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 Post subject: PS3 Move Gloves for Hand
PostPosted: Tue Feb 26, 2013 3:19 pm 

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After seeing the great demo by Seed Crystal Games Studio on using PS3 Move Controllers for hand movement, decided to jury rig two gloves.

Although I didn't go as far as gut the controller as much as they did, I will most likely work on a smaller controller housing in the near future.

Here's my process and resources.

Items:
30' roll of Velcro straps HomeDepot $19.95
- Could have bought less, but sure I'll use the rest for something else.
2 Gold's Gym Workout Gloves Walmart $9.95
2 PS3 Move Controllers Used Gamestop $29.99 each

Cut a 2 20" Velcro straps for each glove to wrap around controllers
Cut 2 1x1 1/2 inch Velcro for top of each glove

Removed rubber bulbs form ends of controllers as they are useless.
They do not just pull off.
I had to remove 4 small screws, part the 2 main housing pieces, (watch the ribbon cables) pull out the nose piece, and then remove the bulb. And then try and snap it all back nicely without breaking anything. Not hard, but don't force anything.

I decided to sew 2 small patches of Velcro to the back of each glove ruff plastic out for a better connect of the straps. Alternatively you could sew (or not) the straps directly to the glove. I wanted to give myself more hold on the controller yet more options later for other positioning.

I also stuck a 1 1/2 inch by 3 inch piece of sticky Velcro fuzzy side out around the bottom 1/2 of the Move Controller. This allows it to "stick" to the back of the strap or patch on the glove while I position everything else. (makes it easier to deal with).

Left all the buttons accessible for turning (PS button top center) ON the move controller and pressing the Start button on the side (actives record remotely if needed).

Total cost was $89.88 (plus some taxes) for all materials
And $14 for a ASUS USB-BT211 USB 2.0 Mini Bluetooth Dongle

Just my little side project.
LOVE to see if anyone is doing anything else.
Have not decided on gutting the controller totally for a smaller size, but like to hear any ideas.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 2:53 pm 

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That's pretty good. Having done quite a lot of mocap using the Move controllers lately, I am now wanting to free up my fingers for visual reference. I don't want to completely disassemble the controllers because I like using the buttons (i.e., Start to start and stop recording, PS to switch on and off the controller,) so I'm going give your mod a try here.

Thanks for sharing! :)

G.

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 3:12 pm 

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Thanks yeah, had same issue, wanted to free up by hands and work on getting better fluid hand motions out of the captures for more "expressive" feel and still be able to use the controllers for other purposes.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 11:58 am 
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Thank you for sharing!
We have added link to our wiki: http://wiki.ipisoft.com/Getting_started ... _and_demos


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:02 pm 

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Very welcome


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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 11:29 am 

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Hi CManson,

Just wanted to say I'm going to try your glove idea. I placed an order for a pair of workout gloves and Velcro strap this morning.

I'm thinking about adding a foam block riser on the back of the hand to give the fingers a little more freedom, and cut the top of the block so it will cradle the controller a little more firmly.

Thanks again for the excellent idea and I'll let you know how my 'mod' works out. :)

G.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 14, 2013 11:38 am 

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The Riser is not a bad idea.
Take pics


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 1:10 pm 

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Any pics? (i can't see them)


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2014 5:02 pm 

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I never actually did the glove thing--I haven't needed to yet because simply griping the devices is giving me the motions I need.

The idea is simple though--just cut a block of foam about two or three inches long and maybe an inch and an half tall. The foam can be strapped to the back of the hand along with the PS Move. Use a firm dense rubber foam, not the soft squishy stuff.

I'm basically doing this with the head rig which you can see on our blog:

http://littlegreendog.blogspot.com/2013 ... pdate.html

If you look carefully, you can see the foam block under the PS Move. This firmly stablizes the device, and if it is on the back of your hand (attached to a glove rig as seen earlier in this thread,) it will give your fingers clearance to bend upwards for even more natural movements.

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PostPosted: Tue May 27, 2014 1:57 am 

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Hey, by the way, has anybody some good tips for gutting the ps move for the gloves? I think the size is really a pain in the ass for good acting. Thanks :)


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