Canine Corrector




About: I am a 13-year-old DIY hobbyist. I mainly focus on electronics, but I dabble in other areas as well. (Yes, if you noticed my profile picture, I am a crypto enthusiast)

This is my first Instructable, so be patient. Question: what do dogs and older brothers have in common? No, I don't mean smell or bad hygiene. I am referring to their attitudes! Sometimes, they both need some sense knocked into 'em. That is the purpose for this invention- the Canine (or brother) Corrector! It is super easy to build; it only takes 45 minutes or so. The Canine Corrector emits a high pitched sound, making your dog, or brother, whimper. With correct training, that can be used as a not-so-friendly reminder to behave! So next time your slobbering sibling or pampered pooch is acting up, use this device (with earmuffs, or course). Lets begin!

Step 1: ​Gather Materials!

Material List:

Mini Breadboard (amazon)

6 M/M Jumper Wires (amazon)

9v Battery (amazon)

Ordinary Slide Switch (amazon)

Active Buzzer (amazon)

Red LED (I got mine from an old PCB) (amazon)

22 Ω Resistor (amazon)

Tape (no link here)

Plywood (Shape and Size Later Specified)


Soldering Iron and Solder

Hot Glue Gun and Hot Glue

Step 2: The Case!

Now it is time for the hard part- the case. First, Cut the wood into the following shapes and dimension wood into the following shapes and dimensions:

4 Rectangles (2.5" x 1.5")*

2 Squares (1.5" x 1.5"):

*Note: Cut three small holes in one of the rectangles to make room for the LED, switch, and buzzer

Once all the shapes have been cut, hot glue them together as the picture above shows.

Step 3: Breadboarding

Now for the fun part! Follow the steps below and the pictures above and you should have no trouble:

1.Attach the buzzer to the bottom left end of the breadboard

2. Strip one end of a black M/M jumper wire, stick the intact side on the same row as the negative end of the buzzer

3. Hook up the resistor to the row as the black jumper wire

4.Solder the resistor to the negative end of the LED

5.Strip one end of a purple (or any other color) jumper wire

6.Solder the positive end of the LED to the striped end of the purple wire

7. Attach the intact side of the purple wire to the bottom right of the breadboard

8. Place a green jumper wire in the same row as the purple wire

9. Strip the end of the green wire and solder it to the switch

10. Solder an orange wire to the other end of the switch

11.Attach the orange wire's other end to the top right of the breadboard

12. Solder the striped black wire to the negative end of the 9v battery

13. Solder a red wire to the positive end of the 9v battery

14. Hook the red wire up to the same row as the orange wire

Step 4: Make It Look (Almost) Pretty

First, tape the 9v to the underside of the breadboard. Next, detach the resistor and purple wire from the breadboard. After that, thread the LED's wire and resistor through the hole in the box as shown in the photo above. Next reattach the resistor and purple wire to their original spot. Then put the breadboard in the not yet assembled case (as shown above) with the switch dangling and the buzzer in it's special hole (this might take some shoving).Next, hot glue the other half of the case where the breadboard it exposed (video provided). Once that is done, hot glue the LED and switch in your preferred spot on the case. You are done! you can paint it if you'd like, but I'm sticking to my ugly unpainted Canine Corrector. Test video and images above.



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    4 Discussions

    Woah, excellent idea! It looks effective as well! Congratulations on your first instructable! I can't wait to see what other awesome projects you come up with next!

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    1 year ago

    Hey, nice work!

    This is more technologically advanced than anything I made when I was your age! Keep it up!! : )

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