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Mouse Mouse is Missing!

Mouse Mouse was last seen on tour with us at Austin's SXSW earlier this week. He made lots of friends at Dorkbot on Saturday, but someone walked off with him while we were setting up at Sunday's PopSci party! Did he go on walkabout, join a punk band, or leave with a cute female Mouse Mouse? We hope so, but suspect he was simply abducted and can't contact us for help. If you have any information, please let us know! No kidding, I only made one1 and would really like to have him back. Drop me a note if you've got any news on his whereabouts. We'll take him back, no questions asked.1Yes, I can and will make another, but it's my art project, and therefore unique. (You may know how to make more children, but still want to keep the ones you've made.)

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mouse reassembling

How to reassemble a broken optical mouse?

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Mice or mouses?

I was going to go off topic on an I'ble, but thought the question would be better asked in the forums. I have always wondered if the plural of mouse (as in the one connected to your PC) is the same as the plural of mouse as in the rodent (or favourite cartoon character). I think that the PC mouse is named after the rodent because of the physical similarity, but does that mean that they are the same? Plural of mouse (rodent), is mice. Plural of mouse (PC), mice or mouses? What are your thoughts? N.B. I have been drinking.

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air mouse?

Hi everyone,  I was checking out this ible' http://26.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_kws1lkh3zC1qzxzwwo1_500.jpg and i was wondering if that could be adapted for a mouse.  If you could give me basic instructions, or a website. i dont know how i would hook up right and left clicking but ill think about it.-kieran?

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Broken Mouse

My mouse for my PC broke!!!! I am on my wii typing all this up. I need a way to get around on my computer (xp) with out a mouse for a few days. Any thoughts our ideas... Any way to turn a keyboard into a mouse?? I have tons of those laying around.

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joystick to mouse

I don't like computer mice and touch pads, so I've bought a joystick. What's the best software to make it do a mouse's job? It's a "Thrustmaster" joystick, and my laptop is running Firefox in Ubuntu, because my dad won't pay for Windows to go on my laptop. Thanks, Conker-x.

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Replacing led with mouse? Answered

I won a  mouse on ebay for $0.01. now i am annoyed with the red led due to the mouse transparency. i want to know if i can swap the red led with an infrared led just to get rid of the red light and still has the same performance By the way. there was another blue led in it that i chopped out without hesitation.

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Mouse glide Pads

Ever have that mouse that fits just right then it starts to drag no matter what the surface? I dont want to give it up but would like to replace the pads that allow it to slide smoothly across the mouse pad. Any ideas? 

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Wireless Mouse Hack

Hay all, I got a USB wireless mouse. I look for a way to make it better or hack it somehow. Just anything cool to do with it...

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Steampunk Skull Mouse

This creepy, yet amazing, mouse is made from a sheep's skull and bits of brass. Yup, this adds an extra gothic element to steampunkland and it looks so good that I'd be afraid to use it and muck it all up.Link

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Optical Mouse Help!

I need someone to explain a typical optical mouse circuit to me using diagrams and such. I could do it myself but I only have one optical mouse on me at the moment so Id have to go to the store to get a really cheap one. I'm on the verge of a kipkay quality instructable!

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PC mouse Mod

I have always wanted to see my electrical usage in real time. However, the watt meters available can not handle whole house wattage. I have an idea but lack the programing skills to pull it off. Use a modified usb mouse to read the dial as it spins and tabulate the totals. Because of the distance through the glass to the meter disk- a laser pointer may have to be used. Required to work: USB mouse Modified mouse driver- must not be recognized as a mouse in the PC customizable display output. Laser pointer? Anyway, if someone could help with the software that would be great- Thanks

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Mouse trap car? Answered

I am building a mousetrap car that is giving me problems in propulsion.  I have attached an arm to the trap, I have moved the trap closer to the wheel.  I have added a second mousetrap, and it still doesn't work.  Any guesses on why the car isn't working?

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Rechargable Wireless Mouse

I had this idea a while back and have yet to see one made. Unfortunately I don't have the means to try it myself. What I thought was a wireless mouse which would be recharged with its own dongle. When the dongle is plugged into the computer the batteries inside would be charged up then when it is put into the mouse for storage those batteries would charge up the mouse. I don't really know a whole lot about electronics - despite perusing instructables now and then ;) - so I don't know if this is even possible. But I don't see why it couldn't be done, or why it hasn't been done yet {unless I just haven't found it}. Peace to you and yours, Matthew "Dra'Gon" Stohler

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Victor mouse Traps?

