My LED Cube

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Introduction: My LED Cube

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.

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    vishalapr
    vishalapr

    9 years ago on Introduction

    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
    https://www.instructables.com/id/Star-Wars-X-Wing-2/

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    absolutekold
    absolutekold

    10 years ago on Introduction

    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.)

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    Olychuck
    Olychuck

    11 years ago on Introduction

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

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    ~Aeronous~
    ~Aeronous~

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

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

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    n8man
    n8man

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

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

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    dalovar
    dalovar

    11 years ago on Introduction

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

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    eulaliaaaa!
    eulaliaaaa!

    11 years ago on Introduction

    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.

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    jlipimpski
    jlipimpski

    11 years ago on Introduction

    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: http://jlipimpski.deviantart.com/art/LED-Cube-128296732

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    jrpayton
    jrpayton

    11 years ago on Introduction

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

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    n8man
    n8man

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

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

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    n8man
    n8man

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    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

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    n8man
    n8man

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

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

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    elyador
    elyador

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

    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.

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    n8man
    n8man

    Reply 11 years ago on Introduction

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

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    ianb
    ianb

    12 years ago on Introduction

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