Step 4: Solder Your Wires to the Solder Points for the Switch

You will now solder the other end of your wires to the solder points for the left mouse button switch. You should really use a multimeter as recommended in the instructable I referenced at the top to see which solder points you should solder to. This will tell you which solder points will allow current to flow through when the switch is closed. I did not have a multimeter, so I guessed....wrongly. I had to take this apart again and resolder the wires. The red wire is correct in the picture, the white wire needs to be moved to the centre solder point.
If your mouse uses the same pinout on the chip and you can make a PCB, you can use this board I made. The mouse chip leads need to be clipped and soldered to the copper side, no holes. You can also dremel off the &quot;cone&quot; on the underside of the chip that extends out to provide the &quot;iris&quot;of the optical sensor, since we're not using that. The two component pads are for 10uF 6.3V (or greater) ceramic capacitors.<br><br>L stands for Left click. R stands for Right click. Solder the other wire of your connector to the ground plane. <br><br>:)<br>
I guess i'm a little confused here but i think i got it right in thinking that this would be for adapting a mouse buttons to be used for someone with a disability or something else?
The goal was to make a working interface for a jellybean switch. I'm told these switches are usually used, in conjunction with the left mouse click signal, by those with special needs to interact with various programs on their computer.

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