USB mouse in ADB shell

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Joined: Aug 28 2006
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I thought I'd share my first modest hardware hack. (Sorry if this has already been done; I searched this forum and found nothing)

I took the shell of a (malfunctioning!) "square" ADB mouse, and the bottom of a Apple Pro mouse. The latter had a broken cord (common problem) and I had already disassembled it for repairing the cord.

This turned out to be very easy. All it took was to remove the top of the Pro Mouse, and making a nice oval hole in the ADB shell. Amazingly enough, the button hit straight onto the switch on the Pro Mouse!

Doesn't that look neat? And slightly odd.

It really fits that well!

Images are from this thread, in a swedish Mac forum where I first put them on display:

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cwsmith's picture
Joined: Oct 13 2005
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Great mod!

That's actually pretty darn cool.


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Simon27's picture
Joined: Jul 7 2005
Posts: 73
That's a nice way of doing it

That's a nice way of doing it.

I've seen something similar except they stripped the Pro mouse right down to the PCB and mounted that inside the case.


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