I created this document for people (adults, children, code clubs, etc.) to code the cube. I will set some dates where the cube will be ready and assembled. Anyone can send me the code - send me a Direct Message over Twitter and I'll give you my email. Any code that's sent to me will … Continue reading Cube: Code it yourself using micro:bit!
I want the cube to be programmed by children of all ages. It can be coded using makecode blocks and the micro:bit. But for the lower ages, I wanted something as simple as colouring in squares in the grid. This was take-1 of using excel to code the micro:bit https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GqDwi85lWU4 And the final result https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ll-fYfYmcX8
The first few prototype columns were wobbly but it wasn't just the weak wire. The ping pong balls were not aligning properly. We tried printing a 3d case for the ping pong balls to align the drill holes. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ww_TZ4nt0fs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXD-mPm1y_U After doing about 50 it was only then we realised they still weren't … Continue reading Cube: Post 4 – Failing
The PCBs arrived! https://twitter.com/LMcUnderwood/status/953991535871262720 I'll post their design on here soon... To solder the light on I used trusty blu tac. I put a blob on blu tac on the table and placed a board on top I placed a smaller bit of blu tac on top of the board I pushed the light into … Continue reading CUBE: Post 3 – Soldering
From scratch I made a whole column of lights using the stripboards This made me realise how BIG this project is going to be! https://twitter.com/LMcUnderwood/status/951444726967947265
There are sooo many LED cubes out there I can't even remember which one I saw first. I just know I've always been excited by them and have wanted to build my own. But the pure scale of an LED cube has always put me off... I just don't like resistors! Then just like my … Continue reading CUBE: Post 0 of my RGB LED Cube