1: Thanks!Originally Posted by kiltjim
2: I spend a lot of time working on projects in the machine shop. I say there is Nothing I cant do with a lathe or a mull.
3: if I had to do it again, I would look for a better poerforming keyboard. these buttons are functional, but pretty useless for typing anything serious. I would much rather find a useable 7 inch keyboard and weld a trackball into it BLUETOOTH would be nice too!
4: LOL. yeah, pretty much, I burned out the first hub I used, and found a better one for the job at walmart at 3am. this is when I work on my projects, all through the night! I encountered some problems as I built it. it really wasnt easy to get the electronics out in order to paint the shell, I kind of welded everything together in place, so I had to really work at it to get it all painted. and then disaster happened when it just wouldnt work!
I had to butcher the actual board for the trackball in order for it to fit,. I chopped off big chucks of circuit board and then had to re arrange the chips resistors, traces etc using bits of wire and hot glue. one of my wires had come loose, and I coudnt see it without a powerful magnifying glass. when I finally found it, it was a fairly easy fix, and then I was off and running.
it works great for tracking and mousing and logging in, etc etc. but for sending emails while sitting in the library parking lot: I use a full sized keyboard right now.
I had written this VERY detailed post about this thing, pages upon pages, and when I clicked submit, IE crashed, so all we are getting now is a summary. and I will copy and paste it to nbotepad before I click post this time!!