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i found that the aluminum foil ones can break
have to use excessive pressure
then after watching the review on the pogo stylus which is a rip off $24.99 Yikes!
this instructable will allow you to create 3+ for 20 dollars or less
and it works well

what you will need

1X mini aluminium tripod usually less then $10 (each leg resembles a Bic pen.)
or you can use a aluminum pen case or just apply putty over an object like a Bic pen casing
1X package Crayola model magic clay less then $5 (can be found at most drugstores or Toy stores)
1X electrical tape $.99 a roll
1X scissor


Step 1: Step 1

once you have a mini tripod strip the 3 leg cylinders of it use whatever you can to remove them
thats the main component the leg.

Step 2: Step 2

roll your model magic putty so you can place in the cylinder

Step 3: Step 3

fill cylinder with putty and leave about 1/3 inch out
that will be the tip.

Step 4: Step 4

smooth out the edge don't make it to big it will expand as it dries slightly.

Step 5: Step 5

cut about 1 1/2 inch of electrical tape
then wrap it snug between the cylinder and magic clay

Step 6: Finished

let the tip dry over night at least 8 hours longer the better
if you want to shape it
don't make it to small as it can crack off
you will be amazed how well it works!

i am

enjoy!
Instead of using a leg from a mini tripod I used a barrel from an old airsoft gun that broke.
I had no idea that model magic was conductive, that's pretty cool. I may have to do some experimentation with it.&nbsp; Do you have to have contact with the material (or aluminum to material)?&nbsp; Or will model magic work by itself stuck on the end of a pen or something?<br /> <br /> If that were the case, I'd try to convert a Retractable Sharpie into a retractable stylus<br />
You would probably need to use something that is conductive.<br>Plastic sharpie bodies would not work.
well you could do that, but it would have to come in contact with whatever your hand is touching on the pen<br>
https://www.instructables.com/id/CHEAP-FAST-AND-STYLISH-IPAD-STYLUS-cost-me-0-aga/ <br> <br>here is my stylus, it works really well too <br>and it works on laptop touchpads also <br>
UPDATE: I HAVE FOUND OUT THAT ONCE THE MATERIAL COMPLETELY AIRDRIES IT LOSES THE ABILITY TO DIRECT CURRENT SO YOU MAY HAVE TO TAKE A LITTLE OFF THE TIP TO USE IT SO LETS SAY FOR NOW ITS A TEMPORARY PEN I HAVE TO RESEARCH OTHER EFFECTIVE MATERIALS WILL KEEP YOU UP TO DATE
I found out play-doh also works, maybe try getting the oven dry stuff
Apply a layer of thin solder on the tip...?<br />
Great post! I had some thanks to a 4 year old in the house... I just found a metal pen and rolled a nub of the stuff over the end and VOILA!&nbsp;<br /> <br /> Thanks!!!!&nbsp;&nbsp;
<p>you can get an alumanum camra leg things from the doller tree<br /> &nbsp;</p>
Looking forward to the update!
You could use a circuit tracing pen. <a rel="nofollow" href="http://shop2.frys.com/product/2931025">http://shop2.frys.com/product/2931025</a> to coat the end of the clay and draw it to the aluminum shaft.<br/>

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