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WTB: Three button bus mouse (UK/EU preferred)

stepleton

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Jan 1, 2020
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Hi all,

It's been fun using an old one-button Mac mouse on our old Whitechapel box, but having to use the tactile switches we kludged into our adapter for the two extra buttons is getting a bit tedious.

Does anyone have an old three-button Logitech (or no-name compatible) bus mouse lying around that they'd be willing to part with? There's no need for it to look any good---someday we might just get rid of its case and buttons and try to build a replica of the original Depraz mouse around it. It would be nice if it works, though.

We're in the UK, so shipping from a place where we don't have to worry about duty would be ideal.

(Of course we wouldn't turn away a grey Depraz mouse, but you're probably better off putting that up on eBay for hundreds of dollars!)

Thanks!
 

stepleton

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I have a three button serial? Mouse.

Thanks! It would take a fair amount of work to adapt a serial mouse to the more basic bus mouse line protocol, unfortunately. I might need to find a microcontroller solution for adapting a modern mouse to the job.

Unfortunately it can be hard to tell a bus mouse from a serial mouse---both can use a DE-9 plug connector. Some bus mice are also known to use DIN connectors, but of course then you have to tell them apart from PS/2 mice.

(Sorry for the slow reply---I still have the new member moderator approval requirement to deal with. I just need to find one more thing to post about, I guess.)
 
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