Let’s agree to the fact that surviving during cold season is not that easy. We have to wear hand gloves and wear warm clothes. The real problem starts when our touchscreen phone just doesn’t let us receive the call, despite of touching on “Accept” call. This is because of of those gloves. Smartphones have a capacitive touch screen, this screen responds only to the static electricity of fingers. But gloves stop the flow of static electricity and thus, no matter how hard you touch, it won’t work.
Agree that smartphones are smart, but they are not smart enough to sense the touch of the glove. To tackle this situation, some people remove their gloves while some cut off fingertips. These can be possible solutions, but here’s something smart – an easy DIY solution.
Make Touch Sensitive Hand Gloves
Let’s make a touch sensitive glove for winter season. To start with, we’ll need 3 things.
- Your favorite pair of hand gloves
- Conductive thread
- Hand-sewing needle
You don’t need to do a new pair of gloves, existing ones will work just fine. For those who don’t know what this “conductive thread” is, this is a plated silver type thread that can carry current (More information here). Basically, we’ll be using this thread to transfer static electricity of our hand to the touch screen.
By using this conductive thread, make a few stitches at the fingertip of glove. A few stitches would do just fine. You can also be creative or write your initials with this thread. Here’s a video depicting this in detail.
Buying Touchscreen Compatible Gloves
In case you think that this DIY project is not for you, then there’s also an easy way. You can buy ready made touchscreen glove from any online store like Amazon. These gloves are available in many different sizes, prices and companies, do some research on which suits you and then click that “Add to cart” button. These are also called as touch-screen gloves.
When this is done, you won’t need to take off your gloves to use any smartphone (like iPhone) or any other touch sensitive device (like tablets).