The emotion of this glove is to induce a calming effect when pressure is applied to the pointer fingertip, something that I do when anxious. When pressure is applied, the circuit playground plays a sound, specifically Song of Storms from Legend of Zelda. If there is a bright area on the back of the palm, a song from Spirited away would play.
Originally the idea was a weather respondent glove, in which if it was raining, ideally, there would be a water sensor to detect rainfall and the back of the palm would have a light combined with a temperature sensor.
This is me playing around with ideas.
Finding out the pressure points of the pressure sensor:
Doing the circuit with alligator clips:
Cut out the Cloth. I kept the wires isolated with cloth on both sides.
Testing again with circuit sowing
putting it together
For this project, I wanted to challenge myself where the output was not just LEDs. I played around with the other outputs that are on the circuit playground, such as sound and motors. After thinking about how complex the circuits and the layout will be, I thought the sound would be the best output.
I followed the example of writing clothes, emotions, and verbs down to help start thinking of ideas on what to make. Originally I had the idea of a cape, but that would be too much material. I ended up deciding to create a glove, with the emotion of calmness.
The thing I struggled with was sowing itself, and having all the parts connect with the conductive thread. I secured the end of the wires with hot glue so they would not interact with each other. As well as determining the pressure and light sensor capacity, I solved this by using lights based on the analog input. Sowing through the conductive fabric is also tough, so I put holes beforehand and sow through it.
I learned methods from class on how to sow better, using smaller stitches.
AtinPiano. (2018, March 1). One Summer’s day – spirited away (piano cover … – youtube. Youtube. Retrieved February 25, 2022, from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEXr8kAesCY
Song of storms (zelda). Song of Storms (Zelda) ~. (n.d.). Retrieved February 21, 2022, from https://pianoletternotes.blogspot.com/2017/07/song-of-storm-zelda.html