Intro: Wireless Mouse Glove
- 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)
- 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!