After making a custom stylus for capacitive screens, I decided to go try the same on devices other than my own. At present the only touchscreen device I own is a Nokia Lumia 800 that I couldn’t use it both as a camera and the test device. The iPad mini would make a good testbed, if I had one. So, a friend offered to let me use his device to test out the stylus. He also helped me make the video and I thank him for that. As soon as he decides to stop being anonymous you’ll know who to thank too.
I miss Windows Vista. After years of using Windows XP, Vista was a refreshing change. Of course, we have Windows 7 now with Windows 8 right around the corner. Windows 8 will be making quite a Windows 95 move all over again. It’ll change the way the concept of Windows is perceived. I personally like Windows 8 already, but I’m quite worried about the popular response.
A while back I had posted a picture on Twitter that featured a stylus I made to precision control the iPad. It felt really great for a few reasons – ‘I made it myself’ is definitely one. Secondly, it should feel nice to save on commercially available add-ons that end up providing more or less the same abilities of a DIY stylus. The best part about this is it is a passive device and doesn’t need any form of power input.