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This recent post at Hack a Day, about Utah-based Adaptive Computing’s 163 LED All Spark Cube, spurred an interesting comment thread about the current world record for voxel count in 3D displays using a spatial grid of LEDs. Of course, once you start talking world records, questions start coming up fast: Do monochrome systems count? What about arrangements that are not cubes? Should hobbyist builds be in a separate category from commercial products?

Assuming the answer, in each case, is “no,” then right now the 3D HD LED Cube-H32 from China’s Seekway Technology, Ltd. in Jiangmen City, appears to hold the title. It’s an LED-based volumetric display with 32 × 32 × 32 = 32,768 voxels. (As a point of comparison, a modern 2560 × 1600 2D monitor has 4,096,000 pixels, and to match it voxel-for-pixel would require a 160 × 160 × 160 cube.)

The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology’s NOVA display has more LEDs (300,000) but fewer voxels (25,000), because each voxel consists of a 12-LED cluster. Also, it is not a perfect cube.

Have you seen or heard about an LED cube bigger than 323, either actual or in the planning/building stages? Please let us know, below!

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Sean Michael Ragan

Sean Michael Ragan

I am descended from 5,000 generations of tool-using primates. Also, I went to college and stuff. I am a long-time contributor to MAKE magazine and makezine.com. My work has also appeared in ReadyMade, c’t – Magazin für Computertechnik, and The Wall Street Journal.


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  1. Pingback: World’s Biggest LED Cube? | My Daily Feeds

  2. The one thing i may concern is how these LEDs connected to the centralized board or something?

  3. Not an LED Cude, but the Lumarca (lumarca.info), that was at Monitor Digital Festival 2012 had 416 strings, close about 800-1080 pixels per string and around 30 ft cubed.

  4. Will this thing become VICKY and try to kill us with robots?

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