How to make your gloves touchpad friendly with conductive thread

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#1 BisectedBrioche on 10 years ago

#2 Taliesiin on 10 years ago

Wow this is actually useful for a lot more than cosplay.
I've always cursed and loathed touch screens because they require you to remove gloves, which is NOT cool when you live in a place where it snows.

#3 BisectedBrioche on 10 years ago

Phew, good to know it's good for something.

I thought it was a pretty basic way to "upgrade" some gloves, but I didn't see any mention of it anywhere.

#4 Gypsyangelf4i on 10 years ago

Wow! I always wondered how all this worked. Ty! I actually learned something even my geeky husband didn't know. :p

BTW we ride motorcycles and can't use touch screen GPSes because of our gloves...problem now solved.

#5 KnightJeran on 10 years ago

WOW, thanks! Now I won't have to freeze my hands off trying to text on a chairlift when skiing in winter~! That and I'll be able to text in long opera gloves

#6 Siyana on 10 years ago

YES Thank you! I love you so much right now. I ran into this problem last weekend.

I have a spool of thread lying around for a lilypad I never got around to ordering and its great to know I could use it for this. :D

#7 BisectedBrioche on 10 years ago

[QUOTE=Gypsyangelf4i;3927181]Wow! I always wondered how all this worked. Ty! I actually learned something even my geeky husband didn't know. :p

BTW we ride motorcycles and can't use touch screen GPSes because of our gloves...problem now solved.[/QUOTE]

[QUOTE=KnightJeran;3928327]WOW, thanks! Now I won't have to freeze my hands off trying to text on a chairlift when skiing in winter~! That and I'll be able to text in long opera gloves[/QUOTE]

[QUOTE=Siyana;3928459]YES Thank you! I love you so much right now. I ran into this problem last weekend.

I have a spool of thread lying around for a lilypad I never got around to ordering and its great to know I could use it for this. :D[/QUOTE]

I never actually expected this tutorial to be useful to anyone for years. XD

#8 Fabulousity on 10 years ago

Do you think it would be very noticeable on white Sailor Moon gloves?

#9 BisectedBrioche on 10 years ago

[QUOTE=Fabulousity;3932820]Do you think it would be very noticeable on white Sailor Moon gloves?[/QUOTE]

I haven't seen it used on white gloves, but after googling I found [URL="http://www.cultofmac.com/sew-a-needle-pulling-condutive-thread-for-easy-diy-ipod-gloves/8064"]this guide[/URL]. Based on the picture I'd guess it would stand out a bit.

#10 JiseiHakushaku on 10 years ago

Whoa, thanks for sharing! I actually had no idea such a product existed, so double thanks! I'll totally upgrade my gloves with this when possible. It's just too good not to do. XD

#11 lunar_archer on 9 years ago

...I smell a marketing idea budding. Imagine, you go to a college that is snow-bound a full semester and a half at it's busiest. With just some time and a little up-front costs (for ready-made gloves and the thread) you could have a VERY popular item for students! Wow...I need to find a business major and make friends with them right now...

#12 BisectedBrioche on 9 years ago

There are actually gloves with conductive thread/fabric in the fingers already available commercially....

#13 colleenmcguirk on 9 years ago

thanks for posting! I cant wait to give this a go! ;)

#14 Pirogoeth05 on 9 years ago

This is going to help a lot with gloves and mittens I'm planning to knit. I can just add this in at the end and don't need to make them fingerless!

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