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music + internet + 3D LEDS = L3D Cube.  Create and share in 3D.  Join the future!
music + internet + 3D LEDS = L3D Cube.   Create and share in 3D.    Join the future!
music + internet + 3D LEDS = L3D Cube.  Create and share in 3D.   Join the future!
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      ccatks on

      Hi! Is it too late to get a new core? I finally got around to play with it.

    2. Looking Glass 3-time creator on

      @Peter - yes! Email me at!

      @Bill - that's super nice of you to post this! So stoked you're enjoying the 6x6x6 Cube, please let us know any other feedback as you use the Cubes through the years.

      -Shawn, Looking Glass

    3. Bill Bates on

      Hi Gents. As an 8x8x8 L3DCube alumnus, I decided to get the 6x6x6 cube as well. It arrived last week. As promised, it was very easy to put together; the package was well put together and very professionally done. Booted up the cube and it worked like a champ! Also used the CubeViz software on my Mac and was able to easily switch between the demo and music visualization programs. Looking forward to using more visualizations as they become available. Also intrigued by your company's future plans and efforts. Good luck!

    4. Peter Schneider on

      I'm in Bushwick for the summer - can I visit?

    5. Looking Glass 3-time creator on

      Hi Travis! It's not too late! Just send me your current address and we'll get you a Photon upgrade! -Shawn,

    6. Travis Sluss on

      Cheers! I've had my cube for some time now and never sent in the original Spark... is it too late?

    7. Looking Glass 3-time creator on

      Hi Jay! It looks like we didn't receive your address info, so I've resent you the address survey. Once we receive your address we'll send your 8x8x8 L3D Cube Kit out. Let me know if you get it!

      -Shawn, Looking Glass

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      Jay Winship on

      Hello I still haven't received my cube yet. Could you please let me know what happened? Thanks!

    9. Looking Glass 3-time creator on

      Hi! 1x1x1 helper card here:

    10. dg.LAeS on

      someone has the helper cards (link for democode, pinout..) for the 1x1x1-cube?
      i had found nothing (github, google), or i´m too stupid :-)

    11. Looking Glass 3-time creator on

      Hi Rob!

      We've been getting good results with Cube Doctor, but it's definitely possible there's an issue with your Photon. Please email me at and we'll get you a new Photon, which should bring your Cube back to life.

      -Shawn, Looking Glass

    12. Rob on

      $300 down the toilet

    13. Rob on

      Hello Shawn, yes I received the upgrade and installed, ran cubedoctor and it said it was successful. But it won't connect. Does it need an aerial attached? Perhaps it is a problem with the iPhone app used to connect it? I have the previous controller and account still online. Maybe that's the problem?

    14. Looking Glass 3-time creator on

      Hi Frank - I think we've got you back up and into the land of WiFi-connected-Cubes, but if not, please email me at

      Hi Rob - if you didn't receive a Photon upgrade, please email me as well and we'll get one shipped out asap. If you did receive a Photon, then we've a new program called CubeDoctor which should bring your Photon and Cube fully up-to-date with the most recent firmware and included Demo Reel. Email me either way so we can get your Cube up and running properly!

      -Shawn, Looking Glass

    15. Rob on

      I tried so many ways to connect by wifi.... I even used a portable wifi router... nothing. ironically the core that I returned did connect to my wifi but it was faulty and didn't run the software properly...
      I just received another kickstarter project I'd backed, iSight camera... and it too didn't work..faulty USB cable port that looses power at random...chuck that in the bin as well.

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      Frank Ayre

      Hello Looking Glass Folks,
      Would someone please contact me offline from the comments to try to resolve some problems with BOTH of the Cubes that I pledged. The Spark Core (not Photons) that came with my cubes are not playing nice, and seem to be impervious to everythign including the utility below, as the Mac OSX version doesnt work to fix it.

    17. Looking Glass 3-time creator on

      Hi Sascha,

      Yes, all Cubes have shipped but we unfortunately never received your address info. I've re-invited you to the address survey - please let me know if you received it! Once we receive your address info via the Backerkit survey, we will send your L3D Cube Kit right out!

      -Shawn, Looking Glass

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      sascha oliver voss on

      good evening,

      I have supported the Early Bird 8x8x8.
      Can you assit and advise whether the Cube has alteady been shipped.

      Many thanks

    19. Looking Glass 3-time creator on

      Hi Rob,

      It sounds like your Cube/Photon may have an older version of the software and perhaps that is causing some WiFi issues.

      You can try our new CubeDoctor application to bring your Cube completely up to date. The process is in beta, so any feedback is much appreciated.

      First unzip the files below into a folder and then just connect your cube via USB cable to your PC or MAC, launch the program and click "Fix my Cube".

      PC Version:

      MAC Version:

      Let me know how it works for you to bring your Cube back to the most up-to-date factory condition, and then please try the Photon connection process again via the Particle App.

      -Shawn, Looking Glass

    20. Rob on

      There is an antenna port on the core, is it supposed to be connected to an antenna wire?

    21. Rob on

      I finally received my Spark core but it wont connect to my network.
      I'm logged on with the iphone app, displays my network connection...
      I've tried my 2.4g and 5g WiFi networks which I know wok because all my home wifi devices connect to said networks.. I'm really at a loss with this whole project to be honest. It's become a futile debacle now.

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      Stijn on

      package has arrived ... thanks for the great help ...
      happy Holidays...

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      Rainer Both on


      finally the cubes arrived just in time before christmas.
      It's great stuff, i like it! Good Job, Folks!

    24. Looking Glass 3-time creator on

      Hi Stijn! It looks like we never received your address info via the BackerKit survey. I've resent the survey (where you can also complete the remaining payment for your Battery Shield).

