January 23, 2014

Build an 8x8x8 Arduino-powered LED cube for fun and games

In what can be classed as a feat of personal engineering, Anred Zynch has designed and built a 8x8x8 LED cube which is based around an Arduino Mega. Not being content with visual displays, Anred has also described how to add a Sony Playstation controller - and with the appropriate library his cube can also be used to play various games. In the video example shown below, you can see the replica of "Space Invaders"

Kudos to Anred for taking the effort to show his project, and for complete instructions visit his cube page. And for more, we're on twitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well.

If you're interested in an LED cube in a kit form - that's easy to assemble and use, check out our CUBE4: RGB LED cube kit:

It's easy to construct and use, and with an onboard Arduino-compatible board the cube can be used to display all sorts of data or create visual effects. It's easily controlled via simple text commands via the USB port - or write your own Arduino sketch. It's incredibly customisable and there's so much more. For more information and to order, visit the CUBE4 page


Joe Canelos said:

How can it be built? Can it be controlled by an arduino uno or Leonardo?


John said:

For the first Cube (the 8×8×8) it needs a Mega. The Freetronics Cube (the 4×4×4) has an onboard Leonardo-compatible,

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