I was both interested by the way a capacitive display works, and amazed by the prices some manufacturers ask for an iPad stylus.
I really told myself :"Something that simple should not cost that much!!"
I was in the look of something soft and conductive until i came upon these conductive foam bits you find in computers.
Thanks to the long body, this stylus really feels like a paintbrush and i really enjoy doodling with it and the " 53 " app!
Step 1: Stuff you'll need.
You are going to be needing :
- conductive foams
- Bamboo chopsticks from your last takeout meal.
- Threaded copper wire
- Crazy glue
Step 2: The tip!
Cut a piece of foam to the size of the tip of the chopsticks.
fold it a little and glue it to the tip.
Step 3: Wiring!
The bamboo is not conductive. If you try the sylus right now it will not work unless you touch the tip's foam.
We need to connect you to the foam : take a copper wire's thread and secure the base of the foam.
Next : wrap the wire around the stylus body.
Finish by securing the wire with a piece of clear tape (i am currently thinking about a nicer way to end...)
You are done!