I am using the good old VICTOR spring mouse traps. I caught the first two bang with good old peanut butter. The next one i baited with peanut butter. They licked it clean! Not even a speck of peanut butter any where. Tried another victor trap. I thought the 3rd one might be defective? NO! The 4th trap, same thing> My son said I wasn't using enough peanut butter. So I crammed as much inside of it as normal. Then I added a bit more on top and sides. Again they cleaned it all off. Not even a speck left on the trap. Does anyone have a better idea? I feel like i am just feeding the mice. Maybe the first two were baby'sher975383@aol.coms?? And these are cunning adults? I am going to use mouse poison if I can't figure this out. My husband doesn't want poison because they can get in the wall an stink for ever. I do not have a better solution. I would be grateful if anyone has an answer for this!!!  I don't want filthy mice in my house! Thank-You, sugarbear

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nes pc and mouse

Hey guys...i was just wondering two things. First, is it theoretically possible to build one of these nintendo pc's to be operated as a fully functional pc for gaming and internet use, with your tv as a monitor and to install jacks to be able to connect to a surround sound system? also, i am not too good with computers and all that jazz but ever consider a nes controller that would operate as a mouse? this, of course, would be assuming that you could use your pc in the way i mentioned above, if not it would be kind of pointless. i also thought it would be nifty if it could be a wireless deal...you know...just so you don't have to sit 3 feet away from your television...

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On a 3 button mouse...

Is it possible to replace the IR receivers from the xy axis's, with a rotary encoder from the scroll wheel? Is it just a matter of removing the IR receivers and putting in scroll encoder dials from other mouses? Now on top of that same idea, can you use pots instead of the rotary scrollers? I cannot find a pinout from a scroll wheel or a IR receiver anywhere...one of these would be nice also. The mice I'm speaking of are the early type non lit underneath. However a workup of both types wouldn't hurt as this will help with the newer stuff. End result being able to use 3 separate dial axis and buttons from one HID mouse board.?

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Laser mouse mod

I want to ask can anybody explain me can I put a real laser in an optical mouse? I want to be able to move in on any surface even in the air (1cm betwen mouse and surface)? I want to make an fps gun mouse, so please, tell me, can anybody do it ? And if yes what laser I should use?

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Wirelessly charged mouse

I need some help from all yall out there. My idea is a wirelessly charged mouse. The mouse pad acts as the transmitter coil, and the receiver is in the mouse. The concept might not be phenomenal for gamers, but would be a step into getting rid of wires on our peripherals and really making wireless charging reality. Perhaps a .2 farad super capacitor (.2 Farads ~ 400mAh) could be used to prevent the mouse from dying if you drag if off the pad for a few minutes. I'd need help conceptualizing it and for those of you who know about electronics, assisting me in designing a schematic. The design would be open source so we can have literally anybody contribute and improve the idea. Leave a reply if you want in!

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LED Mouse Mod?

Ive been trying to do a mouse mod where an LED lights up everytime I click. Can someone please post an instructable? or else i will when i get it figured out. what i figured was that i would have an led with a resister hooked up to the 5v part of the circuit board on one of the legs.. then i would have the other leg soldered to a wire and to make the LED light up, the circuit would have to be completed by clicking the mouse down. But the problem is i cant do that without messin up the clicking function. when i tested it the mouse click would be stuck. So i will post an instructable when i figure this out if noone else does. please leave a comment if you figure something out.

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3D Space Mouse

How to design 3D Space Mouse?What are the Components needed?Which Controller will be better to start the design?

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Mouse USB drive

Ok i had this idea about putting a USB drive inside the side of my mouse and still have it work...but how would i do it? and im kind of a texture guy meaning i like smooth objects so how would i fix that problem? any ideas or help would be awsome thanks :)

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mouse trap cars?

Ok my tach. ed class are making mouse trap cars!and i dont build thing =0i need some serious help give me some good ideas how to get them too go far!i am only in 7th grade make it easy !pleasethanks

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Help with building a mouse

Hello, i'm new here, i hope you guys can help me... i would like to build my own pc mouse, and i need some assistance on where to get PCB board built and electronics i will need. i would like to build four types 1. a USB mouse with a left/right buttons, tracking wheel, and small size joy stick like(just like the ones in IBM laptops)to be placed on top of the mouse. 2. another like number one but wireless 3. just like one and two, but with a ball on top... any help on where to buy the electornics will be great... thanks

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Clean a computer mouse

I recently mad an instructable and entered it into the contest. i am pretty sure it met the requirements of the contest. check it out and comment either on here or on the instructable itself if you think there is any reason for it not being accepted yet. https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Clean-a-Computer-Mouse/ it might be still pendin but im not sure

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How do you fix an infrared mouse?

