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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
lemonie

10 years ago


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

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crazynath
crazynath

Answer 10 years ago

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

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lemonie
lemonie

Answer 10 years ago


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
Re-design

Answer 10 years ago

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
lemonie

Answer 10 years ago


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
Re-design

Answer 10 years ago

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.