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There is no dearth of instructables on LED  CUBE  but when it comes to begginer who wants to do a project it's really annoying because the other instructables are more or less advanced which demoralizes  a begginer (like me :P) .
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.
 

Step 1: Basic Knowledge Required and Parts Needed

I will keep it to make it as easy as possible  although there are certain pre-requisites to go ahead.
1.One must be well equiped with Arduino  and should familiar with it's working
2.Basic knowledge of Circuits and electronics( e.g. how to use multimeter etc)
3.Last but not the least, one should know a bit about soldering
PS: Before doing this project i had no idea of soldering and i screwed myself  many times, burning my table, my hand and wrong soldering.So please make sure you have good idea of soldering and please "BE SAFE"
After all this free advice :P , let's come to parts required:-
1. Arduino (obviously , the master mind of our cube)
2.64 LEDs (any color would work, to make it much prettier use RGB LEDs)
3.1-2 perforated board (or  PCBs)
4.Soldering kit (any one would work, i got a cheap one)
5. Wires(diff. colors would make it much easier)
6.Some craft wires


Step 2: LEDs and the Art of Multiplexing!!

I decided to do this instructable after i had already made mine so i don't have my own images
But the steps are exactly the same
To use the LEDs , first bend the  cathode (-ve, usually the shorter one) perpendicular to anode (+ve)
Do this with all 64 LEDs

Making the grid:-
For making the cube , one will have to make Grid first so as to do the task without much efforts.
Find a wooden board or even a cardboard and make the holes as shown in image according to the size of LEDs.


UNDERSTANDING MULTIPLEXING:-
Consider a case when someone asks you to control 64 LEDs individually ,ugh! disgusting!!...for each LED , a wire will be needed and thus increases the complexity of circuit .
But with this technique of multiplexing, the cube is split into 4 layers
1.LEDs in vertical column share common anode (+ve)
2.LEDs  on a horizontal layer are common cathode (-ve)
Now if i want to light up the LED in the upper left corner in the back  I just supply GND (-) to the upper layer, and VCC (+) to the column in the left corner.

Step 3: Soldering ( or Buttering :P)

Soldering is a piece of cake, it is as simple as applying butter on  brown bread if it is done carefully.
You will need a helping hand (provided you don't have a third hand,oops bad joke :D) to solder the individuall LEDs i.e. cathode to cathode in a grid, either engage someone with you in this process or just simply use alligator clips, but the clips get hotter after a while and may harm you (though not much) so it is better to use plastic clips.
P.P.S-he first image is not mine as my soldering is not perfect ,but actually after soldering the layer it should look like this.
After making the first layer give it a rigid structure add some craft wire to solder it better.
After making the first layer , continue with other layers , give them a rigid structure and stop if you have completed four layers.!!


Step 4: Making the Cube

We are almost done but now comes a little complex process of soldering the layers together.
Start with the corners and solder the layer's together.After soldering the four corners go to middle and solder the remaining points but make sure you solder anode to anode.
After soldering two layers make sure they are workng well, put your multimeter's probe and see if they are working or not!!
Images make it more clearer.
After making the cube put the cube into perforated board, which is not easyso please take care  before putting it into the board, you may again need here a helping or more helping hands.

Step 5: Almost Done!!, Connecting the Arduino

Here it comes we are almost done , we just need to put the the wires from  cube to Arduino.
There are 14 digital pins (0-13) on Arduino board, go ahead and connect the columns over there.
Apart from this we have 6 analog pins i.e. A0-A5, connect  other columns and layers there.
At first the wiring may look some over-crowded area but it works well as far as circuit is concerned.

Step 6: The Coduino!!

For a begginner it is not easy to write the code from scratch but one thing that anyone can do is definately customization with the code,
Here is a code from make magzine which can be customized easily
#include <avr/pgmspace.h> // allows use of PROGMEM to store patterns in flash

#define CUBESIZE 4
#define PLANESIZE CUBESIZE*CUBESIZE
#define PLANETIME 3333 // time each plane is displayed in us -> 100 Hz refresh
#define TIMECONST 20 // multiplies DisplayTime to get ms - why not =100?

