Ipod Touch. What is touch sensor sensitive to?

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  1. bunraku

    bunraku New Member

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    Hi

    I got fed up with my greasy fingerprints showing on the screen all the time so i bought some ipod touch stylus's of ebay. Got them today and the Touch isn't really registering the contact with the stylus's unless i puch them really hard.

    Why is the Touch so sensitive to finger pressure and not the stylus?

    Thanx
  2. Nburnes

    Nburnes Well-Known Member

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    It is capacitive, which means it picks up the electrical impulses from your fingertips. What your thinking of is resistive, which means it picks up pressure applied to it.

    You can make your own stylus for really low cost.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KN_u0Dzj4-Y
  3. Supertouch

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    I think he's right... Maybe heat sensitive
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    Interesting vid BTW. Using your finger is easier. Lol
  4. Nburnes

    Nburnes Well-Known Member

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    No. Not heat sensitive.
  5. picklejw

    picklejw Member

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    no its 100% electric pulses in your finger tips, thats y u cant use a stylus or any other point object, it has no electric current
  6. iptlolage123

    iptlolage123 Member

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    you dont have to use ur fingers you can use ur ears or any part of ur body

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    _JKK_ Super Moderator Staff Member

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    The screen follows the slight electric current that flows naturally through your body. That is how everything is tracked.
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    That stylus works because the aluminum body acts a conductor for the electrostatic electricity generated by your body.

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