Mouse whisperer

Mouse Whisperer is a small development kit that is based on ATtiny85. It will act like a physical mouse and draw circles when you're away

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There are many reasons why not, but also a few reasons why.

- I'm sick and tired entering long passwords each time I leave laptop for 2 minutes
- I don't want my screen to go dark whenever I'm focused on something and happen to not move the mouse for a minute or two
- I want to be available for other Team members, even if I went for a cup of coffee
- But mainly, if someone enforce stupid policies on my laptop and I cannot change them - I will workaround them just for fun

Main features

- ATtiny85 MCU, 8 KB Flash, 512B EEPROM, 512B SRAM
- WS2812E RGB addressable LED for status indication
- TTP223 based touch sensor for switching it ON and OFF
- Sandwich PCB design to protect important electronics from cats and children

Just a quick video on how to use it.

To switch it on of off you just touch the board edge. Led will turn red when switched off, and change colors when it is on.

For your laptop it is no more just a normal mouse, so it will start working right away

  • Type C version is available

    andriy.malyshenko11/06/2023 at 08:59 0 comments

    Recently I updated my laptop, and yes, it no longer has type A USB ports. I guess only now I realized that it become a reality. Like PCs without floppy-drives many years ago, and without CD drive not-so-many.

    So I thought, I probably should order the next batch with Type C connector. I had this Idea before, and actually I abandoned it because I do not trust type C to stick out of the port as a dongle device. You don't see many of them, and I think it is because it is not sturdy enough. Well I guess we will find out.

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Rolando Fernandez wrote 03/04/2023 at 18:58 point

Will you be releasing any more on Tindie?

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Keith Henning wrote 12/21/2022 at 15:36 point

Can you just make the gerber, centroid, and BOM available and we can order all we want from JLC/

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DanDangDeckedtheHalls wrote 12/21/2022 at 14:48 point

Any chance more of these will be available on tindie in the near future? I could regain SO MUCH of my sanity with two of these.

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andriy.malyshenko wrote 12/21/2022 at 17:31 point

Yes, definitely, second batch is on its way. Holidays do not help though ;)

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AJ wrote 12/21/2022 at 13:01 point

How do we buy one lol?

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Dan Maloney wrote 12/19/2022 at 22:56 point

Seems more like a "mouse tickler" to me ;-)

j/k, I like the idea. Handy for -- reasons. Nice job!

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Dan Maloney wrote 12/19/2022 at 23:38 point

Oh, and BTW, I wrote this up for the blog. Should post soon. Thanks!

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andriy.malyshenko wrote 12/20/2022 at 22:06 point

Thanks Dan. Liked your post, especially bathroom trip adventures😁

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