// LED Pattern Table in PROGMEM - last column is display time in 100ms units
// TODO this could be a lot more compact but not with binary pattern representation
prog_uchar PROGMEM PatternTable[] = {
// blink on and off

B0001,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0001,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,10,
B0011,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0011,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,10,
B0011,B0010,B0000,B0000,B0011,B0010,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,10,
B0011,B0011,B0000,B0000,B0011,B0011,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,10,
B0110,B0110,B0000,B0000,B0110,B0110,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,10,
B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0110,B0110,B0000,B0000,B0110,B0110,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,10,
B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0110,B0110,B0000,B0000,B0110,B0110,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,10,
B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0110,B0110,B0000,B0000,B0110,B0110,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,10,
B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0011,B0011,B0000,B0000,B0011,B0011,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,10,
B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0001,B0011,B0111,B0000,B0001,B0011,B0111,B0000,B0000,B0001,B0011,10,
B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0011,B0111,B0111,B0000,B0011,B0111,B0111,B0000,B0001,B0011,B0111,10,
B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0111,B0111,B0111,B0000,B0111,B0111,B0111,B0000,B0011,B0111,B0111,10,
B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0111,B0111,B0111,B0000,B0111,B0111,B0111,B0000,B0111,B0111,B0111,10,
B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B1110,B1110,B1110,B0000,B1110,B1110,B1110,B0000,B1110,B1110,B1110,10,
B0000,B1110,B1110,B1110,B0000,B1110,B1110,B1110,B0000,B1110,B1110,B1110,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,10,
B0000,B1110,B1110,B1110,B0000,B1110,B1110,B1110,B0000,B1100,B1110,B1110,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,10,
B0000,B1110,B1110,B1110,B0000,B1100,B1110,B1110,B0000,B1000,B1100,B1110,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,10,
B0000,B1100,B1110,B1110,B0000,B1000,B1100,B1110,B0000,B0000,B1000,B1100,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,10,
B0000,B1000,B1100,B1110,B0000,B0000,B1000,B1100,B0000,B0000,B0000,B1000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,10,
B0000,B0000,B1000,B1100,B0000,B0000,B0000,B1000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,10,
B0000,B0000,B0000,B1000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,10,
B0000,B0000,B1000,B1000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,10,
B0000,B1000,B1000,B1000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,10,
B1000,B1000,B1000,B1000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,10,
B1100,B1000,B1000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,10,
B1110,B1000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,10,
B1110,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0010,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,10,
B0110,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0011,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,10,
B0010,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0011,B0001,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,10,
B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0011,B0001,B0001,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,10,
B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0001,B0001,B0001,B0001,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,10,
B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0001,B0001,B0011,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,10,
B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0001,B0111,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,10,
B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B1111,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,10,
B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B1110,B0000,B0000,B0000,B1000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,10,
