Mouse Sensor KitThe Parallax Mouse Sensor is a module in kit form which, when assembled, provides the tracking functions of an optical mouse. The two-wire serial interface is directly compatible with the Parallax BASIC Stamp 2 family, the Parallax Propeller, and other microcontrollers.

This kit has a distinct advantage for experimenters over off-the-shelf computer mice, in that the mechanical parts are more hacker-friendly, and the programming does not rely on interfacing to (or bypassing) a USB or PS/2 connection.

• Compact module, including illumination, optics, and custom laser-cut base
• “Close-to-the-metal” register-based serial interface for maximum flexibility
• Holes for mounting to other equipment
• Compatible with any BS2-family BASIC Stamp, the SX, and the Parallax Propeller
• Accommodation for single or dual three-wire (servo-type) interface cables (included)

• Measuring X and Y displacement on a flat surface
• Detecting vibration in two dimensions over a flat surface

• Power requirements: 5 VDC at 35 mA
• Communication: Two-wire serial (clock and data)
• Logic compatible with 3.3 V (using external resistor) and 5 V microcontrollers
• Dimensions: 1.80 x 1.00 x 0.65 in (45.7 x 25.4 x 16.5 mm)