Tech Prank: Hardware Mouse Jiggler
If you're looking for a way to prank your friends, coworkers, or classmates, messing with their computer is a sure bet. Changing the background or flipping the screen is so 2003. To help modernize your practical jokes, here is a USB stick that shows up as a regular mouse and moves the pointer around every 10-20 seconds. Perfect for annoying your victims.
To follow along with this project tutorial, you will need the following materials:
You will also need some 30 AWG wire to connect the breakout board to the Pro Micro.
To build this project, you will need the following tools:
- 3D Printer
- Hot Air Rework Station
- Soldering Iron
- Wire Strippers
- Double-Sided Foam Tape or Servo Tape
If you aren't familiar with the following concepts, we recommend checking out these tutorials before continuing:
It will also help to understand how to program your Pro Micro to act as a USB Mouse.