Use computer ball mouse as a tethered power controller?

Making a "vibrabot" w 2 cellphone motors. I want to use a ball mouse as a tethered power controller 4 the motors. ie. More juice 2 one motor 2 make it turn. Like to use the buttons & perhaps the roller ball. Holding the mouse upside down so I can thumb roll the ball. Whaddya' think?

gmxx8 years ago
if you made the mouse wheel into a potentiometer (variable resistor) and the buttons switches for left and right, it might work.