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How to turn anything into an iPad stylus.

Discussion in 'iPad DIY' started by Linkreincarnate, Jul 8, 2010.

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    great find!!!
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    I'd be worried about scratching the screen. I don't have a screen protector.
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    I did it with a screen protector. Maybe someone braver than me will try it without one...
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    Ideas good, but I wouldn't risk trying without the screen protector!

    Liked the "The Cat in the hat"......
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    Why would one want a stylus?
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    @PatsPad - check out our last show for examples of how a Stylus is soooo cool for the iPad
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    For sake of preserving my screen, think I'll stay clear from this one.... Very interesting though;)
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    As an artist a stylus would be very useful to me.

    It`s more comfortable and familiar drawing/painting in a medium that is already unfamiliar.

    I won`t be trying this without a screen cover though but very interesting.

    Thanks.
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    U just can use a Nintendo Ds Stylus
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    [ame]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4YE8rGuLCtU[/ame]

    Much Better
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    Have you tried?

    Have you ever tried that? It doesn't work because a ds has a contact screen, one that you push, the iPad and iPhone and iPod touch have an electromagnetic screen, so you need something conductive. Trust me, I fix nintendo ds lites. I work at nintendorepairshop.com
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    I got one of these for $20

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    Pogo Sketch

    I`ll check out the DS stylus later when my kids get home and post a definitive answer here.
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    Just Fyi grayshark is correct.

    A Nintendo DS stylus does not work on the Ipad.

    I just tried it.

    :)
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    I know, fix ds kites and it doesn't work. nintendorepairshop.com
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    Not without a screen protector, but then that slightly defeats the object
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    Yeah, I was all set to do this a few months ago. I thought I had some conductive foam from a project some time back. Can't find it, probably got thrown away in a move. Okay, I'll go down to Radio Shack and buy some. The cheapest IC's that have conductive foam that is going to be big enough run about $30. Somehow, it just doesn't seem cost effective to buy something I don't need, just so I can throw away the expensive part and keep a bit of foam. These videos need to be labeled, "If you don't already have some conductive foam don't bother watching this."
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    This was exactly why I created the video. Conductive foam works but is not the best solution, unless you tinker with a lot of electronics you aren't likely to have it laying around and it is not cheap to source. Wire glue on the other hand can be had for 3$ plus shipping. One container will create many styli and even allow you to use imaginative objects as styli. I recently made my motorcycle gloves ipad compatible using this technique. I've also perfected getting the bits that might scratch the iPad out so this technique should be safe for ipads without screen protectors now.
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    I just confirmed, cigarette foil from pack wrks..lmao. Seriously. I juss tested and will make a decent stylish out of it by wrapping a pen or somethin. Wrks good. What are some good handwriting apps or painting?

    Actaully not good..lol. Anything thin enough will seem to be conductive. Doesnt wrk..lmfao. I have a screen protector on since day 1 so no worries about scratches from testing. ;-)
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2010
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    scraaaaaatch!

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