I am trying to do something similar to this tutorial here.. this isn't robotics.. but I am just trying to learn about electronics and getting my feet wet..http://tinylittlelife.org/?p=122
But the problem is he doesn't show how to remove the microswitches and wire the new buttons.
So here are the issues I have now..
how do I remove the micro switches from the circuit board?
Apparently one way to do it is to heat the solder then remove the switches. But on the mouse I am using there seems to be no solder or very little. So I am thinking you have to pry them off or something. But seems like it would hurt them or the circuit board.
The other thing I am wondering about is what kind of wire to use to reroute the buttons and what guage wire. maybe it doesn't matter really but I want to make sure I use the right type.
any help would be great