I get to meet and interact with creative engineers and researchers around the world who are working on innovative MCU-based projects. Some of them show up at our office to chat. Others I meet with when I travel to California for events like the Embedded Systems Conference. But many of the most interesting people and projects I find are on the Net. A perfect example is David Mellis, whose projects and research grabbed my attention recently while I was browsing the MIT Media Lab website. He is a PhD student in the High-Low Tech research group at the MIT Media Lab.
Mellis gave me permission to write about the projects and post some of the photos from his website, so let’s take a look at one of them—the “3D-Printed Mouse.”
Check out the mouse strapped to a hand.
This mouse combines a traditional electronic circuit board and components with a 3D-printed enclosure. The mouse is open-source: the original files necessary to make or modify its design are available for download below.
Mellis notes that the circuitry and code are based on SparkFun’s ADNS2620 Evaluation Board, but “have been modified to include buttons.”
Click here to access the project site.
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