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This is a contest entry for the "Keyboard vs. Mouse Speed Challenge", So please vote and rate. I hope you enjoy it!!
 
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Step 1: Materials List

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Items:
Soldering Iron
old Mouse
Ultra Bright LED Strip ( I used blue but white will work even better)
Switch
9v battery and clip
Wire strippers
Drill

Step 2: Taking it apart

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Gut out the mouse by drilling any screws that require removing (usually one or two). Then take out the PCB and the battery holder. You'll find that if you have a double AA holder a 9 volt battery will fit right into it.

Step 3: Lights

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Push the battery inside the the AA holder and connect a 9v battery clip to it and the attach to the LED strip. Remember some of these strips get very bight so do not look directly into them :). You can also drill a hole in the mouse to make room for a switch.

Step 4: Putting it back together

Now, push the strip through the area where the roller wheel for your finger was and drill the mouse back together

Step 5: Done

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And your done!!! Please rate and vote. Thanks.
zazenergy3 years ago
that's really fun!
lightemmitingdiode (author)  zazenergy3 years ago
Cool, Thanks :)
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