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Removed Tag[edit]

I removed the attention tag. I cleaned up the list quite a lot, and added contents and headings. Still could do with more entries though -- 09:43, 8 September 2005 (UTC)

What about artist touch pads[edit]

A artist touch pad can be known as many different things. Its primarily known as a "Tablet". Tablets for maximum effectiveness are plugged in by USB. Some products out right now made by Wacom use advance touch screen technology.They let you touch stuff. Allowing the artist to zoom in and out with his finger, or even draw with his finger. The screen is a great way to be able to see exactly where your drawing like on a real paper. The older versions of tablets, such as the Bamboo, is just a small pad in which you would look on the monitor to be able to see where your drawing. While some people prefer to use this method, most of the artists are using this for computer game designing and stick to the actual screen to draw on. Items such as the iPad made by Apple, can be used as a Tablet as well. The only downside is that there are very few pens compatible with the device.

Definition of "Input Device"[edit]

An input device is functions for handling extended input devices such as hardware device used to enter, or input, data (text, images, and sounds) and instructions (ueser responses and commands) into a computer; input devices include keyboards and mice. Some examples of input devices include:
   * Keyboard
   * Computer mouse
   * Touchpad
   * Trackball
   * Image scanner
   * Webcam
   * Barcode scanner
   * Video capture / tuner card
   * Microphone
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Read more: Karakayayasmin (talk) 17:21, 26 September 2010 (UTC)


Please do not vandalise this page. A nipple is not a gaming device and a man thing is not a pointing device.

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This is the only warning you will receive for your disruptive edits. If you vandalize Wikipedia again, as you did to Input device, you will be blocked from editing. Ward3001 15:17, 31 August 2007 (UTC)

I got this message when browsing Wikipedia. What this means? Who is Ward3001? I contribute to Tamil Wikipedia and not English. What is this vandalism?


Keyboards are used to enter typed data and commands.Their are several types of keyboards. People just think theirs only one but theirs a Standard QWERTY Keyboard, which has all the alphabet keys on in standard English74.5.99.148 (talk) 18:19, 14 June 2011 (UTC)KishaJohnson74.5.99.148 (talk) 18:19, 14 June 2011 (UTC) Karakayayasmin (talk) 17:25, 26 September 2010 (UTC)


Mouses are another form of an inpute device. A mouse is a hardward that let you move the curser around on the screen and aslo let you double click on something instead of using your Enter button. You also have different kind of mouse you have your wireless and and you have the other one with the cord you put into your computer. (talk) 18:19, 14 June 2011 (UTC)KishaJohnson74.5.99.148 (talk) 18:19, 14 June 2011 (UTC)<<Technology in Action>>


the number of degrees of freedom involved (e.g. many mice allow 2D positional input, but some devices allow 3D or more; the Logitech Magellan Space Mouse has 6 degrees of freedom)

3D or more? Is that possible? Ok, maybe it is by using some tricks, but the example (the Logitech Magellan Space Mouse) sounds suspicious. "6 degrees of freedom" means 3D, not 6D, but the. this is balls. way the article says it makes it seem like it has 6 dimensions of freedom, which is of course impossible (as we know it). Whoever wrote that must have been confused, I'll change it to make more sense unless someone complains. -- 03:56, 14 August 2007 (UTC)

Joke in Histroy[edit]

There's "People who like men are gay and should not be alive." in the History section. please remove it, anybody? —Preceding unsigned comment added by Qdwe (talkcontribs) 04:14, 25 October 2007 (UTC)

Diagnostic sonography[edit]

I personnaly doubt sonography can be considered an high degree of freedom input device, as provided data require human expertise to interpret. As of today, even expert system are not to analyse uniq shots in clinical environment. --Dwarfpower (talk) 05:08, 6 October 2008 (UTC)

Computer Input Devices - Scanners and Microphones[edit]

