Conductive Thread – Pen Stylus

Make a smartphone or tablet stylus from a scrap of fabric and some conductive thread. The design of your pen stylus can be adjusted quickly with this easy to do project. It should take only a few minutes to make the first one, which you can then test with your phone or tablet. With the feedback you get from testing, you can make another, test it and then make another.

Fabric scraps
Needle and thread
Conductive thread


Sew a tube of fabric that will fit over the end of the pen.
If you use conductive thread, you won’t need traditional thread.
Sew a pad of conductive thread on the tip of the pen cover.
Make sure that the conductive thread is sewn so that it comes in contact with your finger. If you use a metal pen, you can make the conductive thread come in contact with the pen body.

Test it out to see how well it works.
Adjust the technique and process until the stylus works properly.


About Chris Connors

Making things is the best way to learn about our world.
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