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How to send large quantities of data via HID

I'm making a 100% customisable mouse, that can be programmed from an app. You program it in a node based language similar to the Unreal Engine 5 interface Your code is encoded to binary, and sent to ...
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Logitech G604 Mouse button switch circuitry does something... unusual...? Does anyone know why?

I was replacing switches on my Logitech mouse to resolve the infamous double-click issue. While I had my mouse apart for repairs, I decided to hook up an oscilloscope to witness the double-clicks ...
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Home made USB 2.0 device switcher (for mouse/keyboard only)

I did buy some off the shelf ones, but they seem to fail after a few months and or screwing up the USB ports. I opened the switch box up and noticed that the two power lines were always connected to ...
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Transmitting input through USB from microcontroller [closed]

I am making a device, similar to a cross between a controller and a mouse, and I wondered how I would send input to the computer. For example: Transmitting movement, buttons pressed etc. Also, how ...
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What is this black thing on my mouse's cable? Is it related to the mouse not working? [closed]

I was curious so I got an old mouse that doesn't work and decided to try and fix it. I got it open and tested the four wires coming from the cable with a multimeter but nothing anywhere. I thought ...
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Sensing an object’s motion using a motion sensor inside the object?

I am considering making a mouse that you can essentially use in the air. It would be wirelessly connected to a computer/laptop, and you could move it through the air to track motion in the mouse. It’s ...
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Need help finding this IC used in a gaming mouse

I have been trying to find what IC this is for ages. Here is some information on the IC: Found in a wireless gaming mouse (mostly Logitech). It's connected to the mouse buttons/LED (not 100% sure) ...
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PS/2 Mouse Movement Frame - How do I detect, or correct errors on reception from device?

This question is from a project of mine I have been working on for about 3 months now, and I reached a point where I was going to go the route of using an interrupt based handler for my packet ...
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What is the name/type of this kind of switch?

I have a Logitech T400 mouse. The left click switch began to fail and I am looking for a replacement for it. I don't know what the name/type is of this kind of switch, so I can't search for a new one,...
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Amiga mouse trace design

I'm only a really rudimentary hobbyist who likes to tinker and was curious about how the various Amiga mice function so I figured I'd ask here since I was stumped about some design choices so here ...
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Can I use two switches on one mouse button? [closed]

I am doing a diy project where I replace the mouse switches with a mechanical switch. I wish to wire two mechanical switches in parallel to a computer mouse left-click button. They will be wired in ...
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Through-hole soldering issue [closed]

I had some hard time soldering new switches to my computer mouse, now it looks like I lost some solder pads, what shouild I do? Every other component of the PCB seems ok cuz I didnt touch it. Photos:
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Dual photo transistor component reference (like used in old mechanical mouses)

Context : I'm trying to implement a way to detect the rotation speed of a motor (no problem) and also get it's direction. I know all the basics, don't worry :) (placement difference between 2 photo ...
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ADNS-5050 components needed

I'm planning a project involving the ADNS-5050 optical mouse sensor package. The data sheet for this package says that it needs to be combined with 4 capacitors, and it has a diagramme that I think is ...
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Approaches to creating better mouse pointing hardware for absolute input?

I play the video game osu!. Osu! is a game that requires the player to quickly move the mouse pointer to different areas of the screen in a precise manner. A game such as osu! lays out unique ...
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Simulating mouse button click event only works at the first click

I'm using CH9329, a uart to USB keyboard/mouse simulator chip, to simulate mouse movement, with a moveable signal sender and an esp32-based signal receiver connected to it. [sender] -> signal ...
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What is the 5th wire used for in the USB optical mouse?

I know that USB cables usually have 4 wires - power, ground, data+ and data-. In this optical mouse cable I have there is a 5th. It is black, but also thicker than the others, almost suggesting that ...
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Replacing a sensor in an old Logitech Cordless MouseMan Optical mouse

I have this Logitech Cordless MouseMan Optical mouse which is probably 16 years old. I really like the ergonomics of it and also it can be taken apart easily (lots of screws, every part accessible and ...
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I want to reprograme my wirelss mouse so that it shall generate a nudge if it is on and inactive for 30s, is this possible? [closed]

My problem is that my work computer locks up if there is no activity for only a few minutes. One simple solution is to buy a wireless mouse (or even a wired mouse) that automatically sends a small ...
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Help rewiring mouse usb-cable shield

I am an IT student and that means I do not have lots of money and I use my mouse a lot. However, about a month ago my mouse starting randomly diconnecting and it got worse and worse to the point where ...
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Which signals does a 3-pin mouse switch allow to differentiate?

I am wondering, which signals does a 3-pin mouse switch send. Does it only send "signalled", and "non-signalled" or is it able to differentiate between 3 states: "clicked signalled", "...
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Rewire Ball-Type Mouse

Im trying to Frankenstein a trackball connection through a mouse controller exactly like this tutorial https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VC7jhdAMwiw In short, Im using a ball-type-mouse PCB to connect ...
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How to extend detection distance of computer mouse?

