it didn't really help. Usually he scratches the same spots so he gets sores. I don't know what to do about it and it must really be uncomfortable. What can I do?

Posted by Sunbanks 10 years ago


I'm up to something dastardly...

Does anyone here have experience with: -electric vehicles in general, -Prius-style hybrids -deep-cycle batteries -independent rear suspensions -repurposing "free" lithium-ion batteries -The heat output of half a ton of such batteries, and a cooling system that might be up to the job -electric dragsters -building a car from scratch (and I do mean scratch... starting with building the frame) -Using a large gasoline engine to power a generator, the output of which directly powers an electric motor, and any power left over going to the above-mentioned batteries -high performance electric motors -low-performance electric motors -Breaking, destroying, or otherwise rending any of the above components? On a budget?

Posted by Rishnai 10 years ago


New Contest Idea

I think it'd be uber-cool if we had a contest for 'Food from Scratch'. What this would mean: None of the following: -Canned Food -Bottled Food -Premixed Spices/Salts/etc.* *This means you can have a salt shaker, or a certain spice, say nutmeg, but you can't have 'Season All' or any spices which have two or more ingredients in them. Any thoughts? Anyone actually interested?

Posted by Noodle93 10 years ago


Building a motorcycle seat from scratch

Being an insatiable tinkerer, I an planning an exensive remodel on a '92 Honda 100. It's one of those all-plastic dirtbikes, and frankly, I'm too big for it in its current configuration. Not a problem I have often, but man is it annoying! The price was right, and I needed a functional sled, so here we are. I'm in the midst of designing/modifying and buiding a tank for it that is bigger and metal. As such, the current seat has to go. I don't want to hack up the seat because I'd like to have the option to return to stock. I would like to put a seat on it that is reminiscent of 70s Hondas, just new and on the cheap. Does anyone have any experience/ideas with building a seat like this? I've got a lot of foam (but probably not the "right" sort), and a masters degree in duct tape upholstery. I've made all-metal seatpans before, but these were aways solo saddles. Any tips/tricks/technquies that might make my life easier in this endeavor?

Posted by Rishnai 10 years ago


Pda scratch remover

I got a palm m100off the internet and I put it in my pocket then later I took it out there was a small scratch 1 cm long with a few bumps around it (the scratches were raised). what is the best way to remove scratches on the cheap side.when you run the stylus over the bump (you can notis this in note pad) it jumps and is anyoing. Any help will be great.

Posted by DELETED_benjgvps 11 years ago


Turntable Skipping

One of my records is scratched, and I thought it was impossible to play through perfectly because of how scratched it is.  I found out today that it IS possible!  I found that by adjusting the tone arm to track more lightly, the record would paly over the scratches instead of following them.  Alas, there is a pop when the needle goes over the scratch, but a pop is better than a skipped section of a song.  My tone arm doesn't have a counterweight on it, so I MacGyvered a way to balance it; I taped a fifty-cent piece to the end of it on the top to make it track lighter.  If your record player is skipping, give this a try before you clean your record in hopes of getting rid of the scratch.  This way is a lot easier. 

Posted by KaydenST 4 years ago


Anyone ever build a computer from scratch?

Has anyone ever done it? I'm building a micro linux computer that should be able to fit in an altoids box. It's going to be running an Atmel ARM chip at 400mhz. If anyone has done anything similar, suggestions are appreciated!

Posted by guyfrom7up 9 years ago


Scratch build a clear acrylic and aluminium computer case

Hi All, My current project is building an ATX computer case from scratch, I'm building it from aluminium angles and clear acrylic. Currently I'm writing a blog about the construction process and once I'm finished I'm going to post an instructable. So check out the blog at http://customatx2.blogspot.com.au , feel free to make comments on there and any tips or suggestions are welcome.

Posted by m1234 6 years ago


Sculpting From Scratch: Class at the San Francisco Art Institute

For over one million years hominids have made and embellished tools. We make everything from fake flowers to 2,000 ft towers. However, in a world of Ikea and fast food, it is easy to forget the potential of our own hands. Sculpting from scratch combines engineering and play to make freestanding objects that entice the senses and provoke thought. Class projects will focus on learning how to use shop tools, repurposing refuse, articulating objects, illustrating intent, and the question of beauty. No prerequisite.Jesse Hensel is a contemporary artist whose work is informed by the Yup'ik woodcarving tradition. His rugged natural sculptures use an Alaskan frontier perspective to critique contemporary society. Recent San Francisco exhibitions include such venues as the de Young Museum and Mark Wolfe Contemporary. His team was honored with the Artist's Choice Award at the World Ice Art Multi-Block Classic in Fairbanks, Alaska. He received his BA in Liberal Arts at Sarah Lawrence College and his MFA in Sculpture from SFAI.Sculpting from ScratchInstructor: Jesse Hensel10 Sessions/Thursdays, June 4-August 6Time: 6:30-9:30pmLocation: Studio 105Number: SC1002Tuition: $400Apply: http://www.sfai.edu/Page.aspx?page=110&navID;=21&sectionID;=5

Posted by jesse.hensel 9 years ago


build motorcycle from scratch?

