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Modding Crazy Custom Mouse idea

Discussion in 'Modding' started by _rahoul, 2 Jun 2004.

  1. _rahoul

    _rahoul What's a Dremel?

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    I just recently destroyed my MS Intellimouse Explorer v3, which has since been replaced with a MX700. Now, i managed to destroy the actual casing and buttons of the mouse, not the internals/base fortunately so its still functional just not really usable.

    So im thinking is there a way that i could make a 'shell' that would be totally custom moulded to fit my hand? This shell would then be attached to the base of the broken V3 mouse, giving me an incredibly comfartable mouse. Perhaps plaster of paris or some such thing would work.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. modsquad

    modsquad Grease Monkey Undergraduate..

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    Buy a new mouse.

    http://server5.uploadit.org/files/jeffrey9-theone.jpg
     
  3. rob_65

    rob_65 What's a Dremel?

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    Try to get hold of some of that prototyping plastic that melts in hot water, mould it to your hand, then let it set and smooth it down etc. when it's like normal plastic!

    Plaster of paris would be very difficult to work with i imagine, and probably be quite heavy...

    They do plaster casts from carbon fibre type material, it's like a mesh of plastic wire they dip in hot water and then let it set, you could look into that... it would need filling in with filler to get the smooth finish you'd want.

    *shrug* :)
     
  4. Nath

    Nath Your appeal has already been filed.

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    I doubt plaster of paris would be too heavy for everyday use - i.e internet use or work but if you're gonna be gaming then it might be a bit unwieldy IMO.
     
  5. Stickeh

    Stickeh Help me , Help you.

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    i would use plaster of paris only to make the mould of the mouse...
     
  6. _rahoul

    _rahoul What's a Dremel?

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    Sniper-X What's a Dremel?

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    what about making one up out of fiberglass matting ?
     
  8. metarinka

    metarinka What's a Dremel?

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    If I were to do this, I would either sculp one out of clay to my likings then make a negative image in a mold. Or just make the negative of my hand in plaster. Then you could possibly use fiberglass or something similar in the negative image mold, to make a thin shell for the mouse.The hard part would be making the buttons covers that move freely. Really though I find most of my mice comfortable, its more wrist position
     

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