3 Pairs of NIME Gloves!!!

Rachel, Seb and Hannah come together in London for a long weekend of gloves making! And Adam joined for some software programming! The goal was to bring together the polished fabric gloves design (by Rachel) with the x-OSC & x-BIMU board (by Seb) in time for rehearsals leading up to the gloves performance at NIME.

Wiring of Flex Sensors to x-OSC:

(left and right hands are identical)
thumb [white cables] – analog 5
index (hand knuckle) [yellow cable] – analog 6
index (finger knuckle) [yellow stripy cable] – analog 7
middle (hand knuckle) [orange cable] – analog 8
middle (finger knuckle) [orange stripy cable] – analog 9
ring (hand knuckle) [purple cable] – analog 10
ring (finger knuckle) [purple stripy cable] – analog 11
thumb [gray cable] – analog 12

Wiring of RGB LED to x-OSC:

(left and right hands are identical)
red – red wire
green – green wire
blue – blue wire
black – ground

Wiring of Vibration Motors to x-OSC:

(left and right hands are identical)
left vibration motor – ‘blue on grey’ and ‘blue on white’ wires
right vibration motor – ‘green on grey’ and ‘green on white’ wires

Imogen’s New Performance Pair (black), Dev Pairs (purple):

Close-ups:

Production:





Complete kits:

– 2x gloves
– 2x battery chargers
– 2x x-OSC USB power cables
– 2x x-OSC battery & charger
– 1x Router + Ethernet cable + USB power cable

Hardware faults (tested on 9th May, 2014):

Immi left:
– Swap motor positions
Immi Right:
– Swap motor positions

London left:
– Flex sensor channel 10 (connector pin too short; need to remake connector)
– Motor channels connected
– Swap motor positions?
London right:
– Red LED (fix requires unstiching of textiles)

Bristol left:
– Missing safty pins
– Swap motor positions
Bristol right:
– Flex sensor channels 9, 10, 12

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