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Mouth Operated Mouse

by 0_o Oct 24, 2015
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Great job! This is a great contribution to thingiverse and the world.

I love the accessibility of the ecig sensor, but if you are looking to have the mouse operate with vacuum, you might be able to figure something out even with a vacuum sensor by using the Venturi Effect. There are several ways to set that up, but the principle is all the same. Check out this video and the diagram.



Amazing and useful !!

This is absolutely amazing. Thank you very much for this.

I'm a software developer who's been trying to help others understand accessible UI/UX. I'd like to make one of these then bring it in to work & ask people in the company to operate our product with an accessibility tool such as this. I think it'll help them understand why accessible UX/UI is important and not just a "money sink".

which size when ordering mm cm in thanks for feed back my wrist has carpel tunnel and would be interested in this thingi

This is awesome! I think everyone, even disabled people should be able to experience video games, and the internet.

Bellissimo progetto!

i built this with my printer but i bought a '2 pcs Analog Stick Thumbstick Replacement for Xbox 360 Controller' and no pcb. can you tell me the pins for four cables on the pro micro 5v/16mhz? also, do you think can i wire an old wheelchair joystick to the pro micro?

I think this should work without any problems. I just need some pictures or links to the devices to figure out how to connect them.


out of curiosity what would a medical entity charge for such a pointing device?

I don't know what a medical entity would charge for such a device. On the online market it starts from a couple of hundreds to quite more than a thousand.

Was building one of these for a friend with MS, problem is that it seems to want a "Mouse.h" that I have had no luck finding :-( (tried several that I found, but apparently not the right one(s).

Using the Adafruit Pro Trinket (5V).

Hi fox3, I had a look on the Adafruit page and it seems like they are using the ATmega328 on this board. Unfortunately it doesn't have Hardware USB support. It might be possible to use a software USB stack but this isn't possible with the current Arduino library (as far as I know). The easiest way to get it running would be to get an Arduino Pro Micro which uses the ATmega32U4 (Hardware USB support). Sorry.

Thanks for the reply, I suspected as much after much futzing.

Will see if I can track down one with the 32U4,

Again, much appreciated!

Awesome!!! Will try this, without the sucking air function. If there's another way to trigger a second click, then the hygiene problem will be minimised!

Keep me updated. Maybe a capacitive button on the tip could work.

I wish you best in the future work.
The world needs people like you.

Really nice !

Nice tutorial too !

You made a great job!

Amazing and great design!!!

Congratulations, you deserve the win.
Enjoy the printer.

congratulations on the challenge win :)
a really cool thing you done here.. :)

perfect for special peoples.....

Congratulations, I love to see people like you out there making a better world for everyone

I totally want to see a video of this in use :P

There is a video in the Thing details or you can follow this Link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wqipsuNKptk :-)

You should build a stand for it as well

I decided to leave this to the user. Therefore I used a standard tripod mounting nut on the bottom of the device. This allows to use any standard tripod on the market. Several aluminium arm tripods with joints and clamps are available on the market. Many of them are designed for DSLRs which make them pretty stable. I think this will be hard to achieve with 3D printing.

I think the best 3D printed stand I've seen is the The qInch project (http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:668017), plus its based around 1/4-20 hardware so it will thread right up to the tripod mounting nut. Most of the parts are reasonably stable, though probably not quite as good as a tripod for a 5lb camera.

The qInch Project

This is an amazing design!

Chapeau, great work !

Congrats man you deserve it! Amazing work!

This is revolutionary! Congrats!

Congratulation for the first price.
Nice and simple idea with low cost material.

congratulations!!! great idea.

Thank you very much. The same to you.