Make a stylus like a pogo

Discussion in 'iPad Accessories' started by Star-fire, Apr 27, 2010.

  1. Star-fire
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  2. Cyroceon
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    Great job. The key issue however, is the availability of the capacitive foam.
     
  3. Star-fire
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    Go to radio shack, or fry's electronics buy a chip. Some CPUs come with it too if you have and old one around.
     
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    Meh, I just bought one. What ever :p

    Cool alternative though.
     
  5. Star-fire
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    That was my plan, I was going to make one and see if i liked it and then buy the Pogo, but this works so well I'll just use mine :p
     
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    This is awesome, I am going to run out on my lunch our and pick up a chip and give this a try. Thanks for the post.
     
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    Bought a Pogo from J&R for 14.01$ shipped (Silver). Could've saved myself the $ and made this. But oh well.
     
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  9. Star-fire
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    Now I don't have a Pogo but from what I've seen that's exactly what they use.

    It's worth a try to even see if you'd like it, plus you can always replace the tip with different shapes to try to your liking.
     
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    Great stuff, and thanks for sharing this.

    How small can you make the tip before it stops responding?

    I know that the iPhone OS does a good job at guesstimating where you want to write/draw/press, but I would like the tip of the stylus to be as small as possible.

    Do you have any idea on where the size limit is?
     
  11. yaroldb
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    This is harder than I thought. I can not find conductive foam anywhere. My local radioshack and Micro center does not carry it. I looked at the chips, and they are all in plastic. I'll see if I can head out to Frys soon.
     
  12. Star-fire
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    Hmm interesting. All ICs I've seen from radio shack had foam on the chip inside the little plastic bubble pack. I do know for a fact that Frys have them since that's where that chip I bought came from.
     
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    I finally made it to Frys last night and bought a chip. (some kind of CMOS chip). It was $0.69. Worked like a charm. It really does make a difference on drawing apps. Thanks again for the tip!!!
     

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