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USB Mouse Batch.
« on: 11:22, 16 December 11 »
Hi all,
     due to the sudden interest in the USB Mouse adapter, I will make a small batch of them over Christmas. If anyone else, (who hasn't already said so) wants one, then say it now. I need to order the parts today, otherwise I won't be building them till after Christmas.
 
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 This is the version I will be building. It can be used internally or externally.

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Re: USB Mouse Batch.
« Reply #1 on: 12:56, 16 December 11 »
Oh, nice!


Please, count me in  :)

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Re: USB Mouse Batch.
« Reply #2 on: 12:57, 16 December 11 »
Hi Bryce

I'd be interested in getting one - but what price were you offering to sell them for?

thanks

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Re: USB Mouse Batch.
« Reply #3 on: 15:16, 16 December 11 »
Pretty sure I'm interested though I'm not quite sure what I'd use it for but since when has that mattered,
but would be helpful to know the price and it is powered by the monitor normally right?
I'm still waiting in hope for the Bryce ram expansion though.

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Re: USB Mouse Batch.
« Reply #4 on: 15:26, 16 December 11 »
To answer some of the frequently asked questions so far:

1 - It's tiny. 33mm x 48mm x  14mm (H). So it can easily fit inside any CPC.

2 - It's plug and play with auto recognition of mouse type / amount of buttons / scroll-wheel.

3 - Yes, it needs the 5V connection. Amstrad in their infinite wisdom, decided that their Joystick port wouldn't supply 5V unlike every other computer in the universe!

4 - The 5V lead has no connector, due to everyone having different CPCs with different sized sockets and different power supplies etc. So you'll have to look after this connection yourself.

5 - Almost any standard USB mouse will work, but fancy mice with additional features will only offer the standard 3 buttons and a scroll wheel at most.

6 - No, Bluetooth mice probably won't work, but most standard RF wireless mice will.

7 - The scroll wheel is not standard AMX, because AMX didn't have a scroll wheel. The scroll wheel acts as the up/down of Joy2, so FutureOS and other AMX programs could be patched to make use of it (Hint, hint... TFM) :)

8 - The DIP switches aren't required any more since the firmware was upgraded to plug and play so they were removed, but there is still a jumper which can be removed to disable the scroll wheel.

9 - No, other USB devices can't be connected to it. (Well physically they can, but they won't work)

10 - The LED blinks once for one second to confirm mouse recognition, blinks permanently if the mouse is not compatible or broken and flickers each time the mouse sends a data packet.

11 - You can connect / disconnect / reconnect / swap the mouse at any time without needing a reset.

I hope this has answered most questions and relieved my inbox a little too :)

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« Last Edit: 16:18, 16 December 11 by Bryce »

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Re: USB Mouse Batch.
« Reply #5 on: 15:31, 16 December 11 »
I'd like to have one as well.

This way I have one to be built into the case, and the second one for an external box.

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Re: USB Mouse Batch.
« Reply #6 on: 15:32, 16 December 11 »
...I'm interested too.
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Re: USB Mouse Batch.
« Reply #7 on: 15:40, 16 December 11 »
Well there goes my Christmas then :D The batch is growing to more than I expected.

@awergh: Still working hard on my RAM expansion. I want to get it to a good price / size / features before I decide on the final design. Stay tuned...

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Re: USB Mouse Batch.
« Reply #8 on: 18:05, 16 December 11 »
put me down for one.

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Re: USB Mouse Batch.
« Reply #9 on: 18:18, 16 December 11 »
Id definately buy one as well  ;)

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Re: USB Mouse Batch.
« Reply #10 on: 23:16, 16 December 11 »
Well there goes my Christmas then :D The batch is growing to more than I expected.

Sorry Bryce, I think I am the one who originally enquired. Shall I send over a photo of myself so you can throw darts at it Christmas day?  ;D 

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Re: USB Mouse Batch.
« Reply #11 on: 08:50, 17 December 11 »
Like I said before, on the other topic.
 
I like one for me.
 
