Picture of Altoids tin mouse (with fan)

I was looking around at all the instructables for computer mice. i found a lot of altoids tin mice so i decided to make my own version of one. i believe this my own invention (to put a fan in an altoids tin mouse) because i havn't seen any other altoids mice with fans in them, but i know its the first one on this website :) ( i take no responsibility if you get hurt or mess up your computer mice or anything else)

Step 1: Materials

Picture of Materials


usb computer mouse

altoids tin

small cpu fan

small switch


duct tape

safety glasses (not shown)


dremel (not shown)


hot glue gun

soldering iron

tin snips (not shown)

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Holden_vy_s5 years ago
Whats the point of wrecking an ergonomic mouse to sick it into an uncomfortable tin?
ha aha
musick_08 (author)  Holden_vy_s5 years ago
well actually my first idea was going to put the fan in the actual mouse case but it wouldn't fit. since i didn't have a smaller fan, i decided to just go ahead and make an altoids tin mouse so it will fit.
lemonie5 years ago
What's the purpose of the fan - sweaty hand?

musick_08 (author)  lemonie5 years ago
yeah, i know a lot of friends who play games a lot online, so they ask me to build these mice for them
Like the things you get at bowling-alleys? It's a new idea to me, so credit to you for realising it into a functional mouse.

musick_08 (author)  lemonie5 years ago
yeah, thanks
Jodex5 years ago
Well.. Your invention..? Not the first mouse with fan and this is just your invention to put it to an Altoids tin.. Well, anyway nice project!
musick_08 (author)  Jodex5 years ago
yeah thats what i meant, i'll change that.

but thanks
JakeTobak5 years ago
Doesn't look very comfortable, but still really cool. I like the idea.
musick_08 (author)  JakeTobak5 years ago
thanks, actually its a lot more comfortable than it looks