Build your own 4x4x4 RGB LED Cube

LED Cubes are awesome. The first one I created was a 8x8x8 blue led cube. It still works like a charm. But being able to display every colour in the spectrum is much more spectacular. Let's start with a small and simple 4x4x4 RGB LED Cube.

Step 1: Watch part 1 of the video series!

As you might have noticed, part 1 concentrates on the cube itself and the case. No electronics yet. The video should already give you plenty of details. But I will give you a short list of parts that you will need to build the cube itself.

Step 2: Order the parts for the cube!

Ebay:

RGB LEDs Common Anode: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?...

Silvered Copper Wire (Bridge Wire):http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?...

Solder: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?...

Ribbon Cable: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?...


Amazon.de:

RGB LEDs Common Anode: http://amzn.to/1cjetjZ

http://amzn.to/1lHSJ48

Silvered Copper Wire (Bridge Wire): http://amzn.to/1cjeHaH

Solder: http://amzn.to/1lHSJ48

Ribbon Cable: http://amzn.to/1m8P3JA


Amazon.com:

RGB LEDs Common Anode: http://amzn.to/1vwIcu9

http://amzn.to/1nU75Sf

Silvered Copper Wire (Bridge Wire): http://amzn.to/ZcMqwN

Solder: http://amzn.to/1nU7dkE

Ribbon Cable: http://amzn.to/1nU7fsD


Step 3: You finished the cube and case!

Build your own 4x4x4 RGB LED Cube
Build your own 4x4x4 RGB LED Cube

Congrats on your finished cube and case. It should now look a little bit like mine in the picture. Go ahead and test all connections with a power supply. If everything works fine you can go ahead and build the electronics in the next steps.

Step 4: Watch part 2 of the video series!

The video gives you plenty of info on how to build the controller for the cube. In the next step I will give you the schematic for the circuit and the part list.

Step 5: Order the parts for the controller and solder it!

Build your own 4x4x4 RGB LED Cube

Ebay:

DC Jack:http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?...

Switch: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?...

Potentiometer (10k):http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?...

Arduino Nano: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?...

TLC5940: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?...

Resistor Kit:http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?...

Power Supply (5V, 2A): http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?...

IRF9540N P-Channel MOSFET:http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?...

Capacitor Kit:http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?...

Prototyping PCB: http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-53200-19255-0/1?...

Amazon.de:

DC Jack: http://amzn.to/1Ed1hrt

Switch: http://amzn.to/1vi1UsA

Potentiometer (10k): http://amzn.to/1nRws1J

Arduino Nano: http://amzn.to/1d4H1w1

TLC5940: http://amzn.to/1rVmQZC

Resistor Kit: http://amzn.to/1gt9XPf

Power Supply (5V, 2A): http://amzn.to/1rUJuQN

Capacitor Kit: http://amzn.to/1yE71u3

Prototyping PCB: http://amzn.to/1rVpcI9

Amazon.com:

DC Jack: http://amzn.to/1vBQHEL

Switch: http://amzn.to/1nU8jwB

Potentiometer (10k): http://amzn.to/1Ed2MGb

Arduino Nano: http://amzn.to/1nU8pEE

TLC5940: http://amzn.to/1vwNnKw

Resistor Kit: http://amzn.to/1CJXHUf

Power Supply (5V, 2A): http://amzn.to/1x9Je0G

Capacitor Kit: http://amzn.to/Z0KcQP

Prototyping PCB: http://amzn.to/1rUMJb0

Step 6: Upload the arduino code and test the cube!

Build your own 4x4x4 RGB LED Cube
Build your own 4x4x4 RGB LED Cube
Build your own 4x4x4 RGB LED Cube

Download the code for the LED Cube. This is already my updated version of the code which I showed in part 3 of the video series. Be sure to watch this part as well to get an idea how the code works.

Build your own 4x4x4 RGB LED Cube
RGB LED Cube Code v2 GreatScott!.rar5 KB

Step 7: Watch part 3 of the video series!

This time it is all about optimisation. You may get a better understanding of the code if you watch the video carefully.

Step 8: Success!

Build your own 4x4x4 RGB LED Cube
Build your own 4x4x4 RGB LED Cube
Build your own 4x4x4 RGB LED Cube
Build your own 4x4x4 RGB LED Cube

You did it. You just finished your own 4x4x4 RGB LED Cube. Feel free to develope the code in more creative ways than I did. And feel free to share those new creations.

Feel free to check out my Youtube channel for more awesome projects.
https://www.youtube.com/user/greatscottlab

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