Stylus Recommendation

Nicanor Babula deadhorus at
Sat May 3 00:38:40 CEST 2008

       I am not an electrical engineer either (I'm a highschool student) 
and I think that it's more important to get the phone ready than 
problems like "where the stylus will be attached?". In the end the 
freerunner will be a developer and not an end user phone. Besides I 
don't know how much the OpenMoko team is considering our suggestions (no 

 > Kim Alvefur wrote:
> On Fri, 2008-05-02 at 09:56 -0500, Hans L wrote:
>> On Fri, May 2, 2008 at 9:01 AM, Nicanor Babula <deadhorus at> wrote:
>>>    I don't think that a magnetic stylus would be such a good idea, because
>>> any movement of the pen would create a current into every conductor existing
>>> in its magnetic field (freerunner's circuits included). This current might
>>> damage or disturb the phone itself.
>> I am not an electrical engineer, but I think that the voltage/current
>> produced from such a magnet would be negligible.  But, even assuming
>> that it would not be harmful, isn't the case made of plastic?  Is
>> there even enough ferrous material concentrated towards the back of
>> the neo to accomplish this?
> The battery? AFAIK lots of phone holders have magnets that attach to the
> battery through the back.

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