Half-life: Alyx Inspired Glove

About the project

I wanted to make something like the gloves in Half-Life: Alyx. I also slapped as many sensors on it as I could. It can sense temperature, humidity, pressure, light, altitude (calculated from pressure) and distance.

Project info

Difficulty: Easy

Platforms: Arduino

Estimated time: 6 hours

License: GNU General Public License, version 3 or later (GPL3+)

Items used in this project

Hardware components

Arduino Uno - R3 Arduino Uno - R3 x 1
Momentary Pushbutton Switch - 12mm Square Momentary Pushbutton Switch - 12mm Square Not exactly this one x 1
Panel Mount 10k Potentiometer Panel Mount 10k Potentiometer x 1
Buzzer 9.6mm Rnd 2.85khz 3v Wire Lead Buzzer 9.6mm Rnd 2.85khz 3v Wire Lead Not exactly sure which one, but it's a buzzer x 1
Led - Basic Red 3mm Led - Basic Red 3mm Any color x 1
Photo Cell Cds Photoresistor Photo Cell Cds Photoresistor x 1
TM1637 display TM1637 display x 1
Toggle switch Toggle switch x 1
9 V battery 9 V battery x 1
Ultrasonic Distance Sensor - Hc-sr04 Ultrasonic Distance Sensor - Hc-sr04 x 1
BMP180 pressure sensor BMP180 pressure sensor x 1
Grove - Temp&humi Sensor Grove - Temp&humi Sensor x 1
3.3 V Laser 3.3 V Laser x 1
Resistors Resistors x 1
Jumper cables Jumper cables x 1

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Software apps and online services

Arduino IDE Arduino IDE

Hand tools and fabrication machines

Soldering iron Soldering iron x 1
Hot glue gun Hot glue gun x 1
Plyers Plyers x 1


I liked the gloves in Half-Life: Alyx so I figured I had to make something similar myself. It's basically an Arduino R3 that senses lots of different things and displays it on the screens. The potentiometer selects what to display and the button switches between LED on, laser off -> LED off, laser on -> LED off, laser off -> ...

It was really fun to build, especially since I wasn't going for a "sleek" design or whatever. I wanted it to look "slapped together", which it really does!

Checkout the video here:



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