MouseMod Project





Introduction: MouseMod Project

Surfing on I found one interesting tutorial how to mode one old mouse installing a LED on it. I had this old mouse hanging around so I decided to try it myself. So this is my mouse mod project. One of my first projects. I did it some years ago. :)

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Step 1: First Step

First opening the mouse, I could see one logic circuit, so you can try the pins until you find one that gives +5volts and ground.
Then I used a resistor to lower the voltage for the led. Not strong LED yet.
You can see a pictures of the soldered LED.

I also made some holes on the upper part of the mouse, so you could see the led.

Step 2: Part II

After some time, I decided to paint my mouse black, would looks much better, and change the led to something stronger, a yellow power led, worked wonderfully. So this is result:

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    Too bad my wireless mouse runs only on 1.5v (single AA battery.) Only wired mouse i have are the two Apple Pro Mice and they already light up :D (on and the MS Intellimouse but its got a light too..)

    use a joule thief to make the led light from 1.5v, there are some instructables here about joule thieves

    maybe you can put a fan in next time

    Yeah! that would be a GREAT idea!!! like, add one of those small computer fans into it! I think I might actually do that!!

    I think Metku Mods has ALREADY done that.

    Here's the link for the fan mouse and for the list of mods. The project itself is good, but the fan mouse commented about here has been made if you wanna check it out.

    How about this; making a magnetic mousepad, and then adding some magnets to the bottom of the mouse (same polarity). With enough surface area on the mouse, and restraint of the mousepad, wouldn't that be even more awesome?

    I KNOW some company has already done that, no harm in copying.