First experiements in hardware

A project log for Simple 6D Space Mouse

Full 6D mouse by three 3D magnetic sensors and magnets. 3D printed housing, ESP32S with battery operation over BLE as well as USB-C.

bastelbausBastelBaus 09/20/2023 at 19:300 Comments

Magnets arrived (rectangular), linear hall sensors (49E) as well and I found some springs. Some tests to get a feeling about sensitivity and distances. 

Might work so I started to sketch a demonstrator enclosure. I am still not sure how to place the magnets and halls exactly. Either I measure 6 times the "angled" z distance to the top or 3 times the z displacement and 3 times the in plane displacment like the optical system by connexions space mouse.

Not really sure, so I just stared with a first guess and printed the parts to get some more experience.

I had 20mm long springs with inner diameter of 5mm. The soft ones had a wire diameter of 0.4mm and harder ones of 0.8mm. I just sticked the springs to the poles without glueing

First impressions: