Introduction: Wearable Mouse!
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People who spend a lot of time sitting in front of their Computers often have complain regarding the mouse.......especially pc gamers who use the mouse more often then a regular pc user and They usually complain about pain in their wrist or their mouse hand being uncomfortable.Most of the people get rid of this problem by using Mousepads having one of those gel rests but in my experience it feels supremely unnatural to use.
In my own personal experience...after prolonged Hours of working on the pc(Usually it was just playing..playing and playing!!!!) my right hand wrist used to pain.
So to overcome this problem I thought about making a mouse which can be extremely comfortable to use as if it was an extension to your hand itself.....Afterall The Mouse is your hand only!!!!.Introducing a wearable mouse which is fitted inside a Glove and is easy to wear and use.
Step 1: Materials Required!!
We will start with a Dead Computer mouse.....sry..Not dead actually just an old computer mouse that you are not using anymore....if you dont have a mouse(which is highly improbable!!)....Then you can always buy it!!..there are a lot of online stores from where you can buy it cheapely...or borrow it from a friend of yours but tell them beforehand that you are not going to return it back!!!.
(1) A Working Computer mouse x 1
(2) Push buttons x 2
(3) Pair of Gloves
(4 ) Electrical tape
(5) Glue Gun
(6) Soldering Iron
(8) Small Perf Board
Step 2: Choosing the Gloves:
The Gloves that you will use for this project should be loose enough to fit the mouse circuit board.
The mouse that I used had a small circuit board so it was not much of a trouble for me to get the circuit inside them.
In my case when i got the idea about this project then at that time I had no Proper pair of Gloves lying around with me(the ones which have separate sheaths or openings for each finger and thumb) so I used my Gym Gloves(Fingerless) but I would suggest you to use The Gloves which have separate openings for each finger because if you will use fingerless gloves then you will have to attach separate fingers to it(Creepy!) like I did.
So,Are you ready to sacrifice your pair of Gloves?
Step 3: Modifying the Circuit
- Remove the left and the right click buttons from the circuit and also get rid of the scroll button.
- Now insulate the circuit with the help of an electrical tape.
Step 4: Prepairing the Glove:
- Now we have to cut open the Glove to insert the Circuit board.Use a Scissor for this.
- Take four wires of equal Lenghts,We need them to attach the Push buttons.
- Insert these Wires in The Glove as shown in the Picture.
- The finger adjacent to the thumb is for Left click and the middle finger is for the Right click.So,we need push buttons in these two fingers only.
- Solder the wires on the circuit board on places from where we desoldered the push buttons.
- The other end of the wires will be used for push buttons.
Step 5: Inserting the Circuit:
- Insert the Circuit Carefully inside the Glove.
- Mark the Spot underside the Glove for the plastic prism(refer the Picture).
- Cut out the spot carefully
- Test the mouse and see if it's working properly.
Step 6: Adding the Push Buttons:
- Mount the Push Button On a small piece of perf board.
- After that,Solder the wires coming from the circuit board with the push buttons(refer picture)
- Now comes the hardest part of the project(according to me only!) that is stiching.
- I stiched two additional fingers onto the index finger and the middle finger of the glove.
Step 7: Finish!
The mouse worked just fine,still working on how to attach a scroll wheel!
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