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How To Make A Free Capacitive Stylus

By Daniel Webster February 24, 2010, 9:26 pm

About a week ago I bought a new hard drive and while installing it today I discovered that the antistatic protective film that had covered the hard drive was messing up my HTC HD2’s touch screen. The light bulb switched on and I had an idea.

In this video we show you how to create a free capacitive touch screen stylus out of a common piece of antistatic film. As many people know capacitive touch screens use an electrical impulse created by the operator’s body to register a touch point on the screen. The only problem with this is that if you are wearing gloves or need to make a precise touch point, capacitive screens do not work well. Most likely many if not all of our tech-savvy readers have a piece of antistatic film lying around. Simply cut the film to the desired length, roll it up, and (if you want) attach a piece of tape to hold it in place.

For this stylus I had used the silvery-metallic looking antistatic film, I have not yet tried the crisscross pattern film or the pink film. Let us know if they worked for you. And if you want an actual capacitive stylus check out Brandon’s capacitive stylus post.

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