Do it Yourself Stylus Pen
Stylus pens have become a common accessory to any touchscreen device, whether it’s a mobile phone, a smart board or a tablet, but they have become especially popular when using a tablet. This has led to a rise of stylus manufacturers and the variety of stylus pens. But this should not stop you from being crafty and fashioning a stylus pen yourself. After all, it is easy and you can do it yourself.
If you really enjoy drawing on a tablet but would want to be more precise than just smudging colors with your finger, or even if you want to take notes faster and clearer, you can make your own stylus pen with some materials you have at home or can buy for almost nothing. What you need is a plastic pen, conductive foam, some wire, and tape.
Before you start, you should probably make sure your foam is conductive, try it on a touchscreen, if it works and the touchscreen is sensitive, then you can be sure that is a conductive foam and you are good to go.
Now what you need to do is empty the pen, removing the tip, the ink and the bottom part that holds the tip, so what you have left is the plastic shell, this is the part you are going to use. You will also want to remove the end cap of the pen so that it is open from both sides.
Now cut a piece of conductive foam but make sure the piece is rectangular shape and the shorter side a bit bigger than the bottom opening of the pen. Now strip a part of the wire from isolation. Strip just enough wire to wrap around the conductive foam. You will use this to fasten the foam and slide it through the pen, pushing it inside, with the wire going all through the pen and going out the other side. This way you will end up with a plastic pen shell with a tip of conductive sponge and a wire coming out the other side of it.
Next, you need to strip the isolation from the other side of the wire and wrap that wire around the outside of the pen. This way when you hold your homemade stylus the wire will provide contact with your skin. You can fasten this with some tape.
The last thing you can do is use some scissors to make the tip finer and more polished. Cut the foam in a way that will look like a pencil eraser. And that’s it. Now you can enjoy your homemade stylus pen.