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World’s Biggest LED Cube?

World’s Biggest LED Cube?

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? Right now, the title holder seems to be…

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“The best LED cube build we’ve seen”

“The best LED cube build we’ve seen”

[youtube=http://youtu.be/5Ip2_RDZ5jE] And the Hack a Day writers have seen a bunch of them. We’ve covered quite a few, ourselves, and I have to concur that this 8x8x8 RGB from Nick Schulze is the best looking, best designed, and (certainly) best documented LED cube build of the lot. Don’t miss the vid, embedded above, to show […]

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In the Maker Shed: LED Cube Kit

The LED Cube kit is an animated 3D cube of LEDs made by modifying the MiniPOV! It’s been a popular hack, and now all the parts are available in a kit from the Maker Shed.

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Laser-cut plexi case for LED cubes

Laser-cut plexi case for LED cubes

Check out this sweet laser-cut Plexiglas case my HacDC homeboy Riley Porter fabbed to enclose a Seeedstudio Rainbow Cube Kit. Riley’s Flickr set Rainbow LED Cube Case (Riley’s blog post) In the Maker Shed: LED Cube Kit An animated 3D cube of LEDs! The LED cube kit is a small 3x3x3 single-color version of the […]

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OLED cube responds to gravity

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ez3JnTUxack?hl=en&start=0&fs=1&rel=0&showinfo=0&ap=%2526fmt%3D18&w=600&h=481] This neat experiment uses a Teensy development board, an MMA7455L accelerometer, and an OLED display to show a cube in three dimensions. The acceleration sensor MMA7455L is used to measure the direction of the gravity vector to rotate a cube accordingly. [Via Dangerous Prototypes, thanks Ian!]

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Glowing cube

Glowing cube

Intructables member Alex the Great has a clever Awesome LED Cube project. Use the cube to slow, stop, or reverse time, or even turn ordinary technology into transformers. Your choice. This project looks like a great way to introduce kids to a number of valuable skills we have covered here at Make: Online, such as […]

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LED Cube from Make: DC/Dorkbot DC workshop

http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docId=-2385134211642243&hl=en http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docId=-764443478703123180&hl=en We didn’t get a chance to finish our LED Cubes at the Make: DC/Dorkbot DC workshop in the two short hours we had, so folks have been finishing them at home. Here’s a couple of vids of Mark Boszko’s test out his cube. He also includes the Arduino code with his animation sequences. […]

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