Doug Domke
Published © GPL3+

5x5x5 LED Cube

An easy to build LED cube with great animations that makes it worth the effort to build.

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5x5x5 LED Cube

Things used in this project

Hardware components

Arduino Mega 2560 & Genuino Mega 2560
Arduino Mega 2560 & Genuino Mega 2560
×1
Blue LED
×125
NTE85 NPN transistor
×5
22 gauge tinned copper wire
Used to tie layers together and bring layer cathodes down to main board
×1
180 ohm resistor, 1/4 watt
×25
9 cm x 15 cm prototyping board
×1
330 ohm resistor, 1/4 watt
×5
Optional - 9 volt power supply for MEGA
USB cable will power this cube nicely, but it you want to plug it in, here's a supply
×1

Software apps and online services

Arduino IDE
Arduino IDE

Hand tools and fabrication machines

Soldering iron (generic)
Soldering iron (generic)
Hot glue gun (generic)
Hot glue gun (generic)
Blue Tack
Used to hold LEDs in place during soldering

Story

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Custom parts and enclosures

Box for finished cube

Totally optional, but it you have access to a 3D printer and want the box you see in my videos, here it is:

Schematics

Schematic

A schematic of the basics

Pinout Chart

Shows exact connections between cube and Mega

Code

5x5x5 Cube Software

Arduino
Contains 3 sketches: Panel Test, Cube Test,
and The Show with all 15 animations
No preview (download only).

Credits

Doug Domke

Doug Domke

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