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  1. How do you wire a switch?

    We are going to go over the basics of how to wire a switch. Let's assume you have an LED, a power supply, and a switch. You would like to be able to hook everything up and be able to turn you LED on and off with the switch. We have a single pole single throw mini slide switch that...
  2. How to Convert mA to Amps - Milliamps to Amps

    We are going to show you how to convert mA to Amps (milliamps to amps). This is a very easy thing to do once you see it done. First of all, milliamps and amps are referring to the same things, but they are on different scales. There are 1000 milliamps in a single Amp. If you have 20mA and you...
  3. How to Wire LEDs - 101 - Wiring LEDs in Parallel

    This is the second part in a a multi-part series on how to wiring LEDs.   Wiring LEDs in parallel can be very similar to wiring single LEDs. Really, it is simply "tying" all of your single LEDs together and using a common + and - to power them. There are a couple ways to wire LEDs in parallel. One...
  4. How to Wire LEDs - 101 - Single LED Example + Formulas

    We are going to show you several ways to wire LEDs. You can use the video below to follow through this post. This is a basic understanding of how to wire LEDs, however this article will allow you to wire LEDs in 99% of all scenarios. The very basics of wiring an LED will involve your power supply (DC/Direct Current...
  5. Xbox 360 Controller ROL/Dome Mod with Automatic On/Off Switch

    This tutorial is meant to work if you use it just as it says. There are a lot of calculations involving the resistor values for the transistor. You must use four 3mm leds or a total of 80mA in leds if you would like it to work as we have intended it to in this tutorial. If you stray from...
  6. Custom Xbox 360 Controller

    Here we will walk you through the installation of any of the custom Xbox 360 controller parts. I would recommend that you take a look through the video to get a good idea on how to install the appropriate parts and also pick up on a couple tips that may make it easier and quicker as well. Here is the...
  7. Add Custom LED Lights to a PC Case

    It is very simple to add led lights to a PC case. I would suggest taking a look at the video above to get an idea on what you need to do and the general process. Basically, is all it takes is a set of lights, some wire, soldering iron, an extra 4 pin molex connector, and electrical tape. We...
  8. Power Points in Xbox 360 Controllers for LEDs

    The max voltage rating at these points is right at 3.5v. It does get lower depending on the batteries you are using and how much power they have left, but the max voltage is 3.5v and it is recommended that you base your led mods off of this number for the best results.
  9. How to tell the Difference Between a New CG and the Old Matrix Boards for the Xbox 360 Controllers

    It is pretty straight forward. In the new CG you can see some added electrical components inside the red circle of the picture. On the old Matrix board those components are not there.
  10. Xbox 360 Ring of Light Controller Mod / LED Swap

    What you will need:   20-30 Watt Soldering Iron (we, at niktronix use 30 Watt) Rosin Core 60/40 .40 Solder Soldering Stand (highly recommended) Tweezers (can't do it without these) Four 0603 SMDs in your choice of color Xbox 360 Controller Look at our Polarity Guide if you don't know the which side is + and - for your 0603 SMD...

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