As someone who is very new to digital electronics this LED cube was fun to make, challenging and a great lesson in soldering. If you have some patience (64 LED's to solder!) and steady hands, this project will be well worth it in the end!
Step 1: Materials & Tools
Materials: -64 LED's ( I used 3mm ones on my cube) -16 resistors ( I used 330ohm) -solid uninsulated wire to connect the rows of LED's together -Arduino Uno -Prototype Shield V.5 -2 six pin headers and 2 eight pin headers -20 pieces of stranded wire (Using multicolored ones will help keep your wiring organized) -1 stripboard or prototyping board with copper leads (The ones without leads are fine, the copper leads just save you a step) -A case to hold your cube( I used this one for mine http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007POB8PK/ref=oh_details_o01_s00_i01?ie=UTF8&psc=1) -Optional: A plastic covering to house your cube( I ordered 5 plastic squares with a two way mirror film from TAP Plastics to make my cover. The mirror element gives the illusion of infinity lights)
Tools: -soldering iron -solder -drill with a 3mm bit( or any other size depending on your LED) -ruler -masking tape -pliers