Clutch Pencil adapted as Touch Screen Stylus

Thursday, July 1st, 2010

Over on his Artworks blog Crabfu has this excellent how-to video on making a touch screen capable stylus from a clutch pencil and conductive foam. This is one of the best ideas I've seen, using a readily available item in the clutch pencil. My thoughts in using it with your mouth ...

DIY Touchscreen Stylus using Conductive foam

Friday, May 7th, 2010

Finally, a Stylus kludge that actually looks workable as it can be made different lengths and is cheap and easy. Now, I just need to get hold of some of that conductive foam so I can get someone to make me up a mouthstick version. If anyone has some foam you can ...

Dagi Transparent Stylus for Capacitive Touch Screens

Sunday, April 25th, 2010

Isn't it interesting how we are seeing more and more uses where there's a need for a stylus on these capacitive touch screens? Just when everyone thinks Steve Jobs has liberated them to the freedom of the finger, it seems we aren't so free after all and that maybe other ...

Soft Sock Stylus for Touch screens

Saturday, April 10th, 2010

Over on Instructables is how to make a stylus out of anti-static socks for use on capacitive type touch screen devices - ala iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad etc. The stylus was the creation of dsLabs. Looks neat, but not sure I'd want to put this sock stylus in my mouth for ...

Magnets the TouchBarrier solution for capacitive screens?

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

Looking at this post re HTC and stylus patents, I'm going to start looking at a kludge for my mouthsticks using magnets. HTC has a solution ready for the market. They have patented an ordinary stylus but with a twist. The stylus has a magnetic head, and due to ...

One problem with Stylus for Capacitive Touch Screens

Thursday, March 25th, 2010

iPhone Hacks blog has the low down on the problems of styluses on capacitive touch screens in a post titled New Apple Patent Talks about Stylus for Capacitive Touch Screens. The relevant bit: According to the inventors, modern day capacitive touch sensors are not optimized to receive inputs from styluses. This is ...

The Touch Barrier – Testing the pogo stylus

Thursday, August 14th, 2008

pogo no go After writing an article about my concerns over the pervasive use of touch I was alerted via a comment to the pogo stylus [thanks @garthk] . The Touch Barrier pogo stylus I thought it might've been a solution so I wrote to "Ten One Design" outlining why I'm so interested. The response ...