Tuesday, 29 December 2015 20:44

DIY 8x8x8 RGB LED cube

Index

Solder wire to LEDs

Solder wire to the bottom layer of LEDs (Rows=red, green, blue and Column=anode).

Solder wire to the bottom layer of LEDs

  

Build a base for the LED cube

It need a base for the LED cube to stand on. Again, I use my CNC laser cutter to make the base (Autocad drawing file: RGB LED CUBE COVER.dwg)

Making LED cube base

 

Insert wires into the holes of the cube.

Insert wires into the holes

 

Be patience, it was tedious work.

All wires has been inserted

LED cube and its base

 

Tie up wires with cable tie

It is necessary to tie all the wiring neatly. Make sure cut all the wires in same length and put two square plastic holder in the middle of the base.

Tie up wires with cable tie

Tie up wires with cable tie 1

 

Done!

Tie up wires with cable tie completed

 

A plate for controller board

Attach a plate to the two square plastic holder allows the controller board sit on top of it.

Plate for controller board

 

Connecting LED cube to controller board

Prepare the header socket connectors, place a marking on pin 1.

Header socket connector

 

Solder the wires that comes out from LED cube to the socket header connectors, the socket header connectors is then plug into the controller board.

Connecting the LED cube to controller board

 

Make an enclosure

I use 5mm thick acrylic to make a top cover for the LED cube.

LED cube enclosure

 

Here is the bottom cover of the LED cube (Autocad drawing file: RGB LED CUBE COVER.dwg)

Bottom cover

 

Final assembly

The power supply, power bank and Arduino is hide inside the bottom cover of the LED cube.

Final assembly 1 1

Final assembly1

 

Final assembly2

 RGB LED cube 1

RGB LED cube 2

 

Done! Please enjoy the video.

 


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  • Comment Link Siew Goh Monday, 30 May 2016 22:00 posted by Siew Goh

    Hi, anup shehkar
    You can send request to my email [email protected] I only created and design hardware part, the software, the way to blink LED and the arduino is copy from other website. If you really wan the Driverboard you can email me, but the parts on the board I think not much I left.

  • Comment Link anup shehkar Sunday, 29 May 2016 07:54 posted by anup shehkar

    hi,
    I am highly impressed with the way you have explained everything about how to make 8x8x8 rbg led cube. I am an arts student and struggling for almost a month that someone can explain this in lay man language that how to make it and how to connect it together .I am really interested in the printed circuit board you have created .Please let me know if I can buy it from you.

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