Latest from Family Circuit: Super Simple Touch Screen Gloves!

Posted on Jan 12, 2015 in Craft, Sensors
Latest from Family Circuit: Super Simple Touch Screen Gloves!

Do not buy those touch sensitive gloves! They’re way expensive to buy, but cheap and easy to make yourself. Here’s a tutorial from Family Circuit, the web series from yours truly.

These gloves work because they extended the conductivity, or capacitance, of your skin to the screen so it’s just like your finger is touching it. When your finger touches the screen, it changes an electromagnetic field around the screen. There is a sensor that measures this, then tells the processor where this fluctuation is on the screen and what to do with it (type a letter, draw a line, drop some beats, etc).

If you find yourself nerding out at the possibilities as much as me, try making a super simple capacitive sensor with Arduino. It’s *really* fun.

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