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After several months of trial & error we have finally completed a working first prototype of the TUNE glove, recently re-named the “Reading Glove”. The Reading Glove combines an Innovations ID-12 RFID reader, an XBee series 2 module (on a Lilypad XBee Radio), and Arduino Lilypad, and a simple homemade power supply to transmit RFID tag information wirelessly to a Laptop running Max MSP. Read on for specific details on how it works, what it does, and how to make one of your own.
Watch our Video of the Reading Glove in Action
The Reading Glove is an RFID based interface for interaction with tangible objects. It allows interactors to manipulate and handle tagged objects in order to access digital information that has been “embedded” in them. Each object in this interaction is marked with a unique RFID tag. These unique identifiers allow the object to be associated with specific digital information, in the form of audio, projected visualizations, and text. The glove is comprised of an Arduino Lillypad Microcontroller, an Xbee Series two wireless radio, and an Innovations ID-12 RFID reader, embedded in the palm of a soft fabric glove. The Reading Glove transmits the Tag information to a computer running Max MSP, which uses the tag information to trigger digital events.