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Kickstarter campaign: Bluetooth remake of Amiga mouse
The Polish designer Lukas Remis has started a Kickstarter campaign for a wireless remaking of the Commodore Maus 1352. His 'Tank Mouse' is outwardly based on the original, but incorporates modern technology: the Tank Mouse is a wireless optical mouse that has been given a touch panel between the two buttons for scrolling. It works with Bluetooth or 2.4 GHz and can also be used with the Amiga computer. A small USB receiver is to be included in the package for this purpose. A prototype has already been built in cooperation with a renowned electronics manufacturer, extensively tested and is now ready for mass production. The specifications:

  • Colour: Black or white
  • Sensor type: Optical
  • Connectivity: Wireless, 2.4 GHz & Bluetooth 5.0
  • Resolution: 1600 DPI
  • Buttons: 2
  • Scrolling: Touch scrolling area
  • Power: 2 x AAA batteries
  • Size: 108 x 67 x 31 mm
  • Compatibility: Amiga OS, Windows, MacOS, Linux
One of the main goals of the project was to be able to run the Tank Mouse together with an Amiga. This requires a USB to DB9 adapter such as the RYS MKII (supports scrolling) or Lotharek's mouse adapter to connect the wireless receiver (included with the mouse) to the Amiga.

The project goal has been set at 78,000 Euros, of which around 21,000 Euros have already been funded. Should 150% of the sum be reached, a native wireless DB9 receiver will be developed, manufactured and added to each Tank Mouse.

The minimum donation amount is 31 euros. If the funding is successful, the mouse would be produced and delivered by November 2022 (plus 8 Euro shipping). (dr)

[News message: 25. Feb. 2022, 06:49] [Comments: 0]
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