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The first computer mouse wasn’t made from plastic.

The first computer mouse wasn’t made from plastic.

The first computer mouse wasn't made from plastic. In 1964, Doug Engelbart invented the first ever computer mouse! Back then, it was made out of wood. It was rectangular and featured a little button on the top right.

The mouse was invented by Douglas Engelbart in 1964 and consisted of a wooden shell, circuit board and two metal wheels that came into contact with the surface it was being used on.

Computer mouse and interactive computing

 Development of the mouse began in the early 1960s by SRI's Douglas Engelbart, while he was exploring the interactions between humans and computers. Bill English, then the chief engineer at SRI, built the first computer mouse prototype in 1964.

Doug Engelbart
Doug Engelbart reportedly conceived the mouse during a conference lecture in 1961. His first design, in 1963, used rolling wheels inspired by mechanical area-measuring devices called planimeters invented in the 1800s. Engineers at Germany's Telefunken also invented a mouse in the mid-1960s.

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