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January 30, 2006

Optical Mouse Hack

at 3:04 pm. Filed under Computer Hacks, DIY Hacks, Electronic Hacks


Mac Cody wanted to use the optical sensor of a standard optical mouse. He basically removed the built in processor from the system allowing him to interface directly to the Agilent (Avago) HDNS-2200 Solid State Optical Mouse LED Assembly Chip. He has plans to interface this in his robot designs.

“The animated GIF image to the right shows a sequence of three images taken with the mouse sensor sitting on top of the “Group 3” lines of a USAF Lens Test Chart. Please forgive the quality of the test chart, as it was created with a laser printer. It is not a high-quality photographic film or a metal stencil.”

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