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April 20, 2014

Optical Mouse Video Output Hack

at 2:19 pm. Filed under Cool Gadgets, DIY Hacks, Electronic Hacks


The $5 mouse that you just tossed in the garbage might have had some hackable life still in it. As Conor Peterson shows us most optical mice are actually quite simply in operation with most of the hard work being done by the low resolution camera sensor. With a bit of Arduino code he was able to read out the serial image data directly from the mouse and display it on the monitor.