64 LEDs makes up this 4 by 4 by 4 cube, controlled by an Atmel Atmega16 microcontroller.
Each LED can be addressed individually in software, enabling it to display amazing 3d animations!
8x8x8 LED cube now available, by popular demand:
Step 1: What you need
- Basic electronics and soldering skills
- Know how to program an AVR microcontroller - I will not cover that in this instructable.
- Protoboard. The type with copper circles.
- Atmel AVR Atmega16 microcontroller
- Programmer to program the Atmega16
- 64 Leds
- 2 status leds. I used red and green. (optional)
- Max232 rs-232 chip, or equivalent.
- 16 resistors for leds. (100-400ohms) will get back to this.
- 2x resistor 470 ohm. for status leds
- 1x resistor 10k
- 4x resistor 2.2k
- 4x NPN transistor BC338 (or other transistor capable of switching 250-ish mA)
- 1x 10uF capacitor
- 1x 1000uF capacitor
- 6x 0.1uF ceramic capacitor
- 2x 22pF ceramic capacitor
- 1x crystal 14.7456 MHz
- 2x tactile button
- optional pwr switch
- connector for 12v power
- optional connector for 5v power