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Arduino BLINK Blueprints by Utsav Shah, Samarth Shah

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Designing an LED cube

As mentioned before, the main focus of this chapter is on soldering. In this section, you will learn how to design an LED cube, which will have intense soldering, and creative elements like LED control and Arduino programming.

Required components

Before getting into the cube design, make sure you have following components for this project:

  • Arduino UNO
  • 64 LEDs: You can use any color LED. Although 64 LEDs are required for this project, I would recommend you to buy at least 100 LEDs in case some LEDs get burned during the soldering process.
  • 16 resistors: These must be appropriate to your LEDs. If you are not sure which resistor to purchase, get 500 Ω/1k Ω resistors.
  • Connecting wires
  • A printed circuit board
  • Thermocol
  • Soldering iron and ...

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