This project originated from my curiosity about CAD input ...devices. I realized that I was struggling to remember navigation combos in Fusion 360 whenever I switched workstations. Having never used a Space mouse before, I decided to explore the possibility of creating a similar device using only the parts I already had on hand.
To make the 3-axis joystick, I used a low-resolution magnetometer and neodymium magnets mounted on a spring system directly inspired form the real 3D connexion Space Mouse. Currently, the device emulates the mouse and keyboard to execute the orbit and pan functions within Fusion 360. There are also two shortcut buttons — one for the home view and another for fitting to the screen. https://youtu.be/iHBgNGnTiK4