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PostPosted: 15.06.2004 03:51 
I was just wondering if it is possible to mod a mouse like you did with the LEDs if you aren't using an optical mouse. thanks in advance! :D


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it is very possible, just hook the led up to the +5 and ground wires coming from the ps2 cable

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PostPosted: 15.06.2004 04:08 
Now, I know im gonna sound like a REAL noob here, (which, in this arena, I am) but what exactly is the PS/2 cable? and also- to find the +5 volt u use a volt meter, but how? I have 5 different coloured wires comming out from the main USB cable should i just touch the volt meter to each one individually until one registers as +5 volts? (sorry, but I am hopeless with this- im just starting to learn.) :oops:


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PostPosted: 15.06.2004 04:17 
I just learned that ps2 cables are for PCs. Unfortunately, im using a mac. So all my stuff is USB. arg. Is there hope for modding USB stuff?


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PostPosted: 15.06.2004 04:32 
no answers eh? oh well :(


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usb, even better, :D you can take power from the + and - wires coming out of the usb cable. they are usually black (-) and red(+)
good luck :D

btw welcome to metku, if you're going to post alot then you should register.

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PostPosted: 15.06.2004 05:28 
I think I will register. Thanks for the help Splinter. I just got some help from a buddy of mine who is a Computer Engineering major, and he can help out alot. I know understand the whole 5 volt thing which is the amount of power that these LEDs run off. I am deciding to put the LEDs right onto the mouse logic chip there, as it seems simpler than connecting it to finnicky wires. I have another question though- how many LEDs will 1 logic support? only 1, right? more would be too much power.... Im cunfuddled again. I'll go register a name and be back to check for a reply.


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OK im fully registered as Macman. Im sooo happy I found out about computer modding. Its awesome to escape from the beige microsoft world! No more gray blah colored stuff! this is the beginning of a new frontier. Alright! (Ill stick with the easy stuff to start off with tho- the mouse is my first challenge!)


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For me tho- its not microsoft more of white mac stuff. I am a mac person. Thats the newest apple "phase". Plain white. How boring. now tho.... it looks like a fresh canvas!


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if the leds are connected in paralell you could *theorhetically* hook up as many as you want. id stick to just one or two in the mouse, should work fine.
dont forget the resistor.
Current limiting resistor calculator

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I need the resistor so the whole thing won't blow up when it gets too much power, right? and how would i attach more than 1 to the logic? just sauder em on there?


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yup :P

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sounds pretty simple. but what about the parralel formation? how would i sauder the LEDs onto the logic in parralel


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btw i saw your website and it seems really cool! Project green lantern looks wicked.


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when you hoock them up in parallel each leg of each led is wired directly to the correct leg on the logic chip. if wou were to do this in series you would attach one leg of each led to opposite poles on the chip and then connect the two free legs together. if you dont understand ill draw up a pic.

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