The Ploopy Nano Trackball Kit includes everything necessary to build the trackball. You will have to build the trackball before it can be used.
Included with every Nano Trackball Full Kit:
- 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
- 1x M3x8mm flat-countersunk machine screw
- 1x strip of aluminum tape
- 3x MR63ZZ roller bearings
- 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
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).
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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