HappyTrooper

DIY Sound Glove for Jawas and Tuskens

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Greetings Denizens!

Just before Halloween, I built a Jawa costume for my daughter, and she was approved by the Galactic Academy.  As this was my first Jawa build, this site was a tremendous help in helping my daughter and I complete our costume.  We followed M.J.'s build here:

Thank you for all of the helpful tips M.J.!  My daughter now has the Jawa costume, and I have a Tusken costume.  Both of us wanted to be able to replicate our characters sounds.  I found some components online that were not terribly expensive, and relatively easy to assemble.  We mounted the electronics to a wrist compression glove, and connected the glove to a personal amplifier via mini-mini jack cable.  Here is a video on how we put everything together.  As you will see at the end of the video, the Jawa costume is small on me, that's my wife's Halloween robe.  I can fit in it, but it is short at the wrists and ankles,  it was only used here for demonstration purposes.

 

I used sounds from TK0580, he uploaded Jawa and Tusken sounds in one of his posts on this forum.  And another member: Kayelbe had mentioned the electronics123.com soundboard in the same post.  The electronics123.com site does say that the older board only works with Windows XP, 7, and Vista due to driver issues.  The older board also requires special software to upload sounds to the older board.  Apparently, there is a new driver update that may alleviate the driver incompatibility.  That said, it is pre-assembled, the little speaker that comes with it can be cut off.  I chose the other newer board that works on all operating systems and is simply a drag/drop to upload the sounds.  It does require a little assembly though.

Here is a list of materials and tools:

Sound Glove Components from Electronics123.com:
4 button trigger MP3 board: http://bit.ly/2nbvIOT ~$20
9 volt battery clip or holder: http://bit.ly/2my9tRM ~50cents
Contact switches x 4: http://bit.ly/2nh8ymW ~$1/each

Other components from Amazon:
Wrist Compression Glove: http://amzn.to/2nrbuN5 ~$10
3.5mm (1/8") mini to mini cable: http://amzn.to/2mNQQJW ~$2
Velcro: http://amzn.to/2mefpN6 ~$3
Voice Amplifier: http://amzn.to/2mdGTS1 ~$25-$50

Recommended Tools:
Scissors: http://amzn.to/2medPeb
Small Screwdriver: http://amzn.to/2mx5pPT
Needle/Thread or Sewing Machine: http://amzn.to/2mO0QmF
PC/Mac
USB to micro USB cable: http://amzn.to/2myosv2
Wire strippers 

Thank you for watching :)

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Great build and video. You said the sound clips were on here but my search is yielding no results. Any crumbs would be appreciated.

 

 

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Great job, it's fantastic!!

 

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Happy Trooper,

Your generosity and kindness to share your builds in such detail, is incredible.  They are also not befitting a storm trooper.  hahaha  

IMO, You are changing cosplay for beginners and experts with your videos!  Thank you!

Dan

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