If you are up for the challenge, we have the blinkie for you - the 4x4x4 RGB Cube!
Watch as colors wash from side to side, corner to corner, up/down, fading in and fading out. 64 RGB LEDs, each individually firing to create the ultimate in mesmerizing patterns. Although designed to be easy to build, it is the equivalent of building four regular blinkie kits.
Note: We are not responsible for any drool pools, or induced trance-like
states resulting from viewing the completed blinkie.
After seeing a number of 3D LED cubes on the internet, we, of course, wanted to create our own. The existing designs appeared quite unforgiving, and we wanted to create one that mere mortals could build. After doing the "Gator" design, Dwayne learned the circuit board houses could do sophisticated board cuts, and we decided to push this to the limit :-). The 4x4x4 RGB Cube consists of eight boards: a bottom driver board, three upper level "lace/waffle" boards, and four legs, creating a 3.25" x 3.25" x 3.25" cube. With 64 RGB LED Dwayne added 4 driver chips to help the PIC drive the 192 LEDs (as each RGB = 3 LEDs).
The design has two buttons to select the pattern. This blinkie design was introduced in 2012 at Musecon. In 2014 Dwayne ported the software to the newer 18F25K50 chip.
This is an advanced kit! This kit is designed for people with some soldering skills, perhaps having built a few blinkie kits or other projects.
4x4x4 RGB Cube Blinkie Kit
- 64 RGB LEDs.
- IR transmitter
- IR receiver
- Multiple patterns
- 2 buttons
- Uses a PIC 18F2550 or 18F25K50
- USB connector (can communicate to PC)
- An 8 channel Source Driver TOSHIBA TD62783APG
- Three MBI5168 LED Drivers.
This product was added to our catalog on Saturday 28 May, 2011.