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    I used a drill bit for testing it out on mine but now it has been replaced with 1/8" aluminum rod. The hack is really easy to do, just get volumouse, configure it to work how you want it. Then start tearing down the mouse. I glued the right and left 'click' buttons in open position so they can never be pushed by accident, and in my mouse was able to pry off the little wheel that the sensor reads and put it onto a shaft.

    One thing to take into consideration, the sensor needs to be in a dark place to work, while testing I noticed if its near a bright light source it would lose functionality. Put it in the dark and it works again. So it needs to be concealed from light to work correct.
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    Here is the one I have:



    How did you guys get it so the part I'm pointing at stays in place? With out it being in the mouse housing it moves / falls right off when I touch it.

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    Anyone??
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    I used epoxy and fabbed up a holder for it. Kind of hard to explain but you need to mount the PCB then mount a 'tube' for you input shaft. The input shaft needs to turn the mouse wheel and on the other side have a knob. Get creative and it will all come together

    are you putting it in a tbird?
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    Thanks for the reply...

    Quote Originally Posted by blk02si View Post
    are you putting it in a tbird?

    No, a Dodge Ram
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    Hmmm, think I'll try this with an RF mouse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by muldrick View Post
    Hmmm, think I'll try this with an RF mouse.
    I need another mouse. I work in IT and we have tons of mice laying around but none are the older style.. I had a working knob mounted as the lighter but it got hosed.. Now I need another mouse to make another.

    Let me know if your RF works out.
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    when you guys say "older mouse" are you referring to PS/2 mouse with track wheel?
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    Correct me if I'm wrong but I don't think it matters if it's USB or PS/2, as long as it has the scrolling ball in the middle.

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    What did you use as the title and class name for RideRunner or did you configure it a different way?

    Nevermind, I kept trying to put something in the title, but apparently nothing is required and it works fine. Time to dismantle a mouse!

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