This project will help you build a super hero glove that lights up, plays sound, and reacts to your movement. The sound effects are easy to change and if you are willing to get into a bit of code the LEDs are easy to adjust as well.

This project involves electronics, 3D printing with post production painting, and some premade Arduino Code.

Now on the to stuff we will need to build our project.


1 x Adafruit Feather 32u4 Basic Proto
This is the microcontroller brain of the project with plenty of processing power and built-in battery charger.
1 x Adafruit Audio FX Mini Sound Board
This is what adds the sound and makes it easy to change sound FX files.
1 x Mono Audio Amplifier
Adafruit Mono 2.5W Class D Audio Amplifier - PAM8302
1 x Speaker
Mini Metal Speaker w/ Wires - 8 ohm 0.5W
1 x Accelerometer/Compass Sensor - LSM303
Used for detecting the orientation of the glove to trigger effects.
1 x NeoPixel Ring
16 x 5050 RGB LED with Integrated Drivers
1 x NeoPixel Jewel
7 x 5050 RGB LED with Integrated Drivers
1 x Solder Wire
Any solder will do but I recommend 0.5mm Rosin core solder.
1 x Stranded Wire
Hook-up Wire Spool Set - 22AWG Stranded-Core - 10 x 25ft
1 x Battery
Lithium Ion Polymer Battery - 3.7v 1200mAh
1 x Slide Switch
Breadboard-friendly SPDT Slide Switch
1 x Button
Tactile Switch Buttons (6mm slim) x 20 pack

Tools Used

1 x Soldering Iron
Any Soldering Iron can be used, but this is a good one if you don't already have it.
1 x Flush cutter
This is used to trim the extra wire ends after soldering.
1 x Helping Third Hand
Not a must have, but it will make things easy to have a while you solder things together.
1 x Wire Stripper
Basic but effective for stripping back the insulating cover on your wires.


1 x Automatic Wire Stripper
This makes stripping wires so easy you will never want to use other strippers

This guide was first published on Jun 05, 2019. It was last updated on Jul 16, 2024.

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