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Wiimote leds?

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Hardware' started by tye_debbie, Jan 2, 2007.

  1. tye_debbie

    tye_debbie Emo Gamer

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    Just wondering, 1.are the lights in the wii remote leds and 2. Is it possible to change them? If so how would i go about doing so?
     
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    1) Yes
    2) Yes. Well, actually, I don't know. If you want to try, however, then what you'll need is a tri-wing screwdriver, a soldering iron, some new LEDs, some resistors (relating to the new voltage of the new LEDs), and I think perhaps a solder-sucker thing to suck up the old solder to remove the old LEDs.
     
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    right, thank you.
     
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    If you are thinking about changing the LEDs, you need to find out how many volts the current ones are, how many volts the new ones are, and find a resistor to compensate.
     
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    ive seen some photos from one who did a red green yellow blue in one controller
     
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    Nothing wrong with being an emo
     
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    also, while im thinking of it, would anyone be able to help me and find out how many volts the current leds in the remote are, as i have no idea how to find out
     
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    most leds are 1.5 volts
     
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    Why do i get the feeling im being lied to? Possibly because i have a AA batery next to me saying it has 1.5v!

    Correct me if im wrong
     
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    you could simply put a sheet of plastic over the old square bit, so that it changes the color. quite simple ;)
     
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    If you don't know your way around a volt meter or how to solder surface mount electrical components, then you're getting in over your head.
     
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    ahh well .. emo or not..

    u can figure ur leds out..
     
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    Oh i know how to solder and such, to be honest i was just being inquizative(Someone correct me on my spelling) and wondered how i would go about changing the leds
     
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    Ok, good then. I just didn't want you to wreck your remote!
     
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    :idea:Thnx for the concern.
     
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    About the voltage limits of different coloured LEDs:

    Color Threshold voltage
    Red 1.6 V
    Green 2.1 V
    Yellow 2.1 V
    Orange 2.2 V
    Blue 4-5 V

    This doesn't take into account "super brights".
     
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    Sorry but I wasn't lying to you. The leds I work with are 1.5v
     

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