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Picture of Homemade stylus for your capacitive touch screen devices
For the average art savvy techie, drawing on a tablet meant shelling out twenty bucks on a stylus. Not any more. Through this instructable, I share this idea of my stylus.
                                                                         Capacitive touch screens work on the basic principle of activation of sensors when very diminutive electro-chemical charges dissipate on its surface. Thus, when we touch our fingers onto the sureface these charges are activated. 
 Snapshot of the 20 bucks stylus:(1)

Step 1:

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What we need-
1) A gel pen with the refill removed;
2) A board pin with a domed metallic surface;
3) Copper wire; and
4) Aluminium foil.
Time for the project- 
5-10 minutes.
Let's get started!
The improvised stylus(2):
 
davea05118 months ago
Your images are not helpful
RajS59 months ago

I able to make a very high precision home made stylus. It wont leave scratches on yr screen as this stylus may do.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RAiC-drRKNs

zacker1 year ago

ok so I have an old stylus that looks like the one in the pic of the $20.00 stylus... it doesn't work on my ipad / I phone. all id need to do is wrap some copper wire around the tip and up the shaft so when I hold it the power goes from m y hand to the tip and the stylus will work? So why wont it work if I just held a small metal rod? does it need to be copper or is there something else that happening? youd think a metal rod would conduct enough current to work... Hmmmm...

sagax2 years ago
I thought the first picture was the final result. I need a thin point to draw, not a thick point. But anyway, it may be useful for not drawing use.