MAKE FOOT MOUSE FOR PHYSICALLY CHALLENGED PEOPLE

STEPS TO MAKE FOOT OPERATED COMPUTER MOUSE:

A foot operated mouse is a type of a computer mouse. It also gives the customers ability to move the cursor or the arrow. It is used to click the mouse with your feet. It is an primary activity that is used because of their disability or with the high back or neck problems. Foot mouse at  work. It feels better without wearing shoes. Now Commercial foot operated mouse’s are available in the shops. Their value up to $1500  but It doesn’t affect in any way that are implemented.

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Foot mouse has several advantages:

  • Efficiency booster
  • Pain reliever
  • Easy to handle

Step 1:- Components:

PVC architectural plastic sheet for the foot board, ½ inch thick, 17 inches by its 22 inches are chosen because it is a stick and had scraps.

  1. Optical mouse
  2. Roller lever switches
  3. 7feet clear plastic tubing
  4. Fastening tubing to foot board
  5. Washers

Step 2:- Background:

An optical mouse doesn’t  have any complexity. It becomes cheap. The feet to perform mouse operations using gross foot movements. That the movements doesn’t cause fatigue. Each foot allows fidgeting without sending the mouse commands. Left foot forward from the position to make the left click and also right move to make right click. Pointer position is achieved by lifting right foot and moving it to over upturned mouse. So no need to implement scroll wheel. You can operate your footmouse with the slippers that slide can be easily.

Step 3: Layout of the Foot board:

Left click switch is normally a ½ inch to its left of the foot center line., and the right click is normally appears in ½ inch to the right off the center line.

One inch of  foot traversal may click a switch, and another inch and ½ of traversal would may hit a bumper. The paper pattern is cut around of its perimeter and used to transfer the positions of all the elements onto the foot board by poking them through the paper and with a sharp stylus.

Step 4: Foot board openings:

Switch slots

photo 6: Switch located at correct depth in this material, tops of mounting holes and do align with its bottom surface of foot board.
photo 5: Location of a slot and marked in tape.
photo 4: The material can be removed by drilling
photo 3: Slot may be cleaned up using Dremel tool with the spiral bit and router attachment.
photo 2: Upper edges of the all slots are rounded by using small flat and round hand files.
photo 1:Opening is drilled. It is the plug sawn out then it is cleaned up using big-boy router having speed control, spiral bit and pattern that following some  collar.

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Step 5: Mouse Notifications:

photo 6: Remove one screw that allows the end of the cover to be lifted and then snapped off the base. You can see the green rectangular box view click switches and the switch under the scroll wheel axle.

photo 5: The cord reel is  discarded if desired by removing a screw and prying it open.
photo 4: Excess plastic parts snap off of the cover.
photo 3: 2 ¼ inch dia hex-head bolts, one-inch long, washers, fit through the openings, the square one drilled to its size.
photo 2: Bottom of circuit board was shows that  two outboard solder connections of each of the  click switch.

photo 1: Scraps of the foot board material is  aid bending two mounting brackets from sheet metal strip 1 inch wide, 0.080 inch thick.

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Step 6:- Switch mounting clips:

Switch mounting clips are available for heavy coat hanger wire, that is exactly match with the switches, bent around two nails clamped vertically.

Step 7:- Assembly:

Mouse and switches are really attached from the beneath using metal screws. The switches are mounted such that when a foot is slid forward. The toe will pass over the human body before hitting the roller.  In the mouse left-click switch go to the foot left-click roller lever switch, right goes to right.