B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B1100,B0000,B0000,B1000,B1000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,10,
B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B1000,B0000,B0000,B1100,B1000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,10,
B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B1110,B1000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,10,
B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B1111,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,10,
B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0001,B0111,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,10,
B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0001,B0001,B0011,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,10,
B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0001,B0001,B0001,B0000,B0001,B0000,B0000,B0000,10,
B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0001,B0001,B0000,B0000,B0011,B0000,B0000,B0000,10,
B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0001,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0111,B0000,B0000,B0000,10,
B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B1111,B0000,B0000,B0000,10,
B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B1110,B1000,B0000,B0000,10,
B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B1100,B1100,B0000,B0000,10,
B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B1000,B1110,B0000,B0000,10,
B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B1111,B0000,B0000,10,
B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0001,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0111,B0000,B0000,10,
B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0001,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0001,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0011,B0000,B0000,10,
B0000,B0001,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0001,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0001,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0001,B0000,B0000,10,
B0001,B0001,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0001,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0001,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,10,
B0011,B0001,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0001,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,10,
B0111,B0001,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,10,
B1111,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,10,
B1111,B1000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,10,
B1111,B1100,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,10,
B1111,B1110,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,10,
B1111,B1111,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,10,
B1111,B1111,B0001,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,10,
B1111,B1111,B0011,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,10,
B1111,B1111,B0111,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,10,
B1111,B1111,B1111,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,10,
B1111,B1111,B1111,B1000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,10,
B1111,B1111,B1111,B1100,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,10,
B1111,B1111,B1111,B1110,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,10,
B1111,B1111,B1111,B1111,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,10,
B1111,B1111,B1111,B1111,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,10,
B0111,B0111,B0111,B0111,B1000,B1000,B1000,B1000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,10,
B0011,B0011,B0011,B0011,B0100,B0100,B0100,B0100,B1000,B1000,B1000,B1000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,10,
B0001,B0001,B0001,B0001,B0010,B0010,B0010,B0010,B0100,B0100,B0100,B0100,B1000,B1000,B1000,B1000,10,
B0001,B0001,B0001,B0001,B0001,B0001,B0001,B0001,B0010,B0010,B0010,B0010,B0100,B0100,B0100,B0100,10,
B0001,B0001,B0001,B0001,B0001,B0001,B0001,B0001,B0001,B0001,B0001,B0001,B0010,B0010,B0010,B0010,10,
B0001,B0001,B0001,B0001,B0001,B0001,B0001,B0001,B0001,B0001,B0001,B0001,B0001,B0001,B0001,B0001,10,
B0010,B0001,B0001,B0001,B0010,B0001,B0001,B0001,B0010,B0001,B0001,B0001,B0010,B0001,B0001,B0001,10,
B0100,B0010,B0001,B0001,B0100,B0010,B0001,B0001,B0100,B0010,B0001,B0001,B0100,B0010,B0001,B0001,10,
