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In the early days of GUI interfaces, one common type of mouse was known as a “bus mouse”. This kind of mouse placed all the intelligence inside the computer or a decoder board, with little more than microswitches and rotary encoders inside the mouse itself.
Later, more and more smarts were moved into the mouse, with the transition to protocols like PS/2 on PCs, ADB on Macs, and finally USB as the standard since the late ‘90s.
In this guide, I’ll show how to use a CircuitPython board to convert the classic NeXT Computers bus mouse to work on a modern computer with USB HID.
Check out the guide “NeXT Bus Mouse to USB HID with CircuitPython” on the Adafruit Learn System!
If you have the NeXT Computers keyboard, you’ll be interested in their previous guide as well: NeXT Computer Keyboard to USB HID with CircuitPython
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