Analog stick modd idea

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Analog stick modd idea

Post by manuba » Tue May 05, 2009 7:50 pm

Is it possible to replace a trackball in an old mouse with an analog stick?

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Re: Analog stick modd idea

Post by samjc3 » Tue May 05, 2009 7:52 pm

i suppose. it would depend on wether it used pots or not, and if they are the right size :?
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Re: Analog stick modd idea

Post by manuba » Tue May 05, 2009 7:55 pm

Pots where? in the mouse? I think it uses sensors (one for up, one for down, etc...)to interpret corresponding wheel movements.

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Re: Analog stick modd idea

Post by samjc3 » Tue May 05, 2009 8:24 pm

in that case, i doubt it will work. just rig an anolog stick to a micro controller and then write a driver. it'd be easier. :?
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Re: Analog stick modd idea

Post by XCVG » Wed May 06, 2009 9:01 am

A ball mouse uses optical encoders, like an N64 stick. There are two, one for X and one for Y. They are both driven by the ball. And no you cannot plug in an N64 stick, because you will get a tiny bit of movement and that's all because of the way it's decoded.

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Re: Analog stick modd idea

Post by manuba » Wed May 06, 2009 5:52 pm

XCVG wrote:A ball mouse uses optical encoders, like an N64 stick. There are two, one for X and one for Y. They are both driven by the ball. And no you cannot plug in an N64 stick, because you will get a tiny bit of movement and that's all because of the way it's decoded.
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