Making your own Atlas Gloves is easy, cheap and fast.
In 5 minutes and about $8 you can have your own pair of Atlas Gloves and practically have the world in your hands.
We have documented the way we recommend making Atlas Gloves though you might find a thousand other ways to make them. (if you do, send us photos, we would love to see what you come up with)
Ok, let’s start. First of all, equipment:
- 2 White LED Keychains, we got ours at RadioShack.
- 2 white Ping-Pong balls
- 1 Glue Gun (or any other strong glue)
- 1 Nail
Untie the keychain from the light.
Make a hole in the ping pong ball with the nail.
The hole should be big enough to acomodate the LED sticking from the lighter.
spread glue around the hole in the hole in the ping-pong ball. (you can use other types of glue as well but a hot glue did the job quite well for us)
Attach the lighter to the ball. Try to fit the LED into the hole you made in the Ping-Pong ball
Hot-glue around the connection to make sure the ball stays attached to the lighter.
Technically, you are ready to go. If you want the real thing go for the full monty with the stretching fabric gloves the experience is not full without it.
To prepare the gloves themselves you’ll need:
Wrap the strap around your finger and mark it with a pin. Try to make the size fit your finger or the average finger width of the gloves future users.
Saw across the pin.
Wrap the lighter into the strap.
mark the new position with a pin and saw across it.
Cut the strap close to the last sawing. To make sure you don’t get loose threads use a lighter to burn the edges of the strap.
Now you can fit the lighter into the glove.
To keep the lighter firm inside the glove you can add another stitch through the keychain hole in the lighter base.
That’s it you’re almost there. Now:
…now you’re ready for what we have all gathered here today for… WORLD DOMINATION ! ! !