I need a belt for my Endurance xt 3600 treadmill
Posted by gjohnson690 3 years ago
I just joined Instructables, so hi everyone. How are you. Anyways, I had a most wonderful idea to share with you all. A flashlight that also functions as a belt buckle, and vice versa. Basically a headlamp light turned into a belt, or just attached to a belt. This was you can see where you're walking/running when you are being chased through a forest by zombies.
Posted by H3llo 3bdul 9 years ago
I have designed a circuit the intent of which is to control the seat belt fastened light on the dash. There are two switches. 1. A pressure switch that closes when someone is in the seat. 2. A Reed switch that closes when the seat belt latch is latched. Each works correctly separately. I am using a standard 12V automotive relay to control the light, as below. Let's just look at one side. 1. When the ignition on the 12V wire connects to the two leads, i.e., the pressure switch and the reed switch. 2. When someone sits in the seat the pressure switch closes and the dash light, which is connected to the relay at 30 and 87A comes on (relay not activated). 3. When the seat belt is latched, the reed switch closes, the relay switches and the current between 30 and 87A turns off. Diodes are introduced in the circuit as shown in the diagram. The problem is that is does not work correctly. Sit in the seat and the light comes on. Buckle the latch but the light does not go off. There is still 12V between 87A and 30, but I don't know why. I also tried putting a diode between 85 and 86 (pointing towards 86) but that did not help. Suggestions please.
Posted by DaleR18 2 years ago
Would 4x AA batteries, light up 9 LED's in Parallel?(With a resistor of course) The LED's are 3 volt. I am making an LED belt for my Friend. I wired it up and only the red LED's lit up for some reason.( The colors used are red, green, and 1 blue) is there a problem in amperage or is there a short or something?
Posted by Jordo 10 years ago
I am interested in building a small vandergraph generator. I am thinking this will certainly be no taller then 2ft and likely closer to 1ft. I understand the general principal of how it works and this should be a good first voltage project that I should have everything I need for. What has been holding me back for quite some time is that I could not come up with a decent belt for the inside. But I read on the forums I think that leather is a good belt to use (or human skin). This seems very odd to me and maybe I am missing something but is this really a good thing to use as a belt? It would be nice because I could cut it as wide and long as I need and then sew it into a belt with some thread. I happen to have some leather laying around from some crafting I have been working on. Then as long as I am making this thread I was wondering what the best "tube" would be that the belt runs in. I had considered making a plexi glass tube with hot glue to hold it together. I think it could be cool to have a see through setup. But I want this to work as well as I can get it. So if a different material would work better I am open to suggestions. Also I will try my best to find my camera and post step by step photos once I know what the heck I am doing.
Posted by jcaresheets 6 years ago
This is a video of a meal belt buckle I made using tools in my garage. I also made a leather belt to go with it out veg-tanned cowhide. I hope you enjoy it. You can see it on my YouTube channel. My domain is pointed to my channel. Go to www.retroweld.com. Thanks, Douglas.
Posted by retroweld 3 years ago
The guys at Betabrand have been so excited about the entries in the Betabrand Belt Re-Use Challenge, that they've decided to open the contest to all sorts of clothing re-use projects, and give you an extra week to enter! So we are now accepting all instructables that show how you have reused or modified an article of clothing or belt in the Betabrand Belt Re-Use Challenge. This includes t-shirt mods, clothing embellishments, and more! The winners will win some awesome prizes from Betabrand, including their brand new Belted Laptop Sleeve! Which, btw, is pretty awesome. I wish I could win! Check out our Fashion channel to gain inspiration. Deadline is Dec. 5. We can wait to see what you make!
