Introduction: Wii Speak on Pc and Wii

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Do you have a old Wii Speak laying somewhere around the house? Go and get it, it's a great microphone. A lot of people including me tried to get it to work on a pc, without losing the possibility of using it on the Wii. Now it's possible. And quick and easy to do.

Let's get started

Step 1: Tools and Materials

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What you will need for this project:

  • Wii Speak
  • Rca or Audio Jack cable
  • Screwdriver(Flat head or Tri wing, Not sure what size)
  • Drill
  • Utility Knife
  • Soldering Iron
  • Solder
  • Extra: Multimeter
  • Extra: Usb cable
  • Extra: 100ohm resistor

Step 2: Opening It Up

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Take out the four screws out of each of the corners, and take off the cover. Now you can take the main board out of the housing.

Step 3: Preparing the Housing

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Take a drillbit that's slightly bigger than your cable and drill a hole, you can do it almost any where but i decided to do it a bit left of the USB hole. Just make sure that you removed the main board. After drilling the hole, clean it up a bit with the utility knife.

Step 4: Getting the Cable Ready

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First take your cable and remove the outer layer, you can use a wirestripper but i don't own one so i used a utility knife instead. After that's done you'll see two cables. Now you must strip the ends of these cables. Most of the time the black wire will be ground, but you can make sure that it is by using the continuity test function on your multimeter. On RCA cables the outer shell is ground, on audio jack cables the piece the closest to the plug is Ground. Now you'll need to push the cable thru the hole and put an knod in it so it won't fall back out. make sure the cable is long enough to reach to the microphone hole of the case.

Step 5: Soldering It All

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On the left of the board there will be 3 connectors. Red, Copper and green, we only care about Red an copper because green is for the blue led on the microphone that we don't need. We will need to solder the ground wire of your cable to the copper cable but make sure it's still soldered on the board. Now we will need to do the same thing with the other wire of your cable and the red wire of the microphone.

Step 6: Using It

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Connect the thing to a microphone port on your pc.

  • Now right click the little speaker in the bottom right corner and click on Recording devices.
  • If you have more than one microphone just blow in the Wii speak and se which one on the microphones works.
  • Right click on that microphone and click on proporties.
  • Go to level and adjust it like you want, i used 100 on microphone and 20db on microphone boost.

And you are done! Congratulations now your Wii speak works on your pc but also still on your Wii.

Step 7: Make the Led Work

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If you want the blue led to work you can do this.

  1. Open the case again
  2. Get a Usb cable and cut the end off.
  3. Cut off the shielding and expose the 4 cable.
  4. We only need black and red.
  5. You can cut off White and green or leave them so you can later add a usb drive in the Wii Speak.
  6. Take the board out of the case.
  7. Drill a hole.
  8. Put the cable thru the hole.
  9. Solder a 100ohm resistor to the red wire.
  10. Solder the red wire with the resistor to the green cable, but leave it on the board.
  11. Solder the black wire to ground on the board.
  12. Close it up.
  13. Done!

Sorry for the bad english i'm Polish

Comments

Marchantia (author)2017-01-15

Hi! Thanks a lot for this tutorial. It worked for me but I have a probably stupid newbie question: every audio cable I could find had three cables (mostly yellow-red-white) inside. I guess this is for two audio channels. I connected the red wire to the red wire inside the wii speak and left the yellow wire unconnected. The microphone works but I hear a lot of white noise while recording.

What kind of audio cable has only two wires inside? What should I be looking for?

KubaP (author)Marchantia2017-01-15

Hello,


Every question is a good one, so it's not stupid! The cable you are looking for is a mono cable. The yellow-white-red cables have a total of 6 cables in them 2 for video (yellow), 2 for right audio (red) and 2 for left audio (white). They are all identical cables, but colour coded. The noise you hear might be because of a few things. First thing to do is to try lowering the micboost in windows as that can generate a lot of noise, if that doesn't solve it you should check all of your connections to see if they're soldered correctly and don't look crusty. Also check if your cable is good, it can be that the cable is broken on the inside. Last thing to check, is to see if the microphone and ground aren't connected together inside the Wii speak and if they're connected correctly and not inverted. But if you followed the tutorial that shouldn't be an issue.

Marchantia (author)KubaP2017-01-17

Thanks again!

SiggeA (author)2016-05-22

Thanks for the tutorial, the mic is great!

seamster (author)2015-08-12

Hey, very nicely done! Thank you for sharing how to do this. Your english is just fine!

KubaP (author)seamster2015-08-12

Thanks

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