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PiCube LED Cube for Raspberry Pi 3,2, Zero
PiCube LED Cube for Raspberry Pi 3,2, Zero
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PiCube
PiCube

PiCube is a 4x4x4 LED Cube for the Raspberry Pi. It can be used by beginners and professionals to strengthen their logic by typing complex code to draw out various patterns among its various uses.

Features:  

  • 64 high intensity monochromatic LED's
  • Available in three vibrant colors i.e. RED, GREEN, BLUE
  • GPIO based operation 
  • 40-pin stacking header for accessing GPIO of RPi
  • Each Layer as well as each LED can be individually accessed and controlled as per requirements

Overview:

  • This is how the LED Cube looks like

 

  • Cube on the Raspberry Pi  

Working of PiCube

  • How to control 64 LEDs without using 64 individual wires? Multiplexing!
  • Running a wire to the anode of each led would obviously be impractical, and would look really bad.One way to get around this, is to split the cube into 4 layers of 16x16 LEDs
  • All the LEDs aligned in a vertical column share a common anode (+)
  • All the LEDs on a horizontal layer share a common cathode (-)

 

 

Blue PiCube
Blue PiCube

 

Green PiCube
Green PiCube

 

Red PiCube
Red PiCube

 

Red PiCube
Red PiCube

 

Risks and challenges

Assuming enough backers are interested, the risk of not completing this project is very limited. All the software is functional, and potential bugs will be easy to deal with.

We are getting this manufacture in the UK. If this trend continues through our promised delivery date, we strongly believe we'll be able to fulfill all orders.

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    PiCube Red Color

    You get the 64 led cube Red color. You need to assemble yourself.

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    PiCube Blue Color

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    PiCube Green Color

    You get the 64 led cube Red color. You need to assemble yourself.

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    PiCube Blue Color

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    PiCube Green Color

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    PiCube All three Colors unassembled

    You will receive all three color unassembled kits.

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    PiCube All three Colors

    You get the 64 led cube Green color assembled

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