A Doll's Glove

Created on 08 Nov 2017

Sensor glove driven puppet

We are going to build a sensor glove able to record finger movements. With it on hand, one will be able to perform tricks like controlling a virtual puppet. Full of possibilities, and a lot of fun!


Fan Yan


Qingyi Dong


Xinran Yuan


Ziyue Zhang

Part Cost Quantity Total
flex sensor $12.95 12 $155.40
flex sensor used to capture the finger movements
Arduino R3 pack $34.95 1 $34.95
arduino pack for connecting the sensor to pc
Project Totals: 13 $190.35
Track 1 Base Budget: $250.00
Preferred Vendor Budget Bonus: $0.00
Remaining Budget: $59.65
Xinran Yuan 21 Jan 2018, 8:43 p.m. EST
Check out a short video: https://youtu.be/3fs3mqfPCfU
Fan Yan 18 Jan 2018, 1:08 a.m. EST
Jan.17, 2017@build 18 ~ We mainly worked with blender today and will continue tomorrow. Currently we can successfully control a bloody hand dancing on the screen, which seems very Halloween. We are still aiming for a dancing puppet. Mini racks are almost ready to hang the ultrasonic sensors. Cheerfully appreciated that ice cream was provided at night. That was so sweet!
Fan Yan 18 Jan 2018, 12:59 a.m. EST
Jan.16, 2017@build 18 ~ Sorry for the delay (Sounds like someone is actually following our updates hhh)~ Sensors were attached to the glove on Tuesday. It might be the most glorious moment of a kitchen glove. All flex sensors are settled and the testing ultrasonic sensor works fine. Flex sensor data can be successfully captured now.
Fan Yan 16 Jan 2018, 1:50 a.m. EST
Jan.15, 2017@build 18 ~ First day ranking:
Fan Yan 16 Jan 2018, 1:47 a.m. EST
3 most exciting progresses we made on the first day: 1st position: Built the flex sensor circuit and tested it; 2nd position: Designed our first puppet star; 3rd position: Made the parts of our hologram trick; Honorable mention: Picking up the missing Arduino kit. 3 most acceptable reasons we stayed up late till midnight: 1st: Learning Arduino with Python; 2nd: Python 2.7 versus Python 3; 3rd: Shopping for ultrasonic sensor; Honorable mention: kill time. 3 most memorable moments: 3rd: Waited for pizza till 8pm; 2nd: Waited for pizza till 8pm but then gave up; 1st: Waited for pizza till 8pm but then gave up and returned to work on coding; Honorable mention: All the rest.