Thursday, 12 February 2009

glove update

Okay, so I've just been shopping to buy various bits and pieces for the glove. I now have
- Copper wire (to reinforce structure)
- Leather gloves (army surplus)
- Leather cord (to tie finger sections to glove)
- Glue gun (to reinforce solder locations)
- A couple of test buttons of various sizes.
This area is still one of the biggest unknowns. Despite their need to be small, they must be robust along with any connections coming from them. They must also not rotate around the finger, else they would be useless.

Apart from the buttons, I now have everything to complete the project. One final worry is that I have lost the little microphone that Samsung decided to leave loose on the PCB and has now (hopefully) landed on my bedroom floor.

I have started soldering the wires to the keypad but this is being hampered by a) my ineptitude in soldering, b)the large and cumbersome soldering iron and C) the pcb is completely flat, so it is very hard to get a good solid solder on it. This is why I now have the glue gun to reinforce all soldering done.

1 comment:

Ella said...

I can't wait to see it when it's done! I now want one of the keyboards picture one your other blog bloody thing is about £500 quid though damn! lol