Building An 8x8x8 LED Cube

An Overview Of The 8x8x8 LED Cube
           If you're not already convinced, you should be: this is a hard project to undertake! Although there are many resources out there to help you get things going, if you couldn't design an 8x8x8 LED Cube on your own, the task of building one is far from easy, but similarly, far from impossible. The end result is definitely worth your labor if you can manage. The coolness factor is off the charts and already my friends are talking about giving it a shot (as if building LED cubes is a right of passage or something?). Either way, I was very happy with the end result from building the 8x8x8 LED Cube Kit from Club Jameco and plan to keep creating new programs and functions for it in the future as there are sooooo many fun things you can do with it.


Pros and Cons

           A few things before we part. Since this is also meant to be a critique and review, I feel I'm due to give you a bit of a synopsis of my experience with this kit. Below I've built a simple and straight-to-the-point Pro and Con list of the frustrations and pleasantries I experienced throughout building this 8x8x8 LED Cube:

PROCON
Parts Nicely PackagedInstructions Can Be Hard To Follow
Only Complete 8x8x8 Kit I've SeenThinner Gauge Wire Would Have Helped
Lots of Extra Parts (Very Handy)Arduino Software Not Included
A Very Fun Kit To Build???


Conclusion
           We originally set out to build an 8x8x8 LED Cube that was part of a kit from Club Jameco and in that purpose we were very successful! The cube was demonstrated working with some rather off the charts coolness factors. The build process, although tiring and trying was worth the effort and this article should serve as documentation to help any others who attempt to build an 8x8x8 LED cube. Our best wishes and good luck to you all!
           If you have any further questions, I implore you...don't be shy, take a look at the forums or ask a question there. I check them out regularly and love getting comments & questions.