Step 2: Materials and Tools

To build my Piezo Pen I used the following materials:
  • 1 Refillable Muli-Purpose Lighter (aka Butane Barbecue Lighter)   (UPC 7-14638-02020-9)
  • 1 Inc(r) brand Classic Gels(r) Retractable Gel Roller Pen (comes in pack of 2) (UPC 7-24328-86012-1)
  • 1 Papermate(r) Eagle(r) Capped Ball Point Pen (comes in pack of 10) (UPC 0-41540-00428-8)
  • solid copper wire, 24 AWG (same gauge as found in CAT5 cable)
  • brass rod, 1/4 inch diameter (length 1+1/4 inches needed)
  • solder 40/60 Pb/Sn, rosin core
  • 1 wooden toothpick, round
These materials are shown in the first pic.  The second pic shows some of the back matter, UPC numbers, company names and addresses, and warnings and stuff, and at least one old US Patent number.

I also used the following tools: 

Third pic shows safety glasses, ruler, pencil, razor blade, wire cutters, tubing cutter, solder, helping hands, soldering gun, small butane torch.

Forth pic shows my small drill press, plus some tools for grinding and smoothing: file, sandpaper, and steel wool.  Also a push-pin for making "starter" holes.

Fifth pic shows my vise and my hack saw.
sir please give me your whatsapp number with country code...Thanks and Regards
I made it! But it's a little bit messy.Thanks for sharing your idea!
<p>Hey, nice work! I'm glad that worked out for you.</p>
Hahahaha, love it. You are a master of words (and technology). <br> <br>&quot;Providing pulsed power when you press the plunger, this pocket-sized plaything is sure to be a pleasing plus to the plurality of pens and pencils presently populating your pocket protector.&quot; <br> <br>This pulsating pen will be quite handy for me so I'll build one. Thanks for the nice instructable.
You're welcome. I'm glad you liked this 'ible, including the unnecessary alliteration in the intro.
Little lightning bolts? If one carried this on a plane, would they be subject to arrest?<br><br>btw, that Evil Knievel stimulator hoopjack thingy really did work to alleviate pain.
You mean the would the <em>person</em> be subject to arrest? It doesn't make much sense to try to arrest the little lightning bolts.&nbsp; So I guess by &quot;they&quot;, you mean the singular hypothetical person carrying the piezo-pen.<br> <br> I am also going to guess the answer to this question is &quot;Yes&quot;, and this hypothetical airline traveler, he or she, could be arrested and charged with some kind of heinous crime, and disappeared into a Kafkaesque secret prison system, never to be seen or heard from again.<br> <br> At least that's the way they do things in my home country, the Former United States.&nbsp; As a general rule for commercial air travel in the FUS, you should not bring with you any item which you prefer not to be: stolen, broken, soiled, irradiated, or touched inappropriately.<br> <br> Because I consider my body to be on that list, I haven't taken a trip by plane in years.<br> <br> BTW, there was a movie released a few years ago titled,<br> &quot;Harold &amp; Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay&quot;<br> <a href="http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0481536/">http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0481536/</a><br> which explores this topic (of bringing one's homemade invention on an airplane trip) in greater detail.<br>
LMAO! The trailer was a riot!

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