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neurascenic

Hey all,

I have hacked up a M$  mouse and nabbed the LED/Sensor component.

Essentially what I want to do is to create my own mouse using this item.

I am working on Getting an oscilloscope so that I can look at the information comming off of this.

I am assuming that it is going to be two PWM signals.     If this is the case, would I use the "pulseIn()" to read this?


Or does anybody know better?

Thanks oh so very much!


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trialex

Here's some info from a simmilar project

http://home.comcast.net/%7Emaccody/robotics/croms-1/croms-1.html


brainfart

Optical mice often use a CCD sensor with 18x18 up to 30x30 pixel resolution. Some funny people have converted their mice into crappy scanners, or use these sensors for line following bots.



http://www.spritesmods.com/?art=mouseeye
http://www.mstarmetro.net/~rlowens/OpticalMouse/

willum070

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Jan 10, 2011, 12:02 am Last Edit: Jan 10, 2011, 12:03 am by willum070 Reason: 1
Ahoy there, thought I'd resurrect this thread since I am curious about how one would go about reading mouse data. I tried using the OptiMouse library, but could not locate a mouse with the supported chipsets (that, and the project files are really picky to compile and return a weird error from math.h line 439).

Long story short I just want to set up a program to see the raw data being returned from a USB mouse. Is it indeed accomplished by reading pulseIn()? Any insight would be greatly appreciated!

Peace, Will

PaulS

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I am curious about how one would go about reading mouse data.

Well, that really depends on the type of mouse you have.

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I tried using the OptiMouse library, but could not locate a mouse with the supported chipsets (that, and the project files are really picky to compile and return a weird error from math.h line 439).

Sorry. This is the Arduino forum. The psychic forum, that can divine the problem with no details, is the next web site over.

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Long story short I just want to set up a program to see the raw data being returned from a USB mouse.

Is the USB mouse a USB master or a USB slave? The Arduino is not a USB master, so additional hardware and a lot of skill (and some luck) is required to make it act like a USB master, to get data from a USB slave.

If the mouse is a USB master (unlikely), then it may be able to send data to the Arduino.

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