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Turning A Cheap Optical Mouse Into A Robot Odometer

John Graham-Cumming (JGC), author of The Geek Atlas, wrote in to let us know about a fun conversion he did with a cheap optical mouse: For a small robot project I’m working on I needed a way to measure the robot’s progress across the floor. There are various possibilities, such as: use stepper motors (expensive […]

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Retrofitting a Classic Mouse with Wireless

The folks from UnconventionalHacker posted a fantastic Instructable on how to use the insides of an inexpensive wireless mouse to bring wireless to a classic, corded mouse.

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Owl and Mouse Automata

This paper automata entitled “Nervous Owl” from the folks at cool4cats shows an owl with its head turning around and back again trying to keep its eye on a motorcycle-riding mouse down below its tree. The whole mechanism is controlled by a crank below the piece that the user can use to set the animation going.

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The AWESOME Button: A Made-to-Measure USB Input Device

After a quick search of the posts I’ve written for MAKE, it’s clear that I overuse the word “awesome.” It’s not news to me, but I had no idea how bad my problem was. In fact, I think you could say that I abuse the word. In order to cut down on my usage of […]

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