5x5x5 LED cube

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5x5x5 LED cube

Postby f_petrini » Sun Mar 28, 2010 12:31 am

Version: 1
Status: Complete
License: MIT
Download: /files/project_builds/LEDcube.zip

This is a small project I made in a few days during my Christmas vacation.

It's a 5x5x5 LED cube driven by two STP16CP05 LED drivers and controlled by an XK-1 board.


The LED cube consists of 125 LEDs organized in five layers with 25 LEDs in each layer.

Each of the 25 LEDs in each layer are controlled individually and the layers are time multiplexed.


The software consists of a LED controller and a "command set" used to easily create animations.


My initial plan was to implement PWM controlled LEDs to be able to have different intensity on each LED but I soon realized that my stripboard design could not handle the signal frequency required.


More information and a build log and can be found here.


Watch the video!


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Postby shawn » Mon Mar 29, 2010 4:02 am

I have seen many led cube type projects using an FPGA.
Its nice to see an Xmos chip replacing academic example's.
By he way, the board layout is elegant.
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Postby jason » Mon Mar 29, 2010 9:51 am

I love this! I am a big fan of glowy devices haha! Can I buy one from you? I would have it just sitting on my desk being cool!
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Postby Woody » Mon Mar 29, 2010 10:01 am

This is awesome
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Postby Berni » Mon Mar 29, 2010 11:59 am

Neat project you have there i must say
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Postby leon_heller » Mon Mar 29, 2010 6:46 pm

I fancy one of those, so I'm designing a PCB for it. Here is the schematic:

http://www.leonheller.com/XMOS/LED%20Cube/LED_cube_sch.pdf

I haven't checked it yet, so there might be some errors.

I'll create a separate project for it.
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Postby Andy » Tue Mar 30, 2010 4:10 pm

This would be awesome with PWM... how about one with RGB LEDs?
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Postby shawn » Wed Apr 21, 2010 4:44 am

This is one of those projects you can expand upon when you need to liven up Xxmas.
Now with an XC3, hmmm...
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Postby tkcheong61 » Sat Aug 28, 2010 12:18 am

Can anyone help in guilding me how to get start build my own LED Cube?

Any program that can use to design the LED moving pattern.

Thanjs
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Postby adam007 » Thu Sep 23, 2010 7:11 am

Great stuff and your project is really awesome. Really helpful for students like me who is interested in LED products and LED signs. Thumbs up for you.

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