Hello everyone! We know you love to use your touchpads when browsing on your computers and mobile devices? But touchpads are kind of ‘meh’. We know you love your touchscreens on your PS Vitas, tablets and smartphones, but that’s YESTERDAY’S NEWS! How about bringing back something from the past like, I don’t know, Powergloves? Oh HECK YEAH! Unfortunately, there are not really any companies that are in the business of making Minority Report-ish powerglove pointer devices that you can use on your computer right now, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t hack yourself your own powerglove from an old wireless mouse! *No. Really. It doesn’t.
The awesome crew over at HouseholdHacker explain the detailed process, and while the steps are very, very involved, the task is far from impossible — plus HEY; no soldering! You’ll need a Wireless mouse (like this >$4 one from Amazon), screwdriver, conductive paint, wiring, scissors, glove (of course), velcro stickers, gaffer tape, and a battery. The procedure goes as such:
- Pop the circuit board out of the mouse
- Carefully detach the left and right mouse buttons as well as the main sensor
- Connect them back to the circuit board with conductive paint and wires
- Put them all onto the glove.
While the device may or may not be a better way of interfacing with a computer screen than the existing method of placing your hand on a mouse, you still must admit it’s pretty cool.