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Keep your Wii’s aesthetics clean: the internal Wavebird mod

The Wii is such a beautiful system. It has clean lines, a small form factor, and is more inviting than high-tech looking. You look at it and you just want to play with it. The only problem is that after you’ve added a few Wavebird sensors and GameCube memory cards it starts to look like the system has some tumors. We’ve had many comments in here about how ugly the system gets when you’re playing GameCube games. Frank took a look at a mod that moved the controller ports to the front of the system, but this solution is the cleanest yet: adding the wireless sensor to the inside of the system.

The mod looks pretty hardcore; with my lack of soldering and wire-stripping skills I don’t think I’d ever give it a shot. The writeup on what exactly you need to do is well-done, though, with clear instructions. The author makes it look easier than it probably is, and that’s the mark of a good modder. The post features diagrams and further links that scare me, but should make electrical geeks in the audience ready to tackle this one.


Nintendo, Wii, Wavebird, Mod

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