Mounting a SpaceNavigator

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davelondon
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Mounting a SpaceNavigator

Post by davelondon » Sun Aug 17, 2014 6:04 am

Does the SpaceNavigator (or the SpaceNavigator for Notebooks) have any screw-holes on the bottom that I could use to mount it securely on a flat surface?

I'm looking for a gaming setup, and I'm worried in the heat of battle I'll be accidentally lifting the thing off the desk...

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Re: Mounting a SpaceNavigator

Post by UtaSH » Mon Aug 18, 2014 7:50 am

Hi davelondon,

there is nothing prepared on the housing to be mounted. Note that if you open the device to make changes to the housing this will break the warranty of the 3D mouse.

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Re: Mounting a SpaceNavigator

Post by davelondon » Mon Aug 18, 2014 8:48 am

Not a problem. I'll glue it, or use those little sticky foam pads.

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Re: Mounting a SpaceNavigator

Post by Hypersonic » Mon Aug 18, 2014 7:23 pm

When I say gram I really mean 9.8 milli-newtons = 0.001 Kg accelerated at 9.8m/s^2.
The Space Navigator weights about 460 grams. Max translational input is about 350 grams. So when maxing up-input you still have about 100 grams holding it down. The 460 grams pressing down coupled with the (high static friction pad) combo does a good job at keeping the device very steady.
(although if you pull up hard while at the same time push sideways hard it might still shift a bit)

If this still wasn't enough you could use a clamp with a soft gripping material to not tarnish the surface, but I doubt you'd need to. I do wish the springs were stiff enough to warrant the use of a clamp though.

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