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Freetronics 4x4x4 RGB LED Cube

SKU: CE04558

$89.90 AUD, inc GST
$81.73 AUD, exc GST
Freetronics 4x4x4 RGB LED Cube
89.9 AUD

SKU: CE04558

$89.90 AUD, inc GST
$81.73 AUD, exc GST
In stock, with a short lead time. 23 units dispatch in 5 to 9 days (in addition to the shipping method you choose). Our timing and stock is accurate. Delivery to you by Thu, 2nd of Nov with Express Post within Australia.

This stunning 3D-matrix of 64 RGB LEDs incorporates an onboard Arduino-compatible controller so you can produce mesmerising light shows controlled by software. Use it as a mood light, or create your own “ambient device” that gently notifies you of new email or instant messages!

The Cube4 is supplied as a partly-assembled kit: the controller board is fully assembled with all surface mount parts already fitted. You just need to solder in the LEDs and assemble the 3D matrix.

The Cube4 comes with a sketch pre-installed that runs through a test pattern and listens to the serial port for other commands. Once you have assembled your Cube4 you can connect to it using a serial monitor (such as the one built in to the Arduino IDE) and send simple commands to create your own patterns.

You can also upload your own sketches using the Arduino IDE and the Cube4 library, which makes it easy for you to define your own animations and displays. For example, you could display:

  • Weather conditions based on online weather service data
  • Heart beat animation driven by a heart rate monitor
  • Colour animations synthronised to music
  • The water level in a water tank
  • Whether your last software build passed or failed its tests
  • A visualisation of how much power your house is using
  • Notifications for IM and email
  • A visual count-down timer for some event

Features

  • 4x4x4 matrix of individually addressable 8mm RGB LEDs (total 64 LEDs)
  • Simple assembly using a PCB frame
  • Onboard ATmega32u4 MCU (Arduino Leonardo compatible)
  • USB interface for uploading new sketches and sending serial commands
  • Arduino driver library with example programs
  • PCB space for optional ZigBee-compatible sockets so you can add a wireless module 
  • Prototyping area so you can add sensors
  • Breakouts for Arduino headers for sensors and communication

Resources

Customer Builds

If you've built a Cube4 and have photos or a video online, please let us know so we can feature it!


SKU:
  • CUBE4 (1)
Documentation and Resources:

Product Comments

We deliver Australia-wide with these options:

  • $3 for Small Items (4-6 days, not tracked, only available on selected small items)
  • $6.95 for Standard Post (2-4 days, tracked)
  • $8.32 for Express Post (1-2 days, tracked)
  • Pickup - Free! Only available to customers who live in the Newcastle region (only after we email you to notify your order is ready)

International Orders - the following rates are for New Zealand and will vary for other countries:

  • $11.49 for Pack and Track (3+ days, tracked)
  • $16.50 for Express International (2-5 days, tracked)

If you order lots of gear, the postage amount might increment based on the weight of your order.

Our physical address:

Unit 18, 132 Garden Grove Parade
Adamstown
NSW, 2289
Australia

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