Based on a Trust PS/2 Mouse I build this computer mouse for one of my Steampunk computers.
Building a mouse is a bit tricky but see the results and the steps hoe I build it.
Step 1: The Mouse
I disassembled the mouse and covered the PCB with a piece of leather.
Then I covered the wheel with a gear and a piece of a copper tube.
I used glue to fasten it.
The cables where covered by shoelaces. I slitted the ends of the cables into the four wires and covered them with shoelace as well.
Step 2: Teh Top
from plywood I made the cover plate.
The "tubes" arr made from copper wires the "windows" was made from a piece of copper tube covered with a brass washer
The pipe is from an old toy steam engine
The handle is made from copper tubes as well.
The stand of the handle was filed from brass and I soldered some brass tubes on it to make it stable.
The meter is a fake but it looks nice. It´s from a toy steam engine as well.
I polished every piece but than I used a shellac top paint it. This to give the parts a used look.
Step 3: Mounting It Together
The wooden cover was clued.
The holder for the "buttons" was glued on the base plate as well.
From a small piece of brass I made a holder for the cables and stewed it onto the stand.
Step 4: Using It
Yes, you can use it. It´s working very well.
May be a bit heavy because the copper tubes but its quite precise.
With kind regards,