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2D Positioning: Hacking An Optical Mouse!

Posted May 23, 2012 by Chris

“For my next project, I will need to know the relative position of a moving (<10cm/s) object above (+/- 10 cm ) a surface (flat, but of any quality). After playing with accelerometers, I realized it won’t work (damn you, gravity) so I took the other option I thought of: an optical mouse.”

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