Maker Faire Wii Mod Instructions

We were at the Austin Maker Faire yesterday and sold lots of kits.  Here are the directions that we were handing out:

Read all instructions before starting!

1. Take out batteries

2. Unscrew four screws that you can see, there are 2 in the battery holder and 2 in the holes behind the battery holder.

Put all part into a dish do you do not lose them!

3. Open Wii-mote by pressing with a standard head screw driver at a half inch from the front (see photo). Push inwards between covers to disengage plastic clip. Cover will pop open easily when you push in the right place.

Be careful: Do not pull cover apart! It may take force and dent the plastic!

4. Keep the buttons, rubber pads, and the speaker in line in the top of the Wii-mote.

5. Take out circuit board and undo the white clips for the “B” button;

Do not pull out vibrator wires (the small black object in the bottom cover)

6. Solder the long legs of the 3mm LED to positive top and short leg to the negative bottom. Check and make sure that it solder is not connected to any other pads. Check picture for the details.

7. Fold LED around the side of the circuit board, and bend the light to point up at the place behind where the “A” button rests. Make sure solder does not break, it may make it impossible to complete. The LED legs must not touch!

8. Put the clip back onto the circuit board the correct way and circuit board on the Wii-mote, make sure that you are putting it into the bottom cover.

9. Hold the bottom casing and circuit board upside-down and carefully place it onto the top cover. Make sure that the buttons are in the right place.

10. Put the screws into place and screw it in carefully after you are sure that the LED works. Test it by putting the batteries in.

11. If LED does not fit bend it carefully so that it does fit.

12. Screw in carefully. And test it again.

Make sure that you have clipped all the clips. And you now have your new modified Wii-mote.

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