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a Noob question What is wiifree and how it works?

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hi there completely noob in wii modification can someone please explain me what is wiifree is it a programable chip or what is it available to buy or what
I am tempted to install chip in my wii but not sure which one is better
wii free,wiinja or wiikey
thanks in advance
 

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ok wiikey and winja are manufactures of their own chips which do more or less the same thing as the wiifree but ther's are upgrade able via cd and *could* do more functions but that depends on them

wiifree is a opensource chip based on a 8 leg pic = 12f629

now all u do with that is get hex and burn to chip and install using 1 wire for vcc i for ground and 3 for the actual patching bit

look in the sticky's

plus wii free is more or less free all u need is the pic which u can get quite cheaply

50p to £1.50 each

i would strongly suggest if u get a wiifree is to make a little circuit board for it and install a 8 pin chip holder so u can take it out to programe .etc

and he wii free does everything all the other chips do at the moment with update via cd in development

i personally recommend the wiifree

because its very cheap and opensource
 
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thanks for detailed explaination fes but where do i get the programmer regards
 
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ebay?


heres one i did using an external approach so i can upgrade teh pic code at any time :)
nice same type of board i used but i left about 5mm to fit wires and led

but ur looks very tidy and neat

but u used kynar wire for all connections??

u should of used very thin multi core wire for vcc + and ground

and yes i got mine sticking out the back but urs looks like its hot glued down well i aint got hot glue gun ....lol so i got it *hanging* out the back ...lol

as soon as i get hot glue gun gona install led's in wii remote and nunchuck

so blue light shines through Clear A button and underglow effect on the nun chuk

plus got a classic controller 2 day so mich stick a few led's in there 2...lol
 

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pic is fine erm i would think that programmer should do the job some might require a slight modd (1 wire)

but i use a willem pcb4.5
 

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kynar is fine for this sort of job if it was multiple gnd or vcc then id go multicore or if it was over 5v

i use kynar on a daily basis for track repair on +20 year old technology when im reparing arcade games :)