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WS2812B RGB LED Cube 9x9x9 – Thoughts and Testing

Although I’m (very) late to the game I do like LED cubes and thought it was about time I joined in with the fun.

Initially i was thinking of a 10x10x10 RGB LED Cube based on 5mm LEDs most likely built on a PCB base.

On the LED side of things using RGB LEDs seemed to be the norm but all those wires look to cause both a major soldering task and they also get in the way of viewing the LEDs. Having recently seen the NeoPixel / WS2812B on Adafruit I thought I’d try try using those although they may need some diffusion since the light only comes out of the top of the SMD LEDs.

WS2812B Quick Test

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Today the postie brought 100 WS2812B RGB LEDs from a recent eBay purchase. To give them a quick test I soldered “legs” onto a couple so they could be used on the breadboard easier.

Using the NeoPixel library and the Iteaduino MEGA I had them up and changing colours within a few minutes – all looks good :).

Now to move onto the next test…