Saturday, April 1, 2017

Modification: Add LED to Candy Toy and Gashapon Gashat (Shakariki Sports, Dangerous Zombie)

Added LEDs to the sound gashats recently purchased: Candy Toy Shakariki Sports and Gashapon Dangerous Zombie... Though their parts are quite different, their similarity is that both are quite hard for the lights to shine properly to show the diagram in a similar way to the DX version... This is mainly due to it's transparent piece is 1 molded piece and the diagram side is coloured (not white)... For Candy Toy Shakariki Sports, I used a green LED to shine the background and a white LED for the front diagram... not very good, as the top part is very white, but the bottom ("bicycle wheels" area) is not lit up "white" enough, making the green-coloured wheels blend in together with the green-lit background (see video below)...


Has to cut away this part to allow white LED light to shine through...


The transparent piece for candy toy version has to be trimmed for space to fit in the LEDs (my position)... Also used a piece of black insulation tape to separate the 2 LEDs' light
Edit: While I was re-positioning the LEDs for better lightings, I removed the black insulation tape to allow more fusion of green and white light at the top part (nearer to LEDs)...


For the Gashapon Dangerous Zombie, remember to remove the sticker to reveal the hidden screw when taking apart the gashat...


I used a surface-mount white LED in this gashat... works well...


And also used blu-tack to position the LED better... Oh, also has to cut off some part (of the white part) to allow the LED light to shine through...  



Borrowed my nephew's DX Gamer Driver to test out... Yeap, the Gashapon Dangerous Zombie gashat is for him...


17 comments:

  1. Ok so where does the red wire from the LED go to on the gashapon? I can't make it out in the photo

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    1. Should be to any one of the speaker's terminal pad.

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    2. Where did you get the wires? And which leds types and size to be specific is another question

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    3. You might want to go and check out ur hardware stores for wires, I got mine from the sound recording circuits' components which I don't need and also from some old toys with electronics. As for LED, I use 3/5 mm typical ones, also sometimes use SMD types, but these SMD types needs to solder wires to them... My electronics components are mainly bought off Taobao.com so don't have the details like model no. etc.

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    4. Thanks so much. I'll try all this stuff. Hope I get it to work

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    5. Are you going to modify the build driver?

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    6. Welcomed!... Nope, don't think I will be even be getting the Build Driver... don't quite like it...

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    7. If you install lights where the bottles are it's pretty cool. Plus you can hack the driver and maybe make a ultimate bottle where you can use all the forms by the pins on the bottle. I'm having some trouble with the gashat modification and wires are all out of their socket and a bunch of stuff. Will you help me?

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    8. "If you install lights where the bottles are it's pretty cool." - I might go and buy a Driver as my little nephew mentioned he will like to have one, but don't feel like modding anything.

      "Plus you can hack the driver and maybe make a ultimate bottle where you can use all the forms by the pins on the bottle." - Hahaha, nice concept! I actually thought of doing it for my Driver Driver after seeing someone selling something similar in Taobao.com...

      "I'm having some trouble with the gashat modification and wires are all out of their socket and a bunch of stuff. Will you help me?" - Do try to learn the experience from every modifications - for me the experiences are some fun, and many frustrating, but nevertheless something to learn from everytime, even if have to learn by the hard way. From there, I now always believe I should know how to put back first before I dismantle, i.e. plan ahead in mind or draw/write out. All the best in your modifications!

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    9. The solder that was originally on the circuit board had come off of the circuit board along with the green part. Also all the batterie wires as well

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    10. I really need your help. Wires are all over the place and the solder pads came off and I can’t reinstal them

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    11. "... solder pads came off ... " - scrape off the top (greenish) layer of the copper path which the solder pad used to connect and use it as a new soldering point. I did had a a bad experience of the Gashapon Mighty Action X gashat where there is no more copper path to scrape off anymore as it goes in into the chip, and had to throw the whole thing away.

      "... Wires are all over the place..." - That I can't help, you probably have to understand certain basic electronics to figure out which should go where, or as I mentioned before, document somehow before dismantling so that you know where to put back.

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    13. For the gaim Lockseed modification. What is the name of the switch you installed as well as the original push button that came with the toy

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    14. You just mentioned: Push switch.

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  2. are you willing to sell the dangerous zombie gashat

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