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Natural Mouse

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A mouse, made from a large seed-pod, or a highly-polished cowrie shell, (or a stuffed mouse).
hippo, Jan 10 2008

(?) //or a stuffed mouse// http://blog.wired.c...gets/mousemouse.jpg
[skinflaps, Jan 10 2008]

could be marketed with these http://www.oooms.nl/usb/
[saxman, Jan 10 2008]

Unusual mouses. http://computerworl...sual-computer-mice/
[2 fries shy of a happy meal, Jan 10 2008]

Mouse Mouse by [canida] and [noahw] https://www.instruc...om/id/Mouse-Mouse!/
Presumably the same thing as in the first link, but this is the full instructions to make one. Published April 27, 2007 [notexactly, Apr 09 2019]


       Why not? + Or a stuffed cat.
xandram, Jan 10 2008

       There's one problem. Due to conceptual flaws inherent in the way that Darwin invented evolution, today's large seed pods, cowrie shells or even sated mice have no electronics whatsoever inside them. This is problematic, as you'll find when you turn them over. You'll find no single heavy ball rubbing against shaft-encoders connected to optoisolators connected to buffering logic connected to the computer. Neither will you find the more sophisticated CCD surface motion detectors, and their associated circuitry and connectors. In fact, surprisingly, there's generally no connection between the described items from nature, and the computer, at all.
Ian Tindale, Jan 10 2008

       If it was a live cowrie [hippo], it would also be a Danger Mouse.
ConsulFlaminicus, Jan 10 2008

       //Why not? + Or a stuffed cat.//   

       But a cat is a little big to be sliding around your desktop unless it's worn like a glove, which might raise more than a few eyebrows.
Condiment, Jan 10 2008

       Not least on the cat.
Ian Tindale, Jan 10 2008

       Do cats have eyebrows?
theleopard, Jan 10 2008

       ... a bit like the one people see whenever you bend over .....
8th of 7, Jan 10 2008

       Coco de Mer shaped for typing up anything risque?
xenzag, Jan 10 2008


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