B1000,B0100,B0010,B0001,B1000,B0100,B0010,B0001,B1000,B0100,B0010,B0001,B1000,B0100,B0010,B0001,10,
B0000,B1100,B0011,B0000,B0000,B1100,B0011,B0000,B0000,B1100,B0011,B0000,B0000,B1100,B0011,B0000,10,
B0000,B0011,B1100,B0000,B0000,B0011,B1100,B0000,B0000,B0011,B1100,B0000,B0000,B0011,B1100,B0000,10,
B0001,B0010,B0100,B1000,B0001,B0010,B0100,B1000,B0001,B0010,B0100,B1000,B0001,B0010,B0100,B1000,10,
B0010,B0010,B0100,B0100,B0010,B0010,B0100,B0100,B0010,B0010,B0100,B0100,B0010,B0010,B0100,B0100,10,
B0100,B0100,B0010,B0010,B0100,B0100,B0010,B0010,B0100,B0100,B0010,B0010,B0100,B0100,B0010,B0010,10,
B1000,B0100,B0010,B0001,B1000,B0100,B0010,B0001,B1000,B0100,B0010,B0001,B1000,B0100,B0010,B0001,10,
B0000,B1100,B0011,B0000,B0000,B1100,B0011,B0000,B0000,B1100,B0011,B0000,B0000,B1100,B0011,B0000,10,
B0000,B0011,B1100,B0000,B0000,B0011,B1100,B0000,B0000,B0011,B1100,B0000,B0000,B0011,B1100,B0000,10,
B0001,B0010,B0100,B1000,B0001,B0010,B0100,B1000,B0001,B0010,B0100,B1000,B0001,B0010,B0100,B1000,10,
B1000,B0100,B0010,B0001,B1000,B0100,B0010,B0001,B1000,B0100,B0010,B0001,B1000,B0100,B0010,B0001,10,
B0000,B1100,B0011,B0000,B0000,B1100,B0011,B0000,B0000,B1100,B0011,B0000,B0000,B1100,B0011,B0000,10,
B0000,B0011,B1100,B0000,B0000,B0011,B1100,B0000,B0000,B0011,B1100,B0000,B0000,B0011,B1100,B0000,10,
B0001,B0010,B0100,B1000,B0001,B0010,B0100,B1000,B0001,B0010,B0100,B1000,B0001,B0010,B0100,B1000,10,
B0010,B0010,B0100,B0100,B0010,B0010,B0100,B0100,B0010,B0010,B0100,B0100,B0010,B0010,B0100,B0100,10,
B0100,B0100,B0010,B0010,B0100,B0100,B0010,B0010,B0100,B0100,B0010,B0010,B0100,B0100,B0010,B0010,10,
B1000,B0100,B0010,B0001,B1000,B0100,B0010,B0001,B1000,B0100,B0010,B0001,B1000,B0100,B0010,B0001,10,
B0000,B1100,B0011,B0000,B0000,B1100,B0011,B0000,B0000,B1100,B0011,B0000,B0000,B1100,B0011,B0000,10,
B0000,B0011,B1100,B0000,B0000,B0011,B1100,B0000,B0000,B0011,B1100,B0000,B0000,B0011,B1100,B0000,10,
B0001,B0010,B0100,B1000,B0001,B0010,B0100,B1000,B0001,B0010,B0100,B1000,B0001,B0010,B0100,B1000,10,
B1000,B0100,B0010,B0001,B1000,B0100,B0010,B0001,B1000,B0100,B0010,B0001,B1000,B0100,B0010,B0001,10,
B0000,B1100,B0011,B0000,B0000,B1100,B0011,B0000,B0000,B1100,B0011,B0000,B0000,B1100,B0011,B0000,10,
B0000,B0011,B1100,B0000,B0000,B0011,B1100,B0000,B0000,B0011,B1100,B0000,B0000,B0011,B1100,B0000,10,
B0001,B0010,B0100,B1000,B0001,B0010,B0100,B1000,B0001,B0010,B0100,B1000,B0001,B0010,B0100,B1000,10,
B0010,B0010,B0100,B0100,B0010,B0010,B0100,B0100,B0010,B0010,B0100,B0100,B0010,B0010,B0100,B0100,10,
B0100,B0100,B0010,B0010,B0100,B0100,B0010,B0010,B0100,B0100,B0010,B0010,B0100,B0100,B0010,B0010,10,
B1000,B0100,B0010,B0001,B1000,B0100,B0010,B0001,B1000,B0100,B0010,B0001,B1000,B0100,B0010,B0001,10,
B0000,B1100,B0011,B0000,B0000,B1100,B0011,B0000,B0000,B1100,B0011,B0000,B0000,B1100,B0011,B0000,10,
B0000,B0011,B1100,B0000,B0000,B0011,B1100,B0000,B0000,B0011,B1100,B0000,B0000,B0011,B1100,B0000,10,
B0001,B0010,B0100,B1000,B0001,B0010,B0100,B1000,B0001,B0010,B0100,B1000,B0001,B0010,B0100,B1000,10,
B1000,B0100,B0010,B0001,B1000,B0100,B0010,B0001,B1000,B0100,B0010,B0001,B1000,B0100,B0010,B0001,10,
B0000,B1100,B0011,B0000,B0000,B1100,B0011,B0000,B0000,B1100,B0011,B0000,B0000,B1100,B0011,B0000,10,
B0000,B0011,B1100,B0000,B0000,B0011,B1100,B0000,B0000,B0011,B1100,B0000,B0000,B0011,B1100,B0000,10,
B0001,B0010,B0100,B1000,B0001,B0010,B0100,B1000,B0001,B0010,B0100,B1000,B0001,B0010,B0100,B1000,10,
B0010,B0010,B0100,B0100,B0010,B0010,B0100,B0100,B0010,B0010,B0100,B0100,B0010,B0010,B0100,B0100,10,
B0100,B0100,B0010,B0010,B0100,B0100,B0010,B0010,B0100,B0100,B0010,B0010,B0100,B0100,B0010,B0010,10,
B1000,B0100,B0010,B0001,B1000,B0100,B0010,B0001,B1000,B0100,B0010,B0001,B1000,B0100,B0010,B0001,10,
B0000,B1100,B0011,B0000,B0000,B1100,B0011,B0000,B0000,B1100,B0011,B0000,B0000,B1100,B0011,B0000,10,
B0000,B0011,B1100,B0000,B0000,B0011,B1100,B0000,B0000,B0011,B1100,B0000,B0000,B0011,B1100,B0000,10,
B0001,B0010,B0100,B1000,B0001,B0010,B0100,B1000,B0001,B0010,B0100,B1000,B0001,B0010,B0100,B1000,10,
B1000,B0100,B0010,B0001,B1000,B0100,B0010,B0001,B1000,B0100,B0010,B0001,B1000,B0100,B0010,B0001,10,
B0000,B1100,B0011,B0000,B0000,B1100,B0011,B0000,B0000,B1100,B0011,B0000,B0000,B1100,B0011,B0000,10,
B0000,B0011,B1100,B0000,B0000,B0011,B1100,B0000,B0000,B0011,B1100,B0000,B0000,B0011,B1100,B0000,10,
