Black Lives Matter - Action and Equality. ... Adafruit joins the Stop Hate for Profit campaign.
0

Use This Glove’s Dark Side to Kill TVs #WearableWednesday

TVGlove

TV-B-Gone is one of those cult classics—a tiny device capable of mischief. Who doesn’t want to knock off TVs, especially in obnoxious sports bars? Well, things just got a bit more fun with this glove project by Van Myers on Hackster.io. This is yet another Star Wars inspiration built with the Sith Lord in mind, as the glove puts the “force choke” move on a TV. The best part? No solder needed, just get some alligator clips and some tape and you’ll be commanding anything.

TVGloveParts

Main parts for the project are the Particle Photon microcontroller, 2-IR LEDs, 2-100 ohm resistors, 2-Transistor PNP, a USB battery pack, some jumper cables and alligator clips. A glove smacking of Darth Vader is also helpful, and Van admits he decided to use alligator clips and tape because he didn’t want to screw up his decent winter gloves. He does also mention that tape is not a good hold for the controller, so you may want to do some rigging with velcro.

TVGloveBeauty

For the TV-B-Gone IR LED construction, Van recommends the Adafruit tutorial on the similar FLORA version. As for the code for the Photon, he talks about the ability for the glove to react to IFTTT (If This Then That) scenarios. So, you may dream up something fun you want to do with your glove besides the normal TV gig.  However, if zapping TVs is your thing, you will most likely have to follow an additional Adafruit tutorial on IR sensors that explains capturing remotes to figure out your TV’s code. Van estimates 30 min. for this project which really isn’t bad given the end results. So, start digging through your glove collection and be ready to twist some wires. Hmmm, I sense a disturbance in the force, so I’m leaving you with the FLORA TV-B-Gone for inspiration.


Flora breadboard is Every Wednesday is Wearable Wednesday here at Adafruit! We’re bringing you the blinkiest, most fashionable, innovative, and useful wearables from around the web and in our own original projects featuring our wearable Arduino-compatible platform, FLORA. Be sure to post up your wearables projects in the forums or send us a link and you might be featured here on Wearable Wednesday!


We are angry, frustrated, and in pain because of the violence and murder of Black people by the police because of racism. We are in the fight AGAINST RACISM. George Floyd was murdered, his life stolen. The Adafruit teams have specific actions we’ve done, are doing, and will do together as a company and culture. We are asking the Adafruit community to get involved and share what you are doing. The Adafruit teams will not settle for a hash tag, a Tweet, or an icon change. We will work on real change, and that requires real action and real work together. That is what we will do each day, each month, each year – we will hold ourselves accountable and publish our collective efforts, partnerships, activism, donations, openly and publicly. Our blog and social media platforms will be utilized in actionable ways. Join us and the anti-racist efforts working to end police brutality, reform the criminal justice system, and dismantle the many other forms of systemic racism at work in this country, read more @ adafruit.com/blacklivesmatter

Stop breadboarding and soldering – start making immediately! Adafruit’s Circuit Playground is jam-packed with LEDs, sensors, buttons, alligator clip pads and more. Build projects with Circuit Playground in a few minutes with the drag-and-drop MakeCode programming site, learn computer science using the CS Discoveries class on code.org, jump into CircuitPython to learn Python and hardware together, TinyGO, or even use the Arduino IDE. Circuit Playground Express is the newest and best Circuit Playground board, with support for CircuitPython, MakeCode, and Arduino. It has a powerful processor, 10 NeoPixels, mini speaker, InfraRed receive and transmit, two buttons, a switch, 14 alligator clip pads, and lots of sensors: capacitive touch, IR proximity, temperature, light, motion and sound. A whole wide world of electronics and coding is waiting for you, and it fits in the palm of your hand.

Join 20,000+ makers on Adafruit’s Discord channels and be part of the community! http://adafru.it/discord

Have an amazing project to share? The Electronics Show and Tell is every Wednesday at 7pm ET! To join, head over to YouTube and check out the show’s live chat – we’ll post the link there.

Join us every Wednesday night at 8pm ET for Ask an Engineer!

Follow Adafruit on Instagram for top secret new products, behinds the scenes and more https://www.instagram.com/adafruit/

CircuitPython – The easiest way to program microcontrollers – CircuitPython.org


Maker Business — How 3M is able to ramp up production of N95 masks

Wearables — Marker, meet flower

Electronics — Footprint Fail!

Python for Microcontrollers — The Python on Microcontrollers Newsletter: Adafruit CLUE, Nina and Thea, and much more! #Python #Adafruit #CircuitPython @circuitpython @micropython @ThePSF

Adafruit IoT Monthly — Repurposed Smart Home Displays, Open-Source 5G Networks, and more!

Microsoft MakeCode — Black Girls Code Virtual Camps

EYE on NPI — Maxim’s Himalaya uSLIC Step-Down Power Module #EyeOnNPI @maximintegrated @digikey

New Products – Adafruit Industries – Makers, hackers, artists, designers and engineers! — New Products 6/24/20 featuring Adafruit ISM330DHCX + LIS3MDL FeatherWing – High Precision 9-DoF IMU!

Get the only spam-free daily newsletter about wearables, running a "maker business", electronic tips and more! Subscribe at AdafruitDaily.com !



No Comments

No comments yet.

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.