Bluetooth Mouse Teardown

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Components

1- bottom shell-ABS plastic-injection moulding

2- button-ABS plastic-injection moulding

3- top shell-ABS plastic-injection moulding

4- light guide plate-PMMA-injection moulding

5- wheel-PMMA-injection moulding

6- wheel cover-rubber-injection moulding

7- battery cover-ABS plastic-injection moulding

8- switch-ABS plastic-injection moulding

9- main screw-steel-thread rolling method

10- screw-steel-thread rolling method

11- PCB-glass fibre composite material

12- sensor cover-PMMA-injection moulding

13- decorative button-ABS plastic-injection moulding

14- light guide plate&bluetooth switch-PMMA-injection moulding

15- coil-steel-stretching, lightening and winding

Circuit Board Information

BCM20730-single-chip Bluetooth transceiver

456RD K348-power supplies and adapters

T240 Pa68-processor?

A3000M14444T-sensor?

Tools

A screwdriver was used to disassemble the shell and the circuit board. A pair of needle-nose pliers is used to disassemble the light guide plate. Other parts are fixed by snap-fit and were removed by hand.

Design Elements

Light guide plate: Before teardown, I thought there might be a line of LED directly under that plate. But it turns out to be only one LED on one side of that plate. I think it is very clever to use such elements to create ambient light. You can light up a large area using only one LED. The side in contact with the LED has a glossy finish to better convey the light and the side that shows the light has a matte finish to display the light. I am very curious about why one side of that plate is jagged. Maybe to create some variation of light?

Decorative button: I think this is a bad design example. The decorative button turns out to control something after I tear it down. I remember pushed it before, it is very hard to push and I have to use my nail. And pushing that switch did not change anything. Also, there is another silver element on the shell purely for decoration. So I just assumed it is for decoration too.

Hi, I’m Zekun Yang

Hi, I’m Zekun Yang. I grew up in Tianjin. I studied at the University of Nottingham, Ningbo before coming to PoD. I have a BEng degree in product design and manufacture. I am interested in sustainable design and I am doing an internship in a start-up designing with recycled waste.

I like to travel and I try to make the best use of my holidays as a student to travel around the world. I have been to a lot of places around the world, mostly in China and Asia.

I have worked with Arduino and other microcomputers before but only with help from friends in electronic engineering. And I never have the opportunity to learn it systematically. So I’m very excited about what can I learn in making studio.