I decided to combine my work for my final project again with fabrication. For my final project I am building a superhero cape that lights up when the switch is closed and a gloves, one of which has a switch, accelerometer and the microcontroller. Other than having a two pieces of the same shiny, spandex fabric I previously ordered from Amazon, I also needed to make a soft switch, enclosure and something to make it a bit more durable.
I first made the switch using felt (found in the soft lab) and conductive fabric.
I decided to cut this in half in order to make the switch roughly the size of a person’s palm.
After I measured and cut out the pattern for the glove itself.
The materials I was using:
Once I had the outline for the glove, I started to integrate this black material (of which I have no idea what it is, but it’s soft). I decided that I wanted this to be on the bottom size of the glove as the feel is really nice and would hopefully encourage users to feel more inclined to squeeze their fist. Once I figured that out I had to decide how to have the black material exposed inside the glove, but covering the switch and how they would be apart of the enclosure.
Since I knew I would need to sew on the shiny part of the yellow fabric, I decided to use a less stretchy fabric found in the junk shelf. This would be to attach this black, soft material to and the black canvas fabric would function as the door of the enclosure.
I thought sewing this would be a challenge, but once I switched the stitch to zigzag, it actually wasn’t so bad!
After trying the glove on with this inside, I decided it was too large and cut it in half then sewed the 4th edge.
After I attached velcro to each part to allow them to all be taken off the outer layer of the shiny, stretchy fabric.
The blue soft switched has velcro on the front and back which is attached to the purple fabric and the black canvas. And the purple and gold spandex fabric is velcrod to each other. This allows me to not only get inside the glove, but also take the switch out at anytime (once it’s wired) if anything comes undone.