Conductive Epoxy Anyone?

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by Arch Feline, Apr 13, 2008.

  1. Arch Feline
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    How hard could it be to come out with a glue that will also make a conducting connection? I am half joking when I suggest this but only half.

    I have put in enough research, brainstorming and soldering practice on my Wii chip that I can visualize needing to solder the wires to adjacent pins with one use of the iron. Even attaching 6 wires to the Wii-Clip v1. and only 3 wires to pads is a daunting prospect that causes me to look at ways of getting my Wii to Eglinton West/Dufferin where there is a repair shop offering a warranty.


    I am going to solder some more and maybe do the 6 wires between the Wasabi and the Wii-Clip.
     
  2. Bob Evil

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    Sounds like you need more practice, and maybe a finer tip on your iron, and a magnifying lens.
     
  3. Xeronage

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    Conductive glue does exist, but I doubt it's practical for such fine connections.
     
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    I have a pen that writes conductive silver traces. But it's useless for soldering to the Wii's IC legs.
     
  5. squirt1000

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    Conductive pens can be bought easily enough as they are used for repairing the fine wire that is used in a heated windscreen on a car [​IMG]

    Crap as an alternative for solder though!
     
  6. Arch Feline
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    There is now no such glue. There used to be no such thing as a Wii-Clip. Someone thought that a Wii-Clip would be a reasonable business venture and someone else may be genius enough to produce the glue. In addition to conductivity the glue should also have the property of being highly visible.

    I have a magnifier and I need more time soldering. All the same soldering 6 wires to the Wii-Clip and 3 to those dots of solder on the Wii euphemistically called solder pads is going to be a stretch.
     
  7. Xeronage

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    Conductive glue, as well as conductive PLASTICS, both exst =P.
     
  8. Bob Evil

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    I have limited use of my right hand ... and yes, I am right-handed ... , due to an accident, years ago, and I can manage to chip a Wii.

    You just need more practice.

    And, as was said, the things you want, do exist ... they are just no good for the purpose you want them for.
     
  9. oxidus

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    yeah these exist but would be worthless for use on wii chip connections.