I recently learned that modern computer mice take tiny pictures many times a second and compares them to understand in what direction it is heading. And that the little light at the bottom is to ...
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Accidentally used 3.6 volt battery for my mouse, now it only works with 3.6 volt [closed]

My mouse requires AA 1.5 volt batteries to work. I accidentally used a 3.6 volt Li-SOCl2 battery. Now it works fine with the 3.6 volt battery but doesn't work at all with a 1.5 volt AA battery. I ...
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Water level measurement using Optical Mouse Sensor

I wonder if anyone has hacked an Optical Mouse sensor to measure water level in an overhead water tank? Its possible to read frames data from the sensor and if those frames could be processed with a ...
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Is it possible to connect a peripheral mouse to the USB side of a USB/UART bridge that is controlled by a CP2103 chip already on an FPGA board? [duplicate]

As the title states I want to connect a USB mouse to the USB port on a USB/UART bridge. I want to determine if it is possible to communicate with the mouse using serial commands on the FPGA board then ...
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Using a micro computer as a macro keyboard device?

not entirely sure this is the best StackExchange board but I bet some of the great members here could at least point me in the right direction. I'm looking to use one of the microcomputer devices, ...
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power bank paired with a mouse system [closed]

I would like in a class project to couple a PowerBank and a mouse. Imagine a powerbank in a parallel circuit with a mouse in such a way that one can charge his phone with it and recharge the ...
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Minimal component set to build a computer mouse [closed]

I am searching for a DIY set to build an optical mouse. What I need is a bare minimum set, giving the ability to build a very small mouse without buttons, and possibly for beginners. Should be ...
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Mouse Wheel Rotary Encoder ... encoding wrong

OK, guys - I'm pretty confused here. I bought a cheap wireless mouse to gut and use in a project. Right now I'm trying to get the rotary encoder behaving, but (while it IS behaving) it's behaving ...
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Theoretical max rate of input capture for a USB mouse and possible hardware limitations

I apologize in advance if this is not the correct forum for this question or if the question is too broad to answer. My background is in computer science and I work mostly in Java middleware so this ...
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Is it possible move mouse cursors via IR pins?

In a mouse (with ball) there are IR sensors and phototransistor sensors (in pairs) to check the movement of the mouse in both axes. For each axis, there is the following configuration: http://...
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Smoothing Accelerometer/Gyroscope Displacement Tracking for Mouse Motion

I'm working on a project to combine a linear acceleration reading from an accelerometer and gyroscope, adjusted for gravity, into displacement/position on an x-y plane, specifically for turning the ...
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AAA battery to power a usb device?

My mouse died recently. Specifically the cord. What ive wanted to do for a while now and have an excuse to do is to try to get the mouse to run via bluetooth. Im a first year engineering student at la ...
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Connecting mouse to phone [closed]

I'm trying to connect my mouse to my phone but I broke my otg cable. So I split a slimport wire that fits my phone and matches the mouse wire and wired it together but when I plug it into my phone the ...
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Wirelessly connect 5" resistive touch screen to computer

Figured out display, just need to transmit touch signals wirelessly. What I have is a 5" monitor with a USB touch overlay connected to my laptop with a USB cable. I've done quite a bit of research ...
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Impact on the battery life of a wireless mouse based on a using practice [closed]

While using a wireless mouse having alkaline batteries, does it matter to the life of batteries, at what distance from my computer I use it? I mean, if I use the wireless mouse from a far distance (...
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Does a USB mouse have memory that could be used to store malware?

I worry that this might get flagged as too broad, but here it goes: Lately I've been thinking about the possibility of loading data on peripheral devices. One of the most used peripherals is the ...
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Hacking a ball mouse with Arduino

You can view the image in greater detail on the following link: https://i.sstatic.net/yDK3E.jpg I have been trying to hack a ball mouse (mechancial mouse) with my arduino. The objective is to cut ...
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Hacking a mouse with an Arduino

I was challenged in university to Hack a mouse in the following manner: What is happening: computer1 has an optical mouse connected to it, and this optical mouse has been hacked in one way or another ...
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How does a ps2 mouse send data to a computer? [closed]

I want to read data from a mouse with the help of Arduino. I want to calculate relative motion between two objects. My questions are 1) Is it possible? 2) How is mouse interfaced with Arduino?
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How to make a USB receiver for the wireless mouse? [closed]

I have a Microsoft Wireless mouse but the USB receiver is long lost. Is there anyway I can make the receiver myself?
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How much power does a wireless mouse use? [closed]

I have seen many answers online to how much power the USB dongle linked to a wireless mouse uses, but nothing about how much power the actual mouse draws from its batteries. What is a ball-park ...
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USB mouse with a PS/2 adapter for FPGA PS/2 interface

I'm designing a PS/2 mouse interface for BASYS 2 FPGA board. As you might know to communicate with a PS/2 mouse you need a protocol, so if I write my VHDL program for the PS/2 protocol and then ...
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What exactly is a microcontroller?

Can an optical mouse sensor chip (System On Chip) which has a digital signal processor, Serial I/O, and a set of registers be considered as a Micro-controller?
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Is a computer mouse considered an embedded system? [closed]

Can a computer mouse (optical) be considered an embedded device? Does it adhere to the definition of an embedded system? Is there any good reference for how a computer mouse is made?
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converting STM32F4 discovery USB mouse example to gamepad

I own a stm32f4 discovery board, for which a demonstration project can be downloaded here: http://www.st.com/web/en/catalog/tools/PF257904 This demo consists of software to use the board as a usb hid ...
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How to go about making a keyboard with arduino as the controller [closed]

These are questions I have found that are similar to mine: Arduino as full fledged keyboard controller? This is somewhat similar but it sounds like op is trying to connect an existing keyboard How to ...
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Optical Mouse Sensor Wiring

I'm trying to hack an optical mouse sensor: PAW3204DB. Here is the datasheet. It has a voltage regulator, and I have no idea how to wire this to my arduino. I looked at a different hack for an optical ...
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Optiflow based Odometry speed sensing

Am planning to build a odometry speed sensor based on optiflow to measure the speed of the conveyor. I am using ADNS-5020-E from a old mouse of mine and managed to get the X and Y coordinates by ...
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