Homemade Trackball!

About: My name is Joe(obviously). I'm home schooled and my favorite subject is Science. I love anything with a screen or a transistor in it.(:P) I do a paper route every day at 5:30 in the morning. I like cooking d...

Intro: Homemade Trackball!

This is my homemade trackball made from two mouses. The first one is a optical mouse. It detects where the ball is. The second mouse holds the ball and operates the buttons.

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    no, the opitical mouse senses the ball moving and moves the mouse. But the left and right is mixed up. So i use a mouse programs that flips it.

    As mice are low-power devices, you can match up the ps/2 and usb wires and solder them together. This would eliminate one cord, and allow for both devices to continue to work.