The Quiz: What was the first computer mouse made of?
The invention of the first computer mouse completely changed how humans interacted with computers. In 1964, Doug Engelbart invented the first mouse at his Stanford Research Institute lab with funding from a NASA grant. The basic design had perpendicular wheels mounted in a hollow wooden block with a button on top. In his original study, the “x,y position indicator for a display system” (AKA mouse) beat out other options, such as a knee-controlled device under the desk, a light pen, and a joystick.
The correct answer to this quiz is Wood.