How to assemble DIY LED Cube(8x8x8) that play Music!

Ever since I started learning electronics I always wanted to build my own LED Cube. But neither I had the time nor in-depth knowledge of electronics required to build one. Then I recently got a mail from Banggood.com asking me to review any Arduino- Microcontroller related kit on my channel THE ELECTRONIC GUY. So while going through their products I found this DIY LED CUBE KIT which has an additional Music mode feature.  How to assemble Diy LED Cube!

 

So here I was, assembling the kit in front of the camera 20 days after placing the order. Overall this was a fun project to do and here is my unbiased review of this DIY kit. Read this article and then decide for yourself whether you should buy one or not!

It took me a lot of time to figure out how to assemble this kit step by step. So in this post, I am also going to give step by step instruction on “how on earth this kit is assembled”! 

 

You can buy this Kit from any of these e-commerce websites (click picture) :

US $30.70 RS 2000
US $31.00 RS 2300
   US $30.00  RS 2000

 

NOTE: It took me 16 Hours to assemble this kit, So you need to have a lot of patience. But overall this is a fun project to do and you can learn a lot while assembling the kit.

 

Assembling time and final Impression:

 

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Since I really had no idea then of how the kit is assembled, it took me almost 16 hours(without break) to complete this project. But you can finish this project in just 8 hours if you follow the Instructions given below.

The only thing that consumed my time while assembling the kit was soldering joints because there is nothing else to do from beginning to end. If you are a beginner then this kit is best for you to improve your Soldering skills.

As I always wanted to have my own LED Cube, I felt overwhelmed after finishing the project. There are total 42 eye-catching animations that start running as soon as LED Cube is powered, some of which are outstanding.

Note:  I should have ordered this multicolor-Music LED cube version having three different colors(RGB) in one LED as it looks more appealing.

 

 

Music Mode:

 

You can play music using any of these three :

1. SD Card

2. Pendrive

3. Mobile or Laptop using Aux cable

There are total 14 Music mode animations that run once music is played. And Led cube looks more stunning as patterns changes with Beats. If music is paused animation goes to ‘hold’ state.

 

Instruction Manual:

 

Though it’s easy to assemble the kit(step by step) the instruction manual provided is in horrible English. And on top of that manual is not organized well. You can’t just really read the manual and start building the Cube right away.You will have to watch many videos to get the hang of Instructions like I did. But no worries; if you have decided to buy this kit you can find all Instruction(step by step) in this post.

 

Unboxing:

 

As I have already mentioned that I got this product from China warehouse at my doorstep 20 days after placing the order with Banggood.com. Although there was no box the packaging was good having three-layer protection:

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