LED cube project

Hey guys ,so was in progress of making the https://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Cube-4x4x4/step7/The-controller/ and i'm stuck on the controller step, a lot of people ware stuck on this as I see from the comments, and I can't find any help, would someone mind helping me? I have several questions, if you have time, I'd appreciate it if you answered them!  after zooming into the drawing, few questions remain: - resistors for the cathode and anodes, what resistance should they be? I'm powering this cube with 5.7v 1800ma nokia charger, current LEDs of mine run with a 120k ohm resistors, would these do fine?(connecting to the chip)  - On the left hand side, what are the 5V + > , GND connection mean to do? do they connect to the cube? or?  - also the connection 18-21 that have resistors and then are linking up to... cant read the writing, im guessing it should be the anodes as thats the forward current?  Hope someone could answer these for me? THANK YOU so much!  After i'm done making this project I will hopefully be able to make an easy to understand diagram for newbies like myself so they can work out this circuit themselves and wouldn't give up 

Posted by saulyx 7 years ago


How to wire a 4x4x4 led cube using Arduino Duemilanove?

I am currently building a 4x4x4 led cube and i want to use arduino to program it. This is the cube. How would I wire the arduino to the cube so i can control each led individually?

Asked by Electroinnovation 7 years ago


LED CUBE 4X4X4 WITH 10MM LEDS!!?

Hi I am thinking about making an 4x4x4 LED cube with 10mm LEDs for a 10 week project and wanted to ask about a few things which I am unsure of: Firstly:  I planned on following an instructables guide such as  https://www.instructables.com/id/LED-Cube-4x4x4/ or similar but these are all for the standard 5mm led . What I wanted to know is will these plans still work or will they need to be changed alot due to the more current being drawn? (apart from the obvious change in resistor values) Also I aren't sure whether to charlieplex the cube or multiplex it yet , Which is easier? In addition, Is the construction of the actual cube grid the same no matter which technique used ? {as i wanted to build the actual grid first to get it out the way then concentrate on the other parts} Any Help and tips appreciated  Thanks

Asked by 369ben 5 years ago


I need someone to help me with me 3x3x3 and 4x4x4 led cube schematics?

Im making them to run off my arduino UNO, And Im sure most of you are tired of seeing these. But Im going to do a 3x3x3 and 4x4x4 before tackling the massive task of the 8x8x8. I want to make sure Im doing it right, And I drew up some very basic schematics as for what I need to do. Im hoping these are at least somewhere in the ballpark. 3x3x3 http://img846.imageshack.us/img846/8991/s340604p01wl.jpg 4x4x4 http://img64.imageshack.us/img64/8792/4x4x4blueprint.jpg So yeah, thats what I have so far, as for led's heres the specs: Life Rating : 100,000 Hours Emitted Colour : Blue Size (mm) : 5mm Lens Colour : Water clear Peak Wave Length (nm) : 460 ~ 470 Forward Voltage (V) :  3.0 ~ 3.4 Reverse Current (uA) : Luminous Intensity Typ Iv (mcd) : 6000(Typical) ~ 8000(Max) Viewing Angle : 20~25 Degree Max Power Dissipation(PM): 80mW Max Peak Forward Current(IFP): 75mA Lead Soldering Temperature : 240 Degree ( Operating Temperature Range : -25 ~ +85 Degree Preservative Temperature Range : -30 ~ +100 Degree Not sure what resistors I need though.

Asked by 'earl 6 years ago



Hi all I need some help to make a 4x4x4 led cube using pic 16f877a

Hi all,, I been trying to make a 4x4x4 cube led but the only microcontroller that I have is the 16f877A, if somebody had some stuff related to this I will very glad, actually I need a fast answer.thanks a lot.?

Asked by geesquiv 7 years ago


Coding to controll a 4x4x4 led cube with arduino duemilanove... Help please?

Okay, i know how to build the cube and to multiplex it to use only 12 pins. what i am going to do is connect each anode of each level and connect each cathode of each row, and each one will go to its own transistor. so i will have a total of 8 transistors for the anodes and 8 transistors for the cathodes, which i can further multiplex into two groups of 4x2 transistors. that makes a total of 12 pins on the arduino(i hope that makes sense ill add pics of what i mean to help) but what im asking is that i need help on writing the code for this project. i have a basic idea to run loops inside of loops to make more than one led look like theyre on at the same time(i believe its called persistance of vision)  but maybe someone more experienced would be able to help me out with this. thank you to anyone helps and A Happy New Year To All Of You!!!

