1 Identify the touchscreen type on your device
Not all screens of , , tablets and even stylus can be used. Therefore, please refer to the Specifications of the device you are using to learn more about whether the device can use a stylus or not?
In addition, the stylus is also divided into 2 groups to be compatible with different screen characteristics such as: type of pen for screen and the type of pen used for resistive (or infrared) screens.
2 3 ways to make a simple stylus from familiar materials
With just a few simple steps, you can immediately make a stylus to use through 1 of 3 ways that Dien May XANH will reveal right away:
Applicable with capacitive touch screen
Method 1: With a sponge
- Clean sponge: 1 piece
- Ballpoint pen: 1 stick, with removable tip and clear plastic (easy to see)
Step 1 : Cut a piece of sponge corresponding to or slightly larger than the diameter of the ballpoint pen tip. You can approximate or stick the tip of the pen into the sponge, then mark with a marker before cutting.
Step 2 : Rinse the freshly cut sponge in warm water several times and pat dry with a clean towel.
Step 3 : Disassemble the parts inside the ballpoint pen, to get the empty pen case.
Step 4 : Insert the sponge into the tip of the pen so that it is fixed and not easily released. At the same time, you must leave the sponge sticking out of the tip of the pen about 0.3 – 0.6cm , because this is the part that is in direct contact with the screen of the device.
Step 5 : Try testing on your device screen.
Method 2: With aluminum foil
- Aluminum foil (foil): 1 roll, the length corresponds to the length of a pencil
- Tape: 1 roll, can be silver tape or tape with a rough surface
- Pencil: 1 stick
Step 1 : Use a knife to sharpen the tip of the pencil so that it is not sharp, but rather blunt and flat. If your pencil has a dull tip, you don't need to do this step!
Step 2 : Use aluminum foil to wrap the entire pencil at least 2 layers of paper.
Step 3 : Smooth the paper end wrapped with 2 pencils so that the edge is rounded and make sure the pen tip is smooth and straight, not wrinkled and convex.
Step 4 : Wrap a piece of tape in the middle of the pen body to fix the aluminum foil.
Step 5 : Wrap the tip of the pen with tape, this part will be in direct contact with the screen, so you should manipulate it skillfully when wrapping the tape!
Step 6 : Test the newly made stylus on your device.
Applicable with infrared or resistive touch screen
Method 3: With wooden chopsticks
- : 1 PC
- Sandpaper: 1 small piece of size 5 x 10cm
- Tape: 1 roll
- Small knife
Step 1 : Use a knife to sharpen the tip of the chopsticks in the same way as with a pencil above, so that the tip of the chopstick is not sharp.
Step 2 : Use sandpaper to rub on the top of the chopsticks (just peeled) to smooth the surface of the chopsticks.
Step 3 : You can use tape to wrap around the chopsticks to help make it comfortable to hold. Then test on your device.
(*Reference information from Wikihow .)
With some tips like above, hopefully you have learned 3 more ways to make a very simple stylus at home from familiar materials. Good luck.