October 16, 2015

Make your own Arduino-controlled 3D LED Cube

Making your own LED cube is not only satisying, but also a test of one's soldering and engineering abiltiy. However don't let that put you off - as a cube can also be a lot of fun. To make your own version is possible, and prolific tutorial publisher Rui Santos shows how you can do it yourself.

His cube consists of 3 x 3 x 3 single colour LEDs, and is controlled via a common cathode system where each horizontal layer is scanned to create a full image with the LEDs. Rui demonstrates the assmbly and use in the following video:

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If you're interested in building your own full RGB LED cube - 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

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