We’ve Got A Real Bone To Pick With This Mouse

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!

19 thoughts on “We’ve Got A Real Bone To Pick With This Mouse

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. “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.

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