Introduction: My LED Cube

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Here is my LED cube based on Alex the Great'sAwesome Led Cube. I used a premade plexiglass cube made for holding an autographed baseball ( golf ball ones work better but I had a baseball cube and it works better with the parts I used). I used one 2032 3v battery, a battery holder from Radioshack, a push on push off switch from radio shack, an 4800 mcd LED from Marl, and wire from radio shack for the circuitry. I added reflective alluminum from a kalidescope and made a cone from some flimsy reflective plastic to spread the light that is sent from the LED.

I am having problems with the slideshow right now if you only see the robot.


vishalapr (author)2011-06-02

This is really cool and I made it and it looks awesome, rated it 5*
Maybe you would like to have a look at my ible

absolutekold (author)2010-12-03

also would be pretty pimp if you painted the inside with glow in the dark paint and used a black light led.
was also thinking of using the larger design for a memory stick seeing as there is a lot of space inside and just tapping off the 5v usb to power the led.. would have to change the resistor to deal with the extra voltage but would definitely be one of a kind
even better would be to put an autorun on the stick to show a matrix screen or something of the sort to mess with anyone who plugs it in and doesn't know any better. ("Noo!! that held the rogue AI.. we're all doomed!! or "Hey I've been looking everywhere for my virus collection. I hope you didn't plug it in." then wait a minute for the horror to sink in.)

Olychuck (author)2009-10-26

Couldn't you just use a stencil and spray paint the outside black or silver.

~Aeronous~ (author)Olychuck2009-12-29

 it is a lot easier to get aluminium foil, and super glue it on.

n8man (author)Olychuck2009-10-28

 The light would probably shine through the plate and it would not look nearly as cool

dalovar (author)2009-11-30

Hey, good work...
(good camera, too. What camera are U using?)

eulaliaaaa! (author)2009-10-25

Before time began,  there was...The Cube.  We know not where it comes from, only that it holds the power to create worlds; And fill them with life.  That is how our race was born.  For a time, we lived in harmony, but like all great power, some wanted it for good, others for evil.  And so began the war, a war that ravaged our planet until it was consumed by death, and the cube was lost to the far reaches of space.  we scattered across the galexy, hoping to find it and rebuild our home, searching every star, every world.  And just when all hope seemed lost, message of a new discovery brought us to a new planet called... Earth.  But we were already too late.

jlipimpski (author)2009-10-19

This was a fun little project to kill time, i made mine a while ago but forgot to post it here. Mine's a tad larger than yours, roughly 2 inch cube. I used a tape that has aluminum sheeting in it (very thin) to give it the metallic look. Here's a link:

jrpayton (author)2009-04-04

to make the plating look better why not color it with silver sharpie

n8man (author)jrpayton2009-04-05

Because it would not look like it was made of metal, it would look very bad.

chosenangelx (author)n8man2009-06-03

no offence but u should work on taking pics

and working on cutting metal

n8man (author)chosenangelx2009-06-08

If you are talking about the pictures where the cube appears to be in multiple places at once, that was on purpose, and you should try cutting aluminum sheet with tin snips, especially when the parts being gut are longer than the blades. I think I did a good job, and even when you say no offense, people can still be offended

chosenangelx (author)n8man2009-06-08

im sorry i didnt mean to offend. did u use sheet metal?

n8man (author)chosenangelx2009-06-08

Yes, I did use sheet metal, aluminum to be precise.

elyador (author)n8man2009-07-06

wasn't the aluminum hard to cut? I'm afraid of tinsnips ever since I made armor out of steel sheet metal two haloweens ago.

n8man (author)elyador2009-07-06

It is not too hard, it just looks pretty bad.

F-zero (author)2009-01-04

nice rubiks stand!

ianb (author)2009-01-03

When I made mine I used Aluminum tape. It worked really well and went a lot faster.

duck-lemon (author)2008-11-17

did u use the template on the instructable 'cos i made it and it looks kinda the same?

n8man (author)duck-lemon2008-11-17

Yes I did but I fixed some connections issues and created a 6th side. Would you like me to add your name in there?

cd41 (author)n8man2008-12-07

looks like you used a steak knife to cut the metal

n8man (author)cd412008-12-07

nah, just tin snips

duck-lemon (author)n8man2008-12-02

If you want but i'm content in seeing my work utilised :[)

Rouru Sakai (author)2008-10-20

Hey really cool cube! I'm trying to figure out how to solder everything together. Can you possible upload a picture of the soldering guide? It can be just in paint. Thanx ahead of time :)

Alcreion (author)2008-08-17

Can i get like the base ball cube from like walmart or a store? because i dont want to order it

n8man (author)Alcreion2008-08-17

Definitely, though it may have some sort of logo on it.

n8man (author)n8man2008-08-17

I would check a sports store or a place that sells cards and other collectibles.

Alcreion (author)2008-07-31

on your cube how did you make the swivel for the plate on top of the battery?

Alcreion (author)Alcreion2008-07-31

and do you know how to make a cube that will slide like yours?

n8man (author)Alcreion2008-08-03

I took a metal skewer and cut a section off of it and used it as an axle (look at the ninth pic)

The cube I used is here but I don't know how to make one

atombomb1945 (author)n8man2008-08-12

Found the link. Never thought of using a display case.

Keith-Kid (author)2008-07-24

There's nothing there!!!

n8man (author)Keith-Kid2008-07-24

Not again

n8man (author)n8man2008-07-24

This is the second time it has happened.

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