In this instructable I will show you how I customized my Wii with a Super Mario Bros theme but mostly how to add a charger and usb port to the base and console.

I am not responsible if you screw up your Wii, you Will void your warranty if you open the Wii case!Please read ahead but mod at your own risk!


Step 1: Things Needed

You will need:

A Wii
Tri wing / Phillips screwdriver
Bondo / silicone mold
Some piping
Wiimote Charger
wire, solder, soldering iron, usb male & female
And some Balls to take apart your Wii!
<p>I love it!!! you are so much more talented than anyone i have ever seen!</p>
I would really love some advice on how you used your bondo.<br>I'm currently working on doing two-part molding and am curious as to how well bondo would work for the project, I haven't worked with bondo before, so I do not know the consistency or anything else to expect and am curious, is it exceptionally thick and therefore would be difficult to use in two-part molding?<br>Lots of questions that boil down to simply, what bondo did you use, or does 'any' bondo work. and will it work in two-part molding?
You are so talented - this is unreal. Jealous :(
Awesome job man! It looks great!
me gusta el dise&ntilde;o
Realmente quiero que la wii <br>in english: i really want that wii
(removed by Elmo)
wos balls? my balls? ewwwwwwww
How did you paint that, and what did you use ? (For the clay also) And how did you make the decoration around the base ? Oh, and how did you connect the clay to the wii ? Thanks if you reply !
That Mario is all bondo (car body filler) I took a mold of the clay one and then filled the mold with bondo. It is all hand painted and mixed, it is model enamel paint. The grass around the base was clay rolled in long skinny cylinders then laid over, following a pattern. Then a mold was taken of that and reproduced to get symmetrical pieces in bondo. The bondo pieces were then epoxied to the base. So what you think is clay is actually bondo an hard plastic body filler.
id easily give my wii for one of these
Thank you very much ! I'm modding my own Wii in a similar fashion. What do you think about airbrushing it ? And how did you prep the Wii for painting ? Thanks again !
When I tried to airbrush it, it got ripples on it, I only airbrushed the blue because of the large area. I sanded the whole thing and primed it then repeated that a couple of times.
I think the sky looks better rough, feels more like a background.<br />
Thank you for telling me ! I'll have to dig out my old Warhammer paints...
lol, warhammer paints if they're that old is reccomend new ones
i tell you, krylon fusion is 5 bucks a can at walmart and would be worth every cent if it was $100. the only downfall is the limited color selection. what few things i have painted i did without primer and it came out perfect! just a thought. you gave me a pretty sweet idea. figure maybe i'd return the favor
:0 absuloutly amazing man
you an insperation i will kil lanyone who doesnt give it a 5 but why mario? if you did a legend of zelda that good id easily pay $600 for it
because nintendo is best known for mario and all his buddies.
Are you saying Link and Mario aren't buddies? Link's been around just as long as mario, only 2 years shorter!<br />
when i say buddies, i mean people in the same video game....
Hehe, I guess SSB Doesn't count :P.
Wow, this turned out beautifully!&nbsp;Great job on the painting and I love the use of the Mario figure for that 3D effect. Really nice.<br />
Buddy, you should keep doing this, buy a wii, mod it, sell it, buy a wii, mod it sell etc. you ,made 3-4 hundred dollars!
it actually sold for like 750 on ebay
yeah! you buy it for 300 $, sell it for 700! that is some good prophet for a job that is very easy to do, but has great results.
400 hundre d bucks but ya gotta use like all of it to make the next one
Ideas: Metroid Wii Tetris Wii Pong Wii Halo wii TF2 Wii (With a granade-shaped charger and a Scout 3D head!)
or even like madden or 2K
Think outside the box! For example, add butane torches on the side that light when you turn on the system. Or you can make it affect your environment, like dimming the lights and such.
won't those melt you Wii? if they don't you still have to re-fuel it
those were just examples and no, the torches don't face the wii.
t-t-t-tasty, tasty
what a pain to refill though...<br />
Thats Funny!! Besides the added usb, the mod is on the case (BOX), so technically didn't I think outside of it?
This is the one that was in nintendo power!
I wasn't talking to you, just the people in this thread that were mimicing your idea.
I'd buy the flamethrower one....
that would kill it...........................................................................but it would be cool
yea, like an ambilight tv or sumthing!
Make it designed to look like the NES system, mod the wiimote and nunchuck to match
halo? xbox? nintendo? what?!
or best of all a...zelda themed wii!
Mod one so it makes me toast.
Why not do it to your gamecube instead?<br />
just plug a usb toaster in.&nbsp; Yes they have them. look it up.<br />

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