I'd like to build a 'nice bike like the WAR-5000WAR-5000 , but all I can find on it is blog entries, and Russian pages & I can't read Cyrillic. Also found this imagethis image (apparently a Subaru mod) Anyone know of a detailed guide out there?

Posted by GroundingStick 10 years ago


Halo 3 Limited Edition Question - Scratched Discs?

I might be going to Walmart tomorrow to buy Halo 3 (finally) and I'm thinking about getting the Limited Edition. Now I know that when Halo 3 was released there were some problems with the Limited Edition cases scratching the discs. I also know that you could send it in until the end of January for a replacement. So I want to know if the ones that are in stores are new copies, or just the ones with the bad cases that haven't been bought yet.

Posted by Aeshir 10 years ago


Watch Band Buckle

Product shown in stainless steel 3D Printed and Tested !! Velcro watch band tip will lose stickiness as it ages, and then scratch anything it encounters. This buckle is used to cap the band tip, keeping it from scratching your cuffs of sleeves, especially in winter days. The name " Ning " is embossed on a pattern called BingLie (Chinese, means Cracking Ice), a pattern that was used as a window style some 600 years ago in China. Yes, I'm bringing antique fashion back into life again. Buy at Shapeways !!

Posted by 7PLAIN 6 years ago


UAV from scratch and radioshack?

I see that Radioshack is going bankrupt and is closing its stores so they are having a closing sale. So i was wondering is it possible to build a UAV from parts bought at radioshack to take advantage of its sale? Can someone point me to a guide or instructable or 'how to' to build a uav from radioshack parts?

Posted by acadena2 3 years ago


Removing Silver from CD.

Is there a way to remove the silver off of a CD that's relatively fast and doesn't scratch or damage the disk in anyway?

Posted by BoomGuy 11 years ago


I want to make a laptop case from scratch. How can I get the dimensions of my laptop?

Hi instructables! I recently bought an expensive laptop and want to protect it, but all the protective covers on the market for this particular model are terrible (damaging to the laptop over time or ill-fitting). I want to build a case from scratch by CAD modelling the design, then running it through something like a wood cnc. The only problem is, I need the exact dimensions/form of the laptop to create a skin-tight fit. Any ideas on how I can get this data? Can you think of a better process than the one I've outlined? I'm open to working with new materials! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Some inspiration: http://design-milk.com/images/2010/09/macbook-cutting-board.jpg

Posted by orangejuicedisco 2 years ago


Heat Pump

Has anyone attempted building a homemade heat pump?  Maybe one used as a hot water heater only? What are the challenges that prevent a DIYer from building one from scratch?

Posted by krichmond0306 6 years ago


Halloween Costumes

I need to make a costume for Halloween. I need to make a costume from scratch (or not) that will end up as Dorothy from The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Any suggestions or advice or help?

Posted by blinkyblinky 7 years ago


Plexiglass as desk cover maybe

I have a large desk, 3 x 7 with an uneven top that I want to be visible. Can I cover it with plexiglass or would that get scratched? Other ideas? John R

Posted by Farmhouse 10 years ago


Playstation Portable (PSP) and iPod Nano 4th Generation

I am selling my PSP gaming system, and my iPod Nano 4th generation. Neither have many scratches (In fact, no deep scratches.), but the nano has a chip of paint missing on the side, which I would estimate to be around 1.5mm across. Very unnoticeable. I would LOVE to trade them both for an iTouch, but I would be willing to sell them. If you have any interest whatsoever, feel free to PM me for pictures/further information! Thank you!

Posted by tssguy123 8 years ago


Changing the frequency of Ultrasound Massager ?

Is it possible to convert one of those existing portable Ultrasound unit thats use ( 1- 3 mhz ) to lower frequencies i.e.  35 - 350 khz  or build one form scratch ? thanks hele

Posted by hele 7 years ago


building a treadle generator?

