Right after the Microsoft IntelliMouse Explorer Bluetooth Mouse was released I had the opportunity to buy one. Its was (if I remember correctly) the first mouse from Microsoft to use bluetooth technology. I was impress, afterall it was the most beautiful mouse i ever seen. But it wasn't enough. I was looking to have a unique mouse. Easiest thing i could imagine was to change the "laser" color.
Step 1: The " laser" Technology
I know we all have seen a lot of mouses with this "laser". In fact (at least this mouse in particular) what happens is that the mouse have a tiny camera and the red light helps to "enhance" the image below the mouse, so the processor will be able to calculate movements. I decide to try others colors, and what's best for a bluetooth mouse that a blue "laser" ???? :)
Step 2: Opening the mouse
Step 3: Final look
Unfortunately I dont have all steps. I did this project in 2005. So far the next step would be replace the red LED to a blue one. I try several colors (orange, green, purple, white, etc) the bests are red and blue. This is the final look:
Step 4: Final Words
Im sorry if i dont have all the steps here. The ideia was to demonstrate that is possible "mess" a little bit with the "laser" color. A also did this experiment with another mouse (a Intellimouse) and i will publish soon.
Cheers and thank you for read my instructable