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4x4x4 LED-cube based Arduino and Flower protoboard

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This instructable will teach you how to build your 4x4x4 LED cube with Flower ProtoBoard and control by Arduino. Why is Flower ProtoBoard ? not ProtoBoard ?

Because of I often use protoboards to test out if a new idea works in practice. I do not use breadboards anymore because I pretty much use only smd parts and I hate the connection problems and high parasitics that breadboards have.

So the Flower ProtoBoard was born.  You can solder SMT component. Include 0402, 0603, 0805,SOT-23 and so on. Especially the issue with the longer solder "wires".

At this LED Cube project you will see the ProtoBard point-to-point wiring is very clear.




The Flower ProtoBoard from ElecFreaks is receiving  request sample on December 2011.

Encourage guys who are experienced engineer or with extensive soldering experience, and willing to write a test comment for us. Welcome to request for free product samples. Please send you request to :  services@elecfreaks.com
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More infor here:      

More idea for Flower ProtoBoard ??                         http://www.elecfreaks.com/2423.html       

Flower ProtoBoard Evolutionary History                   http://www.elecfreaks.com/2362.html           

ProtoBoard Revolution – Flower ProtoBoard           http://www.elecfreaks.com/2303.html



 
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Step 1: Step 1 you will need:

Picture of Step 1 you will need:
TOOLS
*soldering iron
*pliers
*small screwdriver
*tweezer
*solder
*Empty plastic bottles or anything you can drill some holes and fix led
*pencil
*ruler
*computer with Arduino software
*USB-cable
*snips

PARTS
*64 pcs led’s
*16 pcs 1k resistors(0603) that go with the LED’s
*Freaduino MEGA2560 or Arduino MEGA2560
*ElecFreaks Flower V2.2 protoboard

SOFTWARE
*DEMO 1 : FV8XM2MGGPEXFII.zip (The video display)
*DEMO 2 : FWSTA8ZGSUT1S5W.zip

Note: the demo code LEDPin and LayerPin need change your Arduino IO. Here we define as below:

// Initalize our LED columns (positive)
int LEDPin[] = {6,5,24,26,28,30,32,34,36,38,40,42,44,46,48,50};
// Initalize the LED layers (ground)
int LayerPin[] = {10,11,12,13};

bad_pissy2 years ago
Hello.Did you used purple leds?Where did you get them?I want to build a bigger led cube, 8x8x8 or 10x10x10 and I would love to make in purple, but I was afraid that at 395 nm I won't be abile to see that beauifull purple I want.
What do you think about this leds : http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/110610292646?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649#ht_3357wt_1134
Should I buy them for my project?

Best regards!
yes ebay is very cheap high quality and quantity
Good luck!
395nm is considered UV, so direct viewing will appear hazy violet (similar to looking at a black light,) and will be very dim. Violet is a little past 400nm to around 460nm. Purple is a mix of blue and red.
ElecFreaks (author)  bad_pissy2 years ago
I think the LED is not problem. Just Enjoy it !
i cant find the 1k resistors can give me a link where you got them at and some other types i can use
junaid amin2 years ago
any one plzz upload the code of 4*4*4 led cube in c++ language ... i m unable to do it ... u will also send it on my id johnmad44@yahoo.com thankss alot m working on my project
junaid amin2 years ago
any one plzz upload the code of 4*4*4 led cube in c++ language ... i m unable to do it ... u will also send it on my id johnmad44@yahoo.com thankss alot m working on my project
jwgillon2 years ago
If anyone has expanded on the code, please post it!
kndclark2 years ago
Isn't the cathode the negative lead??
ElecFreaks (author)  kndclark2 years ago
Yes, the cathode is negative lead.
Lindie2 years ago
It looks cool!
ElecFreaks (author)  Lindie2 years ago
Thanks :D
kresi2 years ago
Great work. But is it possible to make it less smaller like with an arduino pro mini?
Thumbsup ;-)
ElecFreaks (author)  kresi2 years ago
Hi Kresi, thanks for your suggestion, Actually we working on add more targeted functionality to Flower ProtoBoard.
Such as double side flowers ProtoBoard, SOIC support for flower ProtoBoard, and L298 ICs support etc. The series will release step by step. Please Stay tuned !