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Make a stylus for your smartphone or tablet

Hello Makers,

This month we're getting to some DIY gadgetry with a project to make a stylus for your smartphone or stylus.

We're going to be modding a regular pen into a stylus. The workshop includes one pen to practice on (and learn the principles). Bring your own favorite pen to mod - most suitable will be one with a metal body and an inkwell that can be removed.

Cost: $5 for materials

Resources:

Use a plastic pen:
http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Touchpad-Stylus/

Use a metallic pen:
http://www.instructables.com/id/iPad-Stylus-also-for-Tablets-iPod-iPhone-Touc/

Antenna + tape
http://www.instructables.com/id/CHEAP-FAST-AND-STYLISH-IPAD-STYLUS-cost-me-0-aga/

qTip + foil

Brush with conductive theread:
http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-iPad-brush/

A fun-for-all-ages event, Children under 14 need to be accompanied by an adult.

See you soon!
- The Make:SF Team

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