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Hack a day has a new how-to series, here’s how-to scavenge a mouse for parts

Old computer mice are being abandoned in droves. They’re tossed out because of dirt, obsolescence, or for being entirely too beige. Anyone who has a computer usually has more than one mouse and you can get them for pennies, if not free just for asking. Fortunately for the discriminating (read: cheap) hacker, these little widgets are chock-full of project parts. Today’s How-To will dissect a computer mouse, extract the useful parts, and give some ideas about how to use them.

Related:
Make Pt0665
Mousey the Junkbot – read it in MAKE!
Make Mousey The Junkbot – Make: Video Podcast.
Mousey the Junkbot PDF.