B0001,B0010,B0100,B1000,B0001,B0010,B0100,B1000,B0001,B0010,B0100,B1000,B0001,B0010,B0100,B1000,10,
B0010,B0010,B0100,B0100,B0010,B0010,B0100,B0100,B0010,B0010,B0100,B0100,B0010,B0010,B0100,B0100,10,
B0100,B0100,B0010,B0010,B0100,B0100,B0010,B0010,B0100,B0100,B0010,B0010,B0100,B0100,B0010,B0010,10,
B1000,B0100,B0010,B0001,B1000,B0100,B0010,B0001,B1000,B0100,B0010,B0001,B1000,B0100,B0010,B0001,10,
B0000,B1100,B0011,B0000,B0000,B1100,B0011,B0000,B0000,B1100,B0011,B0000,B0000,B1100,B0011,B0000,10,
B0000,B0011,B1100,B0000,B0000,B0011,B1100,B0000,B0000,B0011,B1100,B0000,B0000,B0011,B1100,B0000,10,
B0001,B0010,B0100,B1000,B0001,B0010,B0100,B1000,B0001,B0010,B0100,B1000,B0001,B0010,B0100,B1000,10,
B1000,B0100,B0010,B0001,B1000,B0100,B0010,B0001,B1000,B0100,B0010,B0001,B1000,B0100,B0010,B0001,10,
B0000,B1100,B0011,B0000,B0000,B1100,B0011,B0000,B0000,B1100,B0011,B0000,B0000,B1100,B0011,B0000,10,
B0000,B0011,B1100,B0000,B0000,B0011,B1100,B0000,B0000,B0011,B1100,B0000,B0000,B0011,B1100,B0000,10,
B0001,B0010,B0100,B1000,B0001,B0010,B0100,B1000,B0001,B0010,B0100,B1000,B0001,B0010,B0100,B1000,10,
B0010,B0010,B0100,B0100,B0010,B0010,B0100,B0100,B0010,B0010,B0100,B0100,B0010,B0010,B0100,B0100,10,
B0100,B0100,B0010,B0010,B0100,B0100,B0010,B0010,B0100,B0100,B0010,B0010,B0100,B0100,B0010,B0010,10,
B1000,B0100,B0010,B0001,B1000,B0100,B0010,B0001,B1000,B0100,B0010,B0001,B1000,B0100,B0010,B0001,10,
B0000,B1100,B0011,B0000,B0000,B1100,B0011,B0000,B0000,B1100,B0011,B0000,B0000,B1100,B0011,B0000,10,
B0000,B0011,B1100,B0000,B0000,B0011,B1100,B0000,B0000,B0011,B1100,B0000,B0000,B0011,B1100,B0000,10,
B0001,B0010,B0100,B1000,B0001,B0010,B0100,B1000,B0001,B0010,B0100,B1000,B0001,B0010,B0100,B1000,10,
B0000,B0010,B0100,B0000,B0001,B0010,B0100,B1000,B0001,B0010,B0100,B1000,B0001,B0010,B0100,B1000,10,
B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0010,B0100,B0000,B0001,B0010,B0100,B1000,B0001,B0010,B0100,B1000,10,
B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0010,B0100,B0000,B0001,B0010,B0100,B1000,10,
B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0010,B0100,B0000,10,
B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,10,
B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B1000,10,
B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B1000,B0000,B0010,B0000,B1000,10,
B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B1000,B0000,B0010,B0000,B1000,B0000,B0010,B1000,B0000,10,
B0000,B0000,B0000,B1000,B0000,B0010,B0000,B1000,B0000,B0010,B1000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B1000,B0000,10,
B0000,B0010,B0000,B1000,B0000,B0010,B1000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B1000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,10,
B0000,B0010,B1000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B1000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,10,
B0000,B0000,B1000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,10,
B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,10,
B0000,B0100,B0010,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,10,
B0000,B0110,B0110,B0000,B0000,B0100,B0010,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,10,
B1001,B0110,B0110,B1001,B0000,B0110,B0110,B0000,B0000,B0100,B0010,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,10,
B1101,B0111,B1110,B1011,B1001,B0110,B0110,B1001,B0000,B0110,B0110,B0000,B0000,B0100,B0010,B0000,10,
B1111,B1111,B1111,B1111,B1101,B0111,B1110,B1011,B1001,B0110,B0110,B1001,B0000,B0110,B0110,B0000,10,
B1111,B1111,B1111,B1111,B1111,B1111,B1111,B1111,B1101,B0111,B1110,B1011,B1001,B0110,B0110,B1001,10,
B1111,B1111,B1111,B1111,B1111,B1111,B1111,B1111,B1111,B1111,B1111,B1111,B1101,B0111,B1110,B1011,10,
B1111,B1111,B1111,B1111,B1111,B1111,B1111,B1111,B1111,B1111,B1111,B1111,B1111,B1111,B1111,B1111,10,
B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,10,
B1111,B1111,B1111,B1111,B1111,B1111,B1111,B1111,B1111,B1111,B1111,B1111,B1111,B1111,B1111,B1111,10,
B1111,B1111,B1111,B1111,B1111,B1111,B1111,B1111,B1111,B1111,B1111,B1111,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,10,
B1111,B1111,B1111,B1111,B1111,B1111,B1111,B1111,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,10,
B1111,B1111,B1111,B1111,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,10,
B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,B0000,10,


