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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.

WARNING:
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!

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MY WII
 
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Step 1: Things Needed

You will need:

A Wii
Tri wing / Phillips screwdriver
Bondo / silicone mold
Clay
Some piping
Wiimote Charger
wire, solder, soldering iron, usb male & female
paint
And some Balls to take apart your Wii!

Step 2: The main part

Modding the base
First I thought of a design and added things to it over about a week, so I was sure I got everything I wanted. The base has a Wiimote charger, extra usb port in front, and usb connector to the console.
I bought a cheep charger form Toys "R" Us about $20 and took it apart to get the good stuff. Then moved the contacts for the Wiimote into my Mario bros pipe, and made a custom mushroom for the color changing led that indicates the charge status. Lastly I sculpted the ascetics with clay then molded them with the silicone and made casts with Bondo so they are identical.
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I would really love some advice on how you used your bondo.
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?
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?
LMCx2 years ago
You are so talented - this is unreal. Jealous :(
MVMann3 years ago
Awesome job man! It looks great!
logo-iso3 years ago
me gusta el diseño
Realmente quiero que la wii
in english: i really want that wii
kartmaster23 years ago
(removed by Elmo)
storm3913 years ago
wos balls? my balls? ewwwwwwww
Wood Mime6 years ago
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 !
BeerBellyJoe (author)  Wood Mime6 years ago
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 !
BeerBellyJoe (author)  Wood Mime6 years ago
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.
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
moocowdog4 years ago
:0 absuloutly amazing man
conor1237775 years ago
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!
when i say buddies, i mean people in the same video game....
Hehe, I guess SSB Doesn't count :P.
neonix4 years ago
Wow, this turned out beautifully! Great job on the painting and I love the use of the Mario figure for that 3D effect. Really nice.
Bartboy6 years ago
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!
Gage987 Bartboy6 years ago
it actually sold for like 750 on ebay
Bartboy Gage9876 years ago
EXACTLY!
Gage987 Bartboy6 years ago
really
Bartboy Gage9876 years ago
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.
Gage987 Bartboy6 years ago
400 hundre d bucks but ya gotta use like all of it to make the next one
santy22 Gage9876 years ago
Ideas: Metroid Wii Tetris Wii Pong Wii Halo wii TF2 Wii (With a granade-shaped charger and a Scout 3D head!)
Gage987 santy226 years ago
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...
BeerBellyJoe (author)  EnigmaMax6 years ago
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.
iBurn EnigmaMax5 years ago
I'd buy the flamethrower one....
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