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January 11, 2007

Footmouse

at 12:06 pm. Filed under Computer Hacks, Crazy Hacks, Electronic Hacks

 

If you are tired of using your hands to control you mouse why not make yourself a foot mouse! Yes there are commercial models available, but what fun it buying something if you can make it…

“A footmouse made by myself. My right foot controls directly the position of the cursor (not the speed), and my left foot controls 4 mousebuttons.

The mechanism for both pedals consist of a ballbearing (for left and right move) and a simple doorhinge (for forward-down and backward).

I used a logitech cordless optical mouse.
The optical part of the mouse is in front of my right foot.
The optical part is 90 degrees rotated, so that has to be corrected in the mouse driver. In Windows I use an older logitech mouse driver, and in Linux I adjusted the xorg.conf file.”

Thanks Johan