The Base

A project log for 8x8x8 Blue LED Cube

512 LEDs driven by an Arduino via eight shift-registers and eight MOSFETs

Hari WigunaHari Wiguna 07/21/2014 at 00:571 Comment

The cube will be mounted on a PCB instead of a piece of wood.  Originally, I planned on putting all the components on this one board. That has the advantage of a very clean construction avoiding the ribbon cable mess between the LEDs and the shift register outpus.  However, I've since then decided to keep things modular so if I build another cube or came up with better circuit to drive the cube, I would have options.

The frame you see below is black foam core board.  Inexpensive and very easy to work with.

The cube is so large, the base had to be made of two PCBs.  


davedarko wrote 07/21/2014 at 06:57 point
Will you encase it later? I can't imagine the frustration if someone falls/leans in to it and all the hard work would be destroyed. Or it would get destroyed on transportation...

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