i have an idea for a custom ergonomic mouse, and i'm hoping for someone to judge me.
lately i've been feeling some pain in my wrist from computer usage, and while letting my wrist get some rest, i thought about getting an ergonomically designed mouse. but let's face it: it's way more fun to make one yourself =)
so i have this idea for casting a mouse casing, but i never casted anything before, so i'm hoping to find some mistakes in my plan before they cost me money (I'm not stingy, i just don't have a lot of money). so i'm hoping that someone who did cast stuff before could judge my plan before i execute it.
- i'll first unscrew my current mouse, and see how the electronics inside are held in place.
- i'll let my hand rest in silly putty, so it'll take the shape of my hand in a relaxed position.
- then i'll use silicone putty to make a negative of my hand mold.
(i'm not sure whether silly putty and silicone putty are the same thing, i'm very bad at doing productive research. if they are, that's a problem, and i might need to use something else).
- after i've got my negative, i'll use something like Instamorph to create the actual case i'll eventually use. i'll also make a shape for the inside to hold the elektronics. depending on how precise this has to be, i might use another mold for that too.
- to finish it up, i'll take the newly made case out of it's mold, apply some custom painting (just for fun), and perhaps some rubber for extra grip, and then transfer the elektronics.
so that is my plan. i hope i'll get some productive comments on this, and perhaps i'll learn something from it.
i'm going to study product design, so how awesome would it be if i did it with a self-designed mouse ^_^
oh, and this might be posted in the wrong place. i haven't used this website for a while. if it is, please accept my apologies. i hate messy websited too. =P