I had the idea for the li-ion battery recharging problem, as in with no leaks or explosions. instead of just using the iPod battery and recharging with a normal and "UNSAFE" charger for the mouse I have used a Nokia phone and battery, the mobile phone is a better option then the iPod as the iPod is a little fussy when connecting a battery and disconnecting it out of the blue, but a mobile is more responsive and in a way meant to if its dropped and falls apart. all safe!!! but both iPod battery and nokia battery are the same, both 3.7v but the iPod battery has a better A/H but its only a mouse. and please if you do try this or something like this, do your homework, li-ion batteries can be very dangerous if not used in a proper way. and I know this project is the biggest bodge in the world but it was fun to do and I like the fact it works, and works very well. last thing, Nokia, im really really sorry! ;-)
Step 1: Adding the Nokia Battery to the Mouse!
see on the green board "that is upside down", the transistors are now facing down and the battery is how in the mouse housing. another problem is one of the transistors is in the way of the old battery housing at the lower part of the mouse so I cut a hole in it and it now all fits nicely. wire up the 3.7v battery to the old battery connectors and your away. the 3rd cable needs to be connected directly to the phone and not the mouse MB. (im classing the boards on the mouse the Mother Board "MB" because im not sure what its called)
Step 2: Testing the Charge Function of the Mouse
Step 3: Adding the Way It Connects to the Dock and Putting It All Back Together.
Step 4: All Done and Other Notes!!!
and if your girlfriend asks what its all about SHOW HER THE DOOR, mine came round and asked about it and well i got away with it. if your in this case and she leaves again dont blame me, or just do it and never bring it up!!!
thanks very much for reading and like i said it is a bodge so sorry about it all being done so badly.