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by Archie
14 May 2021 13:42
Forum: Trackballs
Topic: Hori Track TRK-7
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Views: 108

Hori Track TRK-7

Ball size: 2" (50.5mm) Interface: Proprietary serial Year: 1989 https://trackballs.eu/media/Hori/TRK-7/IMG_2258_m.jpg Designed by Hori Electric Co. for Nintendo Family Computer (aka "Famicom") video game console. In addition to the common buttons, it does have cross-shaped D-pad control. Device is o...
by Archie
08 Apr 2021 08:35
Forum: Trackballs
Topic: Kensington Orbit Fusion 72362
Replies: 0
Views: 323

Kensington Orbit Fusion 72362

https://www.kensington.com/p/products/electronic-control-solutions/trackball-products/orbit-fusion-wireless-trackball/ Ball size: 1 37/64 " (40mm) Interface: USB wireless USB ID: VID_047D&PID_807B Product Name: Orbit Fusion Wireless Trackball M/N: M01490-M P/N: K72362/K72363 FCC ID: GV3M01490-M Yea...
by Archie
27 Mar 2021 22:09
Forum: Trackballs
Topic: Olympus MH-869
Replies: 0
Views: 504

Olympus MH-869

Ball size: 1 13/32 " (35.8mm) Interface: Quadrature Year: 1996 https://trackballs.eu/media/Olympus/MH-869/IMG_2089_m.jpg Designed for EU-M30 endoscopic ultrasound system, but in fact it's pretty much standard raw output 3-button pointing device. Actual trackball unit is Tamagawa TA3414N , mounted in...
by Archie
20 Jan 2021 22:02
Forum: Trackballs
Topic: direct compare
Replies: 0
Views: 282

direct compare

When people start searching for upgrade or replacement of favorite trackball, it's often desirable to see potential candidate together with old one, just to get very basic impression of how similar (or different) it is. I'm starting this tread with Elecom Deft Pro M-DPT1MR versus Logitech Cordless O...
by Archie
09 Jan 2021 00:44
Forum: Science
Topic: Acceleration study
Replies: 0
Views: 212

Acceleration study

Interesting works focused on analyzing how GUI performance is affected by acceleration changes. Among other things, the differences between Windows and MacOS implementations are detailed. === User-defined transfer functions to improve pointing performance in graphical user interfaces S.M. Hasanul Ba...
by Archie
02 Jan 2021 21:20
Forum: Trackballs
Topic: Kensington TurboMouse ADB 62352
Replies: 0
Views: 311

Kensington TurboMouse ADB 62352

Ball size: 2 1/4 " (57.25mm) Interface: ADB P/N: 62352 Year: 1987 https://trackballs.eu/media/Kensington/62352/IMG_1946_m.jpg Slightly updated version of very first trackball marketed by Kensington - TurboMouse #62350 (rebadged Assimilation Process AP07045 Mac Turbo Touch released in 1985). Physical...
by Archie
20 Dec 2020 18:30
Forum: Bearings
Topic: Ceramic
Replies: 0
Views: 242

Ceramic

For gliding points, as well as for some ball bearings, different kinds of ceramic (and similar) materials are used: Zirconium Oxide (ZrO 2 ), Silicon Nitride (Si 3 N 4 ), Silicon Carbide (SiC), Synthetic Ruby (Al 2 O 3 :Cr), Aluminium Oxide (Al 2 O 3 ) etc. Some in-depth information about particular...
by Archie
14 Dec 2020 21:14
Forum: Resources
Topic: Trackball-related sites
Replies: 0
Views: 281

Trackball-related sites

Some tracball-oriented communities that active today. Forums : https://deskthority.net/viewforum.php?f=3 Resource is mostly devoted to the mechanical keyboards, but some useful infrmation about pointing devices is available. https://old.reddit.com/r/Trackballs/ Probably, most populated place today, ...
by Archie
06 Dec 2020 23:04
Forum: Trackballs
Topic: MicroSpeed FastTRAP
Replies: 0
Views: 1000

MicroSpeed FastTRAP

Ball size: 2 1/4 " (57.28mm) Interface: RS-232 FCC ID: FUU4TGMAP1 Year: 1987 https://trackballs.eu/media/MicroSpeed/FastTRAP/IMG_1640_m.jpg Introduced in 1987, it seems to be the first pointing device in history equipped with wheel - long before it was reinvented again for mice. MicroSpeed called it...
by Archie
14 Sep 2020 05:39
Forum: History
Topic: History of trackball
Replies: 0
Views: 147

History of trackball

The trackball first appeared in late 1940 - early 1950, as a part of military radar systems developed in Britain and Canada. Oldest American patent I've found - US 3,013,441 , was filed in 1958 by Hughes Aircraft Company: The present invention relates generally to a radar target tracking control app...