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Offline biothermal

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Goodwill find... Fujitsu PalmMouse?
« on: Wed, 05 August 2020, 18:03:38 »
Went to Goodwill and emerged with a wallet lighter by $3.50




I really only bought it for the retro vibes, the Fujitsu branding, and because it reminded me of a Staple "that was easy" button. Unfortunately I can't find a damn thing about it on the internet, anyone ever encountered one before?

Also, should I open it and use it? Maybe do a little gaming? The possibilities seem endless...

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Re: Goodwill find... Fujitsu PalmMouse?
« Reply #1 on: Wed, 05 August 2020, 22:12:46 »
I have a Fujitsu keyboard with what could be one of those inside it. The brand is the same and the d-pad looks similar.

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The d-pad is analogue. I took it apart once but couldn't figure out how it worked.
It has a single wide coiled spring for resistance over four SMD components in a cross, labelled HED0 to HED3 on the silk screen. (Hall effect?)
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Re: Goodwill find... Fujitsu PalmMouse?
« Reply #2 on: Thu, 06 August 2020, 12:45:46 »
I have a Fujitsu keyboard with what could be one of those inside it. The brand is the same and the d-pad looks similar.

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The d-pad is analogue. I took it apart once but couldn't figure out how it worked.
It has a single wide coiled spring for resistance over four SMD components in a cross, labelled HED0 to HED3 on the silk screen. (Hall effect?)

Huh, that's pretty cool!

Ended up finding some more info from a local friend who knows how to use google better than yours truly.


Seems like it was rather expensive for what it was when it came out in the late 90s/early 2000s. Following up on the lingo in the Fujitsu PDF he found, yielded a bit more info. Hinting at why there don't seem to be many (if any) around these days.

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Re: Goodwill find... Fujitsu PalmMouse?
« Reply #3 on: Thu, 13 August 2020, 11:04:23 »
That looks pretty cool. I would definitely like to try something like that; although, I bet the DPI is too low to use on modern monitors. I'd say open it and play around with it! What's the point in having stuff you don't use?
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Re: Goodwill find... Fujitsu PalmMouse?
« Reply #4 on: Thu, 13 August 2020, 11:22:45 »
"No moving parts to clean"
"Navigator button moves 10*"

Does it magically self clean?

Like Kavik I'd have to open it up and have a play.
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