Easiest homemade stylus for sketches etc..

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  1. Ejizzle4550

    Ejizzle4550 New Member

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    so, i was exploring different ideas of being able to have a stylus to make cooler drawings in sketches...heres my easiest way yet...get a pencil with a brand new eraser...wrap the pencil in aluminum foil tape for air duct sealing...then put a peice over the end of the eraser. Rub the eraser flat on a smooth surface.. it needs to be as flat as possible..it should work evertime, just make sure you write with the flat end of the pencil...
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    make a vid i dont get lol
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    yeaa video :]
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    Danls92 Super Moderator Emeritus Staff Member

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    Would normal aluminum foil work too?
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    I would think. The touch display works by judging capacitance, I think. Much like those touch to turn on/off laps. Your finger, being what it is, affects the field lines over the touch display (thus why you can use it through the glass and thin materials), so emulating whatever your finger does on the field would induce the same effect.

    I don't see why the eraser part is relevant, but from what I can tell, the metal around the eraser and the aluminum foil/tape is the key element. I'll see if I can test this later, but I am not sure if I have aluminum foil to work with.
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    Care to post a few pictures and a video?
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    hey the flat end of a batterey works not the side with the little bump out but any flat metal works i use a metal pen cap
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    Hmm, great find, i'm using an allen key. =P
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    hotwater10 Banned

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    just use a bobby pin
  10. Mint-Berry Crunch

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    The battery thing works but its not as resonsive, i have to tap like a billion times to get it to go. Then again i am using a triple AAA battery, maybe ill try a AA

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