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I'm going to show you how to make a 4x4x4 led cube controlled by an arduino duemilanove.

arduino duemilanove
64 LEDS (color doesn't matter)
prototyping board
100 ohm resistors (you need 16 of them)
soldering iron and solder

Step 1: Making a template

Picture of Making a template
Get a piece of scrap wood and drill 16 evenly spaced holes into it. The spacing depends on the length of your LED leads. Drill the holes big enough to fit the LED into it. I used a piece of pegboard.
Geekaton2 years ago
i am 15 and have made my own LED cube, heres a video of how I made it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTZJOy70rrc&list=LL7RW6Py5QalcKDnSCnX9_Dw
let me know if its helpful!
vishalapr3 years ago
Nice ible :) But I have a question...I am using these LEDs...


I have resistors of all the values from 1 ohm to 1 mega ohm....in 10's ....
So which resistors will I need to use for those LEDs? The cube is connected to an arduino nano...

plz help :)
Electronics Man (author)  vishalapr3 years ago
Hey Vishalapar,

Sorry for my late reply. The resistors are just to protect the arduino and the ones you use depend on the ratings of your LEDs. Since you are using an arduino nano and not the duemilanove, you might want to go to arduinos website and check to see what the output voltage is (I think it is 5V), and then select a resistor to achieve the correct voltage and current.

Hope this helps!!!
jensenr304 years ago
awesome inst'able
Mechonizer4 years ago
Ok... Can you at least say were you copy pasted from?

First those images are from another instructible

Then the words In step 5 are directly copied with minor adjustments from

Seriously ... :(

Electronics Man (author)  Mechonizer4 years ago
Yes I do realize that I copied and pasted some pictures ( off of google ) and when I get more time I will upload my own Picts. And by the way I also realize about step 5 but there aren't a whole lot of ways to say the exact same thing.
At least cite them or say were you got them from in the instructible because there is the cc copyright stuff saying you must aknowlage were you got it from...
Electronics Man (author)  Mechonizer4 years ago
Thanks for the info I will do that next time
Faisal994 years ago
hi electronic man
I have some qustions i hope to help me:
I made the all layers and i was build the cube
my qustions after i connect all wires to the board how i conect the board to the computer
second qustion which programe we shoude use to put the code on it.
last qustion if you can send the code via email because i cannt downloded
jensenr304 years ago
zazenergy4 years ago
LED cubes! Fun stuff.