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Arduino – LED Cube 3x3x3


In this tutorial I’ll show how you can create your own LED Cube 3x3x3. I’m sure you’ve already seen some similar projects to this one but you never took action and made your own. Now it’s time to make your own!

Parts Required


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Schematics Led Cube


Download the Arduino Library

IMPORTANT: You need to download an older version of the Arduino IDE in order to compile/upload the LedCube Library to your Arduino board. Go to this page and download version 1.05 of the Arduino IDE for your operating system https://www.arduino.cc/en/Main/OldSoftwareReleases#previous.

Then follow these instructions:

  1. Click here to Download the library
  2. Unzip it to the Arduino libraries folder

If everything is correct you should find an example in the Arduino software under File > Examples > LedCube > ledcube.

Watch this video tutorial

Watch this demo of the final product

Wrapping Up

If you like LED cubes, you may also like how to build an 8x8x8 LED cube using a DIY kit. You can read the full instructions here.

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