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Just getting into the microcontroller craze. I used to do this sort of thing building circuits for 8 bit microprocessors back in the early 80s, so this is kind of like reliving a bit of my childhood. Back then I programmed in machine code, so now I am teaching myself C for the Arduino. It's a fun way to waste some time, and it's nice to have a hobby. More recently now, I am getting into printed circuit board design so that I can take what I make with the Arduino, and make stand-alone circuits... Read More »

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  • SuperTech-IT commented on SuperTech-IT's instructable 8X8X8 3D RGB LED Cube3 days ago
    8X8X8 3D RGB LED Cube

    UPDATE - NOVEMBER 29, 2016NOTICE - ANYONE THAT ORDERED AN RGB MAIN BOARD (WITHOUT BRIDGE) PRIOR TO AUG.15, AND HAS NOT RECEIVED ONE AND DID NOT GET A REFUND, PLEASE EMAIL ME AT SUPERTECH@THELEDCUBE.COM. I HAVE A LIMITED NUMBER OF MAIN BOARDS THAT TURNED UP, AND I WANT TO GET THE OLDEST ORDERS OUT FIRST !!! THE PRINT SHIPPING LABEL TAGS FOR ORDERS BEFORE THIS TIME ARE NO LONGER SHOWING IN PAYPAL. IF YOU HAVE YOUR PAYPAL ORDER NUMBER, THAT WILL MAKE THINGS EVEN EASIER. Some orders placed after that time are also being filled. A limited number of bridge boards are arriving soon as well, so people that ordered JUST bridge boards are also encouraged to email me your order number. If your name is different in your paypal than in your email, please let me know what name it was ordered under as...see more »UPDATE - NOVEMBER 29, 2016NOTICE - ANYONE THAT ORDERED AN RGB MAIN BOARD (WITHOUT BRIDGE) PRIOR TO AUG.15, AND HAS NOT RECEIVED ONE AND DID NOT GET A REFUND, PLEASE EMAIL ME AT SUPERTECH@THELEDCUBE.COM. I HAVE A LIMITED NUMBER OF MAIN BOARDS THAT TURNED UP, AND I WANT TO GET THE OLDEST ORDERS OUT FIRST !!! THE PRINT SHIPPING LABEL TAGS FOR ORDERS BEFORE THIS TIME ARE NO LONGER SHOWING IN PAYPAL. IF YOU HAVE YOUR PAYPAL ORDER NUMBER, THAT WILL MAKE THINGS EVEN EASIER. Some orders placed after that time are also being filled. A limited number of bridge boards are arriving soon as well, so people that ordered JUST bridge boards are also encouraged to email me your order number. If your name is different in your paypal than in your email, please let me know what name it was ordered under as well.

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  • SuperTech-IT commented on SuperTech-IT's instructable 8X8X8 3D RGB LED Cube1 week ago
    8X8X8 3D RGB LED Cube

    Sorry folks, I was a bit premature - the US distributorship has basically fallen through, so Christmas is not going to be possible. Please trust that I am still working on this, and I will get product out ASAP.

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  • SuperTech-IT commented on Briton_KIGN's instructable My First Creation: LED Cube 2 weeks ago
    My First Creation: LED Cube

    www.TheLEDCube.com

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  • SuperTech-IT commented on SuperTech-IT's instructable 8X8X8 3D RGB LED Cube2 weeks ago
    8X8X8 3D RGB LED Cube

    You need to set for manual exposure, and adjust the exposure til you get a look you like.

    The DM13A are NOT the problem.In the software you can reduce the red overall buy dividing it's value before storing in the matrix.The other possibility is to alter the refresh rate.If it's only happening in specific animations, it may be that the animation itself is simply taking too much processor for it's calculations to run smoothly.

    Ha....the ghost was cute. Keep up the good work. Hope you get some Christmas stuff up for the guys! LOL!

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  • SuperTech-IT commented on SuperTech-IT's instructable 8X8X8 3D RGB LED Cube2 weeks ago
    8X8X8 3D RGB LED Cube

    Good news for those that have been waiting (some of you for months) for your product. I have entered a deal with someone that should allow me to finally get EVERYONE's orders out - and hopefully everyone should have their product before Christmas. Negotiations have taken a while, but it looks like our agreement is basically complete, and things should finally get back to normal!

    ask fiddaman - I am not a Pi guy

    Love to see a video of it working.

    You would do the reduction in the code. The cube should not flicker, although it may under Arduino control a bit. If using an Arduino, I suggest moving up to one of the better (PIC) microcontrollers.

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  • SuperTech-IT commented on SuperTech-IT's instructable 8X8X8 3D RGB LED Cube3 weeks ago
    8X8X8 3D RGB LED Cube

    Some LEDs require less current for the RED than the other colours. It's just the way the LEDs are made. The easiest fix is to reduce the RED value (sometimes by as much as half) before the cube is drawn.

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  • Fix a PC power supply fan without needing screwdrivers

    Yes, that would work too if you have something that will easily cut the ribs. Glad you found this article useful. When I was working as a tech and doing many machines a day, it saved me hundreds of hours of time, and saved the customers countless amounts from not having to replace their power supplies.

