Mosspuppet makes a stylus – Shuddup!

Not sure how effective or durable this stylus would be, but I love Mosspuppet and he does offer a little interesting commentary on ‘conductive foam’ availability – something other DIY stylus, like these here, here and here use. I suppose protein bar and other foil type wrappers are yet another alternative in our ‘Touch Barrier”Continue reading “Mosspuppet makes a stylus – Shuddup!”

Clutch Pencil adapted as Touch Screen Stylus

Over on his Artworks blog Crabfu has this excellent how-to video on making a touch screen capable stylus from a clutch pencil and conductive foam. This is one of the best ideas I’ve seen, using a readily available item in the clutch pencil. My thoughts in using it with your mouth are that if youContinue reading “Clutch Pencil adapted as Touch Screen Stylus”

Conductive Touch Capable Mouthstick from a Japanese “Liver” (Reader)

A couple weeks ago I received a tweet from @yukitake99 that he found Lifekludger blog helpful and he was going to try make a mouthstick for iPhone. Seems he’d been looking at some of the stuff I’d been sharing about the “Touch Barrier” and ways to work around it. It’s always a buzz to makeContinue reading “Conductive Touch Capable Mouthstick from a Japanese “Liver” (Reader)”

DIY Touchscreen Stylus using Conductive foam

Finally, a Stylus kludge that actually looks workable as it can be made different lengths and is cheap and easy. Now, I just need to get hold of some of that conductive foam so I can get someone to make me up a mouthstick version. If anyone has some foam you can post to me,Continue reading “DIY Touchscreen Stylus using Conductive foam”

Dagi Transparent Stylus for Capacitive Touch Screens

Isn’t it interesting how we are seeing more and more uses where there’s a need for a stylus on these capacitive touch screens? Just when everyone thinks Steve Jobs has liberated them to the freedom of the finger, it seems we aren’t so free after all and that maybe other forms of pointing can beContinue reading “Dagi Transparent Stylus for Capacitive Touch Screens”

Soft Sock Stylus for Touch screens

Over on Instructables is how to make a stylus out of anti-static socks for use on capacitive type touch screen devices – ala iPod Touch, iPhone, iPad etc. The stylus was the creation of dsLabs. Looks neat, but not sure I’d want to put this sock stylus in my mouth for use as a Mouthstick!Continue reading “Soft Sock Stylus for Touch screens”

Magnets the TouchBarrier solution for capacitive screens?

Looking at this post re HTC and stylus patents, I'm going to start looking at a kludge for my mouthsticks using magnets. HTC has a solution ready for the market. They have patented an ordinary stylus but with a twist. The stylus has a magnetic head, and due to the current induced by its movementContinue reading “Magnets the TouchBarrier solution for capacitive screens?”

One problem with Stylus for Capacitive Touch Screens

iPhone Hacks blog has the low down on the problems of styluses on capacitive touch screens in a post titled New Apple Patent Talks about Stylus for Capacitive Touch Screens. The relevant bit: According to the inventors, modern day capacitive touch sensors are not optimized to receive inputs from styluses. This is because, unlike aContinue reading “One problem with Stylus for Capacitive Touch Screens”

Whamberry Handsized Keyboard/Trackpad

The Whamberry is great mini keyboard/input pad that connects to your computer simply with a USB plug-in dongle. It is wireless and can be used more than 30 feet (10m) away from your computer. You can control the cursor using the touch-pad that is built-in or type with the full keyboard. The size of theContinue reading “Whamberry Handsized Keyboard/Trackpad”