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Easilly add Leds to your nes controller

Step 1: The bulk of it

Picture of The bulk of it
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adding leds to a Nes controller is quite simple all you need is some wire, leds, sauder, and some epoxy or another strong adhesive.

after opening the nes controller (sorry for the bad photo) you will find five wires coming from the plug to the board the one you want to focus on are the white and brown wires. the next step is simple run wire from the white and brown wires to the front of the controller. drill holes and mount the Leds to the controller and sauder the wires you ran to the front to the leds and voila.

plug the controller in and turn on your NES
Quick question, I've found out that the white cable is positive (5v), then the brown one got to be negative?
creftan6 years ago
Worst camera ever!
Joe8579 years ago
If I had a NES controller, or a NES for that matter, I would take apart the controller, put leds in the a and b buttons, and put batteries below them so they light up when pressed down.
Silas Joe8579 years ago
There's no need for batteries, as there's already a 5V source in the PAD...
i should try this and put in a usb port for charging stuff and add it to my group
Peter3D7 years ago
Besides sauder, you need a saudering iron. . .
It's Solder, not Sauder... :)
Missed the pun ?
i dont want to make this into an english lesson but what you said (Besides sauder, you need a saudering iron) isn't a pun in no way, shape or form. Look up the word pun
is there any other word for what he did?
Scurl!9 years ago
hmm...led's are cool and all... but i made a (very basic) skype phone from my broken nes controller....and a broken headset... i'll take it apart and put up an instructable in a few days...
Silas9 years ago
I've made a better version.. The LED's blink when you press a button: http://www.instructables.com/id/EGTDV296IPEQZJIM3R/
Silas9 years ago
I've added this instructable to my new group, NES mod's: http://www.instructables.com/group/nesmods/
I hope you will join.
AndyHope (author) 9 years ago
yah sorry the epoxy was to hold the leds in place and they turn on when you turn on the nes
mrdspecs9 years ago
That should have them lit all the time. The epoxy must be to hold the LEDs in place.
do they just lightup when it is on or when you hit the buttons (that would be sweet) ps you never said what the epoxy was for