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Modding Looking to home-make a mouse pad...

Discussion in 'Modding' started by m0ng0lh0rde, 6 Nov 2005.

  1. m0ng0lh0rde

    m0ng0lh0rde New Member

    5 Jun 2004
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    I'm looking at making a mouse pad, by layering a peice of transparent acrylic or polycarbonate over something else. My first question would be, how does a mouse glide on acrylic / polycarb?

    As for the underlying material, I'm looking at possibly either satin finish aluminum, or rigid carbon fiber.

    The clear top layer would be about 1/16" thick, transparent. The second layer would be either 1/8" thick aluminum, or 1/32" thick carbon fiber.

    Price-wise, the acrylic and the polycarb are about the same price (under $4 for 12"x12"), the aluminum is about $25 for 12x12, and the carbon fiber is ~$34.

    I think the price is ruling out the CF......
    If I go with the aluminum, I'd probably spray it with Duplicolor Metalcast red paint, which will give something of a anodized look to it.

    As for the mouse I'd be using, it's a Logitech MX700. I know a clear surface won't work, as the LED has nothing to "bounce" off of, which is why I'm looking to put something beneath, and use a thin peice of plastic.

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