      It's possible your email inbox is sending these messages to your spam folder. So, if you don't receive the address survey I resent today, please email me at directly w/ your address.


      -Shawn, Looking Glass

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      Stijn on

      Hello ... I have a payment made in November 2014 and still had nothing. my new chip board I have already received, but the rest have not ... how long will it take yet !!!!

    26. Looking Glass 3-time creator on

      Hi Rainer - we'll get your Four Pack out tomorrow and you'll get tracking later in the day - the shipment should arrive 5-10 business days later. Apologies for the delay - we missed the alert when you gave your address on BackerKit.

      Hi Stijn - emailing you the address survey again!

      -Shawn, Looking Glass

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      Stijn on

      hello my L3D CUBE have still not sent to

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      Rainer Both on


      the FOUR PACK L3D CUBE Special (8x8x8)
      did not arrive up to today.
      Pls confirm the cube(s) have been shipped to me.
      Any Tracking number available?

      Regards, Rainer

    29. Looking Glass 3-time creator on

      Hi Sandy! Emailing you now....

      -Shawn, Looking Glass

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      Sandy.eisen on

      Update on the cube...on close examination I have also noted that my cube is damaged...there are several small cracks in the acrylic and some small prices are about to break off...please could you get in touch by email.



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      Sandy.eisen on


      I supported the Kickstarter and have only just received and set up my works well out of the box and I am very impressed.

      However it came with a coupon for a free photon spark upgrade which says it expired in August. Is there any way you can help me with this upgrade now?

      (You shipped the cube a while back to a friends address, but I have only now been able to visit him and pick it up)



    32. Looking Glass 3-time creator on

      Hi Rainer!

      It looks like we never received your address via the Backerkit survey. I've resent it to your email just now. Please let me know if you didn't receive it. My email is

      Once we receive your address we will get your four kits shipped right out!

      -Shawn, Looking Glass

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      Rainer Both on


      i supported your Project by having pledged for
      FOUR PACK L3D CUBE Special (8x8x8)

      Up to today These cubes did not arrive.
      Can you give me a delivery date ?

    34. Looking Glass 3-time creator on

      Hi Rob - checking into your Photon shipment now. I'll email you with an update...

      -Shawn, Looking Glass

    35. Rob on

      Hello there, is there a tracking number for delivery? or is delivery still a work in progress?
      So far I have not received anything.

    36. Looking Glass 3-time creator on

      Hi Kelly! I sent you a couple emails just now, clearly there is some mixup and we will resolve it (whether that means getting your Cube upgraded to the Photon or a refund, we are happy to do either).

      Will wait to hear from you via email,

      -Shawn, Looking Glass

    37. Kelly Lauterbach on

      I'm very disappointed in this whole project, I have a cube that doesn't work, was promised a replace or upgrade or something, months ago, and I think you forgot so I contacted you and you said it would be out the next week.. Well it's been 2-3 months. I am not happy with how your team is handling this. I spent a lot of money on it and it doesn't even work. I would like a refund if you aren't going to fix the issue. I'm sorry I have to come on here but this is crazy, and I'm not happy at all. In fact I'm so disappointed in this whole experience. Please get in touch with me so we can resolve the problem

    38. Rob on

      Thanks very much Shawn, hope it works this time round... could you please test it before you send it?
      You know I built two of these over the past few years which is why I had such a great interest in yours.

      Appreciate your time.

    39. Looking Glass 3-time creator on

      Hi Rob! We'll be sending out your Photon replacement next week -- we haven't received your Core yet, but no matter, we will get a Photon upgrade in the mail to you in the next batch next week. And yes, it will come with some pre-installed demos.

      -Shawn, Looking Glass

    40. Rob on

      I've sent my arduino thing back to replace for a photon, I sent an email confirming that with a photo of my package with my name on it because I can find no order number in my confirmation.
      Not sure when the photon controller will be sent while my cube gathers dust?
      Will iy come with pre-installed routines because my first controller didn't work at all.

    41. Looking Glass 3-time creator on

      Hi Madeline!

      I checked your address survey and it appears as if there is a piece that is incomplete. I'm emailing you directly now!

      -Shawn, Looking Glass

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      Hi, I still not received my cube. Can u give news when the cube shipped or give me tracking number ?

    43. Looking Glass 3-time creator on

      Hi David and Simon - emailing you directly!

      -Shawn, Looking Glass

    44. David on


      Wondering why there is no response to my emails or comments here. Still not seen anything regarding my two cubes???

    45. Looking Glass 3-time creator on

      Hi Simon! Using one of the six included replacements, replace the LED stick right before the stick that doesn't light up -- that may bring the entire row back online. Let me know if that works for you! -Shawn, Looking Glass

    46. Simon Gornall on

      The big cube is cool. Scratch that, it's *very* cool and my 3-year old loves it. Only problem is I think the front-left group of 8 LED strips never lights up. All the rest seem good though.

    47. Simon Gornall on

      So what's the story with the beagle bone socket ? :)

    48. David on

      Hi there. Just wondering if I am in the shipment too? I see many people already seem to have theirs already and I am sat here in eager anticipation!

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      Todd on

      Hi Shawn/Alex,

      Just an enquiry re: the photons as sent couple emails and no response sent my spark back last week and details to, pls advise if u have received and likely ETA on photon Thks Todd

    50. Looking Glass 3-time creator on

      Hi Colin, Tom, and Raoul!

      I've emailed each of you separately - your Cubes are ready to ship!

      Kamiel: is now Photon-compatible. Please email me and Alex at with any issues you are running into!

      p.s. Big Cubes shipping today! Check this out!

      -Shawn, Looking Glass

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