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TECHNOLOGY TIPS - CREATE YOUR OWN STYLUS LIKE MCGYVER
When I'm looking for valuable or creative information to share, sometimes I come across a unique item that I just have to share.

Today I found a way to make your own stylus to help with using your tablet or smart phone.  The main concept behind it is actually scientific.  Your finger creates a static charge and it's this charge that causes action when swiping over the screen surface.

What you'll need is a cotton swab (or Q-Tip), aluminum foil, scissors, tape and a pen. And then this do it yourself project is pretty cool and something that you can do with the kids.

First, you'll want to remove the ink from your pen. Next, cut the swab at an angle so that it can be inserted into the mouth of the pen and then secure it with tape.  Next, take the aluminum foil, wrap it around the pen's neck a couple centimeters above the tip of the cotton, making sure it's tight, and secure the foil with tape.  Finally, you'll moisten the tip with a drop of water.  This will not harm your screen.

The aluminum is your conduit so your finger must be touching it at all times.  If your stylus stops working, be sure to re-moisten it with a touch of water.

CATHY MALLERS & DEAN'S TEAM CHICAGO

Posted: Monday, March 19, 2012 6:11 PM by Dean's Team
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