Took some time, but I did a 3DS LED Sound reactive mod.

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    Have a few photos from the process here: http://imgur.com/a/NKvWj




    I didn't do much testing but I think I would do different colors next time the button prints could be cleaner looking :(.

    Wondering what others think about it :)
     
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    Looking good! Nice job. Do you have any internal pics by any chance?
     
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    So cool
     
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    Whoops, I missed that.
     
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    Yup :3
     
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    Wow, that is impressive. Are there any electronics involved in making the LEDs light, or is the speaker output connected directly to the LEDs?
     
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    None, just connected right to the areas where the speaker pins are for the ribbon cable.
     
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    Looks cool, but won't it get distracting while playing?
    That's a lot simpler than I thought, I would have thought that connecting it directly to the speaker pins would either destroy the LED due to too much current or simply not produce the desired effect.
     
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    I got used to flashing lights in the PSP days :)
     
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    Very nice mod, it too reminded me of the old PSP days. Back then I saw mods like that relatively often, but now it seems a lot less common.
     
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    That is pretty damn awesome. Looks wild. Be cool to make each led flash in the color of the SNES buttons.

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    Once you have it more streamlined and down, you could totally make diy kits for people and probably sell them on kitsch-bent.
     
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    So cool! I would definitely buy one of these. ^_^
     
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    That is some sweet modding right there. Keep us posted on how stable it is. I would think that the raw output from the speaker would be too much on the LEDs without a resistor holding it back
     
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    Yeah I literally searched high and dry for someone that has modded a recent item like this. Seems non existent.

    I'm planning on doing my wife's to match the coloring on the n3DS's, I'll post something when I get around to testing that fully.

    I'd love to open up a service doing things like this, but prices wouldn't be too cheap. Most of it is the labor costs, not including designing the buttons it took me about 5-6 hours of work.

    For blue LED's I think it's just barely under the limit, I think doing red LEDs would be too much.
     
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    That I'll be awesome. I look forward to seeing it. On a side note, where'd you get that theme? It's sicc!
     
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