This instructable is quite different from others:-
1.Working directly with Arduino (no resistors, decoders,IC or shift registers etc)
2.Cheap and easy (Estimated cost Rs-255(5-6$)+arduino)
3.Easily customizable code with online editor for any cube(here i'm focuusing on 4x4x4 cube , but the code can be easily edited for 'n' number of layers)
Before i go ahead here is a small video i made
My answers to make-to-learn-youth contest
What did you make?
I have created a DIY 4X4X4 LED matrix cube working directly with Arduino.The best part is it is cheap. easy to make and can be customized easily with the libraries, providing an incredible animation effect.
How Did you make?
I was just stumbling upon to make some cool. stuff , i saw a video on youtube and studied what else can be done to make it easy and customizable,I studied a lot about the microcontrollers their working, coding behind it and the best thing i loved in this projects was soldering, earlier i had no idea for that.
Where did you make it?
I made it at my home, i got the stuff viz LEDs ,Arduino,Soldering stuff etc from market and did rest of the work at home !
What did you learn?
I learnt the fact that how cool electronics can be and it's deployation in daily life, Apart from that i got exposure to Arduino,LEDs,Soldering,working with circuits,PCB and hacking electronic products to use in day-to-day life.