can you make a good itouch stylus out of a plain aluminum rod ?

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PitStoP8 years ago
You can make it... But...The problem with aluminum is that unless you have a really good finish you can scratch the screen and to get a really good shine you will need an ultrasonic machine to get it to be as shiny as can be . You can still ruin the shine so easy if you drop it or something ,then scratch and regret it later on. Plastic maybe the safest way. Now if you have a plastic removable screen then at least you can replace them if you damage it. But be very careful. I work allot with metals and plastics. If its strength that you want maybe inserting a thin rod in the plastic (just enough before it reaches the tip)will help make it stronger. Hope this answers your question. =)
fidgety2 (author)  PitStoP8 years ago
While your response helped me greatly I must ask if you were aware that the itouch uses a electrostatic counter
altrobot8 years ago
aluminium, while strong-ish, is useless for the tip, so if i were you, id make the body out of aluminium, but the tip  out of plastic (easy if you've got some sandpaper and some fine hot glue, just make a blob at the tip and file it down!)
110100101108 years ago
maybe the hard part is getting the end of the tip round so that it does not scratch the screen