This Instructable is a pretty sweet project that some of you might want to take on this weekend: It’ll teach you how to combine an 80s-era Apple mouse body with the innards of a modern Bluetooth wireless mouse, thus turning Apple’s user interface innovation into a device usable with almost any modern day computer.

You will probably need to use a Dremel tool and a little glue to make the new mouse’s board fit into Apple’s old case, but it all seems pretty simple, and in the end, you’ll have a sharp-looking retro mouse that uses Bluetooth.

The old Apple mouse only has one button, so you’ll have to control-click (or download a separate app on Windows) to simulate the right click if you need it — a small price to pay for clicking around in retro style, though.

Turning an old Apple mouse into a modern Bluetooth mouse originally appeared on TUAW – The Unofficial Apple Weblog on Tue, 14 Aug 2012 17:30:00 EST. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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