Make a Minty Mouse using a Logitech m185 mouse ($16 at your local superstore). You can line the tin with electrical tape to be safe.
Step #1: Next
- First off, eat all the mints.
- Then get a Logitech m185 mouse.
Step #2: Next
- Take the battery cover off of the mouse.
- Get a Phillips screwdriver and unscrew the screw under the battery. This is the only screw.
- Turn it over and slide the light grey part slightly up and back, till it comes off.
Step #3: Next
- I have already taken the board out but I'll show you how.
- By the battery compartment there's a tab by the white rectangle on the board.
- Push it with a small metal object.
- Then gently lift the battery connectors out of their slots. Now the board is able to be taken out.
Step #4: Next
- Cut a hole on the bottom of the Altoids tin about from the end of the L to the end of the I. This is for the sensor. Use pliers to bend the sharp edges flat against the inside of the tin.
- Cut another hole about 3/4" away from the left side. This is for the on/off switch.
- Flip it over, and on the "A" end cut 3 tabs, bending the edges so that each can freely move.
- Glue scraps of plastic so the tabs reach the 3 buttons. The 3rd one (in the middle) needs to be thicker or boosted with a glob of hot glue. I used old keyboard keys.
- Tip: To make the glue dry fast, put it in the freezer for 1 minute and it'll be rock-hard.
- Now take the board and align it with the holes and hot-glue it:
- in the sides of the board's cutout,
- beside the battery spot,
- next to the silver oval,
- and a lot near the cord for the sensor.
- Now, glue the battery down and the contacts to the battery ONLY ON THE TOP OF THE POSITIVE CONTACT. If you glue the negative contact (spring) it will not connect.
- Decorate :^)