We hate 2020!

Just when we thought 2020 couldn't get any worse! We were about to re-open after many months of being closed but then disaster struck when a mains water pipe burst and flooded much of the ground floor of the museum.
Sadly re-opening has now been postponed. Read More >>>

Please Donate Via Just GivingNo visitors, no workshops, no events, no school visits... no income. We know that things are tough for everyone right now, but if you can afford to help us through these tough times please donate what you can.

There's over 36,000 exhibits here! That should keep you occupied for a bit - get searching!

Or come and get involved on our social media channels ...

      Twitch  Facebook          Online Gift Shop      

Thank you.

Early Mouse Example

This is a University project mouse, that runs on three wheels, two for up and down, (the second wheel is there to keep the mouse balanced). The single wheel is for left and right movement.

Additionally to the movement wheels, there are two clear ones with black dots on them, which travel through a light sensor, when the light is broken by the dots, movement is sensed, and the cursor will move on screen.

Date : Unknown

Manufacturer : University

Format : Mouse

Physical Description : Mouse

Related Topics:
This exhibit has a reference ID of CH56448. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.

Scan of Document: Early Mouse Example

Click on the Image For Detail

Help support the museum by buying from the museum shop

View all items

Founding Sponsors
redgate Google ARM Real VNC Microsoft Research
Heritage Lottery Funded
Heritage Lottery Fund
Accredited Museum