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Was wondering, with the 3D printing machines becoming popular, anyone tried or willing to try to 3D print a mouse shell and base? Could be a 'cool' project. biggrin.gif
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I would like to see one that can accept my G5 internals (not that it is a great mouse, but I am cheap) and is made for hands that are 7.5" long base to tip. My middle finger is 2/3 the length of the whole mouse.

Not a huge deal, as I don't have particularly large hands, but its like all these things are designed for 5 year olds.
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That would be interesting. There are only a few mice that will fit my hands, and I've thought of milling my own, but that would be damn cold and heavy.

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I doubt you could reasonably print the entire mouse, but I don't see why you can't get a circuit board and mount it in a printed shell. Would be cool to see a DIY mouse kit for those lucky/rich/crazy enough to have 3D printers. (though a friend of mine acquired one for $930 including tax and shipping, which isn't bad at all, but still the same price as my PC)
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I worked on this for a while, ended up unable to figure out how to make the buttons taught. Might try a different material. More recently I've been working on partial grips to replace part of my RAT 3.

There's this company called shapeways that prints stuff for people.
    
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http://www.esreality.com/post/2458366/have-i-gone-too-far/

seems pretty cool. a wingman with a deathadder sensor
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