I couldn't see the buttons while it was clipped on there, much less operate them with gloves on. My first thought was to wire buttons to my helmet, but then I figured that I still wouldn't be able to see them, and my friends would be constantly smacking me on the head to mess with me. So the idea for Remote Control iPod Gloves was born.
Disclaimer: yes, there are better ways to do this. Nicer-looking ways. Wireless ways. Elegant ways. Ways that people who know more than I do about electronics would use.
But this is my way. The easy(ish) way. The cheap way. The geek way?
Step 1: What You'll Need
- Snowboard gloves
- iPod Photo (I know, it's ancient!)
- Remote that you don't mind taking apart and possibly never using again
- wires of miscellaneous gauge
- heat-shrink tubing
- solder of my choice (I'm sure there are lots of Instructables about soldering to help you choose some!)
- soldering iron
- couplers, connectors, or whatever else you want to call 'em
- conductive thread (ooh... that's a tough one! I used the Lilypad Bobbin from Sparkfun.com for around $5: http://www.sparkfun.com/commerce/product_info.php?products_id=9384)
- hot glue gun (although epoxy would work fine)
- cyanoacrylate glue, CA glue, Crazy Glue, Super Glue