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Make a working touchscreen stylus for your phone or tablet in 3 steps!

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Do you use your phone or tablet a lot?
Does your fingers hurt after a few hours?
Or do you just want to use a stylus to doodle on your tablet?
Remember the fuss about foam and tin foil to just make a stylus?
Here is the solution!
You can make this from old stuff you find from around the house or office, and its so easy to make!.
Just an old pen cap and a small out of juice AAA battery is enough!
This will work for capacitive or resistive touchscreens!
And yes it works!
Believe it or not!
 
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Step 1: You will need:

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All you will need is a old cap of a pen, an old AAA battery, and some superglue or hot glue

Step 2: Step 1

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Glue the rim of the cap

Step 3: Step 2

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Glue on the battery to the rim of the cap, make sure the flat end of the battery is on the outside.

Step 4: Using your stylus

When using your stylus, make sure your fingers are touching the sides of the battery

Step 5: Tips

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You can clip your stylus onto your belt, phone or tablet....or your pocket!
easy!
NXTHacker (author) 1 year ago
Pls vote for me in the contests:)
This is really cool! Do you know why it works? I never really understood styluses.
NXTHacker (author)  Penolopy Bulnick1 year ago
Its because batteries acts like a extended finger. the electric charges from your hand goes into the battery and creates an electric current.
The tablet or phone will sense that and therefore thinks that its a finger:)
That is crazy (to me) that it works like that. Thanks for letting me know :)
NXTHacker (author)  Penolopy Bulnick1 year ago
no problem:)
jgeekw1 year ago
No fears of scratching ye olde tablet?
NXTHacker (author)  jgeekw1 year ago
nope, thats why i use the flat end, its smoooooooth:)
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