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8x8x8 LED Cube with Arduino Mega (+Sound +PS controller +Game)

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This is a instructable which is based on the Cube
by Chr, ( http://www.instructables.com/id/Led-Cube-8x8x8/ )
by SuperTech-IT, ( http://www.instructables.com/id/CHRs-8X8X8-LED-Cu... )
and by das-labor.org, ( http://www.das-labor.org/wiki/Borg3d_Bauanleitung... )
but i think its better and easier.

I started this Project without any skills from soldering toprogramming.

First of all I apologize first for my poor English. Because of this parts of this instructable are German.
Maybe I translate it later.


this happens if you lose

wining looks like this


and these are the effects:

 
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Step 1: The Component list

Deutsch:
Für den Cube:
512x LEDs
10x Versilberter Draht 0.8mm für Platinen und LED Gitter, 7m SILBER 0,8MM

Für die Platinen:
2x Lochraster Platine 160x100 H25PR160

Platine 1, Säule:

3x 36pol. Stiftleiste, gerade,
10x 10pol. Buchsenleiste, gerade, RM 2,54 BL 1X10G8
1x 74HC138 IC
8x 8 fach D-Flipflop 74HCT574
8x Sockel D-Flipflops GS 20P
100x Widerstände 47 Ohm
9x Kondensator 100nF KERKO 100N
1x 16 pin IC Sockel

Platine 2, Ebenen:

8x Mosfet Transistor BUZ11
2x 36pol. Stiftleiste, gerade,
2x 10pol. Buchsenleiste, gerade, RM 2,54 BL 1X10G8

Für Musik:
Ähnlich wie hier: http://arduino.cc/en/Tutorial/tone
1x Arduino Uno
1x 100 Ohm Widerstände
1x Lautsprecher 8 Ohm
2x Widerstände zwischen 1,5 K und 47 K
1x Schalter 2 oder 3 Positionen
1x oder 2x 10K ohm Widerstände

Für den Controller:
1x Playstation controller

Für Gehäuse:
1x kleine Tube Plexiglas Kleber transparent
1x Plexiglas ca. 405x405mm (for the top)
4x Plexiglas ca. 400x400mm
Genug Holz für den Unterbau und die Schablone

Und:
1x Steckerschaltnetzteil SNT 2500 (5V)
1x Arduino Mega 2560 R3
Und natürlich eine Menge Lot Draht und Kleinzeug.



English:
for the cube:
512x LEDs
10x Silver plated wire 0.8mm for sinkers and LED grid

for the sinkers:
2x Breadboard 160x100 H25PR160

for sinker 1, pillar:
3x 36pol. Male connector, straight,
10x 10pol. Female connector, straight, RM 2,54 BL 1X10G8
1x 74HC138 IC
8x 8xD-Flipflop 74HCT574
8x socket D-Flipflops GS 20P
100x resistors 47 Ohm
9x capacitor 100nF KERKO 100N
1x 16 pin IC socket

for sinker 2, layers:
8x Mosfet Transistor BUZ11
2x 36pol Male connector, straight,
2x 10pol. Female connector, straight, RM 2,54 BL 1X10G8

for the sound:
similar to this: http://arduino.cc/en/Tutorial/tone
1x Arduino Uno
1x 100 Ohm resistor
1x Speaker 8 Ohm
2x resistor between 1,5 K and 47 K
1x switch 2 or 3-positions
1x or 2x 10K ohm resistor

for the controller:
1x Playstation controller

for the case:
1x small tube of adhesive acrylic glass transparent:
1x acrylic glass ca. 405x405mm (for the top)
4x acrylic glass ca. 400x400mm
Enough wood for the base and the template

and:
1x SNT 2500 (5. Female connector, straight power supply)
1x Arduino Mega 2560 R3
and a lot of wire, solder and other little things you find somwhere

saleendvr1 month ago

Awesome design! I am thinking of a way i might be able to expand on this design with RGB LEDs so that I can control the color of each LED independently. I was thinking for the Invaders game that having the ship one color, the bullets being fired from the shit another color, and the enemy ships a third color would make the visualization of the game easier and cooler.

Any ideas as to how this might be accomplished? I have some theories, but I figure since you designed this much of the cube already then you probably know more about how to do this then I do lol

Thanks!

Bryan

Anred Zynch (author)  saleendvr1 month ago

I see some RBG Cubes on youtube.
Here is a sample it's arduino based:

The part with the controller you just need to copy.

