Target is handing out Wii GiftCards in anticipation of Nintendo's release of this remarkable console. The cards are a bit thicker than your regular credit card and house some pretty nifty electronics. Pressing the button on the outside of the card turns on a ominous blue Wii glow that lasts about ten seconds. I'll pop the case on this little thing and check out the internals. After that we'll add a bit of functionality to the LEDs.
Gather up some tools...
#0 Phillips Screwdriver
Small Flat Screwdrivers
Soldering Iron & Solder
Forceps or Needle Nose Pliers
and lets get started!
Step 1: Crack the Case
On the back side of the card are four #0 Phillips screws to remove.
Carefully remove the backplate and observe the four light diffusers on the edges of the card.
Stash the backplate, diffusers, and screws somewhere safe.