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Modding Any critics for my mousepads plz?

Discussion in 'Modding' started by L-e-x-x, 24 Sep 2009.

  1. L-e-x-x

    L-e-x-x New Member

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    Well, hello, crowd!
    I've always liked modding, especially custom mousepads, and recently i've started making really lots lots lots of them. Either do them for free - just for my friends, or it's like smb says "you know, a friend of mine has a birthday soon, and i have no damn idea what to offer" - so here's where i come into play.
    Could you please give me some good critics on my pads - what's OK, what can be done better, and so on.
    All the pads are USB powered, they have hard plastic coating, so it isn't that easy to scratch. They also have silicone pads on the rear side, so they don't slide.

    Thanks in advance

    San Andreas
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    Matrix
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    Welcome
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    GTA IV
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    Metallica
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    NFS Pro Street
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  2. Goose360

    Goose360 New Member

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    wow they look really cool

    i personally prefer the layered look on the GTA and ProStreet ones rather than the ones with the clear bits on the side, but even they look sick!

    i really like how the logos light up, not just the sides

    awesome work!
     
  3. 500mph

    500mph The Right man in the Wrong place

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    Those are impressive! Any chance of telling us how they are made? I'm interested.
     
  4. Picarro

    Picarro New Member

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    Yeah me too, and any chance of getting one custom made? They are really awesome :D
     
  5. Aterius Gmork

    Aterius Gmork smell the ashes

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    Depending on the price (and location of course) I'd be highly interested in buying one as a birthday gift for a friend. Fell free to drop me a PM with the infos if you are interested. :D
     
  6. BentAnat

    BentAnat Software Dev

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    MOD GUIDE!!!!
     
  7. L-e-x-x

    L-e-x-x New Member

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    so do i, but sometimes people think "it would be better to add something else" - and i put these matrix sybmols on both sides, or metallica discography )
    Thanks bro!
    At first, there was a fretsaw, sandpaper and soldering kit. Now there's a laser cutting device that cuts the shape, then i get this led strip
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    and place it on top of the pad (you can see its white cover) - and basically this is it :)
    Add several layers of colored adhesive film - and you're ready to go.
     
  8. L-e-x-x

    L-e-x-x New Member

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    Sure! All you need to do is give me the link to a picture you wanna see there ))

    It has already been written by the one and the only Metku :)
    http://metku.net/glowpad/index_eng.html
     
  9. Reverse

    Reverse Reverse/srvR

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    Wow, those look great!
    infact, if they are good mousepads (good to use, not just for the show) you should consider selling them online.
    Make your own webshop and put them on eBay.
     
  10. Dosvedagna

    Dosvedagna Justice!

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    They look awesome man.
    really professional.
    any ideas as to how hard waring they are? ( i subconciously slam my mouse sometimes if i get annoyed on an online fps, could that bust the lighting?)

    also will definately taking a look at the mod guide, thanks for showing us your work
     
  11. L-e-x-x

    L-e-x-x New Member

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    What qualities make a mousepad a good mousepad? The ones i make do not scratch (i use it myself for already 7 months and still no scratches, the lighting is durable (average LED lifetime is like 100k hrs (prooflink), the led strip is located outside the pad + the pad itself is rather flexible - so you wont break it if you
    , it consumes 100mA of power (20% of average USB port capacity).

    There might be an issue with the surface - see, it is plain plastic, not some high-end teflon or aluminium stuff like in highh-end gaming pads. If your mouse has to have a set of good pads itself in order to slide really smooth. If anyone could advice me where can i buy good mousepad surfaces, i would be really greatful :)
    As for the e-shop and website - i actually have a website, but for now i am only working at our regional market. Going to e-bay would be a great idea, thanks! However i see a delivery issue - sending a package to Europe from my Russia will cost about the price of the pad itself - e.g. will you be willing to pay 50 Euro for a pad + 50 for a delivery? )

    Thank YOU guys for your responces
     
  12. Goose360

    Goose360 New Member

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    would copyright be an issue if you started selling them?
     
  13. phenoptix

    phenoptix New Member

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    Fantastic work. Props on the props to Jani over at Metku. For anyone who doesn't know his work, check out the legoman mouse!

    Those are some stunning mats. Is that LED strip solid or flexi? How do you produce the graphics? What are you printing onto?

    100000 hours is thought be a bit of an overestimation of LED life nowadays, but the rest of your system and mat will wear through before the LEDs give out for sure (that's not an insult to your mats! they look amazing!)
     
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  14. L-e-x-x

    L-e-x-x New Member

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    this question is also bothering me. If I start selling in Europe - it might be a problem. The only solution for the situation is creating designs myself (like "Welcome" pad - a good friend of mine is a designer so he made this design for me).

    Thanks!
    It is solid, but for the pads like these
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    i plan to get flexi strip
    I use silcscreening to get the image and than cover it with another layer of scratch-resistant film.
    yeap, definitely.

    Guys, how much do you think these pad may be worth? I mean, how much an average, you know, Metallica or GTA addict would be willing to pay for these? Whatcha think?
     

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