But its going to be a huge project dude.

if you need specific help, or have any questions feel free to ask.

skawikk2 months ago

It's amazing!:D

I'm wondering: can You add an effect like a waterfall? something like this:

http://designingsound.org/2013/07/unlimited-dialog...

for example: when i will listen music cube will have an mic or something to do an waterfall effect, like an equalizer, but in 3D?

sorry about my english;)

M.

My cube controllers now have music trigger input and take a mic module, and a 4 channel wireless remote module. All is controlled by the ATmega32A. No other PC or external processing is used. The new boards will be available for sale in March 2014. See demos on my instructable listed at the top of this instructable.

Whgoooooaaaa;D

Tthe SMT boards are ready. The through hole version is still in fabrication.

http://www.instructables.com/id/CHRs-8X8X8-LED-Cube-Revisited-with-improvements/step19/ANNOUNCING/

skawikk skawikk1 month ago

How does it work? Arduino hear such a song from the computer and converts it to visualize? Do you have preloaded song permanently? I let go of a radio and watch the waves at the cube to the rhythm of what's it going?

Anred Zynch (author)  skawikk2 months ago

Something like that?


Yes, I
think this is possible the cube can communicate over USB to a PC (with arduino
serial) I tested this and it work beside the interrupts. I only need a program
witch reed the audio and send the signals.

this is what my boards can do right now. I am adding more music effects soon.

WinAmp has an visulisation lugin with serial comunication. something like this:

and:

and:

http://forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?p=2956514

M.

Anred Zynch (author)  skawikk2 months ago

Ok,
I will test this as soon as possible. But need some time for other things.

hehe do not hurry;)
If you do, when you do it, my girlfriend will hate You:P

Because I will disappear for a week to soldering and testing .... ;)

M.

No external computer. Just music into the control board.

Absolutely fantastic work!

Azzurro2 months ago

Borg O_o

davest3 months ago

I was so excited to see this instructable...I've been wanting to make a project just like this! Unfortunately, I don't speak German. : / A translation (especially of the parts list) would be extremely helpful!

Anred Zynch (author)  davest3 months ago

I'll soon be done, but first the wiring diagram

Anred Zynch (author)  Anred Zynch2 months ago

done

deg15732 months ago

Congratulations Friend, is incredible..

lpots3 months ago

about how much this this cost?

Anred Zynch (author)  lpots3 months ago

honestly, I have no idea because I have very often rebuilt. I would appreciate so pi times thumb 350€.

Greasetattoo3 months ago

you should put a mirror behind it!
GREAT job!

Anred Zynch (author)  Greasetattoo3 months ago

and I should clean up my flat. By time i will do that. But this is no fun the Upload takes about 4 hours.

smac743 months ago
Great Job, I would love to try this myself but I think I should start with a smaller project first and build up to this slowly. Well done.
Anred Zynch (author)  smac743 months ago

yea, I wish I would have started with something small. Do it, and I recommend the arduino platform if you have no knowledge of micro controllers.

nejo00173 months ago

very nice 'ible! thanks for sharing!
i love your wired pcb :) reminds me on my highways of threaded copper years ago...
p.s.: the port manipulation 'digitalWrite(A0)' is implemented as 'digitalWrite(14)' or something like that; but i didn't use it for years...
great job, i hope to find the time for something like that!
my longTermGoal is such a cube or something like that: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTb0k_P1wlY
best from berlin,
jo

Anred Zynch (author)  nejo00173 months ago

great link!

someday I will build by time someone like this

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMvFMUCJxco

Excellent.
But, I wish I spoke German.
Perhaps someone will help you translate.
Thank you for posting your hard work.

Anred Zynch (author)  Ricardo Furioso3 months ago

Where did you get the biggest problems, then I translate there first.

tpobrienjr3 months ago

Nice project, very well done. Thanks for the videos.

Anred Zynch (author) 3 months ago

Thanks
to you all. And thanks to the free Pro account.

Es sieht schon! Sie konnen 3D-snake zu machen...

Anred Zynch (author)  Antzy Carmasaic3 months ago

This
was my first Idea, but I’ve seen it somewhere else

There it is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBjLsvXdw9o

Because that -> boring

Additional I don’t know how
to do multithreading beside the multiplexing.

goldenshuttle3 months ago

nice work indeed.

audreyobscura3 months ago

Good work!

Anred Zynch (author)  audreyobscura3 months ago

Thanks!

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