2nd October 2019

mashable
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What was the very first computer mouse made out of?

Eleven years after the military design, Douglas Engelbart became the father of the modern mouse. He developed a gadget made with a wooden base using two wheels to roll back and forth. It was the first mouse that could fit into a user's hand.

So, what type of plastic is a computer mouse made from?

The mouse's outer shell and most of its internal mechanical parts, including the shafts and spoked wheels, are made of acrylonitrile butadiene styrene (ABS) plastic that is injection-molded. The ball is metal that is coated in rubber; it is made by a specialty supplier.

What is in a computer mouse?

A computer mouse (plural: mice) is an input device that is most often used with a personal computer. Moving a mouse along a flat surface can move the on-screen cursor to different items on the screen. It is called a computer mouse because of the wire that connects the mouse to the computer.
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