Microphones and scanners are two computer input devices. Scanners are used to make digital copies of documents or pictures. Once the images have been scanned the digital copies may be stored in a file for later reference or use, edited, added to websites, or even emailed to others. Microphones are used for communication with others via programs such as Skype or simply in a chat room, for recording audio, and even for practicing new languages. Scanner - A CCD array is a core component in a scanner. It is a collection of diodes that convert light into an electrical charge. These diodes are called photosites. The image of a scanned document reaches the CCD array through a series of mirrors, lenses, and filters. The inside cover of a scanner is black or white, and provides a reference point for determining the size of the document being scanned. A lamp is then used to illuminate the document. All of these objects make up the scan head. The scan head passing signifies the completion of a single scan of the document. The image of the document is reflected by a mirror. On your computer you have a driver which is what communicates with the scanner. Microphone - A microphone “listens” sounds by detecting pressure in the air. Speaking into a microphone creates these types of pressure waves, which moves a screen in the microphone. Pressure being exerted into this screen generates electrical signals sent through the microphone and into the computer. The computer interprets tihs signal and turns back into sound through whatever program you are using. —Preceding unsigned comment added by CourtniDrew (talkcontribs) 22:02, 8 September 2010 (UTC)

Input device[edit]

A CD - ROM is an input device because it can send information to the CPU —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:23, 9 February 2011 (UTC)


Why is this page protected? I have some really useful information to insert here for a class project tommorow but as i cant along with the other 25 in my class, the teacher has to rewrite our assignment which will take long to finish. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 23:32, 13 May 2011 (UTC)

A class project is not a reason to unprotect, but indeed it has been more than a year since the vandalism that prompted the protection, so I figure it's time to remove protection. Jim.henderson (talk) 16:51, 6 March 2012 (UTC)

Edit request on 10 January 2013[edit]

request to edit Riple999 (talk) 11:20, 10 January 2013 (UTC)

Not done Please be specific. What needs to be changed? Forgot to put name 13:07, 10 January 2013 (UTC)

deleted text[edit]

I deleted the following sentence

Input and output devices make up the hardware interface between a computer and a scanner or 6DOF controller.

It would seem that, by definition, input and output devices aren't a hardware interface between anythings, they're sources or sinks. If you disagree, add it back. Peter Flass (talk) 00:45, 28 June 2015 (UTC)

Imaging and input devices[edit]

This section seems to stray way off the topic of input devices, which as the preamble states are computer peripherals.

Scanners clearly belong; cameras I think are a grey area, with a fairly strong case for including devices such as webcams that are intended specifically to extend the capabilities of a computer; laser rangefinders in my experience are self-sufficient, but there are mapping applications where I can understand someone considering them as input devices (supplying GPS, range, and direction data to a GIS program). I can see that logically radio dishes (satellite, radar, astronomy) can be considered as input devices (when their data is sent to and processed by a computer), but if we are to include anything that can send data to a computer, then the term 'input device' ceases to have meaning. Including medical imaging technology seems to be a case in point.

The output of CT and MRI equipment goes to a computer because it needs a phenomenal amount of mathematical processing to generate (and display in a useful manner) the images that are used in diagnosis. The computer, with the relevant software, is an essential accessory to the medical hardware rather than the latter being an add-on for the computer. The diagnostic apparatus will (I presume) also be controlled through a computer, which may or may not (I don't know, and I don't think the choice is essential) be the same one that processes the data.

If the fact that the apparatus receives instructions from a computer and sends data to a computer makes it an input device, then so is anything in the world that communicates with a computer. Are all the servers and routers and other computers on the internet, GPS satellites, Mars Rovers, robotic factories, internet-enabled cars, etc all input devices? — Preceding unsigned comment added by Alkhowarizmi (talkcontribs) 05:24, 23 March 2016 (UTC)

Isn't that SineBot neat!--Alkhowarizmi (talk) 06:46, 23 March 2016 (UTC)