I was wondering if anyone knew how to build a treadle-powered generator, either from scratch or using an old treadle sewing machine as a base. If so, you're help would be much appreciated

Posted by a.nony.mouse 7 years ago


Cool airplane model made from scratch

Another interesting story from Africa about handmade goods. I'd love to get one of these.Phillip Isohe is a metal fabricator in the jua kali, non-traditional industrial sector, in Kenya. In his spare time he builds models of airplanes and buses. This seems to be an extension of what many of us did while growing up in Africa - building wire, or tin can, cars. What's most interesting is the excruciating attention to detail that he puts into each one. In fact, they each have motors with working lights, steering, engine and interiors. full story

Posted by fungus amungus 11 years ago


R/C Drift car from scratch?

Hi Everyone! I happen to just have bought a very cheap and very disfunctional R/C Drift car. I am now thinking of either making one from scratch or modifying my present one. If you're an rc enthusiast, arduino programmer, electronics hobbyist, or just someone who happen to have some spare parts that you don't need that I may need, feel free to say something. My present Drift car is ,btw, a Flash and dash Race tin. It has two sets of wheels, one for drifting, and the other for racing. I am unsatisfied with this because it always swings its back like this http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AR8wg24AyJI  Look in 0:32 to 0:34. Its bad enough that I don't know how to drift. Please feel free to comment ,suggest, or give a tip so I can mod my present one or make another one with variable speed and turn. My present one doesn't allow this.

Posted by Riojelon 8 years ago


diy bmx

 Can someone please make an indestructable about how to build a bmx completely from scratch and preferably without welding, it's a project that i have wanted to try for a while now but i couldn't think of how to do it. 

Posted by Jamu3l 8 years ago


Building Touch Sensors from Scratch?

I am very familiar with velostat and conductive fabric and how to combine them to make textile touch sensors. I would now like to make a touch sensor that's more solid, and made from a firmer resistive substance than velostat. I've been looking up the resistivity/conductivity of different metals here: https://www.thoughtco.com/table-of-electrical-resi.... In theory, as long as one metal (or other material) is more conductive than the other, it should work the same? I've read on silicon and carbon fiber, but I'm not sure if what I'm researching is the solid kind, or the flimsy/squishy/bendy kind.

Posted by LeAnne_K 4 months ago


Aging/antiquing black metal

This is kind of an odd one. I'm using a firearm for a movie firing blanks. Currently, it looks like this. http://www.valorcorp.com/images/products/1012048A.jpg I'd like it to look like this, mainly so that the camera can pick it up better, as a solid black finish won't register as well, and all the tiny inperfections will make it look more interesting. http://www.gunblast.com/images/SHOT2009/Day2/DSC05076.JPG It's the exact same gun, but some come "reliced" and others don't. I got a good deal on one that wasn't. I don't want to mess it up too bad, no big pitting or scratch spots, just rough the finish up a bit. Any ideas?

Posted by mr_goodbomb 8 years ago


making crankbaits

I'm trying to make some crank baits for my uncles birthday and mine are not turning out well i'm going to start from scratch i need them done by christmas that is my uncles birthday and i need to make a few dozen thanks

Posted by smithtopia 10 years ago


Featured Ible'

I just noticed my instructable on making stars from scratch in photoshop just got featured (https://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-SunStar-in-Photoshop/) I just wanted to say "Thanks!!!" to whoever featured it!!!

Posted by LoneWolf 7 years ago


transparent laptop case

I want to build a laptop from scratch with a clear acrylic transparent case, I'm having an extremely hard time finding a case, and i know they are out there somewhere. Any help would be greatly appreciated.  Thank you,  Spaz

Posted by spazmeer 6 years ago


Looking for a reason that my PS2 game CD won't play anymore - (isn't scratched at all)

"User1877" I just can't figure it out... I need tech-assistance on why my PS2 game won't run anymore.  Details: 1). It's not scratched, but when I put it in the game system...; 2). The "PlayStation 2" Bios Screen comes up -- then nothing after that... just a black screen.  3). Also: I hear the CD game spinning - at which I've tried "fast disc speed" and letting it play at Normal Disc Speed, too; only to find out it's going to do the same thing every time.  The name of the game is "Shadow The Hedgehog".  That game was originally out on the Nintendo GameCube in the mini-disc format; but, then in 2005 - it came out in the PS2 3" format.*  So - (Question: What do I do)?  Providing the details, what can be done - (do I have to buy another copy of the game, or can it be restored, somehow?)  Someone - please, tell me.

