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Top message:  Capacitive styluses. by Captain Ahash   Sep 11, 2012, 12:45 PM

Replying to:  Re: Capacitive styluses. by ToughEnough   Sep 13, 2012, 12:00 PM


by Captain Ahash    Sep 14, 2012, 2:20 PM

DS is resistive touch screen, which detects touch by pressure. Any modern smartphone is capacitive, which basically detects the current of the touch screen interacting with your finger. While it does allow for much smoother touchscreen operation, it means that if you press plastic against it there is no electrical current that would go through it, meaning no register of a touch.

The current solution is to have a stylus made of metal with a special ruberrized tip. The sylus basically just bridges the gap between your finger and the screen, allowing the touch to be registered. From my understanding the tip has to be more bulbous to ensure enough contact is made to register the connection.

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