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what leds do i need to make a LED cube 8X8X8? Answered

i have looked at the instructions and it does give a rough indication of the type of LEDs that are needed but i am still confused.
this is the link that i am using to build the LED cube 8X8X8     https://www.instructables.com/id/Led-Cube-8x8x8/
Thanks for the help in advance



Best Answer 6 years ago

You will need 512 leds...probably of the super-bright variety, 20ma forward current, voltage will depend on the colour.
Remember at full on, it will draw 10 amps at 3-4 volts so plan for a 50-100 watt power supply for safety room.

I think it is a POV design :-)


6 years ago

Reads like you buy a 1000 diffuse normal LEDs from eBay and be carefully
about ordering.

With the amount of work I would put in to building this cube, I would pay
a little more and buy LEDs from a manufacturers representative supplier
rather then a reseller on eBay.


I've bought several times on ebay -- many manufacturers have dedicated led resellers -- look for the power sellers who sell in lots of 10000.

If you're looking for a seller to support, phenoptix are an Instructables member and have sponsored contests here before.