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What do we make?

Part 3 of a bigger picture to lower a switch. We are now going to assemble the parts including the safety support Eclips we made in part 2.

What do I need?

flat screwdriver - pull switch - crosshead screwdriver - Ruler - pencil - drill - drill bit 3mm - screwdriver - 2 plugs (for M3) - 2 screws M3 - the Eclips block - rope - marker - a thicker dog friendly rope - a little ball - a lighter/lucifer - shrink tubing - your dog

Step 1: Replace Switch

What do I need?

flat screwdriver - pull switch - crosshead screwdriver

Let's make!

1) Old situation [pic.1]

2) Carefully remove the framework with a flat screwdriver [pic.2]

3) Unscrew the switch and replace it with the pull switch [pic.4]

5) pull the rope through the framework [pic.5]

6) Click the framework back - be careful! [pic.6]

Step 2: Installing the Eclips

What do I need?

Ruler - pencil - drill - drill bit 3mm - screwdriver - 2 plugs (for M3) - 2 screws M3 - the Eclips block

Let's make!

1) Make sure the distance between the bottom of the framework and the screws is at least the height of the Eclips. Y-coördinates: 30 mm inderneath the framework X-coördinates;

2) Draw under the framework a vertical line in the middle of the the framework. Measure and mark 25mm right of the line and 25mm left of the line.

3) Measure the length of the screws. DEPTH**=length screw - 6mm = the depth he drill had to cover.

HINT: To avoid drilling to deep: tape off the drill at **DEPTH**mm so you will know when the have to stop drilling.

4) Put in the plugs!

5) Put the screws in the plugs

6) Screw in the screws.

7) Check if they still stick out 6mm.

8) Place The Eclips between the bottom of the framework and the screws and pull the Eclips down so the screw heads would slide into the T-slots.

The Eclips is now installed!

Step 3: Making the Support Knot

What do I need?

rope - marker - Eclips

Let's make!

1) Pull the rope through the hole of the Eclips.

2) Pull the rope down and mark on the rope the top of the Eclips.

3) That is where the knot has to come. So take the rope out of the Eclips again and make a double knot at that very place.

4) pull the rope through the hole of the Eclips again.

5) Test if the forces are absorbed by the knot.

If not, try again, if all good, you 're doing great!

Step 4: Make It Dog Friendly

What do I need?

a thicker dog friendly rope - a little ball - a marker - a lighter/lucifer - shrink tubing - your dog

Let's make!

HINT: Watch the tutorial to make a monkey fist.

1) Call your dog and measure the ideal length of the rope for the dog to pull on.

2) take some extra for the knots and cut the rope

3) Take the shrink tubing and put it around the smaller rope.

4) Now knot the thicker and thinner rope together.

5) Now shove the shrink tubing over the ugly knot and heat it with a lighter or lucifer.

The support for pull switches for playful service dogs is now ready! Congratulations!

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