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This is a short instructable on how I moded a Nintendo Wii case with fiber optic stars and logo for a Star Wars themed Wii! This Wii is on sale now on E-Bay, it will also have the Star Wars the Force Unleashed game.

Warning Mod at your own risk, I take no responsibility if you mess up your Wii!!

 
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Step 1: Parts

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The parts include:

Black Wii case (ebay from Great seller msmmall)
Fiber optics 2 diff. sizes (E-bay from Great seller thefiberopticstore)
L.E.D. 's: I used 3 yellow,4 white, 3red (1 for light bar, 2 for Wiimote and Nunchuk)
Small amount of Plexiglass
Thin brass sheet
Epoxy
Sticker paper
A needle
Model paint
wires, solder, soldering iron, etc.
and a Wii!!!

Step 2: The Logo

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This was actually very simple, first print out two of the logo's on the sticker paper in the size you want. Second cut one out around the border and place it on the Plexiglass. Then cut that out and remove the sticker. Next cut out the letters and put them on the brass sheet, the brass was so thin that I was able to cut it with scissors. The holes in the A's and the R's were done with a utility knife.
Print a third logo on regular paper. Now with all the pieces, place the Plexiglass on top of the 3rd logo and epoxy the letters in the correct place. When dried, drill holes from the back side for the three L.E.D.s and for three mounting hangers; the hangers were made out of paper clips. Drill holes in the case in the same spots and then bend the hangers over to hold the logo in place. I then connected the L.E.D.s in parallel with wires leaving extra for hook up.

Step 3: Stars!! for Star Wars

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So now you've got the logo done, its time for the stars! The thin fiber optics were about the same dia. as a sewing needle I had, so I just heated it up with a small candle and pushed it through the case form the inside out. The bigger holes were done with a paper clip in the same manner. I then looked at the case against a light as to see the effect. Once satisfied I counted the holes and planed to make some stars fade in and out , figuring out how many were to stay on and how many to fade (on each side). This is why I have four l.e.d's powering the stars.
After finding out the numbers, I cut the fibers longer then I needed so I could glue, then trim later. Next I bunched them together with thread and epoxied them, gluing the l.e.d.'s at the bottom.

Step 4: Red light bar

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This was also a simple step. I had a hight intensity red l.e.d. and filed it down on both sides to make it flat. I also filed the light bar down to accept the l.e.d., then epoxied them together. I just cut off the connector and soldered it on the l.e.d. since the resistor is already in the Wii. Thats It!!

Step 5: Darth FADER!!!

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So searching all over the web for a fading circuit, I stumbled across a great sight!!! SICKmods has some great products, great service and fast shipping, they even have a forum to help you out. I ordered the Fader circuit and installed it with no problems! This thing can fade up to 10 l.e.d.'s, even though I only used 3, one for each side and the light bar.

Step 6: Then some detail

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I then decided to add some detail to the other side so its not just stars. I went with the destroyed Death Star an X-Wing and on the top, Darth Vader's Tie Fighter; all are hand painted (which took forever). After the paint dried, I tested it then trimmed the fibers and put it all together.

Step 7: Finished!!

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So this is the finial Product!! What do you guys think? Well check it out on ebay and the video on YouTube!! I'm donating 15% of the auction to J.D.R.F. as a little Christmas present for those kids!! Please throw this thing all over the Web, I would love to see it everywhere and tell me where you've seen it!! Thanks a bunch! Ask any questions and feel free to comment!
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gunman1515 days ago

Would you make a "Star Wars the Old Republic" SWTOR wii for me? I can only do a payment plan though? lol