Posted by scoochmaroo 8 years ago
Hi folks, Essentially, I'm trying to make a heating pad and I'm becoming terrible confused. . . Let me start by offering some background on my project. I'm building a fermentation cabinet that will be cooled by a window A/C unit. The cabinet will be split into two halves. The first half, with the A/C unit, will be for lagering beer and cold conditioning. Temps will be around 40° F. The beer fermenting in the second half show be kept at about 60°-70° F. The 120mm PC fan will turn on and blow cold air into the second chamber when the temperature drops below a set point. I would like to have heating belts wrapped around the containers in the second chamber to bring the heat of the liquid up when it drops too low. This is where I'm getting very confused. I'm basically an idiot when it comes to electrical work. . . I would like to use about 7' of 30 AWG Teflon coated copper wire as my heating element. I've calculated the resistance of the wire at .722 ohms (this is the part where you ought to start speaking up and correcting me). Can anyone help me figure out what type of resistor I would need to drop the voltage down enough to get a 20W heating element? I'm starting with 120V from the wall. The sketch below is the cabinet design. Thanks, Chris
Posted by Soulproperty 8 years ago
I have borrowed a belt sander from a friend to do a job........ and the sanding belt broke and stuck on the roller. I eventually managed to get it out. Tried the sander without the belt and one roller worked - the other didn't. I fitted a new belt (the right way round) but it didn't work. I've tried to remove the sanding belt, but it's sticking on the end of the roller that didn't work. Any ideas on what might be wrong please? It's looking at the moment as though I'm going to have to go out and buy a new one!! Any help would be gratefully received!
Posted by Fevver 3 years ago
Anyone know how to make a PVC pipe Coin Dispenser Belt? Push a button & out pops a coin from one of fore tubes hanging on your belt. I need to know what size pipe to use, how the triggers work to spit the coins out & how to put it all together.
Posted by elkaddalek 3 years ago
i work at a movie theater, and we always have old pieces of the film strips. lately i've been considering making some of this old film strip into a belt, by laying it on top of the other pieces and weaving thread into the little holes on the edges. but i've been thinking about how i'd attach a belt buckle, or anything to clip it together for that matter. anyone have any ideas how i could do this?
Posted by wish2snowboard 7 years ago
Does any one know anything about belt fed guns. I have looked at one site called how stuff works but that gives me sort of an idea but i need something a lil more. does anyone have blueprints or plans for a belt fed gun. If you do that would make a great instructable. I know some of the basics of the belt fed guns, but not much more than that. I am wanting to make a 9mm belt fed LMG. Basicly from one of P.A. Lutys designs, only change them up a lil bit to use the belt feed.
Posted by 6Rea6per6 11 years ago
I have a small belt sander that I use for sharpening knives but sharpening angle consistency is always a problem. I've been trying to comue up with a jig to maintain a constant angle against the belt sander (see photo) Ideas? I can't seem to figure out a viable solution to what should be a simple solution....right??!!!
Posted by adaniele 5 years ago
Does anyone have some kide of blueprint on how to make a belt feed MP. I have seen the examples of ones on howstuffworks.com but that isn't helping me much right now. I'm not really sure how I can belt feed it through. I am working with a P.A. Luty's 9mm. Can some one help me on this. If you have been able to make a belt feed system can you show me yours in photos. I think that would also be a great instructable too. I'm not to sure how to make a belt for 9mm rounds either. Instead of sticking with his design on the magazine I think it would be great to have a belt feed system on this weapon.
Posted by 6Rea6per6 11 years ago
What is an easy to find material that I can use for my Van de Graaff generator belt? I'm making one for a science fair project. I tried using pantyhose, but I can't get it to turn right because it keeps going to one side of the top roller and getting stuck. I'm thinking I need something wider.
