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5x5x5 LED cube run on Arduino Uno

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Hello friends, this is my take on a 5x5x5 LED cube, lets get started.

The first thing we need to do is get all of our supplies.
We're going to need...:
*125 LEDs (make sure they are red or yellow or the arduino will not be able to run it)
*wire, lots of wire
*5 3-8 line decoders
*5 NPN Transistors
*30 150 Ohm resistors
*a bread board ( preferably 3x 5 inches)
* soldering iron (always wear your safety glasses)
*sponge (for cleaning the soldering iron)
*conductive rods ( you can get 3/64 brass rods in a 6 pack at hobby lobby for about three dollars; get about 6 or7)
* wire cutters
*needle nose pliers
*wire strippers



 
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Step 1: Step 1 cutting the rods

The rods at hobby lobby are one foot in length; however, we only need pieces that are 5 inches. we are going to build a frame for the cube then attach the LEDs to the skeleton.

First take your rods and get them all the right length. cutting two inches off every rod then cutting the rest in half to five inch pieces.
once you have all of them cut we can move on to the next step.

Step 2: Step 2 make the frame

Picture of step 2 make the frame
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once you have all of your pieces cut out take four of them ans put them in a square. make sure that they are at 90 degree angles or the cube will not fit together right. once you have them in place solder the corners. repeat this step four times until you have all five layers together.
Next we need to take three rods for each layer and make the ribs.
take a ruler and a permanent marker to measure out 1 inch increments on two opposite sides of each square. these points are going to be where you solder the ribs to the square, again make sure that they are at a 90 degree angle. you'll also want to measure out one inch increments on each rib, you'll thank me later.
when you're done you should have five squares with three lines running through them.

it should look like this
AndaayPhan24 days ago

Could you post some pictures of the Board and the connections?

Could you please take some pictures of the board

How do you power this?

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