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can i make a drawing pen out of 2 old mice ir sensors? Answered

i do graphics. so i need a drawing pen and buying one is outta my reach.

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lemonie (author)2010-12-26


Use the mouse.
What sort of "pen" (example please) do you want?

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crazynath (author)lemonie2010-12-26

like a "light pen" but if i have to draw on table that's okay.

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lemonie (author)crazynath2010-12-26


Mice track movement, light-pens track position.
Being that different you'll not make a light-pen that is really any different to a mouse if you've only got a mouse to start with.

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Re-design (author)lemonie2010-12-26

But it would be a mouse in the shape of a pen and much more intuitive to draw with after a bit of getting used to.

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lemonie (author)Re-design2010-12-27


chunky pen though. You'd have to stop it rotating and you'd have to deal with taking it on and off the paper while the cursor stayed on it.

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Re-design (author)lemonie2010-12-27

I was thinking of a laser mouse. That should pretty slim. Add an on/off button to control the line.

But in the end just buying a cheap drawing pad would be much easier.

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