Creating an optical mouse cam with an Arduino

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Creating an optical mouse cam with an Arduino
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Last week I wrote about interfacing an optical mouse with your Arduino. Vivi chimed in on the comments with some interesting information about the sensor, and a link to their version of a mouse scanner. It’s a really well documented build that I am definitely going to try out. Thanks Vivi!

OK, so I finally decided to get my hands on the Arduino platform and see what all the buzz is really about. And I must say, I’m impressed. This is by far the most developer-friendly development platform I’ve ever seen.

Check out the amazing results:

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Check out the web site for a lot more information, including all the Arduino and Java code. Great work Vivi, and thanks for sharing!

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4 thoughts on “Creating an optical mouse cam with an Arduino

  1. Austin says:

    there was something like this done a while ago on spritesmods.com and it was a little more simple. And there was no adruino board just a little bit of soldering.

    1. Marc de Vinck says:

      Yes there was…and they gave attribution to the Sprite hack (it’s in the fist paragraph)

      Here is the link:

      http://spritesmods.com/?art=mouseeye

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