DIY very low EMF Keyboard and mouse solution made with wood

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DIY very low EMF Keyboard and mouse solution made with wood

Merializer
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You can see a video about this here:
https://youtu.be/6wjXPJyNq5s

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Merializer
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I have build 2 simple prototypes to move the scroll-wheel:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/155145458@N08/albums

I need an extra USB cable to test the second one, but i wanna save on money,
so i'm not sure when i'm going to be able to do long term tests.
i just wanted to share for those who have build separators and want a scroll.
If you build one and it works well, let me know and share some pictures.
It's not a priority for me to have this, because i currently don't really need it.

I opened up the mouse and removed a bit of plastic so the scroll 
cannot click when pushed down. This was easy to do with a sharp blade.
Then it's a matter of creating enough pressure on the scroll wheel.

This was what i ordered for prototype 1:

https://www.banggood.com/GT2-Aluminium-Timing-Pulley-20-Teeth-M4-Screw-5M-Belt-For-RepRap-3D-Printer-Prusa-CNC-p-1081285.html?utm_design=41&utm_source=emarsys&utm_medium=Neworder171109&utm_campaign=trigger-emarsys&utm_content=winna&sc_src=email_2675773&sc_eh=7ef898a79f2389761&sc_llid=7872414&sc_lid=105229698&sc_uid=KReJ8rrCPh&cur_warehouse=CN
 
but i was not able to connect to belt like i saw in the videos below,
too difficult for me, the belt is too tiny. You need a leprechaun.
So i'm sure other people would have problems making this as well, unless you can find some pre-made belts. Hence i made prototype 2.

https://youtu.be/YDNXlYpdpM8

https://youtu.be/yV2llIsHiZg


Prototype 2
You could also try "pillow Block Bearings" (or just simple ball bearings) instead of eye-screws, then you would need another way to adjust the height (or place layers of something under the mouse ?).

I'm trying with a thicker wooden rod and tried to move it from the side; this works with the end of a balloon wrapped around the stick. Without balloon rubber it's hard to turn to stick from the side with the hand. I'm not sure yet if turning it from the side is better than just grabbing the end of a stick to rotate it. Need more tests long term, after i tried ball bearings.

I have no idea how long this balloon rubber will last,
that's what long term testing is for :)
it's cheap to replace though. But i would rather have something that lasts forever.
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I finally found some energy to make the better support for the mouse slider.
I had this in mind for some time, but didn't get to making it.
This one is a joy, so easy to adjust now.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/155145458@N08/albums/with/72157711451610767
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One day the mouse will be better than a store bought one!!!!
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Merializer
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Someone who came here said: it works better than my mouse at home !
lol. Of coarse it doesn't work better than a good wired mouse,
it all depends on the persons skill handling a mouse of coarse.
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I made something new
to make keyboard rods very identical in length
seen here:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/155145458@N08/albums/with/72157698539034565