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Modding Nendo Wo-Class

Recently while I was cleaning and checking my figures I was surprised to find out that the LED light up function for my Nendo Wo-CLass Stopped working (It was working when I just bought it over a year and last time I checked 6 months ago) thinking it was probably the batteries getting drained, I got me some fresh ones.

You can only imagine the despair I felt when even with fresh batteries, she still refused to light up. It was then that I found out that the wire connecting to the LED Diodes had corroded (prolly due to the humidity in my country)

Since it's very unlikely that GSC will send me a new circuit/head due to natural wear and tear, I decided to take the opportunity to mod her.


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First you open up the head via parting the two halves at the mouth. Then remove the screw securing the batteries to the circuit board and to the lower half of the head. Remove the entire circuit as you'll need the space.

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Next get yourself some Hiromi 327 Led lights (at least one red, yellow and green) and some 2mm(w)x 1mm(h) ndfeb N42 magnet disks (at least 6pcs)


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Make sure you put the rubber(?) sleeves otherwise the LED lights will be too bright and cast shadows.

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Glue one of the magnet disks at the center (between the eyes ideally).

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Next glue one magent disk on to the hiromi led light (ideally just after the indention).
Alternatively you can also put a magnet disk just behind the eyes of the wo-class.


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In this case I placed a magnet both at the center and one just behind each of the eyes. I placed the colors I won't be switching on in the vertical position so that it won't cast any shadows while the active light is ON and it doubles up as a storage space.

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Will try to answer any questions regarding this to the best of my abilities in the comments! thanks for reading
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kyoshinhei (6 months ago) #19313898That huge difference is puzzling but interesting, maybe I should just get some white ones and put some clear red on them ^^

The different materials that LEDs are made from, to produce the different colours, need differing amounts of power shoved through them to do their thing. Didn't know the difference was so significant though.

There are charts on the internet to calculate the power consumption. I could crunch the numbers from what other people quote, but not that interested (and it would require guesses for what LEDs they are using)

For me, if I was doing LED stuff, I'd make it run off 5v and wire it to a USB plug. Got some lighting wired to my PC so it turns on when my PC does, with a switch inline so I can override it (if I leave PC on overnight, taking photos)
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tharglet (6 months ago) #19312383I translated this page using Google Translate, and it largely depends on what colour you get. Red and yellow eat significantly more power than white, green and blue. Former do 7,8,12h, depending what one you get, others are quoted as 30+ hours.
That huge difference is puzzling but interesting, maybe I should just get some white ones and put some clear red on them ^^
6 months ago
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kyoshinhei (6 months ago) #19306568Nice job.
Speaking of Hiromi Milight, I'm considering getting some for the gimmick on ITEM #464666 but I'm wondering what to expect of them in terms of battery life. Do you know how long they can stay on before running out of juice?


I translated this page using Google Translate, and it largely depends on what colour you get. Red and yellow eat significantly more power than white, green and blue. Former do 7,8,12h, depending what one you get, others are quoted as 30+ hours.
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Devastator001 (6 months ago) #19306716kyoshinhei
Well I have an ITEM #433790 I got around 3 months ago and I've switching it on/ off for alot of times and it's still quite bright till today so should be at least good for a year?

Thanks for the info ;-)
6 months ago
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kyoshinhei

Well I have an ITEM #433790 I got around 3 months ago and I've switching it on/ off for alot of times and it's still quite bright till today so should be at least good for a year?
6 months ago
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Nice job.
Speaking of Hiromi Milight, I'm considering getting some for the gimmick on ITEM #464666 but I'm wondering what to expect of them in terms of battery life. Do you know how long they can stay on before running out of juice?
6 months ago
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