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Modding MX700 Emerald Wheel mod!

Discussion in 'Modding' started by Phire, 30 Jul 2003.

  1. Phire

    Phire Performance-PCs.com

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    Well here's the culmination of my weekend, my modded mx700.
    I didn't take pics of the 8500mcd led in the optical sensor part, but it is the same ultrabright green as the one near the scrollwheel. I am VERY happy with the results, the only drawback being that it doesn't track on black surfaces.

    Otherwise I am fit to be tied


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    Plus, it's good to see something other than blue, right? :D
     
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  2. Da_BaCoN

    Da_BaCoN Active Member

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    nnnnnice. i plan on doing the same thing to mine (except mine's a mx500). you have any details on how you did it (made the wheel itself) and where you tapped power for the led, etc.?
     
  3. DeLorean5000

    DeLorean5000 New Member

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    wheel looks like plexi but what do i know:sigh:
     
  4. Starbuck3733T

    Starbuck3733T Look out sugar, here it comes

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    doesn't the MX700 come with a clear wheel?

    www.metku.net has the how to on the wheel making, under fire wheel.
     
  5. Morphine

    Morphine weeee!

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    it comes with a black wheel. he got the wheels from me, and i got them from a guy i know, and he got them from tap plastics 1" acrylic rings.


    I' not sure how he powered the LED, but I used the white wire on the conector with a bunch of mulitcolore cables
     
  6. Phire

    Phire Performance-PCs.com

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    I still have a few rings left, if anyone wants them. I got them for free, willing to share the wealth a little. Thanks Morphine!
     
  7. xen0morph

    xen0morph Bargain wine connoisseur

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    That looks ace :lol:
     
  8. banished

    banished Necromodder

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    I would like to get one of those rings from you Phire, how much do you want for shipping?
     
  9. kopite

    kopite New Member

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    phire, i`ll take one off your hand sif you dtill have em?

    were are u? uk os us?
     
  10. banished

    banished Necromodder

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    He's in Florida.
     
  11. kopite

    kopite New Member

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    bugger hehe.

    I`ll have to have a shufty for someone in the uk with the things.
     
  12. Mr T

    Mr T 4 Left Into Long 3 Right

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    Id like one but im in the UK :(
     
  13. Seth

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    Phire since i am already one of your customers can I get one of thoes rings please please please?

    I would like to plunk one of thoes into my mx500 and put the blue to it...
    please im me or e-mail me at sethable@hotmail.com
     
  14. Phire

    Phire Performance-PCs.com

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    I think I have 4 left, I would need like $2.00 for bubble mailer and USPS media mail postage.

    Please email me monaghan at cfl.rr.com instead of replying, trying to keep this a modding thread lol.
     
  15. Seth

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    okay sent you off an e-mail.

    Very nice job on the mouse there, could you please give us a how to on the led install?
    perhaps some pics of the internals?
     
  16. sojumk

    sojumk New Member

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    can you save one for me phire i'm out of country but will return in 3weeks awesome mod:rock:
     
  17. maeterlinck

    maeterlinck New Member

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    this site shows how to make you own clear wheel - simple as well...
     
  18. Phire

    Phire Performance-PCs.com

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    no more wheels left!

    sry guys, I only had 2 and they are gone!
     
  19. NoObY-DoObY

    NoObY-DoObY Hanging on by a thread...

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    beutifull... love it man, where did you fidn 8500MCD led? i was looin for 8-12kMCD..... i found some in china 5.9cents a peice(USD) but minimal was like 5thousand adn shipping and all that to complicated..... was 8kMCD , i got these optical rods form lazer printer toner catriges... about 20 that let off some cool effects with lighting on the ends i took about 2000MCD led flashlight and played with it had altoa fun... wanting to take 8-12 on each end and see what i can come up with,
     

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