Today we're excited to announce the first of a few new products being released from Freetronics - our new Cube4: RGB LED cube kit. This stunning 3D-matrix of 64 RGB LEDs incorporates an onboard Arduino-compatible controller so you can produce mesmerising light shows controlled by software. Use it as a mood light, or create your own “ambient device” that gently notifies you of new email or instant messages!
The Cube4: is supplied as a partly-assembled kit: the controller board is fully assembled with all surface mount parts already fitted. You just need to solder in the LEDs and assemble the 3D matrix. And unlike other LED cubes, the Cube4: contains an Arduino Leonardo-compatible ATmega32u4 MCU which has a sketch pre-installed that runs through a test pattern and listens to the serial port for other commands.
Once you have assembled your Cube4: you can connect to it using a serial monitor (such as the one built in to the Arduino IDE) and send simple commands to create your own patterns. Furthermore there's plenty of prototyping space on the base plus an XBee-compatible socket - ready for all sorts of expansion and integration with the Internet of Things.
The Cube4: has to be one the most featured, expandable and supported RGB LED cubes on the market - and it's in stock, ready for delivery. So for more information, guides and to order, please visit the CUBE4: page. And for more, we're on twitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well.