Hacked travel-size (hardware) mouse + taxidermied (wetware) mouse = Mouse Mouse!
Fully functional, and furry!

Warning: this project involves taxidermy, dremels, and sometimes graphic pictures of dead animals. While there are no guts in this tutorial, viewer discretion is still advised. If you are offended by this entire idea, please peruse the wallet contest or the laser cutter contest instead.

Concept by noahw
Implemented by noahw and canida.

Step 1: Acquire Mice

Obtain a small travel-size (hardware) mouse. This one is a wired mouse that is way to small to use comfortably every day, but perfect for going inside of a mouse.

Obtain a similarly-sized (wetware) mouse. These are commonly available fresh or frozen from pet stores, or any other place that sells reptile food. It's easier to fit a small object into a large mouse than a large object into a small mouse, so err on the side of caution. You can always fill extra space with cotton balls.

If you've got an optical (hardware) mouse, make sure to choose a pale-furred (wetware) mouse for lightest skin pigment - this will be important later.
now featured in the latest edition of Bizarre magazine<br/>not on the website yet... <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.bizarremag.com/">http://www.bizarremag.com/</a><br/><br/>good work<br/>
This instructable was featured in Friday's Metro:<br/><a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.metro.co.uk/news/article.html?in_article_id=47812&amp;in_page_id=34">http://www.metro.co.uk/news/article.html?in_article_id=47812&amp;in_page_id=34</a><br/>(The printed version did have a picture)<br/>So that's exposure to a million bored-commuters.<br/><br/>L<br/>
<p>might use a fake rubber mousie some have fur</p><p>i.e:</p><p><a href="http://www.rakuten.com/prod/rubber-mouse-fake-mouse/232323775.html?listingId=220939078&sclid=pla_google_Private+Island&adid=29963&gclid=COTMqtzx1M0CFZaEaQodsY4MbA" rel="nofollow">http://www.rakuten.com/prod/rubber-mouse-fake-mous...</a></p><p>&amp;</p><p><a href="http://www.ebay.com/itm/Realistic-Fake-Rubber-Mouse-Mice-Gag-Gift-Prank-Joke-Plastic-Scary-Toy-Rat-NEW-/381236777532" rel="nofollow">http://www.ebay.com/itm/Realistic-Fake-Rubber-Mous...</a></p><p>also</p><p><a href="http://www.hahaprank.com/lifelike-rubber-mouse.html" rel="nofollow">http://www.hahaprank.com/lifelike-rubber-mouse.htm...</a></p><p>some alternet ideas</p>
<p>This in an interesting idea, but it looks rather odd. I don't think I'd like this in my house.</p>
<p>very germy</p>
<p>Seems a little disrespectful to the mouse, and rather dubious as technically no one can own a corpse, but I like the idea. Though I'm not sure how you stop it rotting.</p>
Totally insane.<br>Won't say anithing more.
<p>I just saw this article - making things out of dead mice was suggested in the 1930s. http://boingboing.net/2015/08/12/maker-mayhem-low-moments-in-h-12.html</p>
This is simultaneously brilliant and insane. The best things tend to fall under that category.
That's sick.
<p>It looks so real!</p>
<p>maybe because it is!</p>
<p>I would do this but not using real mouse. Stuff toy is better</p>
<p>If this was a stuffed animal mouse/ toy mouse I could laugh about this, but although this mouse already didn't live anymore before you used it for this I still think that this is horrible. I think that you should even have respect for the remains and if you feed it to a reptile, there is at least some way in which nature uses it, but this is to me, disgusting.</p><p>This is similar to an artist in my country, Tinkebel, she has used her cat which passed away for an artwork which most people thought was disgusting. I don't know what to think of it, I think it's just to shock people and I think the same of this too.</p><p>If you can use a stuffed animal, why don't you do that? That's at least funny.</p>
I feel bad for that mouse...you should of used a stuffed animal not a real one...that is kinda gross one and 2 really sad :( no affence
<p>The mouse was already dead, he just put another use for it than feeding reptiles</p>
<p>What do you call a mouse with no balls? An Optical mouse !</p>
Omg that is awesome keep up the good work
I have a pet mouse :(
i think is like ammm WOOOOOOO, but... i feel sorry for the mouse u////u <br>but well i just tried with a fake mouse......
That is hilarious!
I had the same idea time ago, but I only drew it in 3D :-) <a href="http://deda.cgsociety.org/gallery/332547/" rel="nofollow">PC-Mouse</a>
Now new featured in the latest edition of magazine. Using the real mouse is <a href="http://crazychemicalcartel.com" rel="nofollow">crazychemicalcartel.com</a> <br> <br>
This is so wrong yet so right lol!!!
I just realized i also made the first comment on this since '07 wow.
Holy. Mackerel! Was not expecting this one!
R.I.P Mouse :'( :P
Using the real mouse is crazy >o<
that poor mouse Creeps me out :D
Although I can appreciate you talent, maybe an instructable for a fake mouse will appeal to those less squeamish or those against dragging dead animals across a table to finish their taxes (seems a little foreboding).
&quot;...finish their taxes...&quot; <br> <br>Dare I say...'tax'-idermy? <br>;D
:( nice concept but using a real mouse is just sad
awesome, you shoul'da used a wireless mouse.
Good present for ppl who don't actually like mouses ;P
This is awesome. Creepy, but awesome. I love it. My wife would kill me.
I want to make one and hook it to my daughters computer and catch it on vidio !
AAAAAAAAAAaAAAAAAAGH....oh right it's not real<br><br>Looks pretty freaky though if only there was a motor in the computer mouse and scare the heck out of my mum. Lol
there are plans for a motorized mouse on make magazine but without the skin.
Nice(ish) idea can/will there be a v2? Maybe use a fake mouse instead, it didnt freak me out but I found it a little weird
This is too much mouse trolling for me...
Probably the most bizarre thing I've seen here. Had quite a laugh though! :D
Love this!!
good one
&quot;omg dis is so sik.&quot; Will people just please stop commenting their ignorance? &quot;why did u killed dis poor mouse.&quot; Mousees are for da entertainment.&quot; I'm just done, if you don't have anything constructive to say, don't say it at all, please.
Your idea is really great buy the way!
WTF dude thats mean! I have pet mice!

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