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Wiper glove

Wiper glove


Instructables user mikeasaurus has trouble keeping his motorbike visor clear riding on the rainy Canadian west coast, so he attached a bit of a car wiper blade to one of his gloves. One “phew” action, and he has a clean visor! Should also be good for snowboarders. Here’s the instructable for a wiper glove.

10 thoughts on “Wiper glove

  1. Steven says:

    you can buy snow gloves with wipers on them, I have a pair of gloves for snowboarding at home with this wiper feature. quite handy in the right conditions.

  2. armcurl says:

    …or he could have just bought a pair that already had a wiper attached. They’ve been commonplace on motorcycle gauntlets for years now.

  3. Dave Isembard York says:

    @Steven & armcurl
    Wait, what’s this site called — “Make”, or “Buy”? Who cares if “he could have just bought a pair” if he *doesn’t need to* because he can *make* them :P
    Go play elsewhere, with your shiny, bought toys…

  4. Scott M says:


    You’re right, and so are Steven and armcurl.

    I think they were reacting to the wording of the blog post, which made it seem that this was a new idea.

    But when you read the instructable, its clear that mikeasaurus knew he could buy this. He just had a new pair of gloves and didn’t want to buy another pair.

    I would have preferred that Make had worded the post differently. The fun thing about projects in Make are:
    1. Making something useful that no one has made before
    2. Making something useful that already exists, but your way is easier/cheaper.

    Make should play up these points in the posts.

  5. Wiper glove Becky Stern says:

    Thanks the the suggestions, Scott, I’ll keep them in mind. Because I don’t snowboard or ride a motorcycle, I hadn’t seen this idea before, so it was new to me.

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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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