Stylus for iPod touch, I don't know about this one.

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  1. iPodToucher16

    iPodToucher16 New Member

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    no I dont think this would work beacause whenever I try to touch my touch's screen with anything other that my fingers it doesnt work. I think it would be pretty dumb, but thats me.

    that is weird I saw the video, he is drawing too.
  3. TheRapture

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    It is possible, the ipod touch screen uses heat and the metal he describes transfers it to the screen
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    I could see it being legit.
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    Wrong. The screen is a capacitive screen, meaning that it has two sheets of conductive material. It senses any change in the capacitance of the two sheets, and exactly where it occurs. When you use that "Stylus" with its metal surface touching your skin, it is the same as using your finger. Might wanna use Google first, before posting here. Try it with the head of a big nail. Or a bolt. Or even a thumb tack.
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    and you call yourself a noob helper?

    i get tired of people assuming how things work..

    anyways the pen is legit, just like the guy who posted above, the screen basically measures the difference of charge in the area where our finger is touching because humans are conductive and the charge induced on the screen is sapped into our fingers.
    Also other conductive materials don't work because the cpu of the touch screen is programmed to ignore small conductive surfaces, hence things like pen tips dont work while our finger, which has a much larger surface area does. Basically, the pen in the video uses a button (which has a pretty large surface area) which is connected to a needle threader which is in contact w/ the sketcher's finger, so the button can conduct electricity like our fingers do
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    Then explain how i just posted a thread about how to make one with metal
    maybe i didnt post a great definition but i deffinetly know what im doing
  9. Midnight

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    Just tested the nail thing for myself and posting to confirm:

    I definitely don't think it's a heat thing... just tried the head of an 8" long nail (cold, btw) and worked fine. No matter where on shaft of the nail I held it, it worked.

    I did notice that it doesn't work with the sharp end of the nail, nor if the head is tilted at all. The head of the nail had to be flat to work.

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  10. TheRapture

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    If you read my thread it shows how to make one with aluminum which is also metal

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