This instructable will show you how to rewire the button of the Wiimote to bigger buttons so that persons with disabilities will be able to efficiently use the Wiimote by not having to press the small buttons on the Wiimote. The buttons that will be rewired will be the A button, B button, the directional pad (up, down, left, right), and the Home button.


An updated wireless version of the adapted Wii-mote using an Arduino board and Xbee wireless circuits can be found here.

Step 1: Soldering Tips Before You Begin

To solder very small items follow the following procedure:
1. Spread some soldering flux on the components you wish to solder.
2. Gather a bit of solder on the tip of your iron.
3. Touch the components together.
4. Give the components a kiss with the soldering iron. The solder on the tip should transfer to the components.
Take care not to put to much solder on the tip of the iron, doing so may result in the bridging of two or more components you don't want soldered together.


<p>Hey,I've been trying to get this to work but am having some difficulty, I'd really appreciate if you could get back to me as I have a few questions about how the project works, and why mine doesn't</p><p>My e-mail is: christopher.huaman@gmail.com</p>
<p>Where do you buy a big joystick and the large plastic buttons? My father has ALS and I would like to build him something like this. He has limited movement of his arms and fingers. I've also thought about making a version that uses a pressure transducer for sip-puff A/B control and an accelerometer mounted to the head for direction control.</p>
oh man, that is huge!
as an arm amputee this is GREAT!!!!&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; would you mind contacting me so i can get more details??<br />
Dude your awesome<br />

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Bio: The Rehab Engineering and Applied Research (REAR) Lab undertakes applied research and development targeting the increased health and function of persons with disabilities. Specific areas ... More »
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