I did a quick comparison of the sound of a few different #trackball models - the Microsoft Trackball Explorer, Elecom Huge, Ploopy and a quick test part
The Microsoft and Elecom ones have very low "stiction" at low speeds which is really nice. The Ploopy is great at high speeds but slightly frictiony at low speeds depending on direction. Hoping I can mod the design to fit silicon nitride bearings into it!
I designed some quick bearing mounts for the Ploopy trackball today - instead of roller bearings I wanted to use silicon nitride ball bearings. They don't rotate, they're just a low friction surface.
Rather than re-printing the entire massive top part of the trackball, I chose to just make them small "adapter" inserts that you can put into the bearing holders in the existing part.
I tried MoI back when I was still on Windows. Very nice little program, not as complete as Rhino, and cheap.
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