3 ways to make a simple stylus from familiar materials

On some phone and tablet models, you can not only swipe and tap on the screen to use, but also use the stylus to operate. So Dien May GREEN will reveal to you 3 more simple ways to make your own stylus using familiar materials to experience this!


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.

Xác định loại màn hình cảm ứng trên thiết bị của bạn

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

Preparation materials:

  • Clean sponge: 1 piece
  • Ballpoint pen: 1 stick, with removable tip and clear plastic (easy to see)
  • small

Vật liệu làm bút cảm ứng bằng miếng bọt biển

Implementation steps:

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.

Cắt miếng bọt biển phù hợp với kích thước đầu bút bi

Step 2 : Rinse the freshly cut sponge in warm water several times and pat dry with a clean towel.

Giặt sạch miếng bọt biển vừa mới cắt

Step 3 : Disassemble the parts inside the ballpoint pen, to get the empty pen case.

Tháo rời các bộ phận bên trong bút bi

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.

Nhét mẩu bọt biển vào đầu bút

Step 5 : Try testing on your device screen.

Thử kiểm tra trên màn hình thiết bị

Method 2: With aluminum foil

Preparation materials:

  • 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

Vật liệu làm bút cảm ứng bằng giấy nhôm

Implementation steps:

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!

Dùng dao gọt đầu bút chì

Step 2 : Use aluminum foil to wrap the entire pencil at least 2 layers of paper.

Dùng giấy nhôm quấn toàn bộ cây bút chì ít nhất 2 lớp giấy

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.

Vuốt mịn đầu giấy được quấn 2 đầu bút chì

Step 4 : Wrap a piece of tape in the middle of the pen body to fix the aluminum foil.

Quấn 1 ít miếng băng keo ở giữa thân bút

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!

Quấn tiếp phần đầu bút bằng băng keo

Step 6 : Test the newly made stylus on your device.

Kiểm tra bút cảm ứng vừa mới làm trên thiết bị

Applicable with infrared or resistive touch screen

Method 3: With wooden chopsticks

Preparation materials:

  • : 1 PC
  • Sandpaper: 1 small piece of size 5 x 10cm
  • Tape: 1 roll
  • Small knife

Vật liệu làm bút cảm ứng bằng đũa gỗ

Implementation steps:

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.

Dùng dao để chuốt đầu đũa

Step 2 : Use sandpaper to rub on the top of the chopsticks (just peeled) to smooth the surface of the chopsticks.

Lấy giấy nhám chà lên đầu đũa

Step 3 : You can use tape to wrap around the chopsticks to help make it comfortable to hold. Then test on your device.

Kiểm tra bút cảm ứng bằng đũa lên thiết bị

(*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.