Reading Glove

Reading Glove

I wanted to make a glove which allowed you to read in bed without having to use the effort to hold up a book or a computer, allowing you to fall asleep while reading.  Theoretically, you could connect your computer to a projector and lay in bed with your book projected onto the ceiling, using the glove to turn the pages.

materials: keyboard with usb connection, gloves, wires, aluminium foil, soldering iron and tin


After hours of testing with a wire which key was which with the switchboard, I began by soldering the keys for space bar


Burnt through the copper traces, almost had to start over. However, luckily I was just able to change my key from SPACE to (–>) and it serves the same function in iBooks.


bringing the wire through the gloves

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used aluminium foil to create conductive fingers.  You tap your fingers together to turn the pages.


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all done!


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