DIY iPhone Gloves

Computers & Mobile Craft & Design Wearables

It can be frustrating to have to take off your gloves to use your touch screen phone. Capacitive touch screens sense how conductive your fingers are, and gloves are, well, insulators. Learn to mod your gloves with conductive thread in this episode of Becky’s Workshop. See the complete how-to on Make: Projects.

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6 thoughts on “DIY iPhone Gloves

  1. John Stoner says:

    I’ve thought about doing this, but I’m severely klutzy. The idea of handling my phone with fuzzy gloves seems like a bad idea for me. I’m sure it would slide out of my hands and onto some hard surface.

    I’d probably start with something nonslip (leather?) or add nonslip surface stuff. 

  2. Sharon Beaudoin-Ross says:

    Great Tutorial! It makes perfect sense and beats having to buy new gloves! Thankfully it’s Android compatible, I was almost worried. ;D

  3. arigger says:

    I’ve been wearing those thin, grey, nitrile Atlas-Fit gloves. They work like a charm without modification. :)

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Becky Stern is a Content Creator at Autodesk/Instructables, and part time faculty at New York’s School of Visual Arts Products of Design grad program. Making and sharing are her two biggest passions, and she's created hundreds of free online DIY tutorials and videos, mostly about technology and its intersection with crafts. Find her @bekathwia on YouTube/Twitter/Instagram.

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