Stylus Recommendation

steve steve at
Mon May 5 22:53:12 CEST 2008

I’m goingto fashion a vertically mounted gun rack type holder on my back panel.


Have you used emachine shop? 



From: community-bounces at [mailto:community-bounces at] On Behalf Of Crane, Matthew
Sent: Monday, May 05, 2008 7:04 AM
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Subject: RE: Stylus Recommendation


Sounds like a good candidate for emachnie shop.  But how tightly can something like that be locked to the side of the phone?  A usb connector by itself is probally not suffecient no?



From: community-bounces at [mailto:community-bounces at] On Behalf Of Steven Milburn
Sent: Monday, May 05, 2008 9:06 AM
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Subject: Re: Stylus Recommendation

Just had a crazy thought while reading this thread....

Someone (read: not me.  I AM a EE :) ) could make a stylus with a usb connector sticking out along the side.  Then, the stylus could plug into the usb port and be held tight against the side of the phone.

On Sun, May 4, 2008 at 8:33 PM, Jeremiah Flerchinger <jeremiah.flerchinger at> wrote:

I'd like a Nintendo DS style stylus and holder because they're small,
cheap, & I like how they fit into the casing of the DS.  I would try to
use the FreeRunner CAD data
( ) to
make my own case mod design if I could find something to convert Pro-E
files.  As it stands I refuse to buy Pro-E for a single hobby project.

On Sat, 2008-05-03 at 09:12 +0200, Nicanor Babula wrote:
> Shawn Rutledge wrote:
> > On Fri, May 2, 2008 at 7:56 AM, Hans L <thehans at> wrote:
> >
> >>  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
> >>
> >
> > Well you could take apart the phone and try to find a place to stash a
> > small, really strong neodymium magnet.  Then use a thin steel stylus
> > (with a soft plastic tip), shaped to fit against whatever surface has
> > the magnet.  It could even fit against the side of the phone, if it
> > had a slightly concave shape.  Or mod the case to have a shallow
> > groove for the stylus to fit into, then the stylus could just be a
> > thin steel bar, or rounded on one side as suggested.  Since the magnet
> > doesn't move, it shouldn't cause any inductive pulses (although it
> > might cause electrons that are trying to move in a straight line to go
> > off in a curve instead.  Not sure if that would affect anything...)
> >
> >
> >
> Now I am using a motorola A1200E "Motoming" (linux based ;) ) and it has
> a stylus too. I like very much the way the stylus is attached to my
> motorola and I would like to see it on the neo if it doesn't create
> large additional costs.
> Check it out:
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