Tomek Kondrat · Jul 23, 2014 at 05:30 am

Make Your Own DIY Capacitive Stylus

The XDA Portal is a place where we like to talk about things that are interesting, fun, and sometimes unusual and unexpected. One recent project that we encountered is easily able to fall into all of the above criteria.

If you have some basic manual skills, the right materials, and a few minutes of free time, you can make your own DIY capacitive stylus in just few minutes. This hand-made tool will work with every device with a capacitive touchscreen and is pretty easy to make, even if you’ve had little to no experience with creating similar things. XDA Senior Member Sangeet007 made a tutorial explaining the whole process in details. The tutorial is a combination of photos and accompanying description. Everything is made of cheap materials like pen or tin foil. And if provided materials are not enough, Sangeet007 linked us to a video, where you can see the process in action. The simple and efficient process can be done in just few minutes.

Naturally, this hand-made capacitive stylus will never be as good as inductive technology active digitizer pens like the Wacom units on the Galaxy Note lineup–or even the N-trig pen on the latest Microsoft Surface Pro 3. However, most devices lack active digitizers, so users are stuck with capacitive styluses– and with this tutorial, they are now cheap and can be made by anybody.

You can find instructions to build a DIY stylus for Xperias (and other devices) by visiting the Stylus creation tutorial thread.


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