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How-To: Touch Screen Gloves

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Use a small amount of conductive thread sewn onto your glove’s fingertip to use your touch screen phone! Touch screens work by measuring the way your skin conducts electricity, so the thread connects the screen and your finger through the insulating barrier of your gloves. [via craftycrafty]

12 thoughts on “How-To: Touch Screen Gloves

  1. Michelle says:

    OK, this is brilliant. I hate having to take my gloves off every time I want to use my iPhone.
    Now where to get conductive thread??

  2. Laura Cochrane says:

    Hey Michelle,
    If you think you might be interested in doing more with conductive materials than just this glove mod, Maker Shed carries a conductive booster pack, which has conductive thread, fabric, tape, velcro, a coin cell battery, and some LED lights.
    – Laura

  3. Anonymous says:

    Seems like it would scratch the screen

  4. Jess says:

    This is a brilliant idea!! I love it. But I was also wondering, can it scratch the screen? I’m afraid to test it out LoL! ; )

  5. Becky Stern says:

    I’m sure it depends on what conductive thread you use, but the stuff I have won’t scratch the screen (it’s from Lame Lifesaver).

  6. Skin Whitening Forever says:

    This is my first time pay a quick visit at here and i am really happy to read all at alone place.

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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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