Introduction: Ideas for Discarded Mice Reuse

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Taking advantage of the Keyboard Vs. Mouse Speed Challenge, I want to share with you some of my reused mice old ideas. You can use an old mouse in many ways, for example:
  • As an animal head (like a dinosaur)
  • As a battle droid head
  • Make a scorpion and other kind of bug, and use them as desktop decoration or arm accesories
  • As robot feet
Soon, I will upload a full instructable of how to use mice for making insects. So, stay tuned on M.C. Langer's channel!!! :-)


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Gabry295 (author)2014-07-15

Whoa, I lllove these little robots!

M.C. Langer (author)Gabry2952014-07-16

Thank you so much, Gabry! :-)

M.C. Langer (author)2014-04-22

Thanks Scamerman!!!

Crusader68 (author)2014-02-02

I love the creativity. I wish the internet was around when I was a kid.

M.C. Langer (author)Crusader682014-02-02

Thanks Crusader!

AlexisFromParis (author)2012-12-30

Superb ! and fits so well with the web site! Artistic + Innovative ! Thanks

Thanks Alexis!! :-)

cooperjai (author)2011-07-26

When do you think the instructions will be available?????

Alice0126 (author)2011-06-30

Wat did u use for the legs on the scorpion

M.C. Langer (author)Alice01262011-06-30

Iron pieces for hang photo frames in the wall.

Rachide (author)2011-04-12

Thats cool ! but .. can they move ?

M.C. Langer (author)Rachide2011-04-12

Thanks. Some of them are vibrobots!

Beamwalker (author)M.C. Langer2011-05-15

would be cool doing a stop and go movie with them

poofrabbit (author)2011-04-23

These are fantastic! We have a lot of broken or unusable mice at work, I feel my creative juices flowing! Nice work!!

M.C. Langer (author)poofrabbit2011-04-24

Thanks Poofrabbit!!!

Mr.Sanchez (author)2011-03-11

Both finnalist...?..Hooray...Paisano...q suene la polvora...

M.C. Langer (author)Mr.Sanchez2011-03-11

WOW! No me había fijado!! Gracias Paisano!!! :-)

cdawisconsin (author)2011-03-09

Really cool!

M.C. Langer (author)cdawisconsin2011-03-09

Thanks cdawisconsin!!! :-)

el santo (author)2011-03-07


M.C. Langer (author)el santo2011-03-07

Gracias amigo Santo!! :-)

Mr.Sanchez (author)2011-03-07


M.C. Langer (author)Mr.Sanchez2011-03-07

Thanks bro! :-)

porcupinemamma (author)2011-03-02

You would make a fun shopping buddy :0)!

Ouuuh yeah!!!! :-)

XofHope (author)2011-03-02

Wonderful ideas! Now I almost wish my mouse stops working so that I can make something cool with it! :)

M.C. Langer (author)XofHope2011-03-02

Thanks XoFHope!!! :-)

porcupinemamma (author)2011-03-02

Very nice indeed. Beyt you can't wait for garage sale season so you can find mor parts ;0)

Thanks!! And... OH YEAH!! I love the Flea markets!! :-)

nbagf (author)2011-02-27

do they move?

M.C. Langer (author)nbagf2011-02-27

Except the Dinosaur and the small bot (they light their eyes), the other robots vibrate or roll forward. The scorpions are only decorative stuff.

canida (author)M.C. Langer2011-02-28

Really? You should enter them in the Robot Contest! It's specially targeted for simple robots that kids can build - those sound perfect.

M.C. Langer (author)canida2011-03-02

Hi Canida! I tried to enter to the Robot Contest with this instructable, but it only admits step by step instructables. But, no problem!! I made the new one:


M.C. Langer (author)canida2011-02-28

Thanks Canida!! Well, I thought my vibrobots are very basic for the Robot Contest. But if you say they are good for this, I will enter the next week! :-)

alexw2150 (author)2011-02-28

Brilliant, so inseparable!

M.C. Langer (author)alexw21502011-02-28

Thank you Big!! :-)

alexw2150 (author)M.C. Langer2011-03-01

Sorry, what I was meant to say was inspirational

ramhardikar (author)2011-02-28

Nice work

M.C. Langer (author)ramhardikar2011-02-28

Thanks Ramhardikar!! :-)

Kaiven (author)2011-02-27

I just got three broken computer mice, I'll have to try something. I like your robots, they look awesome!

M.C. Langer (author)Kaiven2011-02-27

Thanks Cowscankill!! Watch out for my next instructable. I will show how to build mice-based insects :-)

alexw2150 (author)M.C. Langer2011-02-28

Your ideas are so good

M.C. Langer (author)alexw21502011-02-28

Thanks Big-ideas!! :-)

Mr.Sanchez (author)2011-02-28

M.Cl Langer Strikes Again...way to go Mario...sin duda alguna tenemos un ganador.

M.C. Langer (author)Mr.Sanchez2011-02-28

Gracias Mr. Sanchez!!! :-)

ladycroft108 (author)2011-02-27

SO COOL! love the one with the binocular eyes and the battle droid.

M.C. Langer (author)ladycroft1082011-02-27

Thank you very much Ladycroft!!! :-)

splazem (author)2011-02-27

Really cool. You should enter the instructable in the Monster Contest too.

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Bio: I'm Mario Caicedo Langer, from Colombia, former Navy officer and BSc in Naval Sciences. Right now I'm Technical Director and Technology Lead Teacher ... More »
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