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Lesson 7: CPX as a Mouse

Table of Contents

  1. Lesson 7.1: Making a Programmable Mouse
    1. Lesson 7.1 Code
  2. Lesson 7.2: Accelerometer Mouse
    1. Lesson 7.2 Code
  3. Project Examples
  4. Next Lesson

In Lesson 7 of our CPX series, we will learn how to use the CPX as a programmable mouse. We’ll begin by making a discrete mouse that shifts the mouse cursor by small amounts with button A and B presses before building a more complex accelerometer-based mouse with continuous input.

Lesson 7.1: Making a Programmable Mouse

In this lesson, we will show how to use the CPX as a programmable mouse.

Lesson 7.1 Code

Lesson 7.2: Accelerometer Mouse

In this lesson, we will show how to use the CPX’s built-in accelerometer to make smooth, continuous mouse input.

Lesson 7.2 Code

Project Examples

All project examples below provide tutorials with example MakeCode code.

Next Lesson

In the next lesson, we’ll learn how to hook up external sensors like potentiometers using analog input on the CPX.

Previous: CPX as a Keyboard Next: Analog Input on the CPX


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