After seeing all the different instructables for Led cubes i was still left with a lot of unanswered questions. So after reading everything i could find this is what i got. I decided to make the instructable after building it...so ill try to recreate the process the best i can.
This cube is different from others for many reasons:
1. It connects directly to your Arduino.
2. It uses few components, so its relatively inexpensive.
3. Runs on code that's easy to write. or you can use the ones provided.
4. Everything can be bought at your local Radio Shack
In all the cost of this cube is relatively low at around $100 (according to where you get your parts)
the Arduino was the most expensive part at around $60 For MEGA and i think a UNO is around $30.
So if you already have a Arduino the cost is brought down to $40.
Read the ENTIRE instructable before building design options mentioned in last steps.
New code 6-10-13:
8x8x8 Led Cube - See Step 8: UPDATE #3