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I want to make my own mouse pad.

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  1. BradleyKZN

    BradleyKZN New Member

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    I am considering making my own mouse pad, what would be the best material to use?
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    a mouse pad.
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    Find a old scanner, peel off the spongy top:)
    use that...
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    im wanting to redo it from scratch
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    copper would be awesome if you could pull it off

    or copper with a nickel or aluminum inlay, sort of like This but in mouse pad format :rockout:
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    3~5mm Acrylic with one side sanded
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    And silicon?
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    What?...the ones you find it tubes or the actual element?
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    The trick is finding a surface that tracks well. I would experiment a bit and find a surface that tracks well on your mice. Then cut it into w/e shape you like and cover the bottom with something that will add a bit of friction so it wont slide.
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    Try depleted uranium. Its good for the skin too.
    Binge says thanks.
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    It'll give you cancer
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    Cancer you say?

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    a perfectly flat sheet of glass :)


    hehehehe
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    Teflon from a non-stick frying pan
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    I know you're talking about making your own, but I'm totally hooked on C4.

    http://www.cshyde.com/c4web/home.htm

    I bought the sheet & applied it to my desk, but you could attach it to your base of choice.
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    I wouldn't do that to my mom's pan! she'll kill me
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    CDdude55 Crazy 4 TPU!!!

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    Tear off a piece of cardboard and decorate it.:):laugh:
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    ooh, get another desk. then you can have a desk on your desk, and use that as a mousepad.
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    I made my own mousepad. Get a piece of aluminum from Home Depot or something. Coat the aluminum in Teflon spray. It costs about $5, and is the best mousepad you have ever used. Also don't forget rubber feet.
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    So can i not use silicon? You know just make a mould and then fill it with silicon?
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    If your not gonna coat it, the it would be too grippy for the mouse to move.

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