// this is a dummy element for end of table (duration=0) aka !!!DO NOT TOUCH!!!
B0000, B0000, B0000, B0000, B0000, B0000, B0000, B0000, B0000, B0000, B0000, B0000, B0000, B0000, B0000, B0000, 0
};

/*
** Defining pins in array makes it easier to rearrange how cube is wired
** Adjust numbers here until LEDs flash in order - L to R, T to B
** Note that analog inputs 0-5 are also digital outputs 14-19!
** Pin DigitalOut0 (serial RX) and AnalogIn5 are left open for future apps
*/

int LEDPin[] = {0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15};
int PlanePin[] = {16, 17, 18, 19};

// initialization
void setup()
{
int pin; // loop counter
// set up LED pins as output (active HIGH)
for (pin=0; pin<PLANESIZE; pin++) {
pinMode( LEDPin[pin], OUTPUT );
}
// set up plane pins as outputs (active LOW)
for (pin=0; pin<CUBESIZE; pin++) {
pinMode( PlanePin[pin], OUTPUT );
}
}

// display pattern in table until DisplayTime is zero (then repeat)
void loop()
{
// declare variables
byte PatternBuf[PLANESIZE]; // saves current pattern from PatternTable
int PatternIdx;
byte DisplayTime; // time*100ms to display pattern
unsigned long EndTime;
int plane; // loop counter for cube refresh
int patbufidx; // indexes which byte from pattern buffer
int ledrow; // counts LEDs in refresh loop
int ledcol; // counts LEDs in refresh loop
int ledpin; // counts LEDs in refresh loop

// Initialize PatternIdx to beginning of pattern table
PatternIdx = 0;
// loop over entries in pattern table - while DisplayTime>0
do {
// read pattern from PROGMEM and save in array
memcpy_P( PatternBuf, PatternTable+PatternIdx, PLANESIZE );
PatternIdx += PLANESIZE;
// read DisplayTime from PROGMEM and increment index
DisplayTime = pgm_read_byte_near( PatternTable + PatternIdx++ );
// compute EndTime from current time (ms) and DisplayTime
EndTime = millis() + ((unsigned long) DisplayTime) * TIMECONST;

// loop while DisplayTime>0 and current time < EndTime
while ( millis() < EndTime ) {
patbufidx = 0; // reset index counter to beginning of buffer
// loop over planes
for (plane=0; plane<CUBESIZE; plane++) {
// turn previous plane off
if (plane==0) {
digitalWrite( PlanePin[CUBESIZE-1], HIGH );
} else {
digitalWrite( PlanePin[plane-1], HIGH );
}

// load current plane pattern data into ports
ledpin = 0;
for (ledrow=0; ledrow<CUBESIZE; ledrow++) {
for (ledcol=0; ledcol<CUBESIZE; ledcol++) {
digitalWrite( LEDPin[ledpin++], PatternBuf[patbufidx] & (1 << ledcol) );
}
patbufidx++;
}

// turn current plane on
digitalWrite( PlanePin[plane], LOW );
// delay PLANETIME us
delayMicroseconds( PLANETIME );
} // for plane
} // while <EndTime
} while (DisplayTime > 0); // read patterns until time=0 which signals end
}




In the above code every 0 reprents off and every 1 represents ON.

Step 7: Easy Customization.

To customize the code   one just need to change whatever is in the array
There are many online tools  that provide the necessary code and make it easy for any animations.
the one is :-
LED CODE GENERATOR

Nice stuff man ... Where are you from?
Thanks for liking...I'm from India :)
<p>i made a 4*4*4 cube but it has 16 cathodes coming out with 4 anodes.the cube column is working fine but the main issue is with row ..its an simple circuit with no multiplexing and transistors,whats making problem ?? should i try to put 16 transistors and take out common ground from it? or should i change the code ?</p>

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