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
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wining looks like this
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and these are the effects:
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Step 1: The Component list

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

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

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

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

awesome work. do you have code that will work with my jameco 8x8 led cube pcb version kit with ardunio uno r3 ?
i think your cube based on the instructable from chr (see link in chapter one). At the end of hist instructable you get a code for arduino uno r3. Try this, if it work you can copy a few effect parts of my code. But game and sound parts will not work.
I checked out his code that is the code I'm running that jameco suggested. (sample code) if you can make it better by getting rid of some items and adding other animation to fill the ardunio,using pde format. I will donate $20.00 to your outfit by paypal. thanks
<p>I'm sorry, but don't for money. You need to do it yourself. But if you have any questions, I would like to help.</p>
thank you, I built this for my son. I will try your suggestions. thanks again; Solenoid
<p>I tried the code .It does not work.</p>
I'm sure it works. which of the two are we talking about and what problems show up?
<p>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.</p><p>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</p><p>Thanks!</p><p>Bryan</p>
<p>I see some RBG Cubes on youtube. <br>Here is a sample it's arduino based:</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="281" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/zS5oZPJVh_o" width="500"></iframe></p><p>The part with the controller you just need to copy. </p><p>But its going to be a huge project dude. </p><p>if you need specific help, or have any questions feel free to ask.<br></p>
<p>My RGB control board and LED base</p>
<p>It's amazing!:D</p><p>I'm wondering: can You add an effect like a waterfall? something like this: </p><p><a href="http://designingsound.org/2013/07/unlimited-dialog-airfill-to-fill-your-every-need/" rel="nofollow">http://designingsound.org/2013/07/unlimited-dialog...</a></p><p>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?</p><p>sorry about my english;)</p><p>M.</p>
<p>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.</p>
<p>Tthe SMT boards are ready. The through hole version is still in fabrication.</p><p><a href="http://www.instructables.com/id/CHRs-8X8X8-LED-Cube-Revisited-with-improvements/step19/ANNOUNCING/" rel="nofollow">http://www.instructables.com/id/CHRs-8X8X8-LED-Cube-Revisited-with-improvements/step19/ANNOUNCING/</a></p>
<p>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?</p>
<p>Something like that?</p><p><br><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="281" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/Jt2l3B3ck7Q" width="500"></iframe></p><p>Yes, I <br>think this is possible the cube can communicate over USB to a PC (with arduino <br>serial) I tested this and it work beside the interrupts. I only need a program <br>witch reed the audio and send the signals. </p>
<p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="281" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/DVQBTzmdrtk" width="500"></iframe></p><p>this is what my boards can do right now. I am adding more music effects soon.</p>
<p>WinAmp has an visulisation lugin with serial comunication. something like this:</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="281" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/AKlAtdgYgGc" width="500"></iframe></p><p>and:</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="281" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/zhGesGYDTaM" width="500"></iframe></p><p>and:</p><p><a href="http://forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?p=2956514" rel="nofollow">http://forums.winamp.com/showthread.php?p=2956514</a></p><p>M.</p>
<p>Ok, <br>I will test this as soon as possible. But need some time for other things.</p>
<p>hehe do not hurry;) <br>If you do, when you do it, my girlfriend will hate You:P </p><p>Because I will disappear for a week to soldering and testing .... ;) <br><br>M.</p>
<p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="281" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/DVQBTzmdrtk" width="500"></iframe></p><p>No external computer. Just music into the control board.</p>
<p>Absolutely fantastic work!</p>
<p>Borg O_o</p>
<p>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! </p>
<p>I'll soon be done, but first the wiring diagram</p>
<p>Congratulations Friend, is incredible..</p>
<p>about how much this this cost?</p>
<p>honestly, I have no idea because I have very often rebuilt. I would appreciate so pi times thumb 350&euro;.</p>
<p>you should put a mirror behind it!<br>GREAT job!</p>
<p>and I should clean up my flat. By time i will do that. But this is no fun the Upload takes about 4 hours.</p>
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.
<p>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.</p>
<p>very nice 'ible! thanks for sharing! <br>i love your wired pcb :) reminds me on my highways of threaded copper years ago...<br>p.s.: the port manipulation 'digitalWrite(A0)' is implemented as 'digitalWrite(14)' or something like that; but i didn't use it for years...<br>great job, i hope to find the time for something like that!<br>my longTermGoal is such a cube or something like that: <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTb0k_P1wlY" rel="nofollow"> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTb0k_P1wlY </a> <br>best from berlin, <br>jo</p>
<p>great link! </p><p>someday I will build by time someone like this </p><p><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMvFMUCJxco" rel="nofollow">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EMvFMUCJxco</a></p>
<p>Excellent. <br>But, I wish I spoke German. <br>Perhaps someone will help you translate. <br>Thank you for posting your hard work.</p>
<p>Where did you get the biggest problems, then I translate there first.</p>
<p>Nice project, very well done. Thanks for the videos.</p>
<p>Thanks <br>to you all. And thanks to the free Pro account.</p>
<p>Es sieht schon! Sie konnen 3D-snake zu machen...</p>
<p>This <br>was my first Idea, but I&rsquo;ve seen it somewhere else</p><p>There it is: <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBjLsvXdw9o" rel="nofollow">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBjLsvXdw9o</a></p><p>Because that -&gt; boring </p><p>Additional I don&rsquo;t know how <br>to do multithreading beside the multiplexing.</p>
<p>nice work indeed.</p>

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