Tuesday, 29 December 2015 20:44

DIY 8x8x8 RGB LED cube


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



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 mandragora21 Monday, 02 April 2018 05:18 posted by mandragora21

    hola exelente proyecto una duda que tengo cual se supone que es el led nº1 si miramos en cubo de frente.?????
    creo que podria ser el primero de detras de la derecha ????
    es para poder centrar el con1

  • Comment Link admin Sunday, 11 March 2018 10:08 posted by admin

    This LED cube was made by my friend, he modified the hardware only, leaving the source code untouched.

  • Comment Link Grigirii Saturday, 10 March 2018 16:05 posted by Grigirii

    Good afternoon. Please tell me how you managed to start the danu version of the cube on the code Kevin Darah, because his code is designed for using the register 74ch595, and you have a completely different register. Have you changed anything in the code to use this register?

  • Comment Link admin Wednesday, 10 January 2018 17:12 posted by admin

    We only make the hardware, software getting from Kevindarrah

  • Comment Link Cyrille Sunday, 07 January 2018 02:52 posted by Cyrille


    congratulation for this very nice cube !
    Is it possible to share the source code for the arduino board ?

    thanks a lot !

  • Comment Link Rizwan Thursday, 02 November 2017 16:41 posted by Rizwan

    How the Cathode be provided the ground as in 74595 IC it will give you 5 volt we can use hex invertor to make it 0V so cathode is provided the ground and it will light up how MBI5026 works to provide cathode ground ? Please help me in this regard.

  • Comment Link anup shekhar Friday, 03 June 2016 04:54 posted by anup shekhar


    i hope you have received my email

  • Comment Link anup shekhar Tuesday, 31 May 2016 06:28 posted by anup shekhar

    thanks for the Quick reply. I have sentyou an email please check and let me know the details.

    Anup Shekhar

  • 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

    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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