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Raviteja.g • Dec 12, 2008

How does a computer mouse work?

hi friends,
i have a silly problem?😉
that is i want to know how a mouse works and
the different types of mice with different technologies
can any one help me regarding with this
Raviteja.g • Dec 24, 2008
Re: working procedure of mouse

hey friends !
no response to my question!!!!!!!!
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Dec 24, 2008
For the mouse ball, it rotates 2 shafts in the X and Y axis as the mouse moves around. Shaft encoders are attached to these shafts to translate the movements into electrical signals, which are then sent to the computer 😀

I'm not too sure about optical mice since I havent taken one apart, but I'm guessing the laser light reflects of surfaces, with the gradient pattern playing an influence on whether it is moving in a particular direction.

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