So you see someone you know, and you greet them the same way you always do: with a high five. Such a satisfying greeting, such a terrific sound. Then comes fall. You put your gloves on. Disaster. No more "smack".
Well if you are sick of high fiving your friends and not getting a consistent result, then high five gloves are for you. Just put these on, and you can keep high fiving through your pumpkin lattes, throughout Christmas and all the way to Easter if you just have enough batteries. This will surely solve all your high five problems.
Step 1: What you need
Step 2: Sound
For this project I used a simple voice recorder/playback module. You can find these on sites like eBay for around kr12.72-3 shipped. The image shows the different parts of the circuit. To record your high five, simply press and hold the record button while you high five someone as close to the mic as possible. To play back, hit the play button.
Step 3: Preparing circuit for glove
When you are satisfied with your recording, you may want to remove the parts that are no longer necessary for playback. Using a wire cutter, cut wires for record button, mic and status LED (this will light up to indicate recording or playback, but is not really needed). I chose to keep about an inch of wire left, to allow me to easily solder the parts back on should I need to.
Next cut a small piece of velcro, and stick it on the back of the circuit board. If the velcro doesn't come with tape on the back, use a hot glue gun. Then cut two small pieces of thin cardboard, and glue one part to the front of the circuit board (to avoid short circuiting by moist hands) and the other part to the front of the playback button. This last step will make sure the button is pressed more easily, without needing a direct hit. You can also add velcro to the back of the cardboard with the button.
Step 4: Inserting in glove
Your circuit will now be ready for use. Get your favorite glove, and place the button in the palm and the remaining components on the back of your hand.
Step 5: High five!
Brace yourself, winter is coming, but you will be ready! Your friends... maybe not so much.
If you enjoyed this project, consider leaving a comment below. I would love to hear what you think, and if you would have made any changes.