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Cheap cheap trackball

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I was bored today as I am sick (strep throat/tonsillitis), so I decided to build a trackball mouse for my bed-computer. Works pretty good. Will probably add some sort of scroll to it.

Built it from an old optical mouse and a deodorant ball.
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PaulRokicki's avatar
wow thats crazy! amazing that it works!
Melbournesparks's avatar
Nice! Very clever and very innovative. Are those marker dots on the ball to improve the tracking accuracy?
vonSmallhausen's avatar
Thanks!
Yes they are. Without them my sensor didn't quite pick up all the movements, so I figured I'd try dots like how it is on the once you buy. Greatly improved the tracking.
You might not need it if you build it yourself, but I did with my old Terratec Mystify Mamba (crappy mouse to begin with).
Luktar den gott? :3
vonSmallhausen's avatar
Mjah. Den luktar okej. Man bör nog helst använda luktfri deokula när man ska göra något sådant här.
Ghost-Rid3r's avatar
That's some hell of trackball!
vonSmallhausen's avatar
Not really. Just something you make when you're bored. :P
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