There have been many times when I've gone somewhere and tried to use my Toughbook, but found the best feature of my laptop [the touchscreen] was unable to be used - because I had either forgotten or lost my stylus yet again.
I'm known for making odds and ends whenever I need them, and I've known other friends who could use such a stylus for their phones, hand-held games, etc., so, since I've subscribed to this thing for quite a while, I figured I could contribute something for a change, rather than merely lurking around here.
You'll find this an easy Instructable, but if there are any questions or comments, I'm open to suggestions.
Please note: I was in a bit of a hurry when I first put this thing together, and I'm using a poor quality camera, although the instructions should be clear enough.
When you make your stylus, there are two key aspects you need to consider: ensuring that your stylus is tapered, small enough for accuracy when applying pressure, and ensuring that, when you drag your stylus around the touchscreen, you don't inadvertently damage the screen - either by using a material too soft that would rub off on the screen, or too hard that would dent it - or too sharp, that would scratch or mar it.