Making a stylus - hassle free.

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  1. OldKen

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    I have tried to find out how to make my own stylus for the iPad but I keep coming up against the need for black conducting foam. Then I remembered that cellulose conducts a charge fairly well and decided to try using a piece of a decorator's sponge for the tip. And it works very well. This is my solution:
     

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    Amazon has nice ones for $1.50
     
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    Yep! But you have to take whatever tip it comes with. I find that a fat tip is a disadvantage when I'm editing music in the Notion app. The smaller tip gives me much more control.
     
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    And of course there is the satisfaction of having nutted out and done something productive yourself. I think Great!


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    My first stylus was my own creation. It worked great. It was a drafting pencil (without the pencil) because when button at the tip it opens up the little claws at the bottom that hold a pencil nib. I used conductive foam with a q-tip stick inside of it for stability. Worked really well. FWIW carrots work really well too. No joke.
     
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    that is hilarious.........and true! no joke - I just used a carrot to navigate my iPad! What a great party trick
     
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    I guess whatever works :D

    Although if your iPad starts to multiply you're in trouble ;)
     
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    Ahhh! So many carrots, so few iPads.

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