There have been quite a few musical gloves and they usually engage flex sensors for the movement. However, this glove by maker Anran was quite the mystery with its black fingertips, causing me to track him down and ask about part choices. Was it flex sensors, piezos or conductive fabric? Here’s his answer:
I just sewed some pushbuttons on the glove fingers, which can trigger the buzzer and make sounds. I did this for a school assignment about Arduino. Since I am interested in wearables, I tried to make a simple wearable project with some affordable components. This is like my first step into it.
This is a great prototype, but doesn’t one glove seem kind of lonely? That’s why I’m going to recommend our FLORA MIDI Drum Glove tutorial. This glove is the perfect partner using piezos on the fingertips to trigger synth sounds on a computer. With Anran’s glove and this Adafruit glove, you are sure to have your own band. Send us your wild finger tapping videos.
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