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Old 02-06-2009, 10:01 AM   #1
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Location: Münster, Germany
Device: iRex iLiad v2
DIY stylus

I was recently thinking about buying a bigger stylus for my iLiad v2 to replace the little toothstick. The cheapest one I found was ~30 euros excl. shipment, which is quiet heavy. I was wondering if I could build one for myself using an old pen or something. And as it's exam time here and I had to take my mind off learning...

Tada!!! Here's the new iLiad Executive CEO(-to-be) Stylus Limited Edition! I've taken an old Lamy tipo (€6.90 in the EU, $16 in the US SRP), removed the ink and the spring, did some little carving and put the original stylus in. Quite straight forward, only a matter of ~10 minutes. Carving was easy as the front of the pen is kind of a weak plastic (no rubber, solid but quiet processible). I used a little kitchen knife and a scissor to cut off ~3mm from the tip.

Here are some pictures:
1. The whole thingy, 2. a closer look at the tip, 3. even closer (I've curved a little too heavy at one point, but doesn't matter), 4. disassembled.

Just in case someone wants to do something similar.
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