DIY Overview

DIY projects and mods are lots of fun and a great way to personalize your gear. Here is where you'll find some info about the DIY stuff that we sell.

Note: We are not responsible for any damage done to your devices. If you are new to DIY projects, its best to practice with some older or broken electronics before hopping into customizing your own gear.

 

DIY Mouse Paracord Kit

Making your own paracords can save you quite a bit of money when you want to paracord multiple devices at once. With us, you get everything you need to make your own paracords, for less than half the cost of any finished cable! 

Save yourself the hassle of shopping in 10 different places and spending money on bulk materials when you don't need 100 feet of paracord or 100 feet of electronic wiring for one paracord.

We also include some extra heatshrink and crimping tin, in case you mess up as much as we do!

 

LiFY 0.05mm² Flexible PVC Electronic Wiring

This is the wire we use in all of our cables and kits - and for a good reason. It's manufactured in Germany and super flexible PVC insulated wiring - its perfect for usage in our flexible cables. It's also really nice wiring for small scale electronics and circuit boards!

We supply this wire in 25m spools in the four commonly used colors (black, green, white, red). This is usually enough for around 10-12 cables, depending on how long you make each one.

Wire Specifications

  • Insulation: PVC
  • Wire cross section: 0.05mm²
  • Wire outer diameter: 0.80mm +/- 0.10mm
  • Strand structure: 26x0.05mm
  • Voltage: 30V max
  • Maximum Temperature: -20°C - 70°C

 

Silicon Ring Mod

Here's a relatively new mod, the silicon ring mod:

  

Basically, you are replacing the rubber ring around the original scroll wheel with a silicon wedding band ring. Not only does it allow you to add some color to your device, but many people prefer the smooth and silky feeling of the silicon opposed to the original notched rubber. The tactility stays the same, because the mouse wheel "steps" are defined by the mechanical encoder.

  

Some mice are not compatible with this because the ring itself is plastic or has the rubber factory glued on, but many of the popular mice out there are compatible.

We recommend using size 9.5 rings for most mice, but the rings are super stretchy, so you can probably make any size from 8-10 work on most wheels. We found that size 9.5 works best on the devices we tested.