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Wiimote B button rumble mod

Here I will show you how you can make your B button on your wiimote light up on/either Rumble or all the time.

Supply's-
LED 3mm , color of you choice
Solder and 15watt soldering iron
Resistor (if you want)
Tir-wing screw driver
About an inch of wire
Wiimote (duh)

And thats about it

Heres what the final product will look like :)

Also you can get everything else form Radio Shack.

Here is my youtube video of it in action http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=9M6cHJIr65k
 
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Step 1: Lets get that wiimote apart and the B button ready for the LED

First take apart your wiimote, then take out the B button. Bend your LED somewhat like this (see picture one) I put more of a curve on my led to get it to fit better, just play around with it until you get the feel right.

Then solder wire to the LED ends, make the wire about 1 1/2 inches long. Insert your LED into the B button. You can either remove the far bottom clip like i did or just put it by the clip.(what i did was once i removed the clip i took my solder iron and poked a hole threw the tube) picture #2 is where you remove the clip. NOTE: the positive (+) leg of the LED is the smaller piece of metal if you look into the clear part of the LED and the negative (-) is the other one.

Picture #3 is where you melt (optional) a hole threw the tube on the button. If you did this step, all you do is melt a hole about in the middle of the tube until you can fully insert your LED. Make sure not to melt the top of the tube because if you do it will be really hard to put the button back together and have it feel smooth.
EagleGrip3 years ago
so do you solder the rumble motor and the LED to the same terminals?
Wiimote Master (author)  EagleGrip3 years ago
Yes.
Bert995 years ago
How did you learn to do all of this?
Wiimote Master (author)  Bert995 years ago
If your interested in something research it and learn about it. Also google is your friend.
Zephron6 years ago
The B button is awesome, but wouldn't the same "light on rumble" work with the A button mod?
Wiimote Master (author)  Zephron6 years ago
Yes it will. You just have to adjust some things on the inside to make it fit. Play around with it, the best way to learn is to explore.
craig36 years ago
im guessing that the +is on the left and the - on the right?
Wiimote Master (author)  craig36 years ago
Yes, just like the picture.
any idea what the voltage would be there?
Wiimote Master (author)  nintendude496 years ago
3v or 1.5v
If you can make it so the b-button has the rumble mod. Could you solder it so the a button lights up when it rumbles?
Wiimote Master (author)  ianlikescake6 years ago
Yes you can, but youll have to work the LED around some with it being so close to the A button. (Do you guys think i should write a A button mod?)
Do you mean by that that all you need to do is solder some longer wires from the rumble points so the LED can reach the A button?
Wiimote Master (author)  craig36 years ago
No i mean all you need to do is place the LED on the solder points directly so that the LED faces the a button.
Ya that would be good i cant find a tutorial anywhere else on how to do it.
yes that would be AMAZING! P.S. how do i get the faceplate off? its like, attached near the IR part, and like all of the buttons fell out and i cant get em back because I'm afraid the plate thingy will snap!
craig36 years ago
sorry if it is dumb, but the only picture in step 2, is that the solder points to make it light up when it rumbles?
Wiimote Master (author)  craig36 years ago
Yes that is them.
craig36 years ago
Would it work still if i used the + and - shown in here for both the B and power button LEDS?
craig36 years ago
good man, I'm a fan of your work All i need is a quick trip to dick smith and i have myself a fancy new Wii mote Actualy, does it matter if the Wiimote is rechargeable battery? i dout it but i just wanna make sure
Wiimote Master (author)  craig36 years ago
No that wont harm anything, its still getting the same amount of power ;) . I'm glad i have a fan.
Awesome job, looks great, I will have to show this to my friends maybe. Nice work!!
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