Make Your Own Touchscreen Gloves




Introduction: Make Your Own Touchscreen Gloves

About: Bare Conductive makes creative electronic tools for any designer, engineer or aspiring maker.

Winter is here, and there's nothing more annoying than having to remove your gloves in sub-zero temperatures to work your phone! Notice how you can't interact with a screen through wool or cotton?
Luckily, we've devised a quick hack to sort this out.

In this quick tutorial we show you how you can hack a pair of gloves to make them touchscreen compatible.

All you need is some Electric Paint and some old gloves, so give it a try!

Step 1: Materials

To begin you will need:

1 x Electric Paint Pen
1 x paintbrush
1 x gloves
1 x phone or tablet

Step 2: Electric Paint

To begin, dab a generous droplet of Electric Paint on your paintbrush.

Step 3: Apply

Using your brush, apply this on the tip of your glove's index finger.

Step 4: Dry

Let your glove sit for 5 - 10 minutes to dry.

If you want to seal the paint so it won't smudge, you can now apply a top layer of clear nailpolish over the painted fingertip.

Step 5: Speed It Up!

You can also use a hairdryer to dry the paint.

Step 6: Give It a Go!

Once the paint and varnish have dried you're ready to test it out. Get your phone, put your glove on and give it a go!Success!

No more cold hands this winter.

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    6 years ago on Introduction

    Great idea, i am going to try this with my Bare Conductive pen, instead of buying one of those touch screen gloves..

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    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    Cool! Let us know how it goes. I would definitely suggest sealing it with nail varnish....we skipped that step in the tutorial but it's quite helpful ;)


    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    Umm.. Did you mean seal the fingertip before applying the electric paint or afterwards?


    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks :-)

    I'm good with electronic concepts, but my theory and application experience are rooted in glowing cathodes ;-)


    6 years ago

    Yes! The answer to my prayers have come! These are genius! I was trying to work my phone through a sweater sleeve and it wasn't working so I took out my hand and was so warmly greeted by the harsh cold... Thank you and wonderful job!