This project isn’t just for Star Wars fans, its for any cosplayer that has a need to re-create their favorite character’s sounds. Not all of us can replicate Chewbacca’s growl, or give a Tusken Raider battle cry. If your character has unique sounds, you can take your costume to the next level with a 4 button sound glove. Hidden under your costume, you can trigger 4 different sounds by hand, amplified by a small speaker worn around your chest. This project isn’t terribly expensive, nor does it require a lot of time. You can complete the sound glove in just a few short hours, with readily available tools.
The heart of the sound glove is the MP3 board. I purchased this item online at electronics123.com. It comes in 2 versions. One version is thinner, but requires soldering of the battery pack and control switches. The other version is a little thicker, but only requires a small flathead screwdriver to secure the battery and switches. All of the products used in this project can be found below the video.
Let’s get started!
It is not mentioned in the video, however, it is recommended to tin your wire connections with solder. This will make the wire ends a little stronger, and it will be less likely to slip off of the screw terminals. Tinning the wire connections is highly recommended. Placing electrical tape over the screw terminals may also prevent: loose screws from falling out, and tension relief on the wires.
Soundtrack: “Epic Trailer” by: Xedogen, available at AudioJungle