RFID LED Light Cubes

Hi! Long time follower of DIY projects. I had never considered actually trying any of the projects I had seen before, until I came upon the November 2011 issue  of Popular Science and saw the RFID LED Light Cubes. I think the idea is just So Cool and really want to try it as my first DIY project. Of course (ahh Irony, you cruel mistress!) that seems to be one of very few projects whose full instructions were never released. I'm pretty bummed out about this and even tweeted Vin Marshall (the OP) about it. He responded that he didn't think that there were any plans to release instructions for that project which is just extremely disappointing. I mean... someone Made it for the issue... how hard could it be to write up a set of instructions? I have the ingredients, but not the recipe, it's like asking me to make a souffle if all I know is that it has Eggs, Milk, Flour, Butter, and Cheese. If the idea of this DIY was to interest new amateurs in DIY projects, then they succeeded! Since November of last year, I've been trying to get some help making this awesome concept, but I just don't have the know-how. I'm begging you, Please help me figure this one out :( Help me make my first souffle. Here is a link to a 2 page PDF of the original PopSci article (and all the info I have on this project) https://www.dropbox.com/s/bds0pe73godn45m/RFID%20LED%20LIGHT%20CUBES.pdf Sincerely (and very hopefully!), Czarr

Posted by Czarr 6 years ago

Rubik's Cube Instructable!

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

Posted by majorson 7 years ago

puzzle game rubix cube

How to solve 4*4 rubix cube

Posted by ashit.bhagat.3 3 years ago

Rubik's cube art

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

Posted by Tetranitrate 10 years ago


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# 

Posted by Jesus. 8 years ago

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

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago

My site, Masterthecube.com

Hey everyone, I own a small site with about 150 members in the forums, It is focused on solving Rubik's Cubes. If anyone is interested in learning to solve the cube I recommend you go to my site, I specialize in helping beginners :D

Posted by Strife 10 years ago

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.

Posted by aliasjanedoe 9 years ago

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!

Posted by Radioactv Biohazard 9 years ago

Silicone or petroleum jelly for my rubiks cube

I need to lubricate my rubiks cube should i use petroleum jelly or silicone

Posted by sk8master 9 years ago

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:https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Solve-a-Rubik_s-Cube_1/https://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Solve-A-Rubik_s-Cube!/https://www.instructables.com/id/Solve-a-Rubiks-Cube!-Improved!/https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Solve-a-Rubiks-Cube/https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-solve-a-Rubiks-cube-ANIMATED/https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Solve-%22The-Cube%22-%2b-Tips-and-Tricks-For-the-/

Posted by bumpus 10 years ago

Bronze Rubiks Cube - Heavy and Functional

This Rubik's Cube is made out of bronze and can be used just like a regular Rubik's Cube even if there's no difference of the faces to try and solve. So even if it's "useless" it's still a lovely item and an impressive build. Link

Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago

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

Posted by SorryBarry 9 years ago

Magnetic Rubics cubes on Make's YouTube channel

Hey, check out this video - dice cube - credited to Instructables!

Posted by Kiteman 11 years ago

Improved Method for solving a Rubik's Cube

Hey Guys- I finally wrote up my method for solving a Rubik's Cube. It's a modified version of the solution that comes as instructions with your cube. With this method, I've gotten solves of under 25 seconds!If you're interested, check it out at https://www.instructables.com/id/Solve-a-Rubiks-Cube!-Improved!/ -I'd love to collaborate with someone to create a method even more simple and efficient!

Posted by eLeet 10 years ago

Need help indenting a small wooden cube

For a project I'm trying to do, I have to indent squares into a 3/4 inch wooden cube (see the attached images). Does anyone have a recommendation on how to effectively do this?

Posted by Ingulit 7 years ago

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

Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago

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.

Posted by ricardo.r.rosas 3 years ago

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

Posted by jgr912 3 years ago

International Rubik's Cube Competition

Http://www.exploratorium.edu/rubiks/ 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.

