Build your own 4x4x4 RGB LED Cube using arduino




LED Cubes are awesome. The first one I created was a 8x8x8 blue led cube. It still works like a charm. But being able to display every colour in the spectrum is much more spectacular. Let’s start with a small and simple 4x4x4 RGB LED Cube.

Build your own 4x4x4 RGB LED Cube using arduino




Step 1: Watch part 1 of the video series!

As you might have noticed, part 1 concentrates on the cube itself and the case. No electronics yet. The video should already give you plenty of details. But I will give you a short list of parts that you will need to build the cube itself.

Step 2: Order the parts for the cube!

Ebay:

RGB LEDs Common Anode: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?…

Silvered Copper Wire (Bridge Wire):http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?…

Solder: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?…

 

Ribbon Cable: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?…

 

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Silvered Copper Wire (Bridge Wire): http://amzn.to/1cjeHaH

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Ribbon Cable: http://amzn.to/1m8P3JA

 

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Step 3: You finished the cube and case!

Congrats on your finished cube and case. It should now look a little bit like mine in the picture. Go ahead and test all connections with a power supply. If everything works fine you can go ahead and build the electronics in the next steps.

Step 4: Watch part 2 of the video series!

The video gives you plenty of info on how to build the controller for the cube. In the next step I will give you the schematic for the circuit and the part list.

Build your own 4x4x4 RGB LED Cube using arduino circuit

Step 5: Order the parts for the controller and solder it!

Ebay:

DC Jack:http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?…

Switch: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?…

Potentiometer (10k):http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?…

Arduino Nano: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?…

TLC5940: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?…

Resistor Kit:http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?…

Power Supply (5V, 2A): http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?…

IRF9540N P-Channel MOSFET:http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?…

Capacitor Kit:http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?…

Prototyping PCB: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?…

Amazon.de:

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Switch: http://amzn.to/1vi1UsA

Potentiometer (10k): http://amzn.to/1nRws1J

Arduino Nano: http://amzn.to/1d4H1w1

TLC5940: http://amzn.to/1rVmQZC

Resistor Kit: http://amzn.to/1gt9XPf

Power Supply (5V, 2A): http://amzn.to/1rUJuQN

Capacitor Kit: http://amzn.to/1yE71u3

Prototyping PCB: http://amzn.to/1rVpcI9

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Switch: http://amzn.to/1nU8jwB

Potentiometer (10k): http://amzn.to/1Ed2MGb

 

Arduino Nano: http://amzn.to/1nU8pEE

TLC5940: http://amzn.to/1vwNnKw

Resistor Kit: http://amzn.to/1CJXHUf

Power Supply (5V, 2A): http://amzn.to/1x9Je0G

Capacitor Kit: http://amzn.to/Z0KcQP

Prototyping PCB: http://amzn.to/1rUMJb0

 

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