Thanks.

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Re: USB Mouse Batch.
« Reply #12 on: 09:13, 17 December 11 »
Sorry for the temporary hijack.... but I have to ask....  which Amstrad stuff will you be using this mouse with? I'm curious.
Because while it does sound neat to have a mouse, I just can't think of anywhere I would use it. FutureOS? SymbOS? What else?

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Re: USB Mouse Batch.
« Reply #13 on: 10:40, 17 December 11 »
I would buy one, too :-)

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Re: USB Mouse Batch.
« Reply #14 on: 11:47, 17 December 11 »
Sorry for the temporary hijack.... but I have to ask....  which Amstrad stuff will you be using this mouse with? I'm curious.
Because while it does sound neat to have a mouse, I just can't think of anywhere I would use it. FutureOS? SymbOS? What else?

Art packages, DES and the likes... maybe Op. Wolf/Thunderbolt would work, too?

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Re: USB Mouse Batch.
« Reply #15 on: 12:56, 17 December 11 »
OK, internal USB mouse conector for CPC sounds great for me... [external too]
Please add me to the list, man. Thanks!! for your work.
« Last Edit: 13:03, 17 December 11 by RockRiver »

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Re: USB Mouse Batch.
« Reply #16 on: 13:00, 17 December 11 »
I am interested in one of these as well

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Re: USB Mouse Batch.
« Reply #17 on: 13:06, 17 December 11 »
12 so far? There goes New Year's eve as well :D

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Re: USB Mouse Batch.
« Reply #18 on: 13:38, 17 December 11 »
Poor Bryce, he is too good person  ;D

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Re: USB Mouse Batch.
« Reply #19 on: 14:19, 17 December 11 »
It's a lot more than 12 at this stage (lots were ordered over PMs) so I will have to re-think my strategy :D I only ordered parts for 15, so I will have to make them in two batches, but everyone who asked will get one.

Bryce.

P.S. The best software use of the mouse is OCP Studio and AMX Paint, which were specifically made to use an AMX mouse. FutureOS and SymbOS also support the mouse, and any other software which used the Joystick as a pointing device will work too.

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Re: USB Mouse Batch.
« Reply #20 on: 14:55, 17 December 11 »
This AMX Mouse format is different to the Ps/2 at Symbiface II, isn't it? If it is, I want one too :)

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Re: USB Mouse Batch.
« Reply #21 on: 15:07, 17 December 11 »
...any other software which used the Joystick as a pointing device will work too.
Does that mean it'll help me kill off the bad guys in games like Prohibitition and Operation Wolf a lot faster?

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Re: USB Mouse Batch.
« Reply #22 on: 15:08, 17 December 11 »
Quote
It's a lot more than 12 at this stage (lots were ordered over PMs) so I will have to re-think my strategy :D I only ordered parts for 15, so I will have to make them in two batches, but everyone who asked will get one.

if I notify other Greek people (in other forum) you might have to consider of three batches!!
what do you think? :laugh:

(I hope you will ship at chronological order -I believe I was the second who asked!)
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Re: USB Mouse Batch.
« Reply #23 on: 18:57, 17 December 11 »
@Miguelsky: I'm not sure how the Symbiface PS/2 mouse works, but if it's not AMX compatible (ie: doesn't connect to the Joystick port) then yes, it's different.

@Mr_Lou: I doubt it. It still steps at the same speed as using a joystick, so if you were crap at those games before, then you won't be any better with a mouse :D

@fgbrain: Thanks, but let's just stick with two batches for now :)

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Re: USB Mouse Batch.
« Reply #24 on: 20:55, 17 December 11 »
@Miguelsky: I'm not sure how the Symbiface PS/2 mouse works, but if it's not AMX compatible (ie: doesn't connect to the Joystick port) then yes, it's different.
Yes, it is different. I tried Arnold emulation of AMX mouse and the arrows are drawn when moving mouse y Ready prompt (same as joystick do). The Symbiface II one types nothing. I want one of yours !! ;)