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by:Max Apparel     2020-09-15
The winter months bring cold weather and shorter days and earlier sunsets.
While it made me want to hide in my house and under a huge blanket, it didn\'t stop my dad and my 13-year-old Cockapoo Toby from walking in the cold after dark.
Recently I drove home at night and I realized how dark our neighbors are.
No street lights and cars like to speed up and down on crooked roads.
Although my dad was wearing a reflective vest so he was easily spotted by the car, I was afraid Toby would be hit because he couldn\'t see it.
I gave this dog rope as a gift to my dad to help Toby stay safe while walking.
If you stumble across this manual and want instructions on how to quickly tie some LEDs to a dog rope, you\'re in the wrong place!
Because I believe to do things the hard way, I will show you how to sew your own belt from scratch and embed the LEDs in it.
What you need is as follows: 1 \"nylon webing7/8\" Ridge surface mount LED light (
I used it on Ebay.
They require a forward voltage of 3. 3V and are 0. 8mm long.
I really don\'t recommend buying something smaller than these.
If I had to do this project again, I might have chosen a larger SMD LEDs. )
Surface mounting resistance (
I used the carbon resistor found on Ebay in size 0603 120 ohm.
Again, I will not use something smaller than this. )
2 x CR2032 coin battery stand with on/off switch
I used this beautiful thing)
Remove nails PolishLighterTweezersGoop (
Or can be compressed glue/adhesive)
In order to connect your led and resistor to your dog rope, you have to connect the curly beads to them.
This will allow you to sew them into your circuit using the guide wires.
The LEDs and resistors installed on the surface are excellent because they are very small, but this also makes them difficult to use.
You will want to have your LEDs and resistors ready before you sew anything.
You need two curly beads for each LED (
One per terminal).
For each resistor, you also need two curly beads.
First, apply some solder on the tip of the soldering iron.
Pick up a curl bead with tweezers and put some solder on the end of the curl bead.
Repeat for the second curl bead and each terminal of the LED.
Next, place your LED on the table, push a curled bead up next to your LED, and the weld face points to each other.
Keep the LED stationary with tweezers and keep the soldering iron on the curled beads.
This will cause the solder joints on the curl beads to heat up, allowing you to push the curl beads into the LED.
Repeat on the second side.
You can also weld the resistance in this way.
There are more led and resistors welded than you think.
Weld 20 if you need 10.
It is very easy to lose because the LEDs and resistors are very small.
The terminals are also very small, and if there is not enough welding, there is a tendency to break the curled beads.
Welding more than you think will allow you to not have to go back or finally fix your LEDs and resistors.
Now you need to cut your nylon strap into the right size.
To do this, you have to know how long you want the belt.
I decided that my belt would be 6\' long, so I cut the nylon strap of about 7.
The extra 1\' nylon strap allows for an extra 10 \"do the handle, and the extra 2\" fold up to connect the buttons.
Cut the two nylon ropes into this size, so in my case I cut two 7\'\'s.
To make sure the nylon straps don\'t wear at the end, take a lighter to finish all the sides you cut.
Waxing for this project is very important.
There are a lot of small hair trends in the guide wire, it\'s easy to short-circuit your project.
Please believe me because I have to study hard.
I finished most of the stitching for this project and when I came across this solution I had to redo most of the stitching.
I bought a fantastic gadget from Joann Fabrics, which is almost a small tray of beeswax inside the holder with slots in it and you can get the line through.
If there\'s a large chunk of beeswax around your house (
Because who is not! )
You can also use this.
Please note that now you do not have to cover all the guide wires with wax.
This is something you can do at work.
Now, bring your battery stand and cut both wires fairly short.
Remove about half an inch of insulation from the top and twist the wire into a coil.
Make sure you can install the needle and thread in the online circle and apply a lot of solder paste.
Use the guide wire to take a wire from the battery stand and wrap the tread several times to make sure you have a strong connection.
Now, as the guide wire is attached to the ring, start stitching through the nylon strap.
Stitch until you reach the position on the belt where you want to place the first LED.
In my case, I chose not to add any LEDs on the handle, so I sewed the belt about 1 feet and a half.
Repeat for another line/side.
Make sure your wires and stitches are separated by a lot of space and don\'t touch.
One trick to use the wire guide is to cover all your knots with clear nail polish.
This will prevent your knot from being untied.
To start sewing on Our led, we need to determine which terminal is positive and which terminal is negative.
To do this, take two stitches and go through two curly beads.
Open the battery holder and poke the tip of the needle into the opposite side of the guide wire.
If the way you test the LED short circuit, turn the LED in turn, it should turn on.
The LED is negative on one side of the black line, and the LED that contacts the red line is positive.
Next, sew the reverse side of the LED onto the nylon belt.
Make sure to pass the wire through the curly beads several times to make sure the connection is tight.
After connecting the LED, you can continue to sew the nylon strap until you reach the position where the next LED is to be connected.
Try to keep the spacing between led evenly.
I used about 4.
The spacing between my LEDs, but you can really do whatever you want.
To connect the resistor, use the guide wire to connect the curl bead connected to the led positive terminal to the curl bead on the resistor.
Make sure you don\'t cut short ends.
Next, wrap the lead wire on the other side of the stitch around another curl bead on the resistor and continue to stitch.
Keep in mind that your LED and resistor may not be able to be installed completely vertically between the stitches.
I usually sit diagonally.
Also, if you need to connect more guide wires at any time, make sure you spray paint on the knot using clear nail polish.
While adding led and resistance, stitch the entire length of the belt.
Make sure to stay a few inches at the end of the button you want to connect.
After turning on the light, try twisting the belt to see if there is a dim light or if your circuit is short-circuited.
If so, you may have a loose connection somewhere or your thread may not be good enough.
Solve everything now, because there is no way back here!
Now cut a ribbon to the same length as you cut two nylon straps.
You can also use a lighter to prevent wear on these ends.
Next, nail your ribbon with two nylon straps.
Sew the nylon strap with led on it and should be sandwiched between another nylon strap and the strap facing the strap.
Sew everything together with a sewing machine
First, sew the sides of the ribbon on Your nylon belt.
You\'ll want to stitch as close as possible to the edge of the ribbon so you don\'t accidentally sew into the LED or resistor.
Next, fold the belt side attached to the battery stand to create the handle.
Sew the edge of your belt (
Where is the wire stuck)
Go to the folded side with your hands.
Sewing machines will not be able to sew through these wires.
To strengthen the connection, from this point on, about an inch is stitched using a sewing machine.
The other side of the belt is where your button needs to go.
Fold your belt over the buckle and leave about an inch of material on the back of the belt.
As you do with your handle, sew along the edge of the button, about an inch closer to the edge.
Remember when you finish trimming loose threads.
With the battery holder hanging on the back of the belt handle, it will be very easy to pull out unexpectedly.
To prevent this from happening, apply a lot of glue (I used Goop)
Go to the back of the battery rack and press the back of the belt.
Congrats, your dog now has a stylish new belt that lights up!
Know that your dog is now more visible in the dark and enjoy your walk.
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