A USB programmable LED glove that can display any color with interesting effects normally seen while dancing or moving with the device. Read more
This project's funding goal was not reached on May 31, 2012.
About this project
Where can I find more information, or talk with others about this?
- Our Website: www.infinygloves.com
- Videos: Our Youtube Channel
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/infinygloves
- Gloving Community: www.GloversPrime.com
For Infiny Gloves to successfully launch we need your help!
Infiny Gloves are USB programmable LED gloves that allow you to create, edit, and share practically any LED mode you can imagine. Carry 50+ full sets with you, and change between sets with the press of a button. Open your creativity with the ability to display impactful light changes that are impossible to replicate with traditional microlights.
- Customize and create any mode - strobe, ribbon, stribbon, tracer, dot, solid, fade, and more with our LED mode editing website.
- Choose between 1,000+ grades of color and brightness.
- Call forward entire set changes in an instant, while choosing between 50+ full sets of your design at anytime.
- Comfortably execute complex moves without the weight of batteries and large casings on your finger tips.
- Powered by a rechargeable lithium ion battery, you can charge your gloves with the supplied USB cable. The most cost effective way to keep your lights bright.
- Wanna share your modes and sets with friends? It is as easy as sending them a link, or file.
A lightshow using an earlier prototype of Infiny Gloves...
Basic answers about how we're handling the project:
How do you operate the gloves?
How do you program colors and sets?
Lucia is freely available to test out on our website: www.infinygloves.com try it out for yourself!
More about the wire harness and chip design:
My biggest concern before backing are the wires that are used to connect the lights to the chip. I always feel as if there is limited movement with the full range of finger motion whenever I use pre-wired gloves, the main reason why everyone uses microlig
There is a big difference between the current market pre-wired gloves and what we're doing. If you've got the time, take a glance as this development reveal:
It helps to explain some of the problems with current pre-wired gloves.
One of the many problems with those pre-wired gloves is that the wires are hot glued to the inside liner. Which means you have to use their one size fits all gloves. You can't wash the gloves, rearrange the wires, adjust for comfort, the hot glue itself takes up space and is uncomfortable. Not to mentioned they are running 6 wires down each finger, nomal PVC jacket wire, with practically no form of stress relief or protection of the soldered connections at both ends of the wire(why they break often). There are more problems with them but I'll stop there.
For full range of motion, comfort, and durability we're there are lots of differences to address that. Our wires are not hot glued to the gloves or liner. This means you can use any size/type of glove you want. You can remove and adjust the wires if you need to, and can wash or change gloves since they are not attached. Just these couple changes in itself makes a big difference in comfort and range of motion. However the the type of wire we're using (4 wires down each finger) is a very expensive and special high flex (high strand count) grade silicone (not pvc jacket) flat cable.
The cost of this bare cable before it is turned into the wire harness, most likely matches the production cost of those pre-wired gloves.
This wire is built for 10's of millions of flex cycles, typically used for automated equipment(think robot arms) in production lines and used for jet/space aircraft. This is the most flexible/comfortable cable that we've been exposed to. This gives us another boost in comfort and durability. Not to mention it was suggested to us by a community member, so this feature came to light from us being open with the development.
Lastly because the size of the mini-casings don't have any PCB, batteries, switches, etc at your finger tips (index, middle, ring, pinky) they are so small, you're not going to be catching the casings on themselves when doing complex moves like digits, threading, tutting, etc. Which means you're going to have great movement at your finger tips.
The trade-off to these changes(cause there are some) is that instead of carrying the weight/size of those batteries/chips at your finger tips, this will be held at your wrist. This does make putting the gloves on take a tiny bit more time. But I think that time is easily saved considering you no longer have to:
Change or/buy batteries per microlight each night.
Change or/buy bulbs for color selections.
Change or/buy chips for mode types .
I hope this helps to address your concerns about having full range of motion. If you have any further questions or concerns don't hesitate to let us know. =)
- (28 days)