Step 2: Prep Work

Count and test all of the leds that you will be using (512 for an 8x8x8) and bend either the cathode or the anode to the left with the other still in its original place just below the pin you are bending. Then bend the pin that is in the original position just a little so that there is a 90 degree tail on the bottom.

When all of the LEDs have been bent we will move on to the making of a Jig.

I found it easier to make my jig with 16 holes in a 4x4 square. This may seem like a bit of extra work but, by doing this you can insure that all of your sections of the cube are even.

That cube looks yucky, its not really even a cube. Its more of a deformed blob of jello dumped out of a cube-shaped mold. Not that that's always bad, some people seem to like that style, I just don't happen to.
I believe his idea here was to construct a cube if your soldering skills are non-existent to novice. Putting together a neat looking cube is definitely a trick, and other instructables may produce similar looking cubes but are assembled in a much more difficult manner. I did make assembling a nice looking cube easier for the less practised in the art of soldering. This also is why I created 3 different PCBoards for different levels of expertise. You can see my instructable <a href="http://www.instructables.com/id/CHRs-8X8X8-LED-Cube-Revisited-with-improvements/" rel="nofollow">HERE</a>.
<p>The above boards are now all discontinued.</p><p>The current boards look more like this.</p>
do you think that if the cube was really big you could make it show a face
I have made a &quot;revisited&quot; instructable on how (mostly) to make the cube much more easily. It practically aligns itself.
thank u for the instructable
thank u for the instructable
thank u for the instructable
im sorry but the LEDs kinda look all over the place
may i ask why your cube looks.... like that?!

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