Add Leds to a Nes Controller

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Intro: Add Leds to a Nes Controller

Easilly add Leds to your nes controller

Step 1: The Bulk of It

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

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    kristopher.hammar

    9 years ago on Step 1

    Quick question, I've found out that the white cable is positive (5v), then the brown one got to be negative?

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    Joe857

    12 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.

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    SilasJoe857

    Reply 12 years ago

    There's no need for batteries, as there's already a 5V source in the PAD...

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    YerboogiemanSilas

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    i should try this and put in a usb port for charging stuff and add it to my group

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    PyroMongerPeter3D

    Reply 10 years ago on Introduction

    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

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    Scurl!

    12 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...

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    AndyHope

    12 years ago

    yah sorry the epoxy was to hold the leds in place and they turn on when you turn on the nes

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    mrdspecs

    12 years ago

    That should have them lit all the time. The epoxy must be to hold the LEDs in place.

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    TheCheese9921

    12 years ago

    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