Today the MouseGlove Project began.
Most of you don't know what the MouseGlove Project is.
Hell, nobody does, save Geoff.
I've always wanted to make a Computer Mouse hack, but I never really figured what to do.
However, today, through a rare stroke of pure genius and an afterthought of even rarer, normal thinking, I decided to integrate my mouse into one of those shitload knit gloves in my closet.
What was planned to happen is that I will move the optical sensor to the index finger, as well as the click trigger switch thing, so I could control the cursor through my index fingers.
Sucks 'cause, it turns out I couldn't fiddle around with the optical sensor enough to move it.
Cheapass Dell mouses really aren't as great as I thought.
Progress so far:
- Today I pried the trigger switch out of the circuit board. Unfortunately, it shattered :O
- In other news, I managed to take out the trigger switch from the mouse wheel clicker and move it where the left mouse button was.
- I thread wire through the holes where the switches WOULD be, and managed to reconnect the trigger switch to the circuit board. remote clicking, hmm?
- Success! I tested the clicker by plugging the mouse in and clicking things like the start button. It worked! Some minor connection issues though, as sometimes the wiring wouldn't connect.
- Mom's taking me to Home Depot to buy a soldering gun/iron and solder :)