Wireless ST Mouse

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Wireless ST Mouse

Post by Icky » Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:16 pm

This one is an old project but I have not blogged about it.

Don't worry RJ its not a new idea so its a finished project :)

So many moons ago I wanted to use an Atari ST mouse on a PC but wirelessly. I had an ASUS mouse, I think WT425 or it might be older version, given to me and for some reason I thought the internals would fit inside an ST mouse.

I actually lucked out because the micro switches for the buttons where the right height and in the correct position. To top it all off the mouse surface reader fitted perfectly in the ST mouse hole where the door and ball should be.

There were some slight adjustments but I got the board in and had to add some mouse pads to help stop the mouse surface reader catching.

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A good dose of glue (hot snot) to help hold the board in place and the on/off switch which is accessible through the wire opening. I also got hold of a slightly smaller (shorter) than AAA 1.5V x2 battery carrier and hot snotted it to the upper part of the mouse.

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So this works as a nice Wireless Atari ST (PC / Mac) mouse

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Re: Wireless ST Mouse

Post by exxos » Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:27 pm

:bravo:

I think someone in another group was doing a laser ST mouse board at some point.. can't remember if it was wireless or not now though.
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Re: Wireless ST Mouse

Post by DoG » Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:43 pm

exxos wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2019 6:27 pm
I think someone in another group was doing a laser ST mouse board at some point.. can't remember if it was wireless or not now though.
Wired. If you mean Tim Lenke/Lavago boards?

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Re: Wireless ST Mouse

Post by exxos » Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:47 pm

DoG wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:43 pm
Wired. If you mean Tim Lenke/Lavago boards?
Yeah I think those were the ones.
4MB STFM 1.44 FD- VELOCE+ 020 STE - 4MB STE 32MHz - STFM 16MHz - STM - MEGA ST - Falcon 030 CT60 - Atari 2600 - Atari 7800 - Gigafile - SD Floppy Emulator - PeST - HxC - CosmosEx - Ultrasatan - various clutter

https://www.exxoshost.co.uk/atari/ All my hardware guides - mods - games - STOS
https://www.exxoshost.co.uk/atari/last/storenew/ - All my hardware mods for sale - Please help support by making a purchase.

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Re: Wireless ST Mouse

Post by davemacblack » Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:49 pm

Laser STM1 mouse, but wired:

http://lavago.de/retro-computer.html

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Re: Wireless ST Mouse

Post by Icky » Fri Mar 29, 2019 8:12 pm

davemacblack wrote:
Fri Mar 29, 2019 7:49 pm
Laser STM1 mouse, but wired:

http://lavago.de/retro-computer.html
Nice.

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