Finally, there’s a way you can feel like a real bad-ass while you’re formatting those TPS reports. It’s all thanks to this computer mouse built inside the skull of a dog. [Shannon Larratt] dug through his collection of skulls and came up with this one because it fits nicely in the palm of your hand.
Before you get too grossed out, this is not actually part of an animal’s body like another notable mouse hack that comes to mind. [Shannon] started with the skull of a small dog, making a mold for the pieces used in the finished version above. He was quite creative when fitting the electronic parts inside of his reproduction. He pulled the PCB from a $10 Logitech mouse and had no trouble getting it to fit into the base of the skull. But when it came to the buttons he ended up engineering a couple of rockers and used a belt to reposition the scroll-wheel. Not wanting to lose the middle-click feature there’s an additional lever for that functionality. We’d also like to compliment him on the quality of his write-up. Fantastic!
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Wow this came out quite nice, been following him for a while now and it’s nice to see him featured here <3
Every aspiring serial killer should have one.
OH MY GOD THAT POOR DOG HOW COULD YOU POSSIBLY DO THIS TO AN ANIMAL YOU HORRIBLE HORRIBLE WORSE THAN MENGELE MONSTER
There, that’s that out of the way. The mouse is beautifully done; I don’t know that I’d call it a hack, but I’d definitely call it a work of art.
I can’t decide whether that’s really weird or really cool, but wither way it’s very well done.
David Cronemberg approves?
@Graham, well said!
to me it is more weird than cool :(
“[Shannon Larratt] dug through his collection of skulls…”
that just gave me a boner. Not really. I just couldn’t help but make the joke.
nice but weird whats next a pc in a human skull whit
ferdie: Hey, why not? There’s that creepy German guy who goes around with whole human corpses preserved in plastic and apparently has a lot of fans by it, so a PC in a human skull doesn’t seem like that far a stretch.
Got to go with @graham here. Love it, it’s an exceptional piece of art, but also a bit creeped out by it. Either way, definitely worthy of a mention in HAD.
+1 for the fabrication, -1 for the creepyness
It’s not that creepy if you know that this is actually a mold . But no worries, he is trying to make the next one out of a real dog skull..
“actually a mold”
I’d say it’s a cast from a mold, but it’s kinda weirdcool!
“dug through his collection of skulls and came up with this one because it fits nicely in the palm of your hand.”
Ah yes, the ever-present tinker/hobbyist pile of skulls.
I was thinking the same thing.
@ferdie, Aaron: nonononono. That way lies Skynet and the Terminators, and I haven’t quite finished my nuclear bunker yet…
“[Shannon Larratt] dug through his collection of skulls…….”
We’ve all done it I guess?
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