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The secret behind the magic is a magneticly triggered switch at the base of theThumb, which I placed inside a brass tube to protect the thin glass from breaking.
The brass works well because it doesn?t interfere with the magnetic force.
I found a small (3mm) ultrabright LED that fits neatly in the tip of the index finger.
and a small magnet in tip of second finger.
The battery pack is home made out of plastic, screws, two 3 V batteries, contacts, etc.
The light is switched on by pointing with index finger and bring second finger to the base of the thumb.
Golve Light images ? Wouldn't it be 'glove' ?
You are right, why has everyone missed this typo till now. Roy
I did this, Only instead of connecting it to a LED, I connected it to an Automatic BB gun...
that is AWESOME!
I made one!<br/><br/>Here is my announcement, and a pointer to the podcast where I mentioned it:<br/><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.thinkythings.org/minimalistblog/blogentry.php?entryID=1396">http://www.thinkythings.org/minimalistblog/blogentry.php?entryID=1396</a><br/><br/>and here is my brief writeup, including technical details and part numbers:<br/><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.thinkythings.org/minimalistblog/blogentry.php?entryID=1398">http://www.thinkythings.org/minimalistblog/blogentry.php?entryID=1398</a><br/>
The Magnetic switch is a Hamlin Magnetic Reed Switch SPST HE133ND from Digi-Key Electronics Roy
Very cool! what kind of magnetic switch did you use?

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