Body Wand Hack

Repair and Modding a Body Wand

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So a friend of mine has a Body Wand "Massage Unit" lol... Sadly these units are mass produced and over time it seems that the nearly all suffer from similar issues, the mechanics seem to be robust but they tend to get wet for some reason.

This particular version is a 240V mains powered unit and dampness + electricity usually are not a great mix.

The bearings, casing and head were fine, not much play in the bearings and prety sure they will last for years.

Having built and designed a few other similar devices I decided to craft in a new motor, add a better controller, convert it to 12V so it can be used from a car cigarette lighter plug for those long journeys or plugged in to the mains via a 5A 12V adapter and add a few more features.

The rear down photos are of a slightly different version because I forgot to take photos of this one when I stripped it. the mechanics are roughly the same except for the speed controller.

And a video of the finished unit running


Simple sketch to make the thing work.

ino - 3.06 kB - 06/11/2017 at 03:10


  • 1 × Arduino Nano
  • 1 × SimonK30A BLDC Controller
  • 1 × CF2812 EMAX BLDC Motor
  • 1 × 12V 5A PSU

  • Mode Select

    Boris van Galvin06/11/2017 at 03:01 1 comment

    Cut of the original POT/Switch from the original board, Isolated the connections and wired it to the Arduino using the switch part to select the mode and the pot to adjust the speed.

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  • 1
    Step 1

    Pretty simple, Gut the original wand and remove the controller, motor etc.

  • 2
    Step 2

    Grind a flat/key on the shaft of the BLDC motor to slip in to the vibrator connector.

  • 3
    Step 3

    Machine up a holder that allows the BLDC motor to fit in where the old motor came from

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