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-the pictures are here
-the stylus can be good for pen spinning also

****UPDATE ***
-made an extend able stylus (perfect for presenting to small groups)
-pen rubber grip added with hot glue to hold it well
-looks slightly better
-remove teflon tape as it has smudge also
-aluminum tip which does not scratch the ipad
 -pictures coming up tomorrow

going back to school? you can use an ipad and save your back just put in ebooks got an ipad/ipod/iphone and want a stylus?
but the problem is...
1) the commercial ones are well...$$$$$$$$$$ get the idea...
2) some diy ones are well...??!!??#! not so "nice" tin foil sticking out all over....and it does not look that stylish..does not go with the "apple feel" *note not all diy are ugly*
 3) why stylus? just use your finger!! well..its the smudge problem and finger print all over use a stylus when possible...

so here is my solution...
materials needed
1) metal rod  (i use broken antenna)
2) some tin/aluminum foil
3) tapes (i use 2 types, masking tape and electrical  tape)                   <-need at least 1
4) a little glue
5) plumbing sealing tape (the withe one i think its called teflon tape)   <-optional
6) pen rubber grip <--optional

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and vote if you like it for the "gorilla glue contest" and "back to school contest"

Step 1: The Idea of How It Works

basically you need to conduct electric from your hands (no batteries required) to the screen
so you need to hold a piece of metal
the problem is you need the "head" which contact the ipad to be identified as a "blob" go touch a piece of glass and see 
so the blob needs to be big enough and flat enough and conduct
we also need to prevent the screen from getting scratched 

 the good news is that it can "conduct" through thin layers of other stuff like screen protectors and teflon tape

the pictures below shows the stylus half done but usable

Step 2: The Real Step 1

1)get an antenna

2)get a long strip of foil (around 15cm) 

3)wrap the strip of  foil around one end

4) wrap it untill it almost looks like a cotton bud

Step 3: First Anti Scratch Layer

1)next get a square/rectangle piece of foil

2) cover the foil bud

3) add a little glue to secure it

4) tape it up like in the picture

you can do a test now
 if it does not work pound it on a hard surface to flatten the head you want a wide circular flat tip
it is actually done now but to make it look better you can go to the next step

Step 4: Styling and Anti Scratch

take teflon tape and cover the end 
wrap it up with electrical tape and your done
you can also add a pen's rubber grip to each end to make it look even better

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