How I Modded My Mouse!|
I have used John Samin's CWCom for over a year off and on and I must say that it's a great program and it has been the only way that I know of to practice sending well enough to dare go on the airwaves. I'm still not quite ready but getting there. My problem for a long time was that my main computer is a laptop and it doesn't have a 9 pin connector or game port. This made it impossible to hook up my nice little Iambic key that I made and using the "down arrow" or regular mouse buttons made for some really lame QSO's, hehe!
After talking to a lot of folks about the problem, short of building a USB hub myself, I decided to take the bull by the horns and dug though the attic looking for - and discovering! - a working USB mouse! I took it apart and looked at it. It looked pretty simple - the part I needed anyway - just the right and left click and common pad on the PC board.
So got out my gear and, as my kids would say, modded it!
Here is my procedure which worked so well I can't believe that no one else has done it. I would like to make this link available to anyone that wants to see how I did it - it's pretty straightforward really. If you want to feature it on any of your link pages feel free to do so. Just click on the thumbnails to get the large picture and accompanying text.
Have fun - Rob Thomas, KC4NYK
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