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  • SuperTech-IT commented on SuperTech-IT's instructable 8X8X8 3D RGB LED Cube1 month ago
    8X8X8 3D RGB LED Cube

    UPDATE: Realizing I simply don't have the income currently to get a set of boards while people are backing out and requesting refunds, I am reaching out to possible investors that want to help me get this project back up and running so that you can all get your products or refunds in a more timely manner. To those being patient, I thank you. To those backing out, I don't blame you at all. Please be aware that I am doing all I can to get everything resolved.

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  • SuperTech-IT commented on SuperTech-IT's instructable 8X8X8 3D RGB LED Cube1 month ago
    8X8X8 3D RGB LED Cube

    Thanks for your kind words. On top of everything else, I had a pending assault case that was quite disconcerting - however today I was vindicated as the charges were completely withdrawn, putting me back to my lifelong zero record. I have moved again to a temporary location with a good friend, who I will hopefully be getting a permanent location with afterwards. I will keep all of you notified of updates as they become available.

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  • SuperTech-IT commented on SuperTech-IT's instructable 8X8X8 3D RGB LED Cube2 months ago
    8X8X8 3D RGB LED Cube

    Ant that which did come in after that mostly went to refunding people that could no longer wait for their boards.

    I have enough non-refunded orders to warrant a full run - the issue is that I need to gather up the cash myself as the money for the run was spent on a run that got stolen and a partial run that got lost while relocating.

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  • SuperTech-IT commented on SuperTech-IT's instructable 8X8X8 3D RGB LED Cube2 months ago
    8X8X8 3D RGB LED Cube

    I do provide updates as they occur, but unfortunately I am still in a holding pattern gathering the cash to replace the boards that were lost and/or stolen. Runs are pretty expensive and I am simply not in a position to save much especially as people are asking for refunds - which always provide first. The moment there is an update I will release it. I am currently thinking I may get small batches to at least get the older orders out, but as each run has a $290 tooling and labour cost, doing a number of small runs is counter-productive. I will provide information as it becomes available and/ or changes, or when requested.

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  • SuperTech-IT commented on SuperTech-IT's instructable 8X8X8 3D RGB LED Cube3 months ago
    8X8X8 3D RGB LED Cube

    Slowly trying to gather enough cash to fill the current orders. Sorry, no ETA at this time.Thanks for the kind words about the boards themselves, but the main reason most order and repeat ordered in the past was the support along the way if anything goes wrong or if there are any issues. Thanks for hanging in there. I am not going anywhere, and I will have this project back on the road as soon as I can afford to.

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  • SuperTech-IT commented on SuperTech-IT's instructable 8X8X8 3D RGB LED Cube4 months ago
    8X8X8 3D RGB LED Cube

    UPDATE:I am sorry to report that all orders placed after April 15 have still not shipped. However all current refund requests have been fulfilled. This unfortunately leaves me at zero trying to gather the cash to replace the lost and stolen orders. As you may have read in the instructable, I suffered one loss of boards in a move, and then had an entire shipment stolen before I had a chance to ship any of them out (along with my ipad and many other expensive goodies). Your orders are still in the system and noted as priority from oldest to newest. I will understand if you want a refund, and would not blame you, but please note that the refunds are making it extremely difficult for me to save enough for a run of boards to fill the existing orders. Thanks again for your patience in this ma...see more »UPDATE:I am sorry to report that all orders placed after April 15 have still not shipped. However all current refund requests have been fulfilled. This unfortunately leaves me at zero trying to gather the cash to replace the lost and stolen orders. As you may have read in the instructable, I suffered one loss of boards in a move, and then had an entire shipment stolen before I had a chance to ship any of them out (along with my ipad and many other expensive goodies). Your orders are still in the system and noted as priority from oldest to newest. I will understand if you want a refund, and would not blame you, but please note that the refunds are making it extremely difficult for me to save enough for a run of boards to fill the existing orders. Thanks again for your patience in this matter as I try to get business rolling again.

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  • SuperTech-IT commented on SuperTech-IT's instructable 8X8X8 3D RGB LED Cube4 months ago
    8X8X8 3D RGB LED Cube

    Please email supertech at theledcube dot com directly and in English if you are having problems using the in-site messaging system

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  • CHR's 8X8X8 LED Cube Revisited with improvements!

    My boards work for any cube built to CHR's way, but unfortunately right now my boards are out of stock with no firm ETA for new ones due to unforeseen circumstances plus a theft.You can still pre-order the board (RAMP board) and you will have one shipped as soon as the new ones arrive - I just cannot say exactly when that is going to be next.

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  • SuperTech-IT commented on SuperTech-IT's instructable 8X8X8 3D RGB LED Cube4 months ago
    8X8X8 3D RGB LED Cube

    Unfortunately, no. I am trying to save up for a new batch to replace the stolen ones, but as people request refunds because of the delays, those savings go out in the form of refunds, and I am at zero again.It's a bad downward spiral that is starting to get quite depressing.Trust me, if I come into any sort of windfall, or if I get a bunch of orders without refund requests, I will get a new batch ASAP.Unfortunately, current circumstances make it impossible to form any kind of an ETA. Thanks for your patience, and I will keep you all updated.

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  • CHR's 8X8X8 LED Cube Revisited with improvements!

    We tried to make the code as easy to add to as possible. It's best to try to understand the existing code and then add to it yourself.

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