Posted by psych0s0c1al 8 years ago
Back in the day we already had these tiny grinding wheel like tools in the kitchen.Plug it in, press a button and slide the knife through.The blade was supposed to come out razor sharp if you trusted the ads....For obvious reasons a grinding wheel moving along the edge is not a good thing, especially not if both te up and the down movement work on the edge.As soon as they appeared they disappeared only to emerge years later in a "modern" form.The latest incarnation now comes with ceramic wheels to give an even sharper finnish LOLThe problem however is still the same, first the action of the whells then the fact that it is next to impossible to get different angles.They are really only good for some knifes you use in the shed if nothing else is available.A now much hyped electric sharpener is basically just a tiny belt sander with guides attached to it.And don't get me wrong, they come in handy for certain works.But if you ever used a belt sander on a flat piece of steel you realise that it is quite impossible to get a flat surface finnish.The belt curves around the edge and this results in a curved or beveled edge.Obviously the claim to sell these is that a beveled edge has superior strength and sharpness compared to a straight angled edge.And then there is the ability to adjust not just the sharpening angle but als the grid of the sandpaper.The finer you go, the better the result and sharpness...Now if we trust those who create swords from raw iron ore then something is wrong with the belt approch.These guys would tell you that you should always use a flat stone and to slice a piece of the stone.But also that a beveled edge is a sign of wear, something a good butcher will confirm.The angle of the edge party affects how sharp and durable the edge will be.Usually there is a compromise between blade thickness, meterial and edge angle.Just go from razor blade to an axe and include severel types of knifes between them.So a beveled edge in my opinion is only good for brute force tools but not that good for fine slicing and dicing.I tried to sharpen a wood chisel on one of the belt sander toys...It turned out to be far less precise and the edge was not fully straight.Could be down to lack of experience but if you ever try it let me know your results.The produced edge was also quite unusal and often bad when used as intendet.Far more chipping than cutting.Difference between straight angle and beveled angle when using a knife.You might want to do some lonely woodworks while fishing.A good knife now just eats into the wood and lets you cut and slice pieces of at almost any angle of the blade.With a beveled edge however you face the problem that your working angle is drastically reduced.Tilt the knife a bit too much and you suddenly just slide off the wood and into your flesh.If you grind and hone a knife to a 20° angle on a flat stone than from all angles above 20° you can cut.If you belt sand a knife to a 20° angle you end up with a bow over this angle.The actual usable working angle can be as low as 40° on a thicker blade.In theory it is possible to overcome this bevel problem.Sanders with a backing plate for example or by using just enough pressure to take material off.The first will destroy your belts quickly, the second takes forever.Some people just sand the knife at an angle to the belt, so instead of having the belt running at 90° to the edge it runs at 60 or 40°.Reduces the buckle but also the sharpness as the actual edge is now rounded.The only real way to sharpen a knife would be with a cutting or slicing motion, something that usually cuts your belts once the edge becomes sharp enough.So should you use them after all?As with all tools it comes down to quality and how you use the tool.If you know what you do and what the limitations are an electric sharpener can save you a lot of time.Someone with a desire for razor sharp knifes and tools might only use them on the lawn mower...You can however very well use sandpaper for sharpening a knife, which I will explain in another post....
Posted by Downunder35m 13 days ago
Apparently belt driven bikes were produced a few years ago by specialist bike companies but they are now about to hit the mainstream.These belts have an advantage over chains because they are tougher, last longer, aren't dirty or greasy, their quieter and they weigh a lot less.the only drawback is the price, Trek has unveiled, the District and the Soho, will run you $930 and $990, respectively. but then again all new tech is expensive :D Via Gizmodo
Posted by =SMART= 10 years ago
I'm making a van de Graff generator and i was wondering what would be some good things to use for the belt could a bicycle inertube work or would that be to conductive i read some were that usually black things have a slightly conductive coloring or something one more thing i was looking at the triboelectric series and was wondering what end the belt should be on aswell as the top and bottom roller
Posted by Tanners 9 years ago
My first ball machine the asteroid belt is going to be 4 feet tall, 8 paths, and 2 lifts. Sorry for no pictures. I have to take down Dysprosium (which my brother never finished) to build the asteroid belt because we share our knex. The next update will be in exactly 4 weeks.
