Arduino Mini Version

An alternate version of the of the ArduIMU gloves that use an Arduino Mini and don’t provide IMU data. They have bend sensors to capture movement and gestures of the fingers and hand. They can be made wireless with a Bluetooth module and include an RGB LED light and a vibration motor for visual and haptic feedback.

Software

Download and install Processing >> http://processing.org/download/
Code >> https://github.com/plusea/CODE/tree/master/PROJECT%20CODE/Gloves

Parts per glove:

– Arduino Mini Pro
– 8 Flexpoint Bend Sensors
– 1 RGB LED
– 1 Vibration motor
– Bluetooth Mate or FTDI cable

Connections for LEFT HAND

H=hand joint, F=finger joint
Finger = GND, Analog Input
thumb[0] = 12, 0
indexH[1] = 12, 1
indexF[2] = 12, 2
middleH[3] = 12, 3
middleF[4] = 13, 0
ringH[5] = 13, 1
ringF[6] = 13, 2
little[7] = 13, 3

RGB LED
GND = 2
red = 3
green = 6
blue = 9

Vibration Motor
GND = 11
Output = 10

Open hand, fist, finger point

Video

Low-pass filters (10uF) on each analog input pin. Didn’t work. Interference.

Crochet stretch/bend sensor trial:

purple/grey:


Battery pouch:

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