I need help my mouse light is on but it wont move or click

Question by DeadyXOXChainsaw    |  last reply


how the usb optical mouse works exactly in detail?

I m working on a project of B.E final year so need a detail

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can i make a mouse (comp mouse) (whc i opend) work using a 9v battery??

Will the led work in the same way(brighting when i keep anythng near it? )?

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logitech t400 not left clicking?

The mouse is not left clicking i have pulled the top off and tried it with out the buttons, just pressing the circuit board and left clicking still does not work but middle and right click work fine any ideas?

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what are the four techniques of mouse?

The four techniques of a mouse

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Challenge: find a weirder mouse

I challenge you to find a weirder mouse than this beastie (the mouse mouse doesn't count, I've seen that)From Engadget

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How to make mouse restrainer? Answered

Can someone know how to make a mouse restrainer? To hold mouse for tail vein injection.

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Help With A Mouse-Trap Car

Okay, for physics class, we need to make a mouse-trap car, and I need some help. Basically, the only thing we can't have any electronics, or another mouse-trap. I've seen the ones on ibles here, and lots on google. The basic idea, is to have two CDs, each with a rubber band, or balloon around the edge for traction. But I am asking you, if you were making a mouse-trap car, what would you do?

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Creating a Wireless Keyboard or Mouse

Hey guys, i was looking about the internet to find a wireless keyboard and mouse to use while I am relaxing on my couch and it occured to me there has to be some way to hack a keyboard or mouse I already have to be wireless. I think RF is the best choice for at least the mouse (quicker speeds) but have no idea what to do or what to use. Help!

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"There's a Mouse in my House!!"

There is a mouse in my house!! Isn't he cute!! Any suggestions as how to get rid of him? He has taken a nibble of every single packet in my grocery cabinet.. Must have been looking for a tasty one. Any suggestions would be helpful. Oh... and I do not want to kill him. Thanks

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Oculus Rift games with mouse!?

I do not have an oculus but I want to play oculus games (on my durovis) (streaming to my ipod) but I noticed that my mouse does not work with oculus games.. How can I get it to work?

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cleaning off an old mouse

I have recently acquired an old IBM mouse. I was planing to turning it into one of those mouse bots, but after looking inside I couldn't bring my self to do it. So now I want to clean it up. The former owner had put on black scotch tape racing stripes. So now there are 3 dirty yellowish streaks of adhesive any ideas as to how to make it look like new ? thanks in advance

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Computer mouse inside cloth...

A while back i saw a "how to" about a mouse that is inside a sock kinda thing, and you rotate it inside this fabic to use it....i cant remember what its called or even if it was here that i saw it but im pretty sure that it was....im thinking maybe its called something like a soap mouse or something but i dont really know.... someone here has to know what im talking about...... please and thanks Liquor

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Apple Magic Mouse problems? Answered

I just got my apple magic mouse about three hours ago and hooked it up to my macbook right when  I got home. The problem is when I try to use the one finger scroll it or the two finger swipe to go back and forward it doesn't work so I'm thinking there's a problem with the multi touch. I tried to fix it but I couldn't, does anyone know what the problem is?

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Duck tape mouse pad?

 How can I make a mouse pad out of duck tape for my laser mouse. I tried just making a flat piece of duck tape but my mouse just jumped around the screen.

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Connecting a Gameboy to my Mouse.

I got a lot of Gameboys, (I bough em cheap to do some hacks) My Logitec mouse uses 5V ofc. My Gameboy needs his 3V.   So far I have heard that I should therefore use a 200ohm resistor. The question is, can I hook the Gameboy directly into the Mouses powersupply? Or do I have to add a second usb cable for it's power? Also, do I even need the resistor?

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Help: Building a Wireless mouse

Any useful infomation on what i would need to do to build my own wireless mouse i have some vague knowlegde but never made anything like this before. Any information would be great schematics designs links or anything pleaase help me :D Thanks in advanve

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keyboard and mouse used for a360?

