I lost count of my scopes. Now I just want mobility. I came, I saw, I bought some interesting accessories, and put names to faces: NEAF 2012, ASAE 2012, SWAP 2013, ASAE 2013.
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Quote:Mechanical mouse using optical interrupter (the one that has a ball rolling) has potential. Optical mouse which shines a (laser) beam cannot. The first category most likely will fail for multiple reasons. (1) if the original mouse's IC is used, as opposed to just use the opto-interrupter with slotted wheel, the IC will only do guestimate and sometimes even add a "tint" (accleration rate based speed-up/dynamic resolution) (2) the mouse is designed to use human brain as its "accurate positioning" feedback loop, how accurate itself can be really does not matter, as the original mouse designer said, and (3) friction based coupling (the rubber ball) is not accurate enough.Clear Skies!ccs_hello
Quote:Thanks everyone. Sounds like it's a no go. Can you tell I'm a cheapskate or what?
George You know you're getting on when the equipment you farmed with is showing up as suburban lawn ornaments.