Prototyping of the apple mouse

The original mouse was prototyped with butter dishes, spools of guitar wire, toy train wheels and roller balls taken from underarm deodorant sticks. Prototyping things from the local corner store is still a validate method today. Until 3D printers become easier to use, constructing a new object by reusing existing objects and materials, will often be a lower barrier of entry for an initial prototype.

Prototyping the Mouse

David M Kelley on Apple’s first mouse

Break down of original apple mouse cica 1980

David Kelley on the Apple Mouse – standford interview

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