Posted by noahw 9 years ago

Rubix cube solving method collaboration

Well, i was thinking(wale i was solving my rubix cube) and thought, why don't we pull our solving methods together and we could make a really fast method for solving the cube. then we could make a collaboration for it. i use a modified version of the "beginners" method. i will post my method later, i do not have time right now.

Posted by dsman195276 10 years ago

Please Help

How do you make one of those adam cubes?

Posted by E-R-IC 9 years ago

RGB 8X8X8 LED Cube Base / Driver PCB by SuperTech-IT

I do sell the PC Boards for my 8X8X8 RGB LED cube instructable. Prices fluctuate depending on demand. Check www.TheLEDCube.com for current prices and links to my parts supplier for the components for the boards. I don't bundle the parts because the supplier can ship the parts at my cost with little to no shipping charges. Please see my instructable at https://www.instructables.com/id/8X8X8-RGB-LED-Cube/ for more information. PC Boards for the less popular but still way cool single colour LED Cube are also available there.

Posted by SuperTech-IT 4 years ago

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

Posted by sk8master 9 years ago

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.

Posted by AlexTheGreat 10 years ago

Cube 1 FPS game mod- Help needed

Hello, I am a C++ Developer, and I am building a game off of the Cube 1 Engine, I will be needing some help in the folowing catigories: Images (a.k.a textures, weapons, etc...). Replacements for the Hellpig and Goblin monsters. CGI scripting/hosting for the games Master-Server) With this comes being a possible developer for the game.

Posted by The Coder 6 years ago

Metroid Cubed: The original metroid game brought back in 3D with voxels.

VL-Tone, the sole creator at Qubed Studios, has recreated the full metroid game in 3d. It's called Metroid Cubed and it's great stuff for fans of the classic free-form exploration game. In his updated version, you can warp to any place on the map, and can change all sorts of things such as lighting and backgrounds and even play sans armor. He's also got some other great voxel experiments and a Mario64 editor on the site as well.Click and check it out: Metroid Cubed

Posted by royalestel 10 years ago

Does Anyone knows how to open this cube?

Hello Forum I have this cube that I want to fix, it has a couple led burned, the problem is that besides the screws from the battery lid, there is no other screw or place to open it, I do not want to damage it because it needs to be returned to a very sad little boy :( If any one has open one of this or has any clue on how to begin all comments are appreciated

Posted by wsanriv 7 years ago

Lego Mindstorms Cubestormer solves Rubiks Cube in under 12 seconds

"The Worlds Fastest Lego Mindstorms RCX Speedcubing Robot. Built entirely from lego elements now scanning and solving any 3x3x3 Rubik's cube combination in under 12 seconds." Humans are still faster, but this is one impressive build.  

Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago

many many more origami

Well i have many more to come some are dogs head,house,doll,cube cube with spikes and much more

Posted by knexsuperbuilderfreak 10 years ago

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 amal@arabiczonesa.com

Posted by AmalZone 5 years ago

Animatied 3x3x3 LED Cube !

A guy named "portreathbeach" built this simple 3x3x3 LED matrix. It uses a PIC16F690 in a ZIF socket for the brains. Each layer has nine LEDs with the cathodes tied together. The anodes from each LED are connected to the LED below. The LEDs are multiplexed so that even though all layers appear to be on, they're being addressed individually. Video of the matrix in motion below !!

Posted by =SMART= 10 years ago

BOSEbuild Design Challenge

The BOSEbuild Design Challenge encourages creative expression through the creation of 3D printable designs for the BOSEbuild Speaker Cube. The Speaker Cube is a build-it-yourself Bluetooth speaker engineered for curious minds. It allows for hands-on exploration of how a magnet and coil work together to make a speaker work. The finished Speaker Cube is built from a clip and panel system. You can design your own custom clips and panels and silhouette covers to be 3D printed to create a whole new personality for your finished speaker. And the best part is, the speaker will still work and sound great! The Design Challenge will run from June 19 to July 31, 2017. The winning entries will win an Ultimaker 3D printer, BOSEbuild Speaker Cubes, or Bose Headphones. This forum topic is for the discussion of any questions you have about the Speaker Cube, creating your own custom designs and any other questions you have about the design challenge. We are excited to see what creations you come up with.

