I am thinking of making a precision stylus for my LG marquee phone and my Acer Iconia tablet.

My fingers are too big to easily type on the virtual keyboard. I like the fingertip style, but I want something that is functional, not kitchee like a pen wrapped in tin foil.
will the copper foil used in art glass projects work? Is there a conductive paint? How small can the tip be?
I do not have a drawer full of arcane electronic parts.  I will have to buy new materials in mass-market stores.
(I recently moved, no drawer of nubbies or left overs.)

hardlec (author) 5 years ago
I have 2 commercial stylii. I keep one with my tablet and one with my phone. The 5-6mm tips are not much better than my fingers. I need a 3 mm stylus.
Why not buy a capacitive touch stylist? You'll probably spend about as much gathering the materials to make one yourself. $15 isn't a bad price for something that is already made.
http://www.thinkgeek.com/gadgets/cellphone/b8dd/

Or you can look along the right hand side of the page here and check out some of the home made solutions others have done.