Double your productivity by connecting a single mouse to two computers! It's simple: one mouse, two USB connections, infinite possibilities. Each click of your pointer finger will be twice as powerful with this mouse mod. This is a low cost, no soldering, HOW TO that will double your clicks per hour in minutes.
Step 1: MATERIALS / PARTS LIST
Vendor: Radio Shack
Cost: $9.97 or less
Notes: You only really need one mouse but you need two serial cables. I ended up just buying an extra mouse because at RadioShack they are cheaper then a serial cable. Old serial mice are just llaying around everywhere waiting to be used, they can often be found on ebay.com for $1 or less.
Part: QVS USB-PS2Y USB to Dual PS/2 "Y" Converter
Notes: You are going to need two of these. There are cheaper options but this is the only one that I know works for sure.
Part: Duct tape
Vendor: Any will do.
Tools: A sharp Xacto blade and/or wire cutters.
Step 2: CUT CABLES
- Cut one mouse cable at the midpoint.
- Cut the second mouse cable an inch or so away from the mouse. This mouse is no longer needed, hide it in a drawer for later use.
- You should now be left with one longer serial cable, one shorter serial cable, and one mouse. Cut away 1.25" of the outer cable from the ends of all three cables.
Step 3: EXPOSE WIRES
Inside the serial cable you will find smaller red, black, white, and green cables. Cut away 3/4" of the outer rubber and twist the exposed copper for each of the individual 12 cables.