When I’m cycling (particularly at night) and taking a tricky right turn off a busy main road (we drive on the left in the UK), I’ve often thought I needed a bit more visibility or bling, so I decided to make these ‘indicator gloves’ for those long dark winter nights. The 2 yellow flashing LED’s are powered by a small coin cell battery and have a conductive fabric switch sewn onto the glove between your thumb and forefinger.
I’ve taught a bunch of primary school boys who can’t sew how to make these so they are pretty simple to make but it does help if you know how to thread a needle!
Your could adapt them to other purposes quite easily though... how about glowing red eyes for a halloween puppet, or a simple torch.
This is what you need to make 1 indicator glove (the right glove is most useful if you live in the UK).
Kitronik.co.uk sell an electro-fashion sewable light kit (£2.64) which contains everything except the conductive fabric. This is the easiest and cheapest option. Proto-pic.co.uk also sell these components.