This is a really simple task, and can only really cost you up to $8.00 (If you have the parts). So, just read along! There isn't much you have to know, only how to solder (It's melting metal, how hard can it be?) and use scissors.

Step 1: Materials and Tools

Alright, for this, you'll only need a few basic things.

--Solder Iron, Solder Wire (Buy it here for $8.00)
--NDS Charger, USB Cable (Lite or Launch, Type-A Male)
--NDS (Lite or Launch) of course ;D

Also, recommended, you only use the chargers provided by Nintendo. These will last MUCH longer than 3rd party chargers.
Thank you! Worked like a charm. Used an Ipod cable. It worked perfectly. :)
Hi there ! Thanks for your tutorial. I tried but i just have 3 fast orange lights and nothing more....i used an USB like this one : http://content.etilize.com/Large/1010042348.jpg (so a Type A-B Male).<br>I'm wondering if i must take an USB Type A / Mini B like this one : http://www.everest-electronics.com/img/usb_5pin_beige_1.jpg to make it good like you ? Can you confirm me please ? Thanks !
Update ! I finaly rebuild all my cables and discover in my Usb girdle, another black wires but without the black one...so i put them together and &quot;Voila&quot; ! :) all's working fine. Thanks from France
orange light is on for one second but stops after 1 seconds
thanks for those mentioning deal extreme. I didn't know the site existed... looks like dirt cheap deals on electronic goodies.
Very nice job. My 9 yr old son wants a car charger for his DS for use on our 10 family vacation. This gave us the idea we needed - to use my laptop for charging his DS. The fun is not in buying one for $1.87 at deal extreme.
I'm sure this pretty cool to design and all... but dealextreme is selling one for only $1.83! <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.3401">http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.3401</a> Free shipping too.<br/>
can this also serve as a trade/battle cable 4 games? (ex. emulator to game battle)
I also wimped out and bought a USB wall charger for $20 at GameStop, and it came with a DS Lite charger cable and a DS Lite to Original DS/Game Boy Advance SP adapter. It's nice, because I can charge not only DS's or Game Boys, but things like iPods, cell phones, and digital cameras as well. Plus, I could really trust my handmade cable anymore.
would it be possible to just attch the USB wires directly to the battery pack (with alligator clips) instead of sacrificing my wall charger?
Nicely done. One comment, and VERY important, in step 4 where the shrink wrap is added. Both the red and the black have to have their own piece of shrink wrap to keep them from touching. So slide a piece onto each lead, make your connection and solder, then slide the wrap down and heat it. If you want, you could add another to cover both by sliding a larger size over the both, b4 connecting of course.
Great, but photos would have been nice.
yeah. its hard to understand these drawings...
Whilst this is nice, and I considered building one myself i wimped out and bought one from deal extreme for $2.03 including free shipping from china.

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