Author Topic: Minority Report passive Glove design  (Read 9769 times)

Offline treeSkwerral

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on: October 30, 2008, 09:29:22 AM
I thought of this earlier yesterday when I was writing a report for an System Signals class. It's a bad drawing (I had a crappy pencil) and the camera didn't help but see what yall think and give me any feedback or questions.
Uses this glove with two the last two fingers cut off:

In this you could either use the reflective tape with a lot of work or what would probably work better and be a little better (but less permanent due to oxidation) would be to make some like finger caps from brushed aluminum.
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Offline Alt-Horizon

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Reply #1 on: January 24, 2009, 08:39:42 PM
I am sorry if I have misunderstood you in any way being that I have no engineering education and is at best a "MacGyver" kind of guy and adding the fact that its 03.25 am where I live.

You want to create a passive reflecting set of gloves right? wouldn't it be better... and just about as easy to build an active set of gloves and thus actually saving some $ on LED's?

I've got no design ready at the moment but as far as I understand it the Wii-mote recognises points of IR-light, if so then you could by just using two (or more) LED's, a couple of inches of copper wire (preferably insulated) a keychain light battery (sorry I'm not sure of the spec's), four pieces of plastic (two slightly concave) and a pair of gloves.

Solder the wires to your IR-LED, thread them through the lining of the glove and fasten the LED at the fingertip. fasten the other ends to two pieces of the plastic you've got, one on the concave and on on the flat. place battery in between them, tape together and fasten both to the thumb (or palm if you like). If my sleep deprived mind is not too fuzzy this should let you activate the LED by pressing the concave piece flat against the battery and thereby closing the circuit.

Please be gently if my frankensteinian mind was way of base, as I said... I am jus ta macgyver kind of guy.

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Offline Wiweeyum

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Reply #2 on: January 25, 2009, 05:26:22 AM
Then you'd have funny looking LED's sticking out of your fingers. That's the only downside there. Cheaper yes, but cool factor drops down a few points.

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