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PostPosted: 26.05.2003 22:18 
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G'damm!!!! that's some cool mice!!

I wanted my own, so just for practice, I found myself an old Microsoft mouse.

Two things....
I got only one superbrightblueLEDthingey, but what size (or whats it called) resistor do I need?!

Where in (any) gods name do i connect the LED? I've read the firewheel, cryomouse and logomouse over and over again, but nothing is similar to this ps/2 cords colors:

'''''''''''][''''''''''''
'''''''''''][''''''''''''
'''''''''''][''''''''''''
|W|Bl|O|Y|B|

' = IGNORE
][ = ps/2 cord
W = White
Bl = Blue
O = Orange
Y = Yellow
B = Black I think this one is ground (or Minus)


CAN ANY MODDER OUT THERE HELP ME???

by the way, if I want 4 bright blue led's, parallel connected, still on a 5V. then how big a resistor do I need??

Hope that there is some help for me out there

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PostPosted: 26.05.2003 22:23 
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First, you should get a multimeter. you can find one for only about 10 USD. Not much and you'll use it a lot. Second, you need to know the voltage and amperage ratings for those leds to calculate the resistor. Japala just pu up a resistance calculator on the website. You can use that to find the resistor you need. Then check out the electricity guide if your wondering why.

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PostPosted: 26.05.2003 22:32 
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get a what?! well, I'll start reading some o' those guides you suggested.

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PostPosted: 26.05.2003 23:28 
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A multimeter. Can be found at hardware or electronic stores. Home Depot, Menards. Places like that. Anyways you can use them to measure voltages.
This is a multimeter similar to mine. It works great.
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PostPosted: 27.05.2003 19:31 
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Hehe, I bought one o' my friends multy-thingey, but where do i put the red and black stick, on the LED??

As u might have guessed, I'm not very smart on small electronics :wink:

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PostPosted: 27.05.2003 20:58 
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Not the LED! You can find out where you can get voltage with the multimeter. Just go through the mouse's IC leads with the multimeter.

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PostPosted: 27.05.2003 22:19 
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well, ahh.... what???

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PostPosted: 28.05.2003 00:34 
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Put the black lead on the black wire in the mouse(asuming it's ground) Then, place the red lead on each other rire until it reads +5 volts.

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