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Make Any Pair of Gloves Work with a Touchscreen [DIY]

via Lifehacker by Kevin Purdy on 11/25/09


It’s getting cold outside in many regions, and gloves are becoming the norm. If you want to control your touchscreen phone without exposing your hands, or paying for specialty gloves, Instructables suggests grabbing a needle, and some conductive thread.

Conductive thread—no, we'd never heard of it, either. Instructables user Grathio points us to this explanation at Fashioning Technology, which also suggests where to grab some of it. You won’t need to be skilled at sewing to pull off this glove modification, but you will need to take the time to test out what works with your screen. Grathio suggests leaving a wider, messier spread of thread on the inside of the glove to facilitate contact with your finger, but limiting the thread exposed on the outside to a tightly wound circle, about a quarter inch in diameter.

If you are good with a needle, you’ll likely be able to make the end result look a little neater. And if you’re really good and want to offer notes to anyone else looking to tackle this project, drop the advice (or link) in the comments here.

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