August 21, 2013

Building Arduino-controlled LED cubes

If there's one thing that people enjoy making, it's an LED cube. You can spend hours experimenting with various lighting patterns, effects or perhaps create a novel form of event alert device. One interesting example of this has been publishing by Arduino enthusiast Rui Santos, who brings us his 3 x 3 x 3 LED cube project. It's compact and easy to make if you have a couple of hours, and Rui runs through the project with us in the following video:

Furthermore he includes the hardware layout with which you can create your own sketch, or download an Arduino library created for the project. For more information and some other neat items, visit Rui's blog. And for more, we're on twitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well.

If the concept of making an LED cube fascinates you - but you're not up for doing it from scratch, or would like a full RGB model with huge expansion possibilities, check out our new 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


Rui said:

Thanks so much for sharing my projects!

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