Introduction: Wireless Mouse Glove

Materials Needed

  • A glove that breathes.
  • Sautering iron (or as some call it, soldering iron)
  • Sauter (metal)
  • Cheap Wireless Glove
  • X-acto Knife
  • Sticker Velcro and strong glue (such as silicon glue)
  • Batteries
  • Wires
  • Electrical tape

Step 1: Ordering the Mouse

Almost any wireless mouse will do for this project, but it would be wise to buy multiple cheap mice and decide which one you want to use for the project. (An example of a good mouse here: http://www.amazon.com/Wireless-Optical-Mouse-Switc... )

Step 2: Dismantling the Mouse

Take the circuit board out of the plastic casing, and pry off the left, middle, and right mouse click buttons along with the infrared sensor (CAREFULLY!!!)

Step 3: Measuring and Attaching Wires

Measure the length of the wires necessary needed to extend the buttons to the corresponding fingertips (left, middle, and right). Then strip the wires, making sure to sauter one end of each wire to the metal parts of the buttons and the other ends to the corresponding holes on the circuit board (make sure to thread the wires through the holes).

Step 4: Attaching the Battery Pack

To attach the battery pack, either cut out the holster for the batteries (metal and all!) and then sauter wires onto the metal ends of the battery pack, or take the ends of the battery pack itself and pop the battery into the metal once it is attached to the circuit board.

Step 5: Positioning the Components on the Glove

Using the velcro, glue, and electrical tape, attach the circuit board and battery pack onto the back of the hand, the click buttons just below the finger tips (to allow for typing and mouse usage at the same system), and the infrared sensor on the palm of the glove. Use the tape to keep the wires in place and keep metal covered.

Step 6: Wear the Glove

With the battery in the battery pack, plug in the usb stick for the wireless glove and enjoy your new mouse glove!

Comments

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joombaloomba (author)2016-05-12

aside from anyone's debate over pronunciation or spelling, this is a great and clear instructable for making a mouse glove! for those who do not understand the purpose; that is ok. in fact it is probably good that you don't use a mouse so much that your hand gets tiered of it! a mouse glove allows your hand to comfortably relax in any position and let you touch anywhere on virtually any surface and still click in a practical manner! i love the 3d model screenshot, those are always extremely helpful and i wish more instructables had them!

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joombaloomba (author)2016-05-12

https://www.google.com/webhp?sourceid=chrome-instant&ion=1&espv=2&ie=UTF-8#q=sautering

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Whiskync (author)2015-09-21

Sauter is the mispronunciation of solder. So I would say most people use solder.

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hsudden (author)2015-06-04

Ive always wanted to make one of these, but i never really understood the benefit. good work though!

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MHamilton-Hall (author)hsudden2015-06-05

Thanks! The purpose of the glove is mainly to be a fun project, but it could also be used on any surface, which makes it easier to use a computer/laptop while away from a legitimate desk.

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