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Make any glove work w/touchscreen! (even ipod)
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Make any glove work w/touchscreen! (even ipod) - November 25, 2009, 10:37 AM

http://www.instructables.com/id/Maki...-Touch-Screen/


step 1What You Need

Most modern touch screens use "capacitive touchscreen" which you can read about at length here, but in short it means that for a glove to work with a touch screen it needs to complete a circuit with your finger. So that's what we're going to do by putting some conductive thread between the screen and our finger.

Skills
You need to be able to sew a few stitches without killing yourself.

Supplies


You will need:
  • A glove.
  • A needle.
  • 12" (30cm) of conductive thread.
What's conductive thread? This great article over at Fashioning Technology will tell you everything you need to know and where to get some. And when you get some, you'll find there are tons of interesting things you can do with it.
http://www.instructables.com/id/Maki...-Touch-Screen/
step 2Sew

#1 Thread your needle
You don't need a whole lot of thread, just a foot or so.

#2: Sew a few stitches in the finger of your glove.
On the outside try to make the stitches pretty close so it only touches the screen in a smallish area (about 1/4" or 6mm in diameter.) This will help your finger touches be more accurate.

Tip: Don't make it too small! The iPhone, for example, will ignore small touch areas. If it doesn't seem to work very well, try increasing the size of the stitches on the outside.

On the inside of the finger, it's actually good for it to be messy (See #3).

3-5 stitches should be enough.

#3: Leave some extra inside the glove.
You want to make sure the thread touches your finger or your hand on the inside, so leave some extra. Leave danging thread on your knots, etc. You might even tack a bit to the lining of the glove

#4: Repeat on other fingers (optional)
If you use other fingers or thumbs to use your screen repeat the step on them too.

That's it!



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Weird I get my Garmin to work with gloves on. good idea though.


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Weird I get my Garmin to work with gloves on. good idea though.
Your garmin uses a resistive touchscreen, not a capacitative touchscreen, but thanks for playing.
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Your garmin uses a resistive touchscreen, not a capacitative touchscreen, but thanks for playing.
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if you are going to steal someone elses work, you should wait a bit after it is not all over the geek sites.

http://lifehacker.com/5412625/make-a...-a-touchscreen

http://www.instructables.com/id/Maki...-Touch-Screen/


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haha, your pic is linked from instructables...


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if you are going to steal someone elses work, you should wait a bit after it is not all over the geek sites.

http://lifehacker.com/5412625/make-a...-a-touchscreen

http://www.instructables.com/id/Maki...-Touch-Screen/
How is it stealing if it is out there for public knowledge?


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I am not a fan of folks posting stuff as if it was their idea.. rather he be more clear on where he got his instructions from.


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step 1What You Need

Most modern touch screens use "capacitive touchscreen" which you can read about at length here, but in short it means that for a glove to work with a touch screen it needs to complete a circuit with your finger. So that's what we're going to do by putting some conductive thread between the screen and our finger.

Skills
You need to be able to sew a few stitches without killing yourself.

Supplies

You will need:
  • A glove.
  • A needle.
  • 12" (30cm) of conductive thread.
What's conductive thread? This great article over at Fashioning Technology will tell you everything you need to know and where to get some. And when you get some, you'll find there are tons of interesting things you can do with it.

step 2Sew

#1 Thread your needle
You don't need a whole lot of thread, just a foot or so.

#2: Sew a few stitches in the finger of your glove.
On the outside try to make the stitches pretty close so it only touches the screen in a smallish area (about 1/4" or 6mm in diameter.) This will help your finger touches be more accurate.

Tip: Don't make it too small! The iPhone, for example, will ignore small touch areas. If it doesn't seem to work very well, try increasing the size of the stitches on the outside.

On the inside of the finger, it's actually good for it to be messy (See #3).

3-5 stitches should be enough.

#3: Leave some extra inside the glove.
You want to make sure the thread touches your finger or your hand on the inside, so leave some extra. Leave danging thread on your knots, etc. You might even tack a bit to the lining of the glove

#4: Repeat on other fingers (optional)
If you use other fingers or thumbs to use your screen repeat the step on them too.

That's it!




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I am not a fan of folks posting stuff as if it was their idea.. rather he be more clear on where he got his instructions from.
I am pretty sure everyone here knows that in no way Booby came up with that! DUH!


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not everyone, cause i dont know bobby.


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"Most modern touch screens use "capacitive touchscreen" which you can read about at length here, but in short it means that for a glove to work with a touch screen it needs to complete a circuit with your finger. So that's what we're going to do by putting some conductive thread between the screen and our finger."

cuz I speak and type so eloquently Mr. Spud! Jk.

Yeah, I had the link at the top but had to edit a few times cuz the format jank got all mixed in there and looked like poop. Must've gotten deleted in the mix. I don't even know how to sow! Hope I don't get an F in class for plagarism

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my gloves didnt work before but lately its been working. idk how


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