Intro: IPod Mittens
Make a glove or mitten that can be used on any mp3 player that requires conductivity to control (such as all iPods). It sure is cheaper and more stylish than buying this one - http://www.tavoproducts.com/TavoGloves.html
Step 1: Find Materials
You will need:
- any gloves or mittens that you like, can be any style!
- conductive thread, order by email at http://members.shaw.ca/ubik/thread/order.html
I already own conductive thread, but this could be done with any conductive material such as conductive tape (found in the plumbing section of a hardware store), or even a small piece of metal or aluminum foil.
Step 2: Sew Thread Into Mitten or Glove
Try on the glove or mitten and figure out where the mitten touches the mp3 player when you are using it. Usually I use just my index finger on my right hand, but some people use their thumbs. Mark any spots that you want to use to control the device. Then stitch the conductive thread across those spots. Alternately, attach any conductive material to those places on the glove or mitten.
Ha! Now feel smug that you are as capable of using your mp3 player outdoors in Minnesota as those jerks in San Jose who designed such a weather-sensitive user interface. Now to conquer the issues of slow-moving displays in freezing weather and frozen-stiff headphone wires . . .