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on: August 08, 2005 03:06:43 AM 
Started by zieak, Message by zieak
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I know that this is more of a "case mod" than a craft but i feel pretty crafty with the dremel, hot glue, and soldering iron out.  I turned a classic Nintendo game controller into a mouse for my computer.



(edit 8/28/2005) Since this made the featured project list i thought i'd add some better pictures and more of a write up.

If you go to this page in flickr i put some notes on the image about the modifications i had to make.

You need the following:
  • A Nintendo controller
  • An optical mouse (note: they are not called lasers)
  • Small screwdrivers
  • Superglue
  • Hot glue and glue gun
  • A soldering iron (or a wood burning tool)
  • Solder intended for electronics
  • A few inches of telephone cord or other small wire.
  • Wire cutters and strippers
  • Replacement buttons.  Tiny ones.
  • A Dremel tool or other rotary tool.  You could do it with pliers, knives, and other tools - but invest in a Dremel - you'll be glad you did.

This is how it is used.  Not very intuitive to drop your finger down o right click.

I wrote up a bit of the story on my personal site - here.
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