Lowney3 years ago
Wait, stupid question, where did you hook up the LEDs that power the stars? Did you connect them straight onto the circuit board, because I assume a resistor would be needed. Thanks!
Absolutely gorgious, your Wii has become a very sexy machine.
Great mod
Bartboy5 years ago
Could you make a zelda one? I REALLY lovve zelda, and I think it would make a lot of money, seeing as theree are quite a few zelda games (Virtual console, twilight princess and links crossbow training) so you could mod the zapper and the classic controler!
mod the zapper into a crossbow.
Yeah. and the classic controller into the triforce!
or a master sword with the triforce logo on it? 
aweomenessX10
YES! A custom Wiimote peripheral - the Master Sword! It's GENIOUS!
Glueman274 years ago
This is the coolest thing ever!!!!!!!:)
spiderobert4 years ago
 this is absolutely awesome!!!!! when i get some money I am totally going to do this! 

also in your demo video, what is the song at the very end? is it actually from one of the hulk movies? either way it sound an awful lot like 'superheroes' from the rocky horror picture show... actually I'm convinced that it is :P
funguy83084 years ago
Man I am a huge star wars fan. I wish I could have bought this one.  The possibilities are endless on this. You could have a Jedi or Sith Wii depending on the colors used . Also just a thought, what if you put the logo on top where the tie fighter is and put the death star on the side in the process of blowing up and used your fiber optics as the explosion.
thefonz1015 years ago
Why is it, that everybody and their dog mods the Wii, and almost nobody mods the Xbox and Playstation 3? I like the Wii and all, but it gets a little stale. Wonderful mod anyway.
It's probably because the Wii doesn't have too many great games.

No good games = not a very useful system.
grrrr...

SSBB
Zelda
Mario Kart
Wii Sports Resort
Wii Fit (and Wii Fit +)
I could go on for hours
Please remember that I posted that comment before all but one of those games was out.
Oh, sorry, it's just that if you posted it then, it was only just released so you could have waited a bit before saying that it has no good games.

Still, you have a good point and it was not my intention to disrespect you in any way.
 Eh, I didn't look at any release dates anyway. Some newer games are awesome though.
Seconded!
BeerBellyJoe (author)  Bright Shadow5 years ago
What do you think the top selling game system is?
for kids: Wii for hardcore techies: PS3 for fratboys: XBOX 360
WRONG! The wii has sold way more than the ps3. And slightly more than the 360 and ps3 combined! The wii is NOT just for kids, it's for retro gamers, wich are the HARDEST games out there. Donkey kong is by far way harder than any other game. The wii is also the cheapest, so it's great for this kind of project, and has the most revolutionary controller. The ps3 has a better video card, but that's useless unless you have an hd tv. The only reason I would even consider buying a 360 would be for halo and online.
actually the 360 is for the halo fans in their 30s who live with their parents...
:O I have no choice now........
the 360 and ps3 are propably a little more complicated to mod than the wii
There are quite a few faceplates and such for the Xbox. I actually don't mind the way my PS3 looks. Not much need to mod that.
he as soon as i can get back to school im getting my friend to paint jack scellington laying down with the head as the on button on my faceplate and the hill scene on the top and all with photo stickers so i dont void my warranty.
because if you brick your wii because of this its not really a big deal and if you are successful u dont have to worry about future brick its not realy possible (other than getting a wrong update and not being able to change settings and go online)
jamiec534 years ago
Ah but now, instead of getting some black case for the Wii, you can get

wait for it.........

.... a black wii!!!!!!!!!!!!!
atari52004 years ago
really awesome! but could use one more thing
shop.starwars.com/catalog/product.xml
I'll buy it from you!!!

$300?

BeerBellyJoe (author)  Dr-Constructable4 years ago
Its sold already, but I still have the Hulk one.
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Lesedi4 years ago
Gonna try this on my xbox
ANTQNUT4 years ago
I love it! This is pure awesomeness!
history3235 years ago
amazing mod I just would be afraid to screw up my wii if I did it!!!
Herodez5 years ago
are the L.E.D.'s 3mm or 5mm?
iman745 years ago
BEST WII MOD EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
arhodes185 years ago
The conduit one next!!!
Jayefuu5 years ago
How much did this go for on ebay in the end? Great mod by the way :)
Question: I am modding my wii to accept either two SMD LEDs or just one Ultrabright Pink LED. What is the voltage coming out of the wii to the Gate assembly?
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