Posted by Purple Waffles 8 years ago
Hello to anyone reading this, I have a jammed seat belt in a 1998 Ford Taurus, and I was looking for some help with fixing it. I've seen videos on youtube that offers an all-in-one fix for jammed seat belts for various car models (including ford), but I'd like get some opinions here before I consider using the video's steps. I've included a picture of the jammed seat belt. Any help would be most appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Posted by SR91 1 year ago
Alright, so here's my idea. i have a small dc motor, i don't know specifics on it, however, my plan is to fit it, as well as a 9v battery with a on/off switch. i also have a ton of other pretty cool ideas for it. i also plan to have 2 axles with one(or both) attatched to the motor. this is where i run into snags. i thought of rubber bands for a belt driven system, but the only rubber bands i can find are too big. i tried modifying the length of the rubber band by using gorilla glue but that just made the rubber band brittle. anyone have any ideas? thanks it'd help out alot
Posted by UrbanEngineer93 8 years ago
Just a thought, but what if you added a sort of a funnel to the windward side of the box that holds the belt? Could that allow a single windbelt to get more power out of less wind? Of course that would also make it more susceptible being to torn apart by a strong wind, speaking of which, has anyone thought of some sort of safety mechanism that would keep it from coming apart like galloping gertie? p.s. has anyone thought about the dynamics of the belt itself? Does a wider belt vibrate more? How about length, is longer better, or do you eventually reach a point where adding length has a nominal effect on the power generation? What about power storage? Couldn't you have it charge a battery, like solar cells do, and then use some sort of power inversion out of that? And by what method is the magnet attached to the belt? What about guitar pickups? I mean a single metallic wire as the belt and the box around it containing some sort of magnet/coil setup. Is that too inefficient, or could something like that be done? Because that might be able to withstand greater wind forces, although a cylindrical belt wouldn't work as well as a flat one.... I think that's all for now. Sorry to ask so many questions, but this idea really interested me.
Posted by nickajeglin 10 years ago
Im working on a clutch to put on my chopper im powering it with a 3 horse power snowblower two stroke and plan on using a quassi bike snowblower clutch so the gears are staggered in a traditional bike shape and the belt is tightened and ingaged by a drum putting pressure on it my clutch "cogs" look like this (i'll get some pics up if i can figure out how) !--- ! \ ! --- ! \ ! ---! ! ---! ! / ! ---/ ! / !--- it gets smaller to larger in a cone shape with steps cut into it they will be connected to the wheel and to the engine with the pressure drum and a derailer in the middle the pressure drum keeps the slack out of the belt and the derailer will pull the belt up and down the "cog" gotta go will post more later.
Posted by buildingteen 11 years ago
I fix gym equipment, so I throw away quite a few used treadmill belts. some of them are in good shape but just got too dirty to be useful anymore (friction problems). seems a shame to throw out all that plastic, surely there are some good uses...can anyone think of some? I just installed 8 today and hauled away the old ones. In the past i have screwed them to the bottom edge of garage & bay doors to act as an extra weather seal - helps prevent the cold air from rushing in those air gaps. the belts have a pvc topcoat and textile/woven fiber bottom. I wonder if any recyclers would take them...i hate dumping stuff in landfill. Wasnt sure where to post - resources, free stuff, Green....they would all apply really...
Posted by mickeyaaaa 5 years ago
Has your hobby become mainstream when it's covered by the New York Times? Power Tool Drag Racing gets coverage in My Belt Sander Can Beat Your Circular Saw:TEN feet short of the finish line, Barbie Airplane was stranded.A screaming speedster powered by a whirling circular saw flew from a wooden ramp at the recent Power Tool Drag Racing competition in Seattle.The cheerful contraption -- a Craftsman belt sander crowned with a powder-blue toy plane -- had been careening down the 75-foot racetrack moments earlier. Then the sander's rotating belt came undone, stopping it dead.In the neighboring lane, Heavy Metal Waste, a circular saw souped up with skateboard wheels and flaming antennas, had already rocketed past. Cheers of victory rang from the bleachers.along with a nod to our very own Power Tool Racer Instructable:If this kind of tinkering sounds tricky, there's no need to re-invent the wheel, or the saw blade, for that matter. A detailed tutorial at Instructables.com gives step-by-step directions for converting a circular saw into a racer, courtesy of Jeremy Franklin-Ross, co-founder of the Hazard Factory artists' collective in Seattle.More news and press about Instructables here.