Asked by the seaker 7 years ago


Make Led cube? Answered

Hi, I want to make a 4x4x4 led cube ? Please tell me which is the best instructables to make a cube? Which cube is good common anode or cathode? I want to make the cube with a arduino uno I find  a  instructables - https://www.instructables.com/id/4x4x4-LED-Cube-Arduino-Uno/ Is it good to make and is it need any transistor?

Asked by Soumojit 2 years ago


Tea tins, What should I make?

I have about 50 of these empty tea tins at home and I want to do some sort of cool craft with them. Any suggestions? The tins are all about 4x4x4. I really appreciate the help.

Posted by fredbeatsethel 8 years ago


How can i program an atmega16 in tina designsoft?

Tina designsoft is a program that you can simulate an electronic circuit.So i designed a 4x4x4 led cube with atmega16 microcontroler.So i need to program it so that to turn the leds on.

Asked by bizzem2 6 years ago


how do i make an led cube? Answered

I wanna make either a 3x3x3 or a 4x4x4. But i have never made one. I wanna make it function on an arduino, which i have also never used. So how to i make an led cube and make it function using an arduino?

Asked by texpert 6 years ago


Can not download PDF as a Pro Member

When I try to download the PDF for the 4x4x4 LED and depress the download, I get asked to login. So I log back into, try again and get asked the same thing.  So some how I'm in a loop. I running on a Mac Snow Leopard, Safari

Posted by clemc 7 years ago


How i can programed i Atmega32L ?

I need to do LED Cube 4x4x4 but wen i jet to step wen i bring the ic i looking for it i don't find her but i fund Atmega32L i need to way to programed the Atmega32l  can be happen in this ic if  worked can get the circle to program her                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Thanks.....

Asked by matrex 7 years ago


Help with led cube? Answered

Ok so im am starting out in electronics and i really like it. I now want to make an led cube, either 3x3x3 or 4x4x4. I also want to program it with either a microcontroller or an arduino, both of which i have never used. So which one is easier to do? A link to an ible would also be good thanks in advance

Asked by texpert 6 years ago


Blatant Copy of my work.

My Instructable has been copied and re-posted here and on his/hers website. What should I do? My Instructable(for reference): https://www.instructables.com/id/The-4x4x4-LED-cube-Arduino/ His/hers Instructable (even the same cover picture): https://www.instructables.com/id/EASIEST-LED-CUBE-USING-ARDUINO/ And the website he/she advertises: http://www.projectpiles.com/2012/09/easiest-led-cube-using-arduino.html?showComment=1371009260993#c5622969510993122543 Any advice would be greatly appreciated! Thank you, Forte1994

Posted by forte1994 4 years ago


25 Cent Silver Ring, The Headache Machine, Classic 3D photographs

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Posted by randofo 7 years ago


How to multiplex a 3x3x3 led cube?

Im going to make an led cube, probably going to start off with a 3x3x3, probably going to be controlled by and arduino or a pic microcontroller.  I know i have asked a couple wuestions about this but hear me out, pretty much know how to construct the led cube now, but i am still kinda clueless on the multiplexing part. I saw this one video on youtube that showed how to do it for a 4x4x4, but i tried using his method on a 3x3x3 and ended up using more I/O pins than he did. SO can someone show me something on how to multiplex a 3x3x3 led cube?

Asked by texpert 6 years ago


Driving an LED Array without sourcing or sinking too much current and without too much resistance dimming the LED's?

I want to use a microcontroller (I haven't chosen which one yet) to control a large number of RGB LED's for use in an LED cube type display, and my concern is that assuming specs of about 20/25 mA source/sink capacity, how do i provide sufficient current to drive that many LED's in a multiplexed array? The Multiplexing also presents a problem, since a 4x4x4 RGB LED cube contains 256 different leads, each ideally with independent control, but I think i can work that out with multiplexing and the judicious use of MUX and de-MUX IC's.

Asked by Ad_Astra_88 9 years ago


[newsletter] RC Ducks, Bath Bombs, Espresso...

