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Created in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop Elements by Jeremy Kemp, 2/10/05

1: Pulling the mouse turns the ball.
2: X and Y rollers grip the ball and transfer movement.
3: Optical encoding disks include light holes.
4: Infrared LEDs shine through the disks.
5: Sensors gather light pulses to convert to X and Y velocities.

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Originally uploaded by Jeremykemp 01:35, 15 February 2005

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