Posted by ewilhelm 10 years ago
*Hopefully this is the correct category..... Hello all! I am quite interested to start learning woodworking (already have some knowledge) And what better way to start that with a gas (or electric) go-kart :-P? I know fair amount of people who have built things out of wood, some younger than I am (14). And it seems like a very good skill to have. Plus, if I am good enough at it and I outgrow the go kart, Ca-CHING! I could sell it for profit (If it is in good enough condition still). I'm currently in 8th grade but I cannot take a woodworking class until 10th grade, So why not start? I was also wondering if the Ibles community could help? I could use some ideas, and I will need alot of info for the engine and frame.(If you can even find PEDAL CART info that would be awesome too). My plan is to have it done by mid summer (July 10 for me). This may seem like too much for me, but I want to build one that, if it doesn't have an engine, one could easily add one (I realize I can not run a gas/lawnmower engine on its side) Please leave your thoughts below!!
Posted by Randomguy65 6 years ago
Does anyone know an effective way of removing the plastic coating on gym floor wood. I have managed to remove the plastic once, using a belt sander and many, many, unfortunate, coarse sand belts. Also occasionally using a chisel. This did work well, just very time consuming. The result was a very nice, strong wood. I would be very interested in any information on this.
Posted by Zorro Anno Domini 3 years ago
Ok i have this book its the Military small arms encyclopedia for 1900-2000 of military small arm guns. In this book i was looking at the machine gun section and looked at one its a Skoda M1909 belt fed machine gun mounted on a tripod, and has a frontal shield protecting the operator. Im working on a design for it right now, although i am quite short of pieces because i need to make the cooling canister and the body, then the tripod. Then ill need a shitload of pieces for the belt
Posted by ClemensY290 10 years ago
Microwind Generator: 30X More Efficient and Cheaper!Popular Mechanics just held it's yearly Breakthrough Conference, and one of the winners was the Wind Belt an invention we've not seen before. The Wind Belthttp://digg.com/general_sciences/Microwind_Generator_30X_More_Efficient_and_CheaperSeems pretty simple!Anyone willing to make this?Things you might need... fabric, Neodymium magnets, and coilsYou can easily get good coils from led generators, even from the crappy 2 dollar ones. (As long as pumping it makes the led light on.)
Posted by akimbo m 11 years ago
Factory made mills can cost 1000s of $. These mills can make great valuable lumber from what otherwise might be firewood. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQT4meL1L-Q This one seems to be an adaptation of an existing bandsaw. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQT4meL1L-Q Several videos show machines with car or trailer tires. Although I've used bandsaws, belt sanders etc quite a bit, how they track the blade or belt remains a bit of a mystery to me. How can such mills be made at home? I found an -ible for a _CHAIN_saw mill, but I'm thinking of a BANDsaw mill.
Posted by Toga_Dan 4 years ago
Hey guys I was thinkin on workin on a conveyor belt right now so It would be easier to clean up stuff and all so if you guys got any idea's or anything like that it would be great to help me get started. I do not have many gears so i can't make anything with a lot of gears. I have made a prototype that pushes things along a small table put it doesn't really work very well because you would have to use only rods that are yellow and bigger or else they might fall through cracks. I am just playing around to see If i can find a decent Knex belt. Here are my pictures of my prototype... It pushes things along the table sort of thing... If anybody can figure how you can make a round conveyor belt able that would be very thrilling!!!!! The red rods push the items against the table and it doesn't jam when i tested it and left it on for like 1 hour. If you don't have this motor you can use the other motor but I'm not sure how it might work so I hope this might give anybody a idea to build something.
Posted by rexdino5 9 years ago
I came up on a broken air compressor where basically it is a functioning electric belt driven pump. Does anyone have any suggestions what I can do with that thing? It also has the mini tank with it.
Posted by Chingasman 7 years ago
Hey i entered this instructible and it was rejected and im not sure how to appeal it https://www.instructables.com/id/Video-Game-controller-belt-buckles-WITH-SOUND/ i know it qualifies because it says use any adhesive and it has about 5 or so, hot glue, epoxy , epoxy putty, and sometime quick grab.
Posted by sillyzombie666 6 years ago