I used to play cod4 on pc and i got mw2 for the 360 well im terrible at it cause i got to use the controller is there a way i can hook up a keyboard and mouse to my 360 to use is there any products for this or would i have to make it work how tho?

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How do I rewire my mouse to make a pistol mouse? Answered

I found this tutorial and I would love to know how to rewire my mouse to make into a pistol mouse? www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Pistol-fps-Mouse/ I have a Gateway MOAKUO optical mouse. On the back of the circuit board my mouse has the left click switch in a vertical position and the right click switch on a horizontal position right next to the switch for the wheel. My problem is that I don't know in which of the terminals of the switch do I connect the cables that come from the controller, the switches have 3 little thingies where I can connect them.  In the instructable would be step # 3. I have some pics of my mouse. LC stands for left click switch, RC stands for right click stich and the red little squares represent where the little red push button on the switch would be placed on the other side of the picture. thank you very much for your time. Please help.

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Help! mouse is being stupid!

HELP! My mouse has a clicking problem. In that; whenever i try to click, it doesn't work, and i find myself having to click multiple times with some force in order to get a result, but it's not consistent. Sometimes, it works straight off, and sometimes it takes upwards of 20 clicks, in order to get my computer to do anything. The problem's also isolated to only the left button, the right one's fine. I reckon it's just dirt or something in the mouse, but it's really inconvenient. Any ideas on what i can do to fix it? can i fix it? To give you something pretty to look at, here's a brass cog: Thanks for all the replies. I've just had the case off, and cleaned the rollers. I looked at the switch and there was no dirt packed around it. I clicked the switch without the case on and it still didn't work, which leads me to believe that it's actually the switch that's damaged, and therefore it's not worth trying to fix.

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Strange problems with the mouse and keyboard? Answered

Must be bad karma for the new year but both my mouse and my keyboard are playing games with me on the PC. Of course they are wireless, mouse is a Logitech, keyboard some very old Aldi brand. After many years of good service they started to fail at the same time. And yes, I tried fresh batteries several times with no luck ;) Here are the current symptoms: 1. Keyboard Randomly keys I press fail to show up although the blinking on the receiver indicates an action was received. When typing a bit faster, and for me that is the two-finger-best-hope method a lot gets lost. My speed is slow enough to make a bad typist laugh in tears LOL In some rare cases I also get totally wrong results, usually somethe graphical character that otherwise need and ascii input to appear. 2. Mouse At times when the keyboard plays up the little rodent does the same. Here it means the pointer disappears or moves in jumps. Also mouse clicks on let's say a tab in the bowser often grab the tab or are not registered at all. It is now starting to annoy me, mainly bcause I failed to rectify this problem in any good way. Only system change in or before the problems started was the usual Windows 7 monthly update, but that came about a week before it all started. To make things worse the mouse uses Logitechs old wireles tech while the keyboard is in a totally different frequency and as said dirt cheap. I also fail to replicate the problem consistently or find a common cause. Funny thing: If used on my old Nexus tablet both perform just fine even from over 5m away. Would love to hear some thoughts on things to try or check... But so you know: Tried the drivers, different ports relocating the receivers and even a rollback of Windows to a state from Nov last year. Everything else connected to the USB ports performs fine. Am at the stage where I even accept weird things to try, so fire up please!

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Anything I can do with a Computer mouse?

I have an extra Optical mouse and was wondering if there were any projects i could make with it

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PC IR Mouse/Controller

Hello everyone! I'm looking to get some advice on how to build a Wii-style controller for my PC. What I want to get it to do right now is just to move the cursor around on-screen, however I want to eventually turn it into a gun-style controller for use in shooter games. Anyway, I was wondering what the best way would be to track the movement of the gun (i.e. aiming). My idea was to use IR emitters in the controller and place 4 receivers at each corner of my monitor, which would all be hooked up to the Arduino. Then, I would use the data from the receivers and the strength of the signal on each receiver to calculate that into a position on the screen. The main problem is that I don't know how to measure the signal strength from each receiver, or even if this is possible. Also, if anybody has a simpler solution (other than buying a controller   ) please post. I sometimes like to over complicate things  

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How come my mouse wont work?

I just bought a giga ware usb optical mouse. i got home and plugged it in and it wont work. it says stuff like something went wrong so your hardware might not work properly and stuff like that. oh and im using an hp compaq nc6400 runs on windows xp professional. please help

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