Convert optical mouse into Arduino web cam

Franci has written this tutorial describing the process used to convert a mouse into an Arduino web cam. In addition to the Arduino, all you need are an Ethernet shield, an optical mouse with ADNS-5020 sensor and a 10K ohm resistor. “An optical mouse uses a small camera that records the surface to calculate movements […]

MSP430 optical mouse chip interface – phase 1

JWoodrell over at the 430h forum shares his experience interfacing an optical mouse IC (AVAGO ADNS-2051) to an MSP430G2553: My current plan is to gut optical mice for their sensor + lense i can get them for around 2-3 bucks.  the first mouse i gutted had an AVAGO ADNS-2051 sensor which is nice because it […]