Wireless Glove Controller

Contributors: bboyho
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In this tutorial, we will build a wireless glove controller with Arduino to trigger an LED remotely using XBees!

Full Demo

Required Materials

To follow along with this tutorial, you will need the following materials. You may not need everything though depending on what you have. Add it to your cart, read through the guide, and adjust the cart as necessary.


You will need wire, wire strippers, a soldering iron, solder, and general soldering accessories.

Hook-Up Wire - Assortment (Solid Core, 22 AWG)

Hook-Up Wire - Assortment (Solid Core, 22 AWG)

Soldering Iron - 60W (Adjustable Temperature)

Soldering Iron - 60W (Adjustable Temperature)

Solder Lead Free - 15-gram Tube

Solder Lead Free - 15-gram Tube


Wire Strippers - 20-30AWG

3 Retired

You Will Also Need

  • Glove
  • Scissors
  • Non-Conductive Thread
  • Tape

Suggested Reading

If you aren’t familiar with the following concepts, we recommend checking out these tutorials before continuing.

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