DIY iPad stylus


18 Responses to “DIY iPad stylus”

  1. Anonymous says:

    thanks anon cause mod book has been there for some time

  2. xyglyx says:

    Two words: meat stylus.

  3. Brainspore says:

    I want a tablet computer that can run Photoshop and has the precision of my Wacom tablet. Can someone please get on that?

  4. Anonymous says:

    What is the name of that app he is using to draw

  5. Anonymous says:

    Here is our version only that it is an iPad brush:

    We are currently looking for better fibers, but the concept is sound.


  6. ThePope says:

    Agree with brainspore, what I really want in a tablet is pressure sensitivity:
    I’d definately pay extra for a device that could be used as a proper digital sketchbook.

  7. Anonymous says:

    I tried something like this with my laptop’s touchpad. Cut about a finger size strip from a sponge. Wet the sponge, then squeeze as much of the water out as possible. Wrap the sponge in aluminum foil so that it compresses the sponge giving you tip.

  8. Anonymous says:

    “I want a tablet computer that can run Photoshop and has the precision of my Wacom tablet. Can someone please get on that?”

    Netbook + Cintiq + Duct-tape

  9. DJBudSonic says:

    They get $14-$18 for one of these at our local Apple store; like Collin I decided to make my own, after seeing it was just a piece of conductive foam in a metal case. I took a metal promotional pen case and a piece of foam I had from some chip packing materials, shoved a DS stylus inside it for rigidity, a little hot glue to hold it all together, and bang! I can use Autodesk Sketchbook Pro much better now. Well, better than using a sharpened carrot, which was my 9-year old son’s suggestion, which also worked pretty good! Try it, and save your money for apps…

    Footnote: My stylish ‘Apple’ friend suggests using a retro metal Parker pen case, which I know I have lying around somewhere, in order to bring me up to an acceptable level of coolness as an iPad user.

  10. jb says:

    This is pretty cool, but I have two questions:
    1. are there any easy ways of finding conductive foam if i don’t have it lying about?
    2. what drawing program did you use on the ipad?


    • Anonymous says:

      You can replace the conductive foam with an orange or orange peel ^____^

      though I imagine it wouldn’t conduct so well after the peel dries out

  11. Gainclone says:

    I would just use a pen with a metal body, and avoid that wire and tape on the outside.

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