How to Make Mouse Charging Dock

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Introduction: How to Make Mouse Charging Dock

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The best thing that happened to the technology is a wireless mouse, but when I have been using wireless mouses, I realized something very terrible and annoying, that when the mouse empties suddenly and you are working or playing, so I decided to make a charging dock to my wireless mouse.

I made many designs but after searching online I found some mouses have a charging dock and the only one I like its design is Razer Viper Ultimate and I feel it's easy to make it at home.

You can see the full instruction in the YouTube video on my channel, If you liked this video, make sure to subscribe for more!

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Supplies

This charging dock is easy for everyone to make at home with simple materials, you need:

  • For cutting acrylic sheet (Router CNC, Laser CNC, or print the file on paper and cut it using a hand saw)
  • Soldering iron

  • Superglue

  • B7000 glue

  • Sandpaper

  • Mini drill

  • Wires

Step 1: Circuit

For this project, I used Energizer NH15 1.2v NiMH - HR6 1400mah battery, and tried many chargers for this type of rechargeable battery, but most of them may damage the battery because it still charging it until you take it.

This type of battery nickel-metal hydride battery (NiMH) has some features in charging mode, you can charge it in fast mode and slow mode, that if you charge it at a low rate like 200mAh you can leave it for a long time without damaging the battery you can leave it months but less than a year.

So I used the TC4056A charging board, that is for a 3.7V lithium-ion rechargeable battery, but I changed the output current by replacing the charging current controlling resistor (R3), I used a slide switch to switch between slow and fast mode.

Slow mode: 5K Ohm, 250 mAh output current, ~ 6.5 hours

Fast mode: 1.2K Ohm, 1000 mAh output current, ~ 1.5 hours

Warning: this circuit depends on time and the capacity of the battery because it doesn't have a cutoff, but if you charge the battery at a low rate like 200 mAh you can leave it for a long time without damaging the battery, this option only for NiMH battery

Step 2: Make Mouse Ready

My wireless mouse is A4TECH Model: G10-810FL, and I love it.

There is a place for the receiver inside the mouse, but now it's empty and it has no use, so I used this gap to add the connectors.

I connected the connectors and the battery with wires inside the mouse and added two magnets to secure the mouse and the connection with the charging dock.

Step 3: Charging Dock

I used an acrylic sheet, black 2mm thickness in making the dock, that cut by my router CNC.

I sanded the body to make it like one piece and to make it matt and have a nice finish.

It is a very strong body, don't worry about breaking it.

The cutting file uploaded in DXF if you want to make it like this charging dock.

Step 4: Connecting

Here we have the body and the circuit ready to combine together.

The connectors I used to have a spring to make the connection with the mouse smooth and still pushing the connectors in the mouse.

Also, I added two magnets inside the body facing the magnets in the mouse, so no need to center the mouse on the charging dock and no slide out from the charging dock.

There are two LED lights in the front, blue is standing by, and red is charging, so don't worry if the mouse not connected correctly.

Step 5: Final Test

Finally, I am very satisfied and surprised by the results, it is an amazing charging dock, I feel like it isn't made at home.

The connection is very accurate and no need to adjust the mouse, it is solid and stylish suitable on every table.

If you need any information don't hesitate to message me.

Thanks for reading and watching, if you like this project, make sure to subscribe and like for more!

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    13 Comments

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    theoeiferman
    theoeiferman

    10 months ago

    Great project. Thanks you for sharing, I am a novice in electronics and circuit and now I want to build one. Plus it seems you've done it whitout coding ? I wanted to know more about the connections between magnet and the the electronic part. Also How did you configure leds to light up at the right time ?

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    AyhamAS
    AyhamAS

    Reply 10 months ago

    Thank you, I am happy to hear that.
    This project is very easy to make, the magnets work is to locate and secure the mouse on the charging dock, I added neodymium magnets in the mouse and in the charging dock. In the mouse, we have two wires that came from the battery and connected to the connectors, and in the charging dock, the most important thing is the TC4056A charging board, here we have two wires came from the battery pins in the board connected to the connectors (make sure from the polarity), and I changed the current resistor (R3) in order to reduce the output current depending on the battery capacity and I used slide switch to add two current resistors (R3) to have two charging mode (slow, fast). The LEDs in the front of the charging dock came from the charging board itself when you connect the battery to the board, the red light work (it mean charging) and when you take the mouse it means that the battery unconnected to the charing board so the blue light work (it means to stand by).
    I hope this description helps you with your project.

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    lightweight1206
    lightweight1206

    11 months ago

    this is a good concept, personally i would have put the entire charging dock circuit inside the mouse. then i wouldn't need to build the dock or procure the materials for it.

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    AyhamAS
    AyhamAS

    Reply 11 months ago

    Thank you,
    Also, it is a great option you can make it, but I prefered the charging dock option because I wouldn't want to make holes in the mouse and it is nice to charge your mouse just by placing it on the charging dock at the desktop.

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    garreth.tinsley
    garreth.tinsley

    Question 11 months ago on Step 4

    Where are the spring connectors from?

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    AyhamAS
    AyhamAS

    Answer 11 months ago

    I got them from a broken shaving machine.

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    Easy Paper Hacks
    Easy Paper Hacks

    Question 11 months ago

    why is this in palstics contest when there is no plastic in it and is not even used with tinkerkad??

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    AyhamAS
    AyhamAS

    Answer 11 months ago

    Thanks for your interest.

    I mentioned in step 3, that I made the charging dock from an acrylic sheet which Acrylic is a plastic material that can be used for many purposes. It provides a cost-effective, durable material that can be fashioned into a variety of shapes and sizes, although acrylic sheets are the most popular form. This is because acrylic sheets can be turned into windows, retail displays, and even aquariums–all while providing better impact strength and a higher level of optical clarity than glass!
    Interestingly, acrylic isn’t just a single form of plastic. It’s actually any type of plastic. It’s actually any type of plastic that contains derivatives of acrylic acid, but PMMA is by far the most common type of plastic. This is part of why multiple brands and varieties of acrylic plastic exist. Not only can acrylic plastic be chemically versatile, but it can also be produced in two different ways: cast or extruded.
    Also, the mouse I worked with for my project is made from plastic, so that is why I am pretty sure why I entered the plastic contest.

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    Easy Paper Hacks
    Easy Paper Hacks

    Reply 11 months ago

    yes, its really cool other than that! I might have to ask my brother to help me.... xD

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    Penolopy Bulnick
    Penolopy Bulnick

    Answer 11 months ago

    The requirement to be in the Plastics Contest is to have plastic in your project in some way. The mouse itself is made of plastic.

    Tinkercad is not a requirement but you do have to use it if you want to qualify for the Judges Prize.

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    AyhamAS
    AyhamAS

    Reply 11 months ago

    Thanks for your clarification, that the charging dock and the mouse made of plastic.

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    Easy Paper Hacks
    Easy Paper Hacks

    Reply 11 months ago

    its really cool other than that tho!

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    Easy Paper Hacks
    Easy Paper Hacks

    Reply 11 months ago

    ohhh thanks that makes more sense!