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Modding Mousepad Material?

Discussion in 'Modding' started by k3rnel, 26 Dec 2004.

  1. k3rnel

    k3rnel What's a Dremel?

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    I am wanting to make my own mousepad. I want to make it fairly big. The problem I am having is finding what material to use. I want something hard and smooth like all the good mousepads out there. Would acrylic work with one side painted, or frosted with sanding?

    Any info is appreciated.
     
  2. A13n0rma1

    A13n0rma1 Wannabe

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    I used a frosted piece of plexi for a long time. Surrounded it with foam from a 50 cent mousepad and it kept the mouse in bounds and my hands comfy.
     
  3. Firehed

    Firehed Why not? I own a domain to match.

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    Sanded acrylic should work.
     
  4. Stormtrooper

    Stormtrooper Shh...

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    I've always wanted to buy the semi transparent teflon film (mcmaster carr, see the useful links thread), and put it on a speckled surface.
     
  5. Enemy_down494

    Enemy_down494 What's a Dremel?

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    2 words ladies

    TEFLON SHEET

    for uber performance...

    easy to moun anywhere on wood or a ma or on ure dek, or anything


    and is only £1.89 from sainsburies for a large sheet

    known as a teflon baking sheet

    nuff said
     
  6. k3rnel

    k3rnel What's a Dremel?

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    Its that good huh? I will give that a shot!
     
  7. Yerg2k

    Yerg2k What's a Dremel?

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    US Post office has free teflon envelopes I believe. But that may be illegal to take them and not mail something.

    Edit: I might be wrong, I think I may be thinking of tyvek.
     
  8. k3rnel

    k3rnel What's a Dremel?

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    Right now I am testing frosted contact paper. Its used for bathroom windows and such. It sticks on and just allows light through. In my case it might be perfect for surface!
     
  9. star882

    star882 What's a Dremel?

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    Has anyone tried using an old/broken laptop LCD as a mousepad? I figure that if you connect the backlight inverter to a power supply, you'll get a nifty glowpad. :idea:
    You can go a little further and actually display images on the LCD, but the controller may be too expensive for this idea to work.
    Hmmm... I have a spare laptop LCD lying around, maybe I should try it. :idea:
     
  10. k3rnel

    k3rnel What's a Dremel?

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    Just went to the store and saw some teflon cookie sheets as mentioned above and after feeling the top I agree with the above that it would rock! So I am simply now trying to find the biggest one I can find.
     

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