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mouse droppings

a clockwork mouse that cleans itself
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a mouse that comes with a little key which when inserted into the appropriate aperture on the underbelly of your mouse and given a few twists will wind up a cleaning mechanism inside which sweeps both mouse ball and little rollers.

when the mechanism has finished running, remove key. the mouse should then be tapped pretty heartily onto a sheet of newspaper and all the dust and increptitude of the week will be deposited onto the paper which can be disposed of in the normal way.

an optional extra would be a button which sprays a cirtrus air freshener/cleaner onto the mouse pad making this a clockwork orange mouse but that is another story….

po, Sep 22 2002

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       po... stop what you're doing, go out right now and buy yourself an optical mouse.   

       Go. I'll wait.
waugsqueke, Sep 22 2002

       I w a s w a i t i n g f o r t h a t !
po, Sep 22 2002

       oh bear with me waugs I am but a poor po!
po, Sep 22 2002

       I've seen optical mice for <$20 USD at my local computer parts/appliance/software/CD/Video store.
BinaryCookies, Sep 23 2002

       you are rather encouraging me to *do* spectacles for mice.
po, Sep 23 2002

       BinaryCookies, I notice naughty retailers advertising 'optical' mice that are acually regular mice (which admittedly have an interrupted optical sensor..) Danger words: "Optical sensor mouse".
pfperry, Sep 23 2002

       Nah, get a touch screen.
DrCurry, Sep 23 2002

       I'm still waiting.
waugsqueke, Sep 23 2002

       Would this be able to deal with congealed chip fat ?
8th of 7, Sep 25 2002

       only micro chip fat! (lol)
wess, Sep 25 2002

       Funny how every anno here is off-topic...
NickTheGreat, Sep 25 2002

       Including that last one.   

       Why not use the movement of the mouse to scrape the grimy and fluffy bits off the rollers and compact it into a little dropping?   

       Yeh, we all know that optical mice are better but I just like the extra character that this would give a computer mouse.
st3f, Sep 25 2002


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