July 31, 2008 Sign-up for this newsletter: function openSubscribePopUp(src){ var emailValidate = /\w{1,}[@][\w\-]{1,}([.]([\w\-]{1,})){1,3}$/ if(emailValidate.test(src.value) == false){ alert("Please enter correct email"); return; } window.open("/newsletter/newslettersignup?email=" + src.value,"newslettersignup1","status=yes,scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes,width=420,height=250"); } Welcome back! Show us something sweet for our new Pie Contest. Make something delicious in the next two weeks, share it on Instructables, and win a great cookbook and an Instructables t-shirt! There's still time to enter the Invent-a-Sport Contest we're running with Horny Toad, and to get your project into the upcoming Instructables Book! Get creative, and share some of your great ideas. Japanese strawberry and sweet bean ball by Lizzio Instructables July 2008 Show and Tell by ewilhelm Revive an Old Motorcycle by skunkbait Espresso Coffee by lebowski This week's newsletter is sponsored by... LED Cube 4x4x4 by chr Make Your Own Bath Bombs by SoapyHollow Instamatic Retro by BruceMiller Build A Pair of Stereo Speakers by billbob Pair of RC duck decoys/submarines by courtney Soundproof Your Walls by rik_akashian ChapStick LED Flashlight by BCat Micro LASER Show with a CD Lens by linefeed Get published in the Instructables book! Seven ways to show off your pictures Mmm... pie How to Buy from the World's Best Store by dan Hot Process Liquid Soap making by yetunguez Rain Barrel Project by oddie1212 E-Bola by Tetranitrate Now go make something awesome, and I'll see you next week! - Eric Sign-up for this newsletter: function openSubscribePopUp(src){ var emailValidate = /\w{1,}[@][\w\-]{1,}([.]([\w\-]{1,})){1,3}$/ if(emailValidate.test(src.value) == false){ alert("Please enter correct email"); return; } window.open("/newsletter/newslettersignup?email=" + src.value,"newslettersignup2","status=yes,scrollbars=yes,resizable=yes,width=420,height=250"); }

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago


What do I need to start getting into electronics?

I saw an instructable on here for an 8x8x8 LED cube, and was completely inspired. When I was younger (I'm 19) I built a few things out of those snap-together electronics kits, but nothing involving a soldering iron or a breadboard. I've bought myself a breadboard and a few little pieces to try to start out, but I know I need more--and I'm not totally sure what. On my list is a soldering iron (I have one but it's a piece of junk), red/black wire, a multimeter, and an assortment of resistors, and an arduino, but past that I still feel like I'm missing something vital. My current project list is: A 4x4x4 LED cube (just so I can know the fundamentals before jumping into an 8x8x8) A stereo (I have 2 car speakers that are just laying around, I'm hoping to turn them into something useful) Touching up my benchtop power supply (I built one out of a computer PSU but it looks.... not good) A high-power LED flashlight (my mom is into photography and saw a post about using an LED for an improv light source--the pictures turned out great, so I want to build one that has enough brightness to be used in a real photoshoot) An LED visualizer (This is one of the more daunting ideas I've had, I realize programming will be a bit difficult... I was hoping to use RGB LEDs and a microcontroller to handle the logic) I have a bit of experience in coding, nothing too impressive, but enough where I feel that I can grasp at least the programming of an Arduino (which so far looks user friendly and relatively simple [to me]), and on top of that I've been into computers and done a bit of tinkering with electronics before and so I know the basics of resistors (and LEDs together), capacitors, relays etc. Any advice would be greatly appreciated :)

Asked by ninjatails 6 years ago


Top LED Instructables

The number of awesome LED Instructables keeps increasing, and we want to show them off! We have an older list of top LED Instructables, but within the space of a year and a half, including the very successful Let it Glow! and Get the LED Out! Contests, we've gotten many more cool projects that light up with color due to LEDs. Here are, in no particular order, 10 more great LED Instructables for you to try (or just admire): LED Chess Set With some dedicated modifying, you can turn a cheap glass chess set into a beautiful, glowing version. It also inspired another Instructable, the Simpler LED Chess Set. &nbsp Synchronizing Fireflies A favorite of randofo's , this series of LEDs shows a possible way that fireflies synchronize lighting up at the same time. Turn Signal Biking Jacket Hand signals, meet technology: a biking jacket with controllable glowing turn signals built in. 4x4x4 LED Cube Make light-based designs and patterns come to life with a large cube of LEDs. Animated Multilayered Engravings Transform a simple engraving into an animated piece of art with LEDs. LED Pasties The LED pasties became an instant classic--a very simple, very creative upgrade of burlesque pasties. Daft Punk Replica Table The squares on top of this table light up individually and can be programmed to make patterns and designs. LED Creatures These LED creatures can be programmed to recognize each other and can be a great project for kids and beginner LEDers. Hard Hat LED Display Geeks and construction workers are not often associated, but this hard hat bridges the gap with its LED Pong display. Fiber Optic and LED Garden Make a glowing garden that looks good both day and night and never needs to be watered. Choosing these 10 was very difficult--there are an enormous number of great LED projects on Instructables.Enjoy these projects, and let there be light-emitting diodes!

