Paint and add LEDs to N64?

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Paint and add LEDs to N64?

Post by ethan_23 » Sat Apr 24, 2010 8:18 am

Hi, I'm new here buut have seen loads of your works over the net! I'm not really confident enough to try and make a portable machine but I really want to add LEDs and re-paint my N64. I have seen this and want to replicate it:
http://www.meotoo.com/ourtube-showvideo ... _pz0u.html,
however I dont really know how to do it. I saw that he used car paint to get the shiny surface but could anyone give me a really good walkthrough so I could solder the LEDs etc? I have a GCSE and A Level in Electronics so I sort of know what I'm doing when it comes to soldering etc but just need a guide.
Thanks if anyone can help :)

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Re: Paint and add LEDs to N64?

Post by mako321 » Sat May 08, 2010 3:04 pm

Replace the front LED, use a led resistance calculator to figure out what resistance you need for the other LED's at 5v, wire to the 5v pin of the 7805 regulator on the n64?

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Re: Paint and add LEDs to N64?

Post by Zeturi » Sat May 08, 2010 4:33 pm

Or you could just wire the leds from the 3.3v power source on one of the controller ports. No regulator required. I would suggest using player 4. Also, Krylon Fusion is your friend for painting plastic.
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Re: Paint and add LEDs to N64?

Post by thewise1 » Sat May 08, 2010 7:56 pm

Get the power from the 3.3v line from the power supply and use a resistor. And use krylon fusion for painting.
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Re: Paint and add LEDs to N64?

Post by technoman » Sat May 08, 2010 8:23 pm

use the 3.3 line on the mobo and then for paint krylon fusion with a glossy clear coat :D

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Re: Paint and add LEDs to N64?

Post by nevermind1534 » Sat May 08, 2010 9:47 pm

If you want a few resistors quick, I can sell them to you.
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Re: Paint and add LEDs to N64?

Post by Basement_Modder » Sun May 09, 2010 4:24 pm

Raizer04 wrote:
technoman wrote:use the 3.3 line on the mobo and then for paint krylon fusion with a glossy clear coat :D

( i need to stop looking so close to picture's :facepalm: )

Clear coat like Technoman said....it gives it that fresh outta the box...wet look that makes ppl drool like their eating chicken and watermelon on a saturday after going to the mall to get some jordans....
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Re: Paint and add LEDs to N64?

Post by technoman » Mon May 10, 2010 12:32 pm

Raizer04 wrote:
technoman wrote:use the 3.3 line on the mobo and then for paint krylon fusion with a glossy clear coat :D

( i need to stop looking so close to picture's :facepalm: )

Clear coat like Technoman said....it gives it that fresh outta the box...wet look that makes ppl drool like their eating chicken and watermelon on a saturday after going to the mall to get some jordans....

lol nice one
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