Posted by bosebuild 1 year ago

I need advice about building my first Arduino led cube.

Hello, I'm am considering building my first led cube. What should I start out with? Are there any other basic arduino projects that I build first? How do you program an arduino? I you have any advice please leave a comment below.

Posted by jackjackboom 6 years ago

Rapidprototyped Weighted Companion Storage Cube

Here are the .sldprt and .stl files for the projectFor those of you who do not have SolidWorks, you can get the e-drawings file (wcc.exe) instead. Just download it and open it - no special programs needed.

Posted by Zorink 10 years ago

Magic Cubes

Hi,I'd like to see an example of doing something like this magic cube:http://www.mathematische-basteleien.de/magiccube.htmThe 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!

Posted by U1 11 years ago

Soft Pretzels, Modify a Rubik's Cube, Steampunk Keyboard

  Soft Pretzels Modify a Rubik's Cube Steampunk Keyboard The Evil Geocache Coffee Cup Cake Milk Crate Garden Cheap Screen Printing Adjustable Paracord Chair Knex Piano Playing Robot Baking Bread Chest Camera Rest Easy Solar Oven High-Power LED Bike Light Coffee Cup Ceiling Aid Auto-Watering Plant Nursery

Posted by randofo 8 years ago

how to make an origami cube folding machine

I want to cover an entire bedroom wall with origami cubes that are made up of 12 identicle pieces. The problem is it takes way to long and i want to make a machine to do some of it or all of it. I relize this may take micro prosessors. i have an old working overhead, 2 servos, and i dumpster dive all the time/ can get parts. any advise or is this to damn crazy?

Posted by unistudmuffin 10 years ago

Future minecraft update led as

What would be some good ideas for future minecraft updates? I have already thought of recipes book, planet minecraft (cube to be exact), and more water animals.

Posted by Rebreg 6 years ago

2 identical tablet batteries in parallel

Hello, is it possible to put 2 identical cube u30gt2 7.2 volt batteries in  parallel? Does the internal circuit handle it? Each battery consists of 2 3.7 volt batteries in series. thx, Mark

Posted by ComputerhulpL 3 years ago

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 8 years ago

Really Cool, Solar Powered, Balloon Carried, LED Lit, GPS Tracked Project

Hey everyone! I have this pretty sick idea for a project, but I need some help with the details. Basically, it's a cube tied to a balloon, and inside the cube, there is a GPS device, back up batteries, LEDs (sticking out through the sides), a noise maker (the one from Make Magazine #14, will explain later), a cell phone, a cell phone charger, and instructions. Also, I will hope to have the cube be solar powered. So, what I will do is send off the balloon with cube attached, and the wind will hopefully bring it to someone, but if it doesn't, not to worry, the LEDs and noise machiche will catch peoples attention. When someone finds it, they will read the instructions, and continue the chain. Here is what I need help with, having basically no electronics skill: 1: Where can I purchase balloons that are really thick? 2: How will I make the cube waterproof? 3: Right now, I'm pretty sure that the smallest trackable GPS device is a cell phone (being tracked by Mologogo). Is there anything smaller/easier? 4: Would a solar panel be able to power everything in the cube? 5: How can I wire it so the batteries can power the cube when there is insufficent light, and the solar panel can charge the batteries when there's light? 6: How do I put it together? 7: Is there anything I'm overlooking? 8: How's your day going?

Posted by TWO-BY-FOUR 10 years ago

LED Flash Drive Cube

I am making an LED Cube with a flash drive built into it, one for my friend (birthday coming up) and one for myself. I was thinking about having 8 LEDs in it to sufficiently light the cube up. LED - http://www.ebay.com/itm/50-Round-5MM-Ultra-Bright-Red-Led-6-000-Mcd-USA-Seller-FAST-/281134922484?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash;=item4174f27af4 I wanted to rig it up so that the LEDs were powered by the USB, but then I thought that it may not supply to enough power to power the LEDs and the flash drive at once. Would the 5V current of the USB port be able to power both the flash drive and LEDs (if so how would I connect them?) or should I use a separate power supply (battery with a switch)? 

