This article has mainly been focused on the successful Half
Life Mod, Counter Strike. However, this isn't saying that
it can't be used with other applications, but seeing I'm a
Counter Strike fan I don't care about any other programs as
long as I get my extra frags in. Extreme ICE or I will not
take responsibilities for any damaged caused to yourself or
your equipment if you produce this modification.
what is the mod that I'm going to "try" and "successfully"
fire button for the mouse.
reason for wanting an automatic fire button in Counter Strike
is to be used with pistols, where rapid action of the firing
is required to equal the amount of damage that a secondary
weapon would cause. However, if the fire button is on your
mouse then you'll know that the finger tires very quickly
or not fast enough to unload those bullets into your opponent.
me (and most people), my fire button is the left mouse button
(unless your left handed then it's the right button) so we
need to take a closer look at this and see how it could be
standard voltage across a mouse button switch is about 5 volts,
same as the supply voltage to the mouse itself. So to cause
a "trigger", the button has to be physically pressed
to close the circuit, which allows the 5 volts to flow through.
For another "trigger" to occur, the 5 volts has
to cease and then be applied again, this is where the idea
of an oscillator comes in.
idea of having an oscillating circuit patched in the mouse
allows the process of "101" to occur automatically,
rather than physically pushing, releasing and pushing again
to have the same output.
are many ways to create a Square Wave-form or Astable, but
I'm going to look into the least complicated way of producing
this circuit. For
UK people (might apply to other countries as well) we have
the delight of the integrated circuit (IC/chip), 555N, this
little 8 pin chip is a general purpose timing unit and can
be wired to do a lot of applications, one of them being an
Astable output. Below is a diagram of this IC and how it can
be wired to process an Astable function.
total 4 components are required (1 IC, 2 Resistors and 1 Capacitor),
this is ideal because its compact and cheap to make. As well
as those two benefits, the circuit is relatively simple to
solder on a piece of Stripboard, below is a picture of one
the general idea of the article is forming, now its time to
take a closer look.