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Discussion in 'General Electronics Discussion' started by Adrian_london, Mar 31, 2020.

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  1. Adrian_london


    Mar 31, 2020
    I don't have an electrical bone in my body. I'd love to know if someone can make a device like the one in the Youtube clip (The smaller version).

    Any idea how much it would cost to make?

  2. (*steve*)

    (*steve*) ¡sǝpodᴉʇuɐ ǝɥʇ ɹɐǝɥd Moderator

    Jan 21, 2010
    You would need a lot more information than what's on that video.
  3. Adrian_london


    Mar 31, 2020
    Unfortunately, I don't have any other information. Not to worry.
  4. Nanren888


    Nov 8, 2015
    Google the product?
    I couldn't find it.
    Price? More than you expect. :)
    Technology-wise, would seem that similar would be relatively straight forward, but would need a bit of experimentation to get things right. That means developer time and cost. The mechanics seem simple, but it'd be a bit of work to get the things together, not to mention the metal cylinders, likely insulated from each other.
    If version one had to be calibrated, that probably means that the original developers had to invest a while into getting that step to be automatic.
    There are sites that people post projects to get tenders to do/make. The original may have IP protection. If you just want one or a few, buying them is probably the easy option.
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2020
  5. Harald Kapp

    Harald Kapp Moderator Moderator

    Nov 17, 2011
    Someone can. Actually, someone did for the video.

    Looks rather simple:
    A metallic tube separated by an isolating ring.
    A sensor that detects when the mouse has contact to the tube parts on both sides of the isolator or dimply to the part on the end of the tube ("touch sensor")
    A motor that spins the tube if contact is made as indicated by the sensor signal.
    Probably a timer to let the motor run for a few turns of the tubeto ensure the mouse has fallen off the tube.
    narkeleptk likes this.
  6. Adrian_london


    Mar 31, 2020
    I couldn't find it on Google. Price...probably
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