I’ve finally got my big casemod project, totally reskinning (and redoing some of the mechanical and electrical innards as well) a Logitech V220 wireless mouse. I’ve included not just the mouse buttons but also the scroll wheel and its button. Last night I painted the mix of cast plastic and sculpted polymer clay and metal parts and today I gave it four coats of super strong automotive engine enamel (normal clear coats aren’t strong enough). Here is a teaser picture of all the painted parts (and a clay pot I made for a cactus but I’ll post that separately). Watch for a massive post on the finished project and a complete how-to in the next few days.
I probably (…definitely) put a lot more hours into this than I should have but I’m proud of how it turned out and the picture doesn’t do it justice. I’ve had a rough couple days in no small part because of the heat — crossing 42 degrees Celsius (or 108 degrees Fahrenheit) with the humidex today. Brutal. Brutal. Brutal. I hate how hot it is in Toronto in the summer… I’ve never been able to stomach it. If it weren’t for being stuck here for medical reasons I would gladly leave and move to Nunavut.