22 November 2012

How to Build a Simple LED Cube 4x4x4 - Part 2

Building the Cube Structure

In part one we prepared all LEDs for the assembly of the cube. Now, we start in earnest...

How to Build a Simple LED Cube 4x4x4 - Part 1

Project Features
  • Easy to build
  • Only two active components (apart from the LEDs, of course)
  • Includes detailed build instructions, schematics and software

When I posted my charlieplexed 4x4x4 LED cube I did so in order to show an alternative implementation for such a cube. Its unique feature is that it only uses 9 controller ports. For some reason it gets a lot of interest from lots of people. And I had quite a few requests for schematics because people wanted to build it.

The problem with it is that it is only simple in terms of hardware requirements. But it is relatively complicated to understand its structure. So I thought I should try my hands on a really simple, easy to build LED cube and write a post including build instructions for people with basic skills in electronics.