4.3 Crafting Swatches: Analog Sensor – LDR/LED Glove Sensor

Evan Switzer – 3173264

Swatch: Analog Sensor: Ldr Glove Sensor –

“Salvos Glove”

Link to Arduino Code/Inventory: https://create.arduino.cc/projecthub/tarantula3/using-an-ldr-sensor-with-arduino-807b1c  

Materials: LED Light (Blue), Ldr Sensor, Wiring, Alligator clips, Resistors (10kΩ, 220kΩ), Leather Glove.

Tools: Scissors, Sewing Needle. Electrical Tape.


A wearable glove that activates an LED when there is not a light source provided on the ldr sensor). I decided to use a basic work glove for testing. I extended the wiring with extensions provided by the arduino kit and used alligator clips on the led to ensure the connectivity would still be intact.  The swatch is usable under the context of visibility for the wearer if they are in a lightless environment. In my opinion, if the light source was a bright LED with a higher voltage, or a modified LED with a 3v lithium battery, it would be very applicable for wearers who are in outdoor environments such as camping in the woods (using the light to help guide through terrain or assistance with building a tent).


  1. Create a circuit with the arduino kit and breadboard. The circuit I used was from this link (https://create.arduino.cc/projecthub/tarantula3/using-an-ldr-sensor-with-arduino-807b1c ) . Test for connectivity.screen-shot-2020-12-09-at-6-13-36-pm


2. Pierce the glove with holes for proper application of the LDR sensor and LED.



3. Insert LDR and LED and connect through appropriate wiring.


4. Test Swatch.


Materials: LED Light (Blue), LDR Sensor, Wiring, Alligator clips, Resistors (10kΩ, 220kΩ), Leather Glove.

Tools: Scissors, Sewing Needle. Electrical Tape.

Arduino Code/Circuit Diagram



Influence: Speaker actuator/Neoprene Sensor

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Influence:I used the design of both the neoprene sensor and and the fabric speaker actuator for this assignment, due to learning about the circuitry of amplifying the fabric speaker and applying the circuitry in a completely analog format with the use of fabric (in this case leather instead of neoprene).

Tools/Technique:  I conducted more online research to find an analog process that would activate with pressure but instead came across a Light Dependent Resistor (LDR), which is an analog sensor that detects any light source. I figured that with closing the hand for activation it would be a more creative process of activating the LED switch. I found a code and circuit diagram that uses the LDR sensor to activate a LED when there is no light present and tested the circuit. I then punctured holes in the glove and placed the wiring into the glove. I checked beforehand to make sure the circuitry was functioning and applied extra wiring for the user to wear the glove for testing and the end result as you can see  was a success. 


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