BruceF wrote:Do you have an ohmmeter? I'm not sure exactly how to interpret the tests you're describing, but is it possible that the pencil has a break in it somewhere? From a quick google search I'd guess the resistance of your 2B pencil should be well under 100 ohms if the graphite rod is intact.
If I hold one tab, and run the other through the tape to the pin and into the graphite.. if I touch the pin or the copper tape it works. However, if I then touch the end of the pencil it cuts out.. why? I'm still holding the pin/copper, why does touching the graphite then short it out?
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