The Ploopy Mini Trackball includes a completely-assembled trackball, fully tested that is ready to use right out of the box.
Included with every Mini Trackball:
- Primary buttons
- Secondary buttons
- 2x button levers
- Scroll wheel
- Scroll wheel holder
- 2x Scroll wheel holder holder
- PCB scroll wheel holder
- Roller bearing jig top
- Roller bearing jig bottom
- 3x roller bearing dowels
- Programmed electronics assembly
- An ADNS-5050 optical mouse sensor
- An optic for the ADNS-5050
- If you purchase a cable from us, it will be a USB-A to USB Micro-B cable, six feet long
- 8x M3x8mm flat-countersunk machine screw
- 1x strip of aluminum tape
- 3x MR63ZZ roller bearings
- 1x 18mm x 3mm dowel pin
- 3x 12mm x 3mm dowel pin
- 1x size 10 silicone ring
- 4x friction pads
- 1x 1.5″ red snooker ball
You can find full assembly instructions on our Github wiki. But…you don’t need them, since this comes fully-assembled!
However, you may find that tracking on the Mini is poor (although functional) when you first try it. If it is, you can address this by using some simple household toothpaste. Instructions on how to do this can be found here.
The Ploopy Trackball ships with QMK preloaded. Currently, we’re shipping with our version of QMK.
Want to load new firmware onto your Ploopy Trackball? Loading new firmware is fast and easy, and doesn’t require anything except your computer. Check out our guide here. It includes a full set of instructions on loading new firmware. You can load new firmware with tools like QMK Toolbox or the QMK Configurator.
Because this trackball has roller bearings, it’s noticeably louder that other trackballs. It makes a sort of scratchy grinding noise when the ball is moved. It’s a noise that you will notice during use. Please keep this in mind before ordering.
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