Posted by User1877 6 years ago


Dog-Powered Machine

I just got a great idea, but I'm not sure what to do with it. It's a machine that is somehow powered by the kicking motion of your dog's foot when you scratch his belly. Any ideas on how to go about doing this and what the machine could be?

Posted by Brother_D 10 years ago


Make Your Store Bought Spaghetti Taste Better Than From Scratch!!!

This is an amazing recipe that has everyone asking for seconds. https://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Store-Bought-Spaghetti-Taste-Better-Than/

Posted by dreadyjazz 6 years ago


Brown Sugar

Well I was wondering how Brown sugar affect recipes differently from normal sugar. I am making a recipe from scratch, so this will help me from repeating it over and over. Also since its a candy does it melt like normal.

Posted by acer73 11 years ago


TV-B-Gone Pwnage @ Best Buy!

My friends I go to best buy and turn off tvs. I built to tv-b-gone kits from scratch for it. Sorry for the video quality, I had to hide the camera more or less. Enjoy and Comment!

Posted by joejoerowley 10 years ago


Music Boxes

I am hoping someone can help me out. I would like to know how to program the music box cylinder to play a specific tune. Does anyone know anything that may be able to help me in terms of building my own mechanism from scratch? Thanks YelloTrace

Posted by YelloTrace 10 years ago


could someone cut a piece of plastic for me?

I have a mp4 player i got a few days ago, but i find that the original cover plastic has a sort of paint that, when combined with the glare of ambient sunlight, makes it totally impossible to use the player outside. not only that, but the plastic on the front got a really nasty scratch on it when i was cutting open the box. There isnt a screen protector on the player. if i gave the dimensions of the plastic part thats scratched (gold-silvery part of the player) could someone cut a new piece for me, be it laser cut, cnc milled, or by hand, whatever. all i ask is that its clear plastic. for those who would like to know the plastic is 1mm thick. if it could be done for free it would be so greatly appreciated.

Posted by zack247 7 years ago


Fix my ps2 Game?

I can't seem to be able to play my GTA: Vice city anymore on my ps2, the disc is pretty scratched in a lot of places, but it did work before on an older system just fine but on my slim ps2, I guess that laser isn't strong enough. Any ideas?

Posted by Punkguyta 11 years ago


Intro disappeared

I just noticed that all the Intro text disappeared from https://www.instructables.com/id/Raspberry-Pi-Temperature-Humidity-Network-Monitor/ So it's looking kinda silly with a couple of pictures and jumping right into Hardware Assembly. Is there an easy way to get it back, or do I have to try to recreate it from scratch? Thanks!

Posted by wpnsmith 4 years ago


R/C

Hi, I'm making plans for a remote control car from scratch, and have a few questions. Are hobby motors able to go backwards, how do you control that? Any ideas on making a wireless usb cord for a webcam? Do you know of any small things (like motors) that could move a switch remotely for the steering mechanism? Any other ideas?

Posted by Weissensteinburg 11 years ago


How do I turn rough sawn walnut into a table top

Hi all, I've recently got a job as a chainsaw operative and at our yard recently there have been some 3'x5'X2" rough sawn lengths of seasoned walnut. I've bought one home to find making it smooth is harder than I first thought... I've got a few odd tools in the shed, like a rotary sander, some chisels and a few planes (but I don't know how to use them.)  is there a fairly quick proper way of doing it or is it just a case of sand the hell out of it? There are a few deep scratches but it's mainly small scratches and general unevenness. I would really appreciate if someone could give a fairly detailed process and description of The tools I'll need. thank you all for your time.

Posted by Ben-jammin 2 years ago


Make Your Store Bought Spaghetti Taste Better Than From Scratch!!! (I fixed the link)

I put this up a couple of days ago. I have found a new love for spaghetti. https://www.instructables.com/id/Make-Your-Store-Bought-Spaghetti-Taste-Better-Than/

Posted by dreadyjazz 6 years ago


sabine wren helmet

Hello everyone, I am making a sabine wren costume from scratch and I need a printable template for the helmet. I have found that someone has posted a boba fett helmet and have read and read this tutorial but am unsure how to modify it to what I want. any help would be so appreciated thanks evelyn

Posted by Evelynmac 3 years ago


making your own crankbaits

Hey I've been trying to make my own crankbaits for my uncles birthday but mine have not been working and I need to start from scratch and also if you know how to make wobblers that is fine to I don't need to hurry but I would like to make a few dozen by Christmas that is his birthday so thanks

