LED crazy DS

Adding LEDs makes everything better. Watch this video as a regular old DS gets turned into one of the most awesome things on the planet. A ton of LEDs were added, some to the body, some to an extra cartridge, some behind buttons. Parts are wired into the speakers, so you get nice effects to your music. We’ll bet the battery life suffers, but who cares. This thing is worth it. This was originally taken from Nico Nico Douga, which overlays the comments on the video.

[via Boing Boing Gadgets]


  1. Frank says:

    Did I heard the battery will survive for 5 minutes?

  2. Sean says:

    Epileptics beware!

  3. iR377 says:

    Nice mod, terrible scrolly text video!

  4. joe says:

    There is a fine line between totally awesome blinking lights and crappy cellphone cover from that kiosk (you know, the store so sucky it doesn’t even have a real store) in the mall that only the junior high kids hang out at. don’t get me wrong, i love LEDs… but wow.

  5. roshamboe says:

    talk about ds LITE

  6. EdZ says:

    Wish I could find the original NicoVideo link so I could watch without the comments. Who on earth uses a screenrecorder to save NicoVideo stuff rather than just pulling the original file from the site?

  7. EdZ says:

    OK, that was a lot easier to find than I was expecting:


  8. Christopher Reitmann says:

    Ok, so that was a DSi, not a DS Lite, right? If so, does anyone know what card was used to run home-brew? I read that homebrew didn’t work and that the loadable cartridges and things didn’t work with the new one.

  9. Eric says:

    No, it was a DS Lite. When they first take it apart, there’s no camera on the top.

    I’m not sure why they had a DSi earlier in the video, not speaking or reading Japanese.

  10. Echo_Hotel says:

    In case you wondered wwwww is Japanese net speak for something like LOL.

  11. JB says:

    I suspect (ALSO not reading japanese) the intro is something to the effect of…

    “So the DSi is out now… and that means it’s time to upgrade my DSLite… BY ADDING SOUND-SENSITIVE LEDS!”

  12. srilyk says:

    And here you thought the Japanese modded their *cars* when they got bored!

  13. Rawrl says:

    No, that’s “azn pryde” retards and white trash.

  14. Ryan says:

    I’ve already done this to mine last year, lol :P
    It’s pretty sweet. Easy too. I’m going to put better speakers into it next time I open it up, haha

  15. kingconga42 says:

    anyone know what circuit was used for the sound-reactive LEDs?

  16. lol says:

    the sound one

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