In addition to copper, aluminum is another material that works with capacitive touchscreens.
While aluminum isn’t as conductive as copper, it’s still able to conduct electricity — just like your bare fingers.
As a result, it’s supported by capacitive touchscreens.
What materials can be used as a stylus?
In order to create the stylus for your iPad, you’ll need the following materials, which you should be able to find around your house:
- Q-Tip (aka cotton swab)
- Disposable ballpoint pen.
- Aluminum foil.
- Scissors (or other cutting tool)
- Pipe cleaner (optional)
What material works on iPhone screens?
Something conductive and either soft or flat will register with the capacitive touch screen sensors. A ball of conductive foam or wadded up aluminum foil, or even a half inch strip of the metallic insides of a power bar wrapper. There are several manufacturers of iPhone stylus’s that use variations of the above.
What do touch screens respond to?
Touch screens are electronic visual displays that allow a user to interact directly with what is displayed on the screen, rather than using a pointing device, such as a mouse. Touch screens are designed to respond to the touch of a finger, although an object — like a stylus — can also be used.
What can I use instead of my finger on a touch screen?
You can use aluminium foil over a blunt stick (rubber of a pencil, cap of a marker). It won’t damage your screen, but i can’t guarantee it. It works for me, it’s cheap but it doesn’t look very well.