Posted by smithtopia 10 years ago


Making a large electric motor from scratch

I searched the archived threads and found quite a bit alreadydiscussed here about making very simple and small electric motors fromscratch. What I want to do is to make a fairly large and powerful one(say, somewhere around the size of a coffee can). This is for asculpture project, and the motor will be driving a kinetic mechanism.I'm pretty handy, have a extensive range of tools and am comfortableworking with high voltage. What I am not, however, is knowledgeableabout designing or making electric motors; hence my questions.I understand that I'll need to wind armatures and so forth, but Idon't know what the advantages/disadvantages would be of making a DCversus an AC motor (either power could be supplied), nor do I reallyunderstand the differences between the various types of those two. Themotor needs to be able to start by itself under load (as opposed tosome homemade electric motors that seem to need a nudge to get going).Simplicity, low maintenance and ease of construction would be a plus.I had thought of making a homopolar motor such as they have at theExploratorium (http://www.exploratorium.edu/cmp/exnet/exhibits/group5/daisy/index.html) but it seems that homopolar motors like this cause considerable wearto the part that acts as a brush, which will work against my goal oflow maintenance. Unless...perhaps I could use a rolling conductor (like a precision bearing) as a brush? Does that make any sense?Thanks for any advice!

Posted by Bricology 10 years ago


Making an entire home portrait studio from scratch.

Ok I have decided today.... I am going to buld an entire home portrait studio From start to finish to take pictures of my little girls. Im going to build everything except the camera and tripod, and make it as cheap as possible while still keeping to the motto "simple stupid". Here is the list i have so far. soft box, reflector umbrella, back drop, backdrop stand,sitting box,power supply with switch (or switches havent decided yet), adjustable lights, light stands, and back drop holders. I will be posting the instructables as I go along. If anyone can think of anything else I may need please let me know.

Posted by scion6tc 6 years ago


RGB TV Output of Gameboy Color?

 I'm absolutely stumped by this. I have my gf playing my old gameboy color but the screen cover is pretty scratched up and I don't feel like peeling it off until I find something to buff the scratches out. I've nearly googled it to death and all I come up with is random websites selling gameboy advanced tv out adapters. I know this HAS to be possible as www.hackaday.com/2008/11/29/gameboy-color-on-an-led-matrix/ The guy says in his comments on the youtube page that he does IN fact have a real live gameboy color hooked up to the LED matrix. Yet he does not explain how he hooked it up, obviously he did it somehow. Does ANYONE have any bloody clue as to how this is done? I'm not afraid to do some soldering as I know that'll probably be required but really how hard can it be.

Posted by Punkguyta 8 years ago


Barefoot Waterskiing, Mini S'Mores Grill, Burger Recipes

  Barefoot Waterskiing Mini S'mores Grill Burger Recipes Chocolate Stuffed Strawberries Tetris Ice Cubes PVC Sprinkler Toy Cooking From Scratch DIY Barbecue Sauce Memorial Day How to Fish USB Flag Memorial Backyard Theatre Fly a Kite Grilled Eggplant Parmesan Build a Water Mortar  

Posted by randofo 8 years ago


PASSWORD USB DRIVE

I'VE BEEN WORKING IN AN OFFICE FOR OVER 25 YEARS, AND WE ALL HAVE THE SAME PROBLEM.  LITTLE NOOGIES OF PAPER WITH PASSWORDS TO DIFFERENT WEBSITES, SCRATCHED OUT AND CHANGED, ILLEGIBLE, ETC.  IS THERE A WAY TO PROGRAM A USB DRIVE TO HOLD ALL YOUR PASSWORDS SO THAT YOU DON'T NEED THE PIECES OF PAPER?  SOMEBODY COULD MAKE A TON OF MONEY JUST WHERE I WORK WITH ONE OF THESE!

Posted by johnluci 7 years ago


Personal fingerprint recognition doorbell

Anybody fancy making a fingerprint-reading doorbell, that gives out different rings/does different things depending on who it is? Maybe even with an option to ignore anybody whose print is not registered for the days when one is too murderous to deal with the general public? From scratch(ish), would be a waste to destroy an expensive security system just for this (maybe).

Posted by Danielfish 8 years ago


WANTED: Recipe for maiking instant powder drink/juice

Hi im looking for a recipe to make an instant powder drink or artificial drink from scratch. that is i would like to do it commercially/manufacture it in south africa.i sort of know the ingredients but need a solid recipe with quantities to go with it. any help will be greatly appreciated. thank you

Posted by mzminty 5 years ago