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Revisiting the Glove Mouse - This 8-Bit Life

Leland Flynn

A long while ago I worked on a project that I called a glove mouse. This was not at all a new concept and many people have made similar devices. At the time it was made entirely of scavenged mouse parts that were simply extended or modified and then mounted onto a glove. I went through a few revisions and tried out different prototypes with varying degrees of success. I got a good bit of attention from it specifically from Hack-a-Day and PC World. I started to get too busy after a while and just stopped working on the device but I have recently decided to revisit the concept. Just in a new way.

I saw a project on Sparkfun many months back where they used XBee radios and an accelerometer to control the cursor on PC. This got me thinking that I should try applying this concept to my glove mouse idea. I made the video below to show all of the parts that I’ll be using and to give credit to the guy that originated the project, Daniel from Inventions Lab.

I’ll be posting updates with my progress as regularly as I can. I’m excited to get back into this and I hope that I can make something equally as neat as the first project but hopefully more useful.

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