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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!
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The Heart of a Unicorn

Posted by Looking Glass (Creator)
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"I found the heart of a unicorn once.  It was full of light.  I've been looking for another one ever since."  - Etched on a bench near the Alice in Wonderland statue in Central Park

Hello friends of the future!

Despite our deafening silence on Kickstarter, THE CUBE LIVES and has been growing in...POPULARity.  A few big announcements are in order:

The L3D Cube now has a little brother!

Introducing the 6x6x6 L3D Cube!

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Normally this piece of tomorrow sells for US$199...which is already a crazy bargain for sunshine you can hold/popularity in a box/love and everlasting glory.

But from this moment until June 13, go to and enter code CUBESFORDAD at checkout and get 15% off + guaranteed delivery by Father's Day.  WHAT?!  Yes.  p.s.  be good and get one for your Mom too.

Ok, but what's different in the 6x6x6 L3D Cube?  Besides the fact that it has (math test) 216 LEDs instead of the 512 in the 8x8x8 L3D Cube?  Glad you asked!

++ Absolutely no programming required, EVER.  (unless you want to, in which case, this puppy can be programmed in the Arduino IDE)

++ Comes preloaded with 10 visualizations, enough to entertain you for hours - scratch that - years on end. New visualizations are available for download with just a couple clicks every month on  (NEW MUSIC EXPANSION PACK JUST RELEASED! 9 additional music-reactive visualizations ready to download to your 6x6x6 L3D Cubes!)

Ok, ok.  We did kill the WiFi in the 6x6x6 Cube in favor of simpler over-USB loading of new visualizations.  This just means nothing will ever replace the wonders of your 8x8x8 Cubes, friends!  And don't worry, many of your favorite features of the 8x8x8 L3D Cube have been burned into the genetic code and will live on in the 6x6x6 L3D Cube!

++ Comes with a built-in accelerometer and microphone for the most enchanting sound visualizations you've ever seen. 

++ Ships as an easy-to-assemble kit that takes just 30 minutes to put together.

There's only one place to get your hands on one (or two) - our new website!

Control your 8x8x8 L3D Cube with a Phone!

Thanks to the Cube hacker extraordinaires Werner and Sparcules, all 8x8x8 L3D Cubes can now be controlled with any Android* phone, using an app they call Spark Pixels.  IT'S AWESOME and comes with a load of built-in visualizations, including easy to update 3D text - try it out and breathe new life into your 8x8x8 L3D Cube.  Final debug is happening now and will be live and tested in 24 hours!

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*iPhone compatible version of Spark Pixels coming soon.

And don't tell anyone but...we have something new in the works.

SPECULATION: what if you could make an L3D Cube, but instead of hundreds of points of light, it had millions. Again, pure speculation, but if that did exist, what could you do with it?  Sign up to our mailing list to be the first to learn more and be a part of the next step into the vast unknown of tomorrow. 

To the future!

-Shawn, Alex, and the Looking Glass team

p.s.  in Brooklyn or Hong Kong this summer and want to say hi?  Send us a note! 

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