Posts Tagged ‘Mouse’

Trackball project put on hold but another tablet idea on the horizon already

Trackball project put on hold but another tablet idea on the horizon already

Meeeehhhh.

I accidentally wrecked the main chip with the camera during my testing it seems. Well, to be precise I am not sure. It could also be a problem related to the solder connections I added to the PCB. Anyway, I currently lack time to find this out in detail and there’s some upcoming tasks at work that are prone to …..

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The trackball thing progresses

The trackball thing progresses

So I soldered and cut a bit and believe or not, this picture shows an operating device!

The front of the PCB with the mouse buttons and one of the sensitivity buttons has been cut off. Those buttons have to be glued in position and wired manually. You see them lying in the left of the mouse’s PCB in the base …..

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That trackball thing will be tougher than expected

That trackball thing will be tougher than expected

Ok, I need some distraction from XML and EDIFACT today, so it’s time for the screwdriver again.

That’s what I wanna use as a housing. It’s old but I like it. Time top open it!

And I love the good old times when screws were not hidden under labels, the devices rubber pads or something.

The looks on the inside are a bit …..

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There’s no good trackballs on the market, so…

There's no good trackballs on the market, so...

… I got the idea to make one myself. I actually own an older Logitech Trackman Marble Plus that has serviced me well for years. The only reason I abandoned it is simply the enormously low resolution. If you have a desktop with 1600×1200 or more it gets tiring to spin the ball around 3 times to get from one …..

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