The mouse with a “mind of its’ own” – any help with this daft invention ?
For some months, & just for fun, I have put together an optical computer mose with the motorised guts from an old “force feedback” joystick.
Usng the usual power from a USB port, and careful tinkering with the mouse driver code, it can move itself forwards & backwards, sideways, reversing directions.
It is a gimmick, I know, but fudamental questions occur. viz :
How do I get it to only do its’ tricks when a computer dissapears into standby mode ?
Why does it sometimes decide to reverse off the table and dangle my the connection ?
Would it ever sell as a fun gizmo, given a reduction in size and a sensible retail price ?
It is not yet patented, but it would take someone ages to copy the notion & beat me to the market
My local computer shop bloke says he would gladly stock them, so he must see a market for something so daft.
Any notions ?
Someone will buy it. I’ve lost count of the gadgets I’ve put away in a drawer when the novelty has worn off.
Now it’s been on the internet you had better get your patent filed soon if you’re serious.
You could put a timer circuit in it that is re-set every time the mouse is used and makes it passive for, say, twenty minutes.
You can probably find one in a wire-free burglar alarm motion detector.
Pity it’s too late for this Christmas, I’ll look out for it next year.
Proaim Sr.Pan Tilt Head Motorized Power Head with Joystick Unit