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Pattern Sharing site is under construction. Thank you for your understanding.

For Support Email - matt@LedsAreCool.com

Sunday, 14 December 2014

We're Back!

We are back selling 5x5x5 LED cubes and soon to be selling RGB LED panels, 8x8x8's are going to be redesigned to make manufacturing easier for the customer. A lot is happening on the design front and we hope to have these new products to you in the start of the new year!

Here are LedsAreCool's postings!


5x5x5 Assembled, Item# 261701520181

Monday, 21 January 2013

Customer's 5x5x5 Cube different colour layers!

Hi Guys,

Thought I would share another cool build. Chris from Australia built his 5x5x5 kit with a different colour on each layer for a neat effect. Great Job Chris! Excellent soldering and assembly. I now offer this as a standard option. Check out these pics...






Also on an unrelated note the 8x8x8, 5x5x5 and 3x3x3 code will be released very soon so there will be no need to have multiple software versions between products and there will be a frame limit increase on the 8x8x8.

Thursday, 6 December 2012

Customer's Cube using the C-512 Model 103 Interface kit

Hi Guys,

I thought I would share one of LedsAreCool's customers using the C-512 Model 103 Interface kit.

Patrick from Holland sent in these pics of his custom LED Cube, underglow and all! Great Work! If anyone else has some cool pics or videos of your cube. Send 'em in! matt@ledsarecool.com.



Sunday, 11 November 2012

New Patterns Available!

Hi Guys!

Thanks to a recent customer Rich, we have some very awesome patterns available to the LedsAreCool product line. Patterns include a Rain pattern, Fireworks, Wave patterns and my personal favorite Top to Bottom Random Pixels! These are available for the 5x5x5(C-125) and 8x8x8(C-512) models. I plan to add these to the 3x3x3 product line in the near future. I'll make some videos soon.

These patterns are a MUST HAVE! Please visit http://www.ledsarecool.com for the downloads!

Sunday, 19 August 2012

5x5x5 Bit-Stream Information

There has been some interest in the 5x5x5 bit-stream for sending realtime patterns to the cube using custom home-brew software. So I added an excel spreadsheet to the 5x5x5 package.

I'll release the 8x8x8 bit-stream information in the near future.

I ask if you make an awesome custom program to email the binary (or source if you want) to matt@ledsarecool.com so I can post it on the Website/Blog for everyone to share!


Wednesday, 15 August 2012

http://www.ledsarecool.com/ website launched

Hey Guys,

The website is up and operational. The pattern sharing is available, I am looking forward to see what you guys have come up with,

Check it out here... just make an account and you are good to go!

http://www.ledsarecool.com/

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

8x8x8 Drilled Panel Spacing for Kits

There has been a change to the drilled panel spacing on the kits since June 21st.

Please measure the actual spacing on the panel before starting to make your kit. It will either be 1" or 1 1/16th". This affects the horizontal spacing only. The pdf layout template included in the package has the spacing at 1 1/16th" so you can print/use that for your template creation.


I have updated the instructions for all future customers to be 1 1/16th" and that is what will ship from now on.

Monday, 2 July 2012

New Site with Pattern Sharing Coming Soon!

We are developing a new website for LedsAreCool products. You will be able to create an account, upload and download patterns for the 8x8x8, 5x5x5 and 3x3x3 Cube's. It is pretty exciting, I can't wait to see some of the cool patterns you guys come up with! 

Monday, 28 May 2012

8x8x8 Instruction Clarification

Made a slight clarification on the 8x8x8 Kit instructions for the layer connections. As requested.

If anything needs clarification on any of the product lines, please post ;)



Sunday, 20 May 2012

Blog Re-Arranged ;)

Hey Guys,

I rearranged the blog to make it a bit easier to get everything. I added the three packages on the right side for each cube, 3x3x3, 5x5x5 and 8x8x8. So you only have to only one file for your cube instead of a bunch of different ones. I also changed the file hosting site to one without all those crappy ads! Thanks to hostfile.org.

Also I'm going to try to make something for you guys to upload patterns and try to get the community going. I'm sure you guys have made some awesome ones!

Monday, 14 May 2012

New run of 8x8x8's

A new run of 8x8x8 boards is coming out. We are dropping support for stand-a-lone real time clock and on-board spectrum analyser. We are however ramping up the wireless functionality, This gives us much more flexibility. The PC would be master... but you can stream data to the cube across the room. No direct cube USB required. It is also possible to stream to multiple cubes at the same time.

All initial boards sold will also support this module once it is complete. The transmitter will have to be bought separately.

Any questions about this upcoming module let me know.

8x8x8 Required Modifications Doc and Beta 8x8x8 uSD software


8x8x8 Beta Software
http://www.mediafire.com/file/9oyy4vwxaagxua5/Cube_C512_Beta.zip

8x8x8 uSD Modification
http://www.mediafire.com/file/hblla78rvlsxbkt/8x8x8_uSD_Modification_Package.zip

If you have any questions about the software or modifications, please send me an email. I will be here to help.

8x8x8 Update

Hey All,

Been a while since my last post... but I do have good news. The uSD card functionality is now working! There is a slight modification that needs to be done to the first run of boards. I'm going to attach instructions this week. For those that are not comfortable performing the modification. You can ship the controller board back and the modification will be done for you. You will only pay the shipping to get the board to me (should only be around $8). The modification and return shipping is free.

Kits and Assembled Units Shipped May 11th 2012 and later have the modification already completed.

Saturday, 25 February 2012

8x8x8 Alpha Software

Here is the latest software for the New 8x8x8's. Spectrum Analyzer, pattern streaming and pattern creation/saving/loading all functional. SD card functions in development.

http://www.mediafire.com/file/v71y0ffoui1m3g7/Cube_C512(8x8x8)_Software_Alpha3.zip

Saturday, 4 February 2012

8x8x8 pricing and availability


It's finally here...pricing and availability... please read...

These prices are promotional prices for the first run and are subject to change when more features are added to the software and firmware. The initial cube's sold WILL REQUIRE software and firmware updates in the future, firmware is loaded through the bootloader using USB, if you are not comfortable with doing this I suggest you do not buy the first release cube's. Also all features to be added by software and firmware updates are not necessarily going to work, there may be hardware changes required (This is unlikely, but it could happen). I suggest only people who are comfortable with electronics or hobbiests buy a cube from this initial release. As always I'll keep everyone updated on my blog for new releases.

Features that are fully working are...
Real-time Mode editing and streaming via USB to the cube.
Spectrum Analyser stream from USB

Features that will come very soon...
uSD support for flash pattern storage.
Push-Button and Toggle support.

Features that are further out...
Real-time clock, clock display
Wireless streaming (will require a plug in wireless antenna sold later, cheap to ship)
On-board Microphone Spectrum Analyser

Pricing.....

Full Assembled       $349.95
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Full Kit               $229.95
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Full Kit Minus Case       $189.95
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Controller + Interface (No LED's) $149.95
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Bare Bones Controller,
(No LED's, No Case, No LED connectors,
No PS, No USB, No Wire, No FlashCard)   $99.95

Availability...

The Posting will be out on eBay next weekend (this is to give everyone a fair warning that it is going to be released, eBay won't let me respond to messages (pre-orders) older than 60days) so the only way I could make it fair to those initial pre-order people is to hope they see this message.

8x8x8 Photos

C-512 Model 103

Two push buttons and a toggle

Shows Audio Mic and Gain control (TBD)

Showing 10' USB cable, 5V 2A power supply and uSD/SD card

8x8x8 Video Showing the Spectrum Analyser