Introduction: DIY: Mouse Window

DIY : Mouse window
This is a small instructable in witch I will show you how to brand your mouse with a logo, name or any design that you want. i like Metallica ...and thats their logo

Step 1: Tools and "wepons"

1 - Dremel
2 - cuting disc
3 - dremel bits
4 - sand paper roll(for the dremel too)

a - a mouse
b - a LED
c - CD case
d - 2 small cables
e - 100 ohm resistor

misc :
soldering iron, sildering paste

Step 2: First Cut

My mouse is a A4tech and i had to cut 2 lairs of plastic .... firts take the tp one of and mark the place u whant to cut out
be shure not ti cut iver the screw suport, or else the mouse wil close no more
Ok firs part is done... do not throw the pice yet u will need it to mahe the window

Step 3: Second Cut

Put the top back on and mark on it the place you whant to cut
after that u cand asembel the mouse i am not finished yet

Step 4: Window Cuting

You mde the frame for the wondow nou it is time to make a windou for our mouse.
If u have a hot air gun it wil be perfect if not wil look like mine

If you have a hot air gun take a CD case and cut off the margins and put it over the mouse BEFORE U MAKE THE WINDOW, star heating the case, very very slowly so not to form wrinkles or to make the plastic white. Heat it until it reaches the contour of the mouse and after that you can do the cutting!

Ok, take the pice and mark out on the CD case
Use the sand paper roll to make it fit and that is it

Step 5: Engraving the Logo

Find a logo that you want and print it out, stick it under the window with some tape and use a small bit to carve it out

Depending on the complexity of the design u have to use smaller and smaller bits, I used a 1.5 mm bit and it looks fine I think

Step 6: Light Me Up Scoty

OK ...take the led and grinde it up in such a way to keep it working but to be as small as posible (i forgot to take a picture and i glued ti )
Take the 100Ohm resistor an solder it to one of the led-s terminals

Step 7: Power ...

You take the power from the mouse has 4 wires (Vcc, data1, data2, gnd) i think that is the order, but it dose not matter because u need the firs and last wire, usually there is a capacitor there put in parallel with the main power, you can take the power from it's terminals u do not even need a multi meter to find the gnd and Vcc if u know simple electronics.
The capacitor is marked with a gray band with a minus sign on it, that is the gnd.

After finding these solder the wires to the led and resistor if it dose not light up, change polarity.
Still no light ...check the led or the resistor

Step 8: The End

This is what you should end up with


Arirox (author)2010-07-03

that switch is a rapid fire ignition switch?

Ainshtain (author)Arirox2010-07-03

no is a switch for the right click keep it pressed

Arirox (author)Ainshtain2010-07-04


simharry (author)2008-08-09

great instructable i did this and had sooooooooo much fun cutting holes in my mouse that it looks like swiss cheese now it is awesome and the blue is cool!

HardCoreHacker (author)simharry2008-08-21

Blue Cheese!!


moldy cheese

SmAsH! (author)matstermind2010-01-15

Nob cheese?
Just thought i'd add my two cents...

DeLorean4905 (author)2008-01-28

cool i have that same exact rotary.

Hycro (author)DeLorean49052009-01-16

It's about time I see someone else who actually calls it rotary instead of Dremel, because there are rotary tool brands out there other than Dremel, it's like calling a PS2 or PS3 a Sony, or calling a Wii a Nintendo...I always find it annoying when someone calls a game system, or a tool by a brand name, whether it's made by that brand or not. This is looking to be an interesting instructable though.

ajmontag (author)2008-03-21

Thanks for the idea! Im going to try this on one of my i-rocks superman mice i got free after MIRs from that other online retailer, ClubIT, Newegg is WAY better. I have extra leds and resistors from doing a window mod too! thanks bro!

Alexizupinhea (author)ajmontag2008-11-28

i got that same mouse, but when I applied for the rebate, I accidently applied under the wrong color, thus I didn't get it. I also bought all 3 different colors of their keyboards, (supposedly each color was a different form and different offer number), yet I only received a rebate for the first one I bought. Anyway, I may use that mouse as well, I just gotta practice some engraving first lol


oops, I forgot to say, great instructable! I can't believe I never thought of making a window for my mouse. Mabye i'll make a window for my keyboard and light it up w/ a logo in the top left/right corner. If I do, i'll either post a pic here, or possibly another instructable and will give u credit for the inspiration lol.

Corpy (author)2008-10-01

But what is this?? :D

Ainshtain (author)Corpy2008-10-01

there is a capacitor near the mouse input cables ...from there I got the power +5vcc and and

mitchell931993 (author)2008-07-15

It would probs look better without the logo(no offence to metalica) and you spelt it "wepons". its weapons. and how'd u make the perspects flush with the mouse, and is the perspects concaved to match the old shape.

Rockerx (author)2007-11-30

that desk looks exactly like mine....lots of stuff

Ainshtain (author)Rockerx2007-12-01

:) yes i can see the resemblance in one of your instructables, now it is a lot clean era because of the winter holydays coming up and because I hurt my hands in some acid and I can not work until they are cured …oh well maybe next year I’ll put some new stuff….maybe a preamp:D


then how can you type.


long nails ;)) ...the keyboard so free of "not so useful" stuff


lol. what happened with the acid btw?


it made my hands all blistary and when I try to touch something my skin would brake apart, it did not hurt but the sensation of skin falling of ....i do not wish anyone to experience it, i got it from a old solution of FeCl3 ...and some soldering paste

Grmgunner (author)Ainshtain2008-06-12

That Feric Chloride is some bad stuff dude. Latex or Nitril gloves dude they're cheap USE EM!! lol

Yerboogieman (author)2008-04-07

is it smooth? you can use a hot glue gun and an x-acto knife to cut off the excess

Xellers (author)2008-03-04

Please be sightly clearer in your instructions, I have a hard time reading your abbreviated slang script. Thanks.

Ainshtain (author)Xellers2008-03-04

exactly on what instructions ...of what?

Xellers (author)Ainshtain2008-03-04

I couldn't understand most of the explanations in this instructable. I got confused by all of your short, misspelled words. Please update. TY

buterSBob29 (author)2007-12-29

NICE! I love metallica

Ainshtain (author)buterSBob292007-12-30


Yerboogieman (author)2007-12-16

my desk used to look like that, then i bought a project box

stranoster (author)2007-10-02
This was updated 08.08.02. Its a bit different but I still like them both.

Ainshtain (author)stranoster2007-10-02

yes ...that was my inspiratin :P

stranoster (author)Ainshtain2007-10-02

Make sure you always say where you found your inspiration to share it with others. Also try to remember to spell check. Other than that this is a GREAT take on Metku's version, especially as I cannot buy acrylic where I live!

!Andrew_Modder! (author)2007-07-30

what is the (do not ask what this is?)


read the comments below ..

bleachworthy (author)2007-07-28

1. Are you an FPS'er, and if the answer to 1 is yes, then 2. is that extra button a quickfire mod?

Ainshtain (author)bleachworthy2007-07-29

I loved MU-Online and that buton is a on off buton for the right click that enabled the character to do magic ...and in that way i was staying in bed adn the character was lvl-ing up ;)

bleachworthy (author)Ainshtain2007-07-29

ah, a decent mod, not as much fun a a quickfire.

Hydralore (author)2007-07-28

Thats pretty cool, iv been thinking about doing something like this for a while

Ainshtain (author)Hydralore2007-07-28

Thx for support it it is preaty fun at night ... :>

Hydralore (author)Ainshtain2007-07-28

haha :D

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