The $1 Touchpad Stylus

Lost your pointer? This cheap substitution works with a variety of touchscreen gadgets

$1 Stylus

This project keeps gettin' better and better. We just revisited our Tablet PC project in the beginning of the new year and now we have another major advancement in this project. To get you up to speed, our last installment in this saga demonstrated how to make a viable boot disk for the discontinued Fujitsu Stylistic 1000 Tablet PC. Now we've unearthed a workable stylus for under one buck.

That's right, this stylus will work with this tablet. Don't get your hopes up too high, however. The operation of this discount stylus is somewhat flaky (e.g., several presses might be necessary for properly registering on the touchscreen) and the battery might be dead or near exhaustion. Nonetheless, you've now got a bootable disk with OS and a stylus. Just add this $80 battery and you've brought a dinosaur back from extinction.