Building a Space Mouse

Recently I really wanted to acquire a space mouse. Although the price, the price point of some of these space mouses is just a little high, and I can’t seem to justify buying a glorified mouse. So I decided to create my own.

Although there have already been a few to do this, I really wanted to give it a shot and try to learn a few things along the way.

Here is the initial design I’ve come up with. There are a lot of things I would like to change but so far this is meeting all the functions I ‘m looking to get out of the space mouse.

I also plan to use the raspberry pico as the cost is cheap and includes an ADC built in. Some type of rotary encoder and a joystick will also be part of the project. Time will tell.