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The first optical mouse I ever used was alarmingly 22 years ago, at University and came married to a mat with a matrix of fine dots covering it. Poor thing was plugged into an 'Amiga'. I can't remember when it evolved into not needing the mat, but have been aware ever since that that the light on the bottom illuminates the surface it's on at an acute angle - the reason for which I have convinced myself I just didn't need to know and was a matter of 'optics'.

I grew dissatisfied with this two days ago an embarked upon a bit of micro-research about optical mice, one conclusion of which is that the American Patent system is wholly absurd. Anyway, here's why (it’s obvious). Rather than capture an image of a grainy surface, by shining the light at the angle you can capture the shadows of a grainy surface which makes for better input into you motion logic. Cool huh? I've got a nasty feeling anyone reading this knew that already. And how many times does it compare shadows? Up to a thousand times per second.

There you go, two facts you can use next time you’re in the pub.
Regards,
Rob Philpott.

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