I was browsing the internet when I discovered a 5mm LED that would automatically cycle through various colours and strobe when 5v was supplied. After watching Makezine’s ‘Make a Pocket LED Cube’ video with Bre Pettis, I thought would be cool idea to make a cube using these LEDs. That way, no expensive micro-controllers and programming equipment would be required.
The case was made from 3mm Acrylic fused together with Tensol plastic adhesive. A jig was used to hold the LEDs in place whilst the structure was soldered together. The device was powered through a USB cable using a USB power adapter.