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Make a Desktop Scorpion (using a dead mouse and clips)

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So you broke the mouse of your office's computer. SHAME ON YOU! Don't you know you must care for the company's assets?

What? Will you throw the mouse to the garbage can? DOUBLE SHAME! The mouse will polute the environment!!!


Well, no problem! I will show you a way to transform that dead mouse into an useful and decorative accesory for your desktop. You will need some paperclips and other stuff for transforming that mouse into a scorpion with magnet for keeping the clips and pincers for the notes.
 
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Step 1: Materials

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You will need:
  • 1 dead mouse
  • 10 paper clips (In Colombia, we call this kind of clips "Butterfly Clips")
  • 3 screws
  • 3 nuts
  • 3 packing rings (the metallic ones)
  • 3 pincers (like the kind you use in electronics)
  • 1 magnet
TOOLS
Dremel Rotary Tool
tweezers
screwdrivers
pliers
Wire cutters


And don't forget:

1. If you don't have it, replace it!
2. Use protective equipment (dust mask and goggles)
3. Beware of drilled and soldered hot surfaces
4. Work in a good ventilated area.
5. Always have junk in stock
6. Enjoy!

Step 3: Hacking the mouse

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Open the mouse. Use a sonic screwdriver. If you don't have one or you don't know how to use it, use a normal screwdriver.

Keep the circuits and the wire. You will need the upper circuit. Ypu can use the bottom circuit and the wire for another project.

In the bottom part of the mouse case, drill 14 holes:
  • 8 for the legs
  • 2 for the pincers
  • 1 for the tail
  • 3 for the screws where you will fasten the clips

Step 4: Fasting legs, arms and tail

Carefully (you could break the mouse), insert the clips in every hole and fasten them in this order:

Front screw: pincers clip, first pair of legs.
Center screw: second and third pair of legs.
Back screw: fourth pair of legs and tail clip.
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Scamerman Run made it!3 months ago

I maked my. It is looking so cool :3

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M.C. Langer (author)  Scamerman Run3 months ago
Thats awesome!!! Good job!
NickTheGamer4 months ago

I am going to do this to my mouse that I use,but it still works so I won't break it open I will just tape the legs to the sides

M.C. Langer (author)  NickTheGamer4 months ago
I want to see it when you finish it!
Cleopatran1 year ago
THIS IS AWESOME :D. I got a spotty mouse atm, getting pretty sick of it. When I've found all the materials i'm going to do this to it!
M.C. Langer (author)  Cleopatran1 year ago
Thanks Cleopatran!!! :-)
pokemech1 year ago
I love these types of things, when I get a gaming mouse, I'll do this to my current one :)
M.C. Langer (author)  pokemech1 year ago
Great! :-)
aprakash71 year ago
NIce WOrk....

I like IT........
M.C. Langer (author)  aprakash71 year ago
Thanks Aprakash!
dismissie1 year ago
I love this!- your stuff is amazing!
M.C. Langer (author)  dismissie1 year ago
Thanks Dismissie! :-)
sunshiine1 year ago
Congrats on being runner up!
M.C. Langer (author)  sunshiine1 year ago
Thanks Sunshiine! :-)
These are awesome! Nice office desk decoration and functional!
M.C. Langer (author)  Penolopy Bulnick1 year ago
Thanks Penolopy! :-)
So clever! Love the sonic screwdriver reference as well! :)
M.C. Langer (author)  doodlecraft1 year ago
Thanks Doodle! I love Doctor Who, and I wanted to do a little homage to him :-)
vbolivar1 year ago
Done my dear
M.C. Langer (author)  vbolivar1 year ago
Thanks my dear! :-)
AWSOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!






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M.C. Langer (author)  BIOhazard_inc1 year ago
Thanks Biohazard! :-)
i am defiantly voting for this :)
M.C. Langer (author)  AussieAnglerGal1 year ago
Thanks AussieAnglerGal!! :-)
black hole1 year ago
You've got my vote!
M.C. Langer (author)  black hole1 year ago
Thanks Black Hole! :-)
mygibzone1 year ago
This is FANTASTIC! I think I'll try this for a christmas gift this year. THANKS!
M.C. Langer (author)  mygibzone1 year ago
You are welcome, Mygibzone!
bajablue1 year ago
This is very cool!!! ;-)
M.C. Langer (author)  bajablue1 year ago
Thanks Bajablue! :-)
Wow that is soo cool
M.C. Langer (author)  Dusk Shadows1 year ago
Thanks Dusk Shadows! :-)
So k
mattnord1 year ago
Sonic Screwdriver???
M.C. Langer (author)  mattnord1 year ago
Yeah! Fantastic tool. It is very good at opening doors, too.
AUG-5OM31 year ago
Sweet! Might try and build one today.
M.C. Langer (author)  AUG-5OM31 year ago
Thanks Aug! :-)
sunshiine1 year ago
A great conversation piece. This is an awesome build! I think I could make one of these! Thanks for sharing!
sunshiine
M.C. Langer (author)  sunshiine1 year ago
Thanks to you, Sunshiine! You're the best! :-)
ChrysN1 year ago
The purple one looks cute, the other models are a bit more scary, great job!
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