8x8x8 LED Cube Kit Instructions (Kits on Ebay)

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Introduction: 8x8x8 LED Cube Kit Instructions (Kits on Ebay)

About: I enjoy tinkering life. Most of my videos come from a place of necessity. I have have no idea what comes next - we will have to wait to see.

I bought this cube kit from ebay - noticed that they are all alike. Well of course it came with no instructions so I did what I had to do and figured them out for myself. HERE THEY ARE.....

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These are different views and stages of the project. However the best way to fully understand how to put this kit together is by watching the video above.

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    Is this kit programmable at all? anyone know if I could use this as a base or foundation to implement an arduino so I can upload my own sketches?

    When he tells about bending the leads (NOT connectors) of the LEDS, he says to bend the longer one "down" and keep the other one "straight" However, he actually bends BOTH leads at a 90 degree angle. One lead is bent "away" from the other, and the 2nd lead is bent into the same plane as the first and at 90 degrees to the first. However, it is impossible to tell which is which now and whether the 2nd (shorter) lead is bent to the right or to the left. The video is worthless because you can't see any detail and he manipulates the LED as if he were a magician practicing his slight of hand. Please help.

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    The video is not worthless, watch and listen. Nowhere does he say to bend both of the leads at the same time. Bend the longer lead (+/anode). Place the LED in the hole/jig with the short lead (-/cathode) straight up. Repeat. NOW bend the cathode so it makes contact with the LED next to it and solder. Repeat. It's clearly explained at 2:45

    Hi. When you made your jig for the leds, how far apart did you drill the holes on center?

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    I'm in the middle of doing mine to make the jig I placed the pcb (the blue board) onto a sheet of mdf and used a 0.8mm drill through each hole to mark out where the leds go, then drilled each hole with a 3mm drill (my leds are the 3mm ones).

    I did this before I started to solder the components on the pcb.

    Hello ,The round orange colored things with 2 legs are capacitors ,the value is marked on them , also all resistors have a color code ,the color code tells the value. Radio Shack or any book store has books that teach basic electronics if you like building electronic kits its best you learn, very good video also please learn to solder you do a good job but once you learn the secrets of old you will be much better,now that I am retired maybe I will make some instructional videos.

    Hello ,The round orange colored things with 2 legs are capacitors ,the value is marked on them , also all resistors have a color code ,the color code tells the value. Radio Shack or any book store has books that teach basic electronics if you like building electronic kits its best you learn, very good video also please learn to solder you do a good job but once you learn the secrets of old you will be much better,now that I am retired maybe I will make some instructional videos.

    Very detailed information! If you added some more text and photos it would really up your instructable game!

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    Thanks for the tip.....