Intro: Gum Mouse!!!
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 :)
Step 1: Materials
Gum pack (orbit type)
Optical mini mouse
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