Mini Trackball (Kit)

$74.99 CAD$79.99 CAD

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Description

The Ploopy Mini Trackball Kit includes everything necessary to build the trackball. You will have to build the trackball before it can be used.

Included with every Mini Trackball Kit:

3D-printed parts

  • Top
  • Base
  • 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

Electronics

  • Programmed electronics assembly
  • An ADNS-5050 optical mouse sensor
  • An optic for the ADNS-5050

Cable

  • If you purchase a cable from us, it will be a USB-A to USB Micro-B cable, six feet long

Hardware

  • 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.

To complete the assembly, you’ll need:

  • A Phillips head screwdriver (#1 or similar size)
  • A soldering iron
  • Solder

IF YOU DO NOT HAVE THE ABOVE, YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO COMPLETE THE ASSEMBLY PROCESS.

Note about assembly:

During assembly, it is possible (though unlikely) that you’ll have to rub toothpaste all over the ball. If you don’t have toothpaste or you’re not comfortable doing this step, there’s a good chance that the tracking on the ball will be inferior (or perhaps even unusable).

Default firmware

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.

Note:

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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Additional information

Weight 0.41 kg
Dimensions 13 × 13 × 7 cm

Shipping & Returns

Shipping

  • We ship packages using Canada Post.
  • During the checkout process, you will see an estimate for delivery time. THIS IS NOT AN ESTIMATE FOR HOW LONG THE PRODUCT WILL TAKE TO ARRIVE FROM YOUR DATE OF PURCHASE. It is an estimate for how long the package will be in transit.
  • Orders will be shipped out on the basis of availability. We will communicate the the status of our production capacity once per week, or less frequently if we decide that our production schedule is sufficiently stable; you may check this website to see updates on our production schedule.
  • Ploopy may charge sales tax for sales of Products; Canadian orders will show sales tax (HST or GST) upon checkout, while International orders will have sales tax collected upon import.
  • If sales tax is not indicated during the checkout process, it will be collected upon import along with all other charges related to customs, duties, and brokerage fees. Ploopy does not receive these funds, nor do we mandate their collection; they are collected by customs as part of international trade agreements.
  • Shipping costs are not declared on customs forms; only the value of purchased goods is declared.

Returns

Included with your Ploopy hardware is a limited one (1) year manufacturers warranty from the date of purchase. This warranty is automatically voided if you in any way alter the hardware, software or firmware you receive, including but not limited to flashing new firmware onto hardware you purchase from us.

We offer a 30-day return policy (shipping not included).

For more details please refer to our General Terms and Conditions of Sale.