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Message started by ggn on 08.08.10 at 13:50:43

Title: New mouse project! Interest?
Post by ggn on 08.08.10 at 13:50:43
Hello,

Me and a few friends are thinking about initiating a project to make a batch of mice for the ST, Amiga and Jaguar.

But instead of making an adapter and selling it, we thought we'd simplify things a bit: What we are planning to do is to buy a batch of PS/2 optical mice, removing the PS/2 cord, inserting the adapter logic inside the mouse, and installing a standard 9-pin cord. In our opinion, this makes for a neater solution than having 2-3 adapters in order to get to the computer's port.

The mice we're thinking of using are Logitech optical PS/2 like these:



(the actual model is subject to change, it will depend on the actual quantity we will want to buy and also the source).

The design we're going to use is this, but with the difference of using a better firmware, which gives smoother movement. If you're aware of this design, you'll know that there is a way to have a selector switch for ST/Amiga, but we decided that in order to keep things as simple as possible, we'll hardwire either one or the other. Also, since an ST mouse can be wired to be used for the Jaguar, we can also make mice with a 15 D-SUB end, ready to be plugged in.

What we'd like from people would be initially to see if there's interest in this. We'd like you to just express your interest and how many devices you would like. This is because we cannot estimate the price (it will depend on a few factors). But we would like to gauge interest in this.

After a couple of weeks, we'll count the number of devices people would be willing to buy and announce the price (we hope to keep it low, we're not in it for the money).

So that's what this is all about. Any people interested? Please reply below stating how many devices you would like and of what type (ST/Amiga/Jaguar). Also, feel free to ask questions, we'll be more than happy to reply!

Title: Re: New mouse project! Interest?
Post by NooB on 08.08.10 at 13:55:56
[smiley=vuvuzela.gif] woohoo

put me down for a Jagwaaaar one please  ;D
and one for the ST, should have said earlier.

Title: Re: New mouse project! Interest?
Post by sh3-rg on 08.08.10 at 14:09:52
I'll take a jaguar one & an ST one.

Title: Re: New mouse project! Interest?
Post by Jostein on 08.08.10 at 17:19:38
I'd like two for the ST!

New user here, saw the announcement on atari-forum.com.

--
Jostein

Title: Re: New mouse project! Interest?
Post by Saviour on 08.08.10 at 21:03:39
I'd take one for the ST (Falcon).
I'd take one for the Jaguar, too. But i donīt know a single game that needs a Mouse on it! :D

Title: Re: New mouse project! Interest?
Post by Shw on 08.08.10 at 21:08:55
count me in for an ST one.

Shw

Title: Re: New mouse project! Interest?
Post by Jake-Depression on 08.08.10 at 22:34:58
I take one ST mouse and one Jaguar mouse.

Title: Re: New mouse project! Interest?
Post by CiH on 09.08.10 at 17:31:37
I've got a couple of the adaptors from the other project, but I like the idea of an 'all-inclusive' design without the kludginess. I'll have one:-)

Title: Re: New mouse project! Interest?
Post by CJ on 09.08.10 at 23:19:25

Saviour wrote on 08.08.10 at 21:03:39:
I'd take one for the ST (Falcon).
I'd take one for the Jaguar, too. But i donīt know a single game that needs a Mouse on it! :D


Suppose I'll have to write one then :)

Title: Re: New mouse project! Interest?
Post by simonsunnyboy on 17.08.10 at 18:19:55
Sounds fair enough. Depending on the price I'd take at least one for ST/Falcon use.

If you end up around 10-12eur per piece, i'd order 2 or even 3.

Title: Re: New mouse project! Interest?
Post by Guitarman on 18.08.10 at 17:38:53
I'd be good for 1 ST and 1 Jag

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