Cheap Ipod Pogo Stylus (not Aluminum Foil!)

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Introduction: Cheap Ipod Pogo Stylus (not Aluminum Foil!)

i found that the aluminum foil ones can break
have to use excessive pressure
then after watching the review on the pogo stylus which is a rip off $24.99 Yikes!
this instructable will allow you to create 3+ for 20 dollars or less
and it works well

what you will need

1X mini aluminium tripod usually less then $10 (each leg resembles a Bic pen.)
or you can use a aluminum pen case or just apply putty over an object like a Bic pen casing
1X package Crayola model magic clay less then $5 (can be found at most drugstores or Toy stores)
1X electrical tape $.99 a roll
1X scissor


Step 1: Step 1

once you have a mini tripod strip the 3 leg cylinders of it use whatever you can to remove them
thats the main component the leg.

Step 2: Step 2

roll your model magic putty so you can place in the cylinder

Step 3: Step 3

fill cylinder with putty and leave about 1/3 inch out
that will be the tip.

Step 4: Step 4

smooth out the edge don't make it to big it will expand as it dries slightly.

Step 5: Step 5

cut about 1 1/2 inch of electrical tape
then wrap it snug between the cylinder and magic clay

Step 6: Finished

let the tip dry over night at least 8 hours longer the better
if you want to shape it
don't make it to small as it can crack off
you will be amazed how well it works!

i am

enjoy!

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    12 Discussions

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    Brian857
    Brian857

    9 years ago on Introduction

    Instead of using a leg from a mini tripod I used a barrel from an old airsoft gun that broke.

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    WuLongTi
    WuLongTi

    10 years ago on Step 6

    I had no idea that model magic was conductive, that's pretty cool. I may have to do some experimentation with it.  Do you have to have contact with the material (or aluminum to material)?  Or will model magic work by itself stuck on the end of a pen or something?

    If that were the case, I'd try to convert a Retractable Sharpie into a retractable stylus

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    Brian857
    Brian857

    Reply 9 years ago on Step 6

    You would probably need to use something that is conductive.
    Plastic sharpie bodies would not work.

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    alexbarlowe
    alexbarlowe

    Reply 10 years ago on Step 6

    well you could do that, but it would have to come in contact with whatever your hand is touching on the pen

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    michaelgohjs
    michaelgohjs

    10 years ago on Introduction

    https://www.instructables.com/id/CHEAP-FAST-AND-STYLISH-IPAD-STYLUS-cost-me-0-aga/

    here is my stylus, it works really well too
    and it works on laptop touchpads also

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    wjsmac
    wjsmac

    11 years ago on Introduction

    UPDATE: I HAVE FOUND OUT THAT ONCE THE MATERIAL COMPLETELY AIRDRIES IT LOSES THE ABILITY TO DIRECT CURRENT SO YOU MAY HAVE TO TAKE A LITTLE OFF THE TIP TO USE IT SO LETS SAY FOR NOW ITS A TEMPORARY PEN I HAVE TO RESEARCH OTHER EFFECTIVE MATERIALS WILL KEEP YOU UP TO DATE

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    renegadezombies
    renegadezombies

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    I found out play-doh also works, maybe try getting the oven dry stuff

    Great post! I had some thanks to a 4 year old in the house... I just found a metal pen and rolled a nub of the stuff over the end and VOILA! 

    Thanks!!!!