Cheap Disposable Touch Screen Stylus




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Have you ever needed a touch screen stylus for an iPad or your mobile device? Then you can't find your stylus and you need to get something fast, but you don't have time to make a nice one like the one you can find here. Its not a fun place to be in. But I've found a solution, here is a super cheap, super simple, super convienient, super fast disposable stylus. It is very worth it to make a non disposable one when you have time but this works for the I need it now situations.

lets get started


Step 1: Materials

All you are going to need for this stylus is a q-tip, some foil, and a little bit of water.

Step 2: Putting It Together

First you are going to rip a little bit of the foil so you have a small square, then wrap it around the q-tip and make sure that at least the end of the foil is touching the cotton part at the end of the q-tip. Then twist the foil tight and your almost done. The last thing that you have to do is to get the cotton part of the q-tip that is touching the foil slightly wet, even the smallest amounts of water works.

Step 3: Done

Now hurry up and go finish what you need to do! Its that easy and simple to create this. I hope you enjoy your new stylus.

By the way, if you take the extra second to hit the favorite button, as well as vote for me I don't think that you'll be late for your deadline.



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    7 Discussions


    2 years ago

    Glad you liked it! I needed it one for a project one day and couldn't find a real one. So I improvised.

    Birdy Jane

    3 years ago on Introduction

    This is yet another area in which I am functionally illiterate, which I confess preemptively (hopefully). My stupid Q is, which tip do you put to your screen, the dry or the damp one?

    1 reply
    pucksurferBirdy Jane

    Reply 3 years ago

    You need to put the damp end on the screen, because the electricity from your fingers goes through the foil and then into the water in the damp end, and then to the touch screen


    4 years ago

    Thanks for sharing! i made a whole bunch of these. Please do some more hacks! :)

    1 reply

    Reply 4 years ago

    I'll try to get some more hacks like this soon. Glad you liked it