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Mini-Project: RumbleMouse - Complete!

Discussion in 'Project Logs' started by mattthegamer463, 30 Oct 2006.

  1. Javerh

    Javerh Topiary Golem

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  2. D3DAiM

    D3DAiM Slightly Stupid.

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    Pretty cool, but you couldn't even out the bondo a bit more. That's a pretty big ump hehe.
     
  3. THEkorean

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    what ^ he said, the bump seems kinda off center
     
  4. D3DAiM

    D3DAiM Slightly Stupid.

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    yeah, that too :\
     
  5. Emon

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    Depending on how he holds his mouse, it may not be an issue. My fingers are often in a "claw" position when gripping the mouse, and the inside of my palm doesn't touch the mouse very much.
     
  6. mattthegamer463

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    Yes the bump does appear to be off center, thats partly because the picture is not directly above, and also because when I glued the metal piece over the hole it was not centered very well, and that threw it off. I also have some more bondo on that side I could sand off (as you can see some metal broke through on that other side) because I was having trouble with a persistent bubble in the bondo (most likely from trying to work it still while it was getting tacky) so I may be able to get it more centered by sanding the left side more. Its unnoticeable from any angle other than above.
     
  7. mattthegamer463

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    Update!

    I sanded the mouse a bit more, just because I noticed some uneven spots in the light and got rid of them. Priming and painting was successful, so all thats left is to put it back together, but not before I tear the 5V+ line off the board, taking with it the copper ring from the PCB. Not to worry, Ill just solder it back on to a nearby pin on thats on the same trace. I also added an on/off switch to the right side of the mouse to turn off rumble feature when not playing games, to keep the annoyance to a minimum. Ill post tomorrow with the final results.
     
  8. D3DAiM

    D3DAiM Slightly Stupid.

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    Cool I will wanna see it. :D
     
  9. SIMSY

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    you'll go of to get a drink and it will be half way across the table lol :p
    i like the idea tho simple and effective :D
     
  10. mattthegamer463

    mattthegamer463 New Member

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    But you see, it only vibrates when you click the left mouse button, so it won't move unless you taped down the button and left it to scoot around on your desk for a few hours.

    Update!

    Painting out in the garage, I took some pictures of the finished (but drying) product:

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    Terrible pictures for now, better ones on the way.

    I also added a switch to the mouse's lower shell, so that the rumble can be turned off easily.

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    Tomorrow Ill solder the broken spot and connect the switch into the circuit, put it all together and I'll be done! Stay tuned!
     
  11. Jokkocze

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    Really gonna have that HUGE switch there? Dont think that it'll feel a bit odd?
     
  12. mattthegamer463

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    Nah, its out of the way, its not THAT big, and I need it otherwise this mouse will drive me insane. I tried making a nice simple rheostat but the only one I had that was small enough went way too high resistance (the motor conks out at less than 1 ohm resistance) so I didn't want to mess around with it.
     
  13. Rocket733

    Rocket733 Austerity - It's the only way

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    Sweet! These are the kinds of mods I love finding on bit-tech. :)
     
  14. D3DAiM

    D3DAiM Slightly Stupid.

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    Looks pretty cool man, keep it up!
     
  15. mattthegamer463

    mattthegamer463 New Member

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    Thanks! Glad to be found! :thumb:

    Thanks a lot! I like these mini-projects because they get finished before I have a chance to loose interest in them.
     
  16. GuardianStorm

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    what i would suggest for the switch (a brilliant idea on its own :)) is to file down the actuator so it is more flush, that way it wont be so distracting/so easy to knock the motor on/off.

    Keep it up :)
     
  17. mattthegamer463

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    Update!

    This project is 100% complete, except for putting in the scrollwheel and gluing the casing shut, and also a bit of work on the switch to make it less visible. Here are some good pictures:

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    So, thus completes my mini RumbleMouse project. Hope you enjoyed it!

    Matt
     
  18. D3DAiM

    D3DAiM Slightly Stupid.

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    Hehehe, very cool!

    Tell us about the performance!
     
  19. mattthegamer463

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    Performance is the same as any other cheap optical mouse, but when you click the cursor jitters a lot, so it can mess up stuff when trying to click and drag, etc. Thats why I have the on/off switch, to make normal life easier with the mouse.
     
  20. elliod

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    great mouse man (and great idea )love it.
    keep up these mini project's.
    keep up the good work.
     

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