Posted by joshf 9 years ago


Top 50 2008: Instructables

Yesterday we looked at the Top 50 commenters for 2008 and today we'll be looking at the numbers for the top 50 Instructables of 2008. Since there's no one way of declaring a list of Instructables, we created three top 50 lists. These cover Instructables in order of rating, pageviews, and comments. Instructables on these lists were all published in 2008.Let's go to the graphs and charts!Top 50 Instructables: Pageviews   Instructable Views 1   Body-Mod: Elf Ears 347738 2   Use your laptop as an Xbox/Xbox 360 "Wireless Adapter" on Windows XP/Vista, and Mac OSX 220780 3   Fix the Red Ring of Death! (without towels!) 177285 4   Laser cutter, start slicing stuff for under 50 dollars 159647 5   Run Backups on any Wii Without a Modchip 159408 6   How to build a 72Volt electric motorcycle 159261 7   How to make out 145713 8   Inverted Bookshelf 137198 9   Munny Speakers 124736 10   Awesome led cube 118293 11   Firefox Pranks! 117449 12   How to make an Iron Man Arc Reactor 116481 13   How to French Kiss 115958 14   How To: Make Bath Bombs 108287 15   Gift Ideas 107914 16   DIY USB "Hard Drive" 96588 17   Safely Shaving Your Pubic Hair 96144 18   WinXP Overhaul Guide: How to make it look like Vista, run like lightning, and stay productive, fast & smooth 94980 19   Laser Tattoo 94705 20   DIY Vinyl Wall Art 92752 21   How to refill a "disposable" Brita brand water pitcher filter with activated carbon. 89724 22   Make your own Roll-Up Keyboard 89558 23   Hidden USB Storage 86430 24   how to add EL wire to a coat or other garment 84340 25   Build a 60 Watt Solar Panel 82286 26   Grow a square watermelon 82275 27   LeGummies brick shaped gummy candies 81368 28   USB 80875 29   How to remove most of the seeds when cutting up a watermelon 80822 30   How to Make a TRON Style Lamp: The MADYLIGHT 80281 31   LED Cube 4x4x4 78936 32   Covert Spy Sunglasses 78633 33   Build a water mortar 77090 34   Super Nightvision Headset Hack! 76634 35   A better laptop stand for bed 76101 36   Amazing plasma globe tricks that you never knew before!!! 74842 37   How to get a Free Itunes Account (No Credit Card Needed) 74490 38   Make an iPod Video Projector 74026 39   Homemade Gifts 73478 40   Lasers 73242 41   Remote shutter trigger for Digital Cameras 72911 42   Ergonomic Laptop Stand Made From a Coat Hanger 72321 43   MAKE A HIGH VOLTAGE SUPPLY IN 5 MINUTES 71744 44   Protect Your Home with Laserbeams! 71387 45   Iron Man Helmet 71358 46   Get Big Money for Dead Batteries 70261 47   How to Put on a Condom 69805 48   How to make an Iron Man Mask 69617 49   How to build a 96-Volt Electric Motorcycle 68924 50   Nintendo Lunchbox 68164 Top 50 Instructables: Ratings   Instructable Rating 1   Build A Plasma Speaker 4.64 2   Build A Net Gun 4.62 3   Wall-E Robot 4.60 4   Sew your own Instructables Robot Plushie! 4.60 5   How to Make a Portable Game System 4.54 6   Build Your Own Butler Robot!!! - Tutorial,Photos, and Video 4.54 7   Electromagnetic Floater 4.52 8   LED Cube 4x4x4 4.50 9   LeGummies brick shaped gummy candies 4.49 10   DIY Vinyl Wall Art 4.49 11   5-minute Chocolate Cake 4.48 12   When a Phillips is not a Phillips! 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4.29 41   Recycle Old Light Bulb 4.28 42   USB Batman Spotlight 4.28 43   Coffee table upgrade! 4.27 44   Steampunk Dystopian Sniper Rifle (Mercury Bow) 4.27 45   Building Small Robots: Making One Cubic Inch Micro-Sumo Robots and Smaller 4.27 46   How to grow flowers on a military base in Iraq 4.26 47   How to make your own LED lightbulbs 4.26 48   Iron Man Helmet 4.25 49   Cardboard/Fiberglass Halo 3 inspired Master Chief Costume 4.25 50   Build Halo Armor 4.25 Top 50 Instructables: Comments   Instructable Comments 1   Build a World's Smallest Electronic Shocker! 812 2   Knex Heavy Cannon 645 3   Awesome led cube 637 4   Simple Xbox 360 Rapid Fire Mod 591 5   Build A Plasma Speaker 494 6   DD-27 V2.75 compact AST rifle 454 7   WinXP Overhaul Guide: How to make it look like Vista, run like lightning, and stay productive, fast & smooth 453 8   The accidental pocket jet engine... 427 9   Scavenge free electronics, food, and help the environment 400 10   How to make your PSP "Better" or how to have more fun on a Sony PSP 379 11   Laser Tattoo 376 12   Amazing plasma globe tricks that you never knew before!!! 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Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago