I was wondering If anyone else on Instructables Cubes. And if you do whats your time?  I've been Cubing for a year on and off and my best time is  18.67 seconds, I use Friedrich with a 3 and a half Look LL My cube is a Dayan GuHong Thanks for your time #The Grand And All Powerful Axiys# 

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The Rubik's Cube...

Let's talk Rubik's Cube!I don't get how people can solve a 5x5 Rubik's cube, yet can't finish a 2x2?The basic 3x3 Rubik's cube has 43,252,003,274,489,856,000 different combinations.I am in the process of finishing my 3x3 Rubik's cube for the first time!PlayStation 3 Rubik's Cube Commercial!

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LED cube

Dear Sir, We are a marketing company in Saudi Arabia . We are interested in buying a customized LED cube for a project that we are handling now. The LED has to be one meter in length and one meter in depth and 2.5 meters in height. Please let us know if it is possible to build it and give us a quotation on that. Regards, Amal Alsayegh Marketing and PR rep. Zone Arabia

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LED cube

Dear Sir, We are a marketing company in Saudi Arabia . We are interested in buying a customized LED cube for a project that we are handling now. The LED has to be one meter in length and one meter in depth and 2.5 meters in height. Please let us know if it is possible to build it and give us a quotation on that. Regards, Amal Alsayegh Marketing and PR rep. Zone Arabia

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Magic Cubes

Hi,I'd like to see an example of doing something like this magic cube: instructions are at the website but I'd love to see photos or a movie or something that helps me along. It makes a great toy/gift. I've done some that worked out well... and others that flopped. I'd love to see a visual of the steps in the process.This project isn't dangerous at all, except to your sanity, you'll feel like your in kindergarten again, playing with blocks.Thanks!

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Solving the rubiks cube

Could someone please tell me how to do this in English please instead of using U L F B R and " ' just say turn the right side clockwise or counter clockwise. or the left side or top or bottom or back?????

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Rubik's Cube Competition

Up until recently i haven't thought much of a Rubik's Cube, other than it seemed impossible to solve.. but i found mine about a month ago and am getting almost addicted to it. I was surfing around on instructables, and came across many different 'ibles on how to solve them. So i was wondering who on instructables can solve a Rubik's Cube, and how fast?Here are some tips for those of you who can't solve a Rubik's Cube:!/!-Improved!/

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Invisible concrete cube

This concrete cube made by Daniel Franke and Markus Kison has the amazing ability to turn invisible. Thanks to eye-tracking and a video projector for each face of the cube, the cube has the view behind it projected onto its faces. The result is like looking through a glowing window instead of a cube. You can see the effect in the video. It's not entirely smooth yet, but a very cool idea. Augmented Reality Renders Concrete Block Invisible Related: Death Becomes Her Halloween Costume photo: Durchsehen, Exp. 01 (augmented perspective) by Markus Kison, on Flickr

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LED Cube...Help?

So I made an LED cube. Forget programming I just wanted a cool home decoration. I plug it into a 5v supply and the LEDS aren't as bright as they would be individually hooked up. Can you help me solve this problem? I took out the resistors and it still isn't performing well. I have them in parallel. HELP!? Thanks

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Awesome led cube

I'm contemplating selling LED cubes (better quality than the one in my instructable, of course) but I would like to know how much people are willing to pay for them, and what types they would like before I do.Could those interested in purchasing a cube please tell me how much they would pay, and what they would like it to look like (color, size, etc)?Instructable, for those who do not know.I apologize if this is in the wrong category.

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Rubik's Cube Instructable!

My new instructable: how to solve a Rubik's Cube

Topic by majorson 

LED Cube problems

I am having some minor (or perhaps major) difficulties with my 3x3x3 Led Cube. I have a program that i wrote that cycles the different 3x3 cross sections and in 3 of the cross sections there is one column of leds that will light up even though it is not commanded or supplied power. I also have a sort of kill all routine that runs after each level is dislplayed that sets every pin to low. in my configuration the problem pins are pins 8, 17, and 26. if anyone knows how to debug this or help in any way it would be much appreciated. Thanks! I have a video of the LED cube with the problems here and a sample of my program here // kill all routine for(i=2, i<15, i++) { digitalWrite( i, LOW); } // Level routines that have problems of LEDs lighting up when they shouldn't elseif (LVL_Num ==10) {   for(j=0, j< Repeat, j++)   {    LED_ON(3); LED_ON(6); LED_ON(9);     delay(5)    LED_OFF(3); LED_OFF(6); LED_OFF(9);     delay(1)    LED_ON(11); LED_ON(14); LED_ON(17);    delay(5)    LED_OFF(11); LED_OFF(14); LED_OFF(17);    delay(1)    LED_ON(19); LED_ON(22); LED_ON(25);    delay(5)    LED_OFF(19); LED_OFF(22); LED_OFF(25);   } } elseif (LVL_Num ==11) {   for(j=0, j< Repeat, j++)   {    LED_ON(1); LED_ON(4); LED_ON(7);     delay(5)    LED_OFF(1); LED_OFF(4); LED_OFF(7);     delay(1)    LED_ON(11); LED_ON(14); LED_ON(17);    delay(5)    LED_OFF(11); LED_OFF(14); LED_OFF(17);    delay(1)    LED_ON(21); LED_ON(24); LED_ON(27);    delay(5)    LED_OFF(21); LED_OFF(24); LED_OFF(27);   } } elseif (LVL_Num ==13) {   for(j=0, j< Repeat, j++)   {    LED_ON(1); LED_ON(2); LED_ON(3);     delay(5)    LED_OFF(1); LED_OFF(2); LED_OFF(3);     delay(1)    LED_ON(13); LED_ON(14); LED_ON(15);    delay(5)    LED_OFF(13); LED_OFF(14); LED_OFF(15);    delay(1)    LED_ON(25); LED_ON(26); LED_ON(27);    delay(5)    LED_OFF(25); LED_OFF(26); LED_OFF(27);   } }

Question by Lee_Smith 

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 - Is it good to make and is it need any transistor?

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Rubik's cube art

Awesome pixel art made entirely from Rubik's cubes.Link

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Bigger Rubik's cube?

If I try to make a bigger Rubik's cube out of wood, and even though I use the same size of magnets, would that still be possible?

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compact companion cube

I just built a compact companion cube and wondered what they are how can they die. somebody mentioned it in an Instructables

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Rubiks Cube Blueprints?

Hello Instructables Community,      I am looking for the blueprints needed to make a functional 3 x 3 Rubik's Cube. I'm not so worried about the outside appearance, (It's just a cube divided into 9 square sections for each face,) but I am looking more for something that shows the inner dimensions and shapes of the Rubiks cube: the little "nub" type bits that are on the inside of each of the smaller cubes and the shape of the inside inside structure that looks like this. Any pointers would be much appreciated

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LED CUBE 8x8x8

I  bought a Instructables LED Cube 8x8x8 20120226 multiplexer board v.2.2 and I cant remember what its fore Can anyone please help me? Jack

Topic by jgr912   |  last reply

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

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LED cube project

Hey guys ,so was in progress of making the 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 

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Color Mixing Cube

Yesterday I was fooling around in Unity 3d (Video Game Development Software), and I created 13 particle systems, that show how red, green, and blue light, mix into white.  Every vertex is a basic RGB color. The colors shown are Black, Red, Green, Blue, Yellow, Cyan, Magenta and White. The colors parallel to each other mix. If you use Unity, and you want the Prefab, I have it for download.

Topic by Super_Nerd 

LED cube 3x3x3

I hope this goes to a place w/ someone who can assist me. I built my cube wrote my code.  My C skills are very limited and something like this would strengthen it I imagine.  I would like some help in creating the letters though, kinda like they did in the blue 8x8x8 demo with the INSTRUCTABLE.  So far I cannot make all the LED's light up in a single column, and make another column light up only one or two simultaneously.  I'm lighting the whole thing.  I understand the multiplexing and the lights in each column are toggling faster than I can see, but I still would like an idea.  I'm going to do an 8x8x8 for capstone and would like to get familiar with this one first.  Using the arduino uno and software.  Any tips would be appreciated. Thanks

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can i make the rubiks cube costume in two weeks or less?

Is It possible to make a Rubiks Cube costume in two weeks or less?

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How to make a MDF cube (6 sided, fully enclosed)?

I have scrap pieces of 5/8 MDF that I want to make 10inx10in decorative cubes (6-sided) with. I don't have any tools, so I will have to take them to a hardware store to have them cut, which they charge $1-2/cut usually. I need 7 or 8 cubes. I am thinking that a butt-joint is the easiest option for me, as I can easily glue & brad-nail... Since woodworking is not my forte I am feeling really stupid trying to figure out the measurements of the cuts I need. I do understand that 4 sides should be cut to 10in, but what about the other 2 (top/bottom)?  PLEASE help!!! :) I'd like to use the MDF I have as I've already purchased it, but if there is a different material that would be better suited to this project please feel free to comment. I am planning on painting them & displaying them in my home, so it will have to have a smooth finish.

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puzzle game rubix cube

How to solve 4*4 rubix cube

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rubix cube, Blind folded?

I want to know how to solve the rubix cube blind folded. i have heard of rembering where each peice is, then rearangeing it in your mind, as you turn the cube. but i want an easy way, like, watch where all the white is, turn twice, and bada-bing bada-boom. so help mabey?

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The living cube bed storage

I am looking to see if anyone has or has built one of the "Living Cube" bed/storage spaces. I am considering building one but this is a big project for me and I am limited with skill. If anyone has any tips or advice it would be greatly appreciated.

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How to make just LED cube? Answered

I don't want enything special, just to light. No microcontrolers.. So I'm looking for some tutorial or Instrucable for that.. Thank you! :D

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Cost of 8' x8' LED Cube kit?

I want to know the cost of a kit to build an 8 foot by 8 foot LED cube.

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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?

Question by texpert 

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?

Question by texpert   |  last reply

Has anybody made an LED cube with 0603s or something small?

Just curious if anybody has done a mini LED cube with surface mount LEDs.

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How can we solve the rubix cube more easily? Answered


Question by goneholidays   |  last reply

i need help connecting led cube anodes to pic16f690?

What led base anodes do you con nect to the pic and which pins

Question by zane20062 

Have someone the asm ore hex code for 3x3x3 led cube for the pic 16F690?

Have someone the asm ore hex code for 3x3x3 led cube white pic 16F690

Question by cyberjones 

Does anyone have suggestions for the 5v power supply for the 8x8x8 LED cube by Chr? Answered

The step about the 5v psu for the LED cube is confusing, at least to me. Here is the page about . At first I was going to use the lm7805 but then it said that they took it out. All the pictures show the original design and I don't understand how they replaced it. Someone in the comments talked about using the lm2575 but I am confused.

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I was wondering if 3mm, 5mm, or 10mm LEDs would be best?

For the LED cube project

Question by Inventor96   |  last reply

How can I know if my project is being seen by the audience with 0 views?

I submitted recently my project 3x3x3 Red LED Cube and have seen 0 views in my webpage.  

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Crazy Rubik's Cube Variations

Love this list of different takes on the classic Rubik's Cube. There's one for the blind, odd shapes, and even the massively complex one in the picture below.Of course we have plenty of Rubik's Cube Instructables here as well, including a Blind Man's Cube and a whole list of others. 10 Creative Rubik's Cubes via Core77

Topic by fungus amungus   |  last reply

how big should the button actualy be?

Just wondering

Question by dehlome   |  last reply

LEDs with short leads causing problems? Answered

So for Christmas i got a bunch of these leds from amazon and im making and led cube with them. the problem is the leads are so short i use copper wire to give some space for each LED. so for instance its    [Cathode]-----copper wire-----[Cathode]     . But as i solder one end of the copper to one cathode, it will melt the connection at the other end causing me to re-solder once it cools, sometimes it total luck that it stays.  So if you can understand this, does anyone have a more productive way to make this cube?  (and please dont say get LEDs with longer leads)

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Rubix Cube Comp(ish)

Who can solve the rubiks cube the fastest?? IDK!! my best time is 92 seconds Who can beat it??? there is no prize, just a pat on the back The comp ends this friday(the 17th) I'll have one monthly the time of the end will always be the 3rd friday of the month. If i think your lying about your times you cant compete again until next month's contest. If you win one month you cant win the next month. \/ _ \/ ROCKON

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International Rubik's Cube Competition

Http:// Sunday, January 18, 200910:00 AM - 4:30 PMThe Exploratorium in San Francisco, CAWatch some of the world's greatest Rubik's Cube puzzle-solvers compete before a live audience! Highlights include the 3x3x3 Speed Solve and 3x3x3 Blindfold Solve. Onsite registration lasts from 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. If you can solve a cube, sign up - anyone may compete. Presented in conjunction with the Rubik's Cube Clubs of Caltech, UC Berkeley, and Stanford.

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i have everything complete except for the 4 middle center pieces on the top layer. How do i solve it from there? thanks

I have everything complete except for the 4 middle center pieces on the top layer. How do i solve it from there? thanks

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Why can't I &quot;View All Comments&quot; anymore instead of paging through them? Answered

When I first joined I could look at an Instuctable and then go to the comment section and click the link "View All Comments". This would show "All" the comments not just the first 20 or so.

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