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This is basically what I want for my windows tablet to hold my wacom stylus:

http://i.imgur.com/kTeP4b6.png

My tablet is maybe 2-3 mm thicker than the height of a USB port so the above pic won't do- its base is too fat and I'd prefer attachment via USB rather than adhesion.

Has someone already made something like this? What would be the easiest way to achieve my idea for someone who has no rubber/metal or 3d printing materials and can't build anything on his own?

Anyway to jerryrig what I want to make with some common household items and perhaps some kind of strong adhesive? I don't want to use the average sized flashdrive- its too long and sticks out of the tablet too much. Are there any USB flashdrives that go parallel to the side of the tablet instead of perpendicular?

This below may work as a platform to hold the pen loop/pen claw but I don't know where to find a secure pen loop or attach it http://www.amazon.com/HDE-SuperSpeed-Vertical-Adapter-Connector/dp/B00KQV1BXI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1451469043&sr=8-1&keywords=90+degree+flash+drive

This is my stylus: It's fatter than a pencil but maybe slightly thinner than some pens http://www.amazon.com/Fujitsu-Digitizer-replacement-Stylus-T5000/dp/B00791UTH2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1451469190&sr=8-1&keywords=fujitsu+lifebook+stylus#Ask

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I like your idea of using the USB adapter as a platform for loop or claw to hold the stylus.

I have used hand mold-able thermoplastic for similar purposes. They come in several brand names like InstaMorph, Polymorph etc. Basically it is a plastic with low melting point that you can soften with hot water and use your hand to mold it into the desired shape. This plastic is re-usable and can thus be re-done if the design doesn't work. I would suggest using the USB connector you linked to and then use the plastic to make a loop or any shape that would hold the stylus. The plastic sets hard and is a bit flexible, so you could make a claw with a small opening to hold the stylus.

There is another material called 'Sugru' that is essentially a silicone putty that sets into a hard flexible material, but is not re-usable. Search for it and you will see a lot of interesting uses for it.

For those of us who don't have access to a 3D printer, these materials are perfect for quick hacks.

  • Also, a less permanent but reusable alternative to 'Sugru' would be 'Blu-Tack'. – TimB Jan 29 '16 at 12:09

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