Posted by Brinith 5 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 5 years ago

New with microcontroller, Need help

I'm wanting to program and do stuff with LED. Overall I like to make one of those 3x3x3 cube or bigger. I was wondering since I don't have any kind of microcontroller programmer what should I get to start off. I was told to get USBtinyISP. Didn't know if I would be able to do something like this with that or not. http://www.ladyada.net/make/usbtinyisp/ this is the site with it. I just need somewhere to start then I can add on to this to end up making a multiplex or charlieplex cube. Thanks

Posted by Demonic_Crow 10 years ago

Math formula(e) needed: tesseract model construction?

Although I CAN do this without the math formula(e) to figure it all out, I would like to have it for a quicker method of figuring out size, etc. so I didn't have to use up so much material in guessing. I would like to construct the tesseract I have pictured here, using rigid clear plastic sheets or panels.   Given a said size for the "inner cube" say 2 inches (approx. 5 cm or about 51 mm) what formula(e) must I use to calculate the panels' dimensions to connect to the larger cube (knowing full well this will depend on the size of the larger cube....say approx. 4 inches across (about 10 cm or 102 mm)? The reason I'd like the formula(e) is that I may need to increase the size of the center cube by an inch or so, and this would allow me to do so without having to go through the "trial and error" thing so many times. I would, of course, want the center cube to be "centered", if possible or shall I say as close as possible. Thanks....

Posted by Goodhart 8 years ago

Help with charlieplexing

Hi all,I recently decided I want to make something fun again, and then I came across the LED cubes.I would like to build a handful of 5x6x5 LED cubes, I haven't actually built any yet, only in simulation thanks to Proteus. My first attempt was a single 6x5 grid (30 leds using 6 i/o pins), which was then scaled up 5 times, ie 5 sets of 6x5 grids. (150 leds, 30 i/o pins) All this works fine, but seems a bit of a waste when i need a few of these cubes and I could run the whole cube off 13 pins as one big charliplexed grid.However the problem arises that I cannot visualise how the actual cube itself is built. I have no problems drawing a schematic to connect up the 156 led charliplexed grid, it's just the construction that baffles me.The Christmas Tree indistructable is the best one I can find, but still it is not entirely clear. Maybe it would help if the LED's were numbered. Do they run in sequence? ie, If I you arrange a grid of 156 as 13x12, could you then count them from left to right into smaller grids of 30 as 6x5, or top to bottom?TIA

Posted by crashmeplease 9 years ago

my head is going to explode!

I have just bought a rubiks cube and i can solve ONE side but that is it. i have looked at ibles telling you how to solve it but i find it very confusing. i feel like i am going to burn this cube. so, does anyone of any site that EASILY explains how to do it. i am a noob at this.

Posted by DELETED_DELETED_kruser495 10 years ago

Beginner in desperate need of help

Hello everyone I only starting using the ardunio two weeks ago and have taught myself to switch leds on and off but thats about it. I came across this 3x3x3 led cube and would love to make it as a mini project for myself. I have searched posts and need help in someone pointing me in the right directions. I have a few questions and I hope somebody can help me as I really would love to make this led cube 1) is there a step by step tutorial on how to make this led cube on a breadboard? 2) Has anyone created a code already that i can use? 3) Can someone show me how to soldier up the leds in the correct way? 4) is it better to do this project on a breadboard or not? 5) can i buy kits that has everything for this project to work? Thanks for reading and hope I get some good advice and help

Posted by chan267 9 years ago

Ever seen an 11x11

Now we've all seen the photo shopped pictures of 11x11s but have you seen a REAL one? This one is real, bought off of ebay, from a guy who got his hands on one while the company from Hong Kong (YU XIN) was still illegaly manufacturing the cube based on the illegaly obtained plans from V-cube. This is one of very few. Keep your eyes peeled.

Posted by sawblade25 7 years ago