Question: What Material Works On Touch Screens?


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.