Gum Mouse!!!

Introduction: Gum Mouse!!!

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well, it was going to be an altoid mouse, but i didnt have any cases. So i used orbit gum pack. Expect to spend some money on it, as mouses can be a bit expensive. The results were great, everyone thinks its awesome. Plug it in and have a great april fools, or stash it in your pocket for transport. Oh yeah, and Vote for me :)

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Step 1: Materials

Gum pack (orbit type)
Optical mini mouse
Felt dots
Hot glue
Cutting tool
some patience

Step 2: Cut Hole

This is for the optical reflector piece. Make sure its big enough for the sensor reflector

Step 3: Get the Board On

put the board on, and glue it down Make sure it will close properly

Step 4: Sensor Enlargers

No, its not a form of viagra. Make candy dot sized/shaped blobs of glue. With the slightest amout of glue, get it on the sensor button.

Step 5: Slit

Slit two slits so you can use the scroll wheel. Make sure its not too open (i had to use an extra strip to close the gap). Because your stuff is all glued down now, i would suggest removing the rubber thing on it.

Step 6: Close It Up

Glue the gum pack all together, and seal the flap.

Step 7: Enjoy!!!......

Here are some tips:

cut back flap, pull it out, seal with glue to make the back light up (look at picture)

Add felt dots

get a wire less mouse, make charger holes, and it will be much cooler

Sell them to kids at your school

Find a way to store gum in it

Have fun!!

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    12 years ago on Introduction

    Nice! One thing you might do is use a wireless mouse, and use macro mode on you cam :]


    Reply 12 years ago on Introduction

    ya, i just dont have a wireless mouse for use :)


    12 years ago on Introduction

    the prank is people will get confused and weirded out. seeing gum plugged into the computer It probably would work better wirelessly (the prank)