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i know there are a few people that made these but i havent seen any that gave a full instructable (from what i found) on how to build them so i made one myself. i got this ible from lftndbt's Glove of Power and wanted to expand on it

i made two versions of this glove and i am posting the newest one (they werent that much different. the older version had shorter power wires and had extra connections in case i wanted to add other lights to it)

and bear with me since this is my first instructable.

this instructable cost about $30 but thats because the gloves i bought were like $25, buy ones you know you wont really much care for.

 
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Step 1: Materials

Items:
-5 LEDs (white in this ible, but can be a color of your choice as long as you know what voltage it runs at) (salvaged from a string of christmas LED lights i had, got these last year at target but can also get probably at kmart and walmart)
-a pair of gloves (i got mines at lowes but they dont have to be this brand which cost me $25)
-Wire (prefer speaker wire that looks like a single wire but has copper wire as negative and another wire inside the outer shield that is also insulated which is positive; salvaged out of an old speaker system)
-Switch (mine was a SPDT but it acted as a SPST; radioshack $3)
-Heat Shrink

Tools:
-Soldering iron
-Heat Sink (pliers would work)
-Strong glue

Optional Materials for Battery Holder:
-3/4" copper pipe
-3/4" copper cap
-3/4" copper female end
-3/4" male end
-piece of material to strap the battery holder (velcro would work)
Rokarikos5 years ago
When you say you salvaged the LED lights from a string of lights, do you mean like LED Christmas lights? Also, it would help if you said where you can get these materials, as they're not very common for people who don't normally make things like this glove.
KT Gadget (author)  Rokarikos5 years ago
yes they were from christmas lights. i bought them at target but you can get them probably at walmart or kmart usually. these leds were from a string that cost $20 last year but this year the prices on led christmas lights have been going down. this time i bought icicle style led lights for $14 i think at kmart to replace our older sets. but yea you can get them now at any of those stores. i know kmart has them but i havent checked the rest.
Also, once you get the wires through each finger, how do you solder them all together? And how would the process for regular batteries (AA, AAA, 9V) differ?
KT Gadget (author)  Rokarikos5 years ago
the reason i said to extend the wires past the wrist is so yo have some leg room when soldering them together with a soldering iron. basically the battery i was using is a 3.7v li-ion battery (which at full charge is 4v), meaning that i needed to wire the LEDs in parallel. in my pictures it shows it in parallel (all positive wires connected together and all negatives together.) all you have to do is flip back the wrist end of the glove if you think you dont have enough room and the solder them together as long as you dont pull the wires out of the fingers, as said in the ible. now if i was to use a 9v, then i would have to figure out which ones to wire up in paralell and which ones in series(+ - + - and so on in series) and also figure out if any of them needed a resistor to drop the voltage. any of the 1.5v batteries fill be find in the setup i gave in the instructable because each LED requires around 3.5v to power it to almost full brightness (as you can see in my pics it is brighter than the recommended voltage but there easy to replace.) however, you need 2 of them to power it (meaning getting a battery pack that hold 2) which to me somewhat takes the challenge out of the ible since i wanted to use li-ion batteries. but its up to you how you want to power it.
Lftndbt6 years ago
Nice to see someone do an I'ble on these. But technically mine was an I'ble also, even though it was a slideshow... :P Did you get the idea from me? Given that you have used the exact same gloves and inserted them in the knuckle guards also. No big deal, just a lil' credit would be nice if you did. ;)
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KT Gadget (author)  Lftndbt6 years ago
yea i got the idea from yours and ill go back and add you in mines.
Thanks for the credit!! Good show!! Were you the person I was speaking to in my thread?? How do you find them? Do they work well?
KT Gadget (author)  Lftndbt6 years ago
from which thread? and what parts are you talking about?
ac1D6 years ago
its like this one:
http://www.instructables.com/id/LeD-Light-Glove-Of-Power_1/
But with instruction. Thanks., verry nice. ill build mine.
Just a idea, add a switch on it, and put more led, so you can select power, or even, color!
KT Gadget (author)  ac1D6 years ago
there is a switch that was added to mines, but yea you can get one of the multiple DIP switches and be able to control multiple colors at once
agdollison6 years ago
throw down your gauntlet and lets fight love it