USB powered, smart RGB LED Cube kit with a serial command interface
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README.md

Freetronics Cube

Copyright 2010-2013 Freetronics Pty Ltd
Freetronics site: www.freetronics.com
Freetronics email: info@freetronics.com

The Cube is a USB powered, smart RGB LED Cube kit, with a serial command interface for direct control and learning, an open source driver library and an on-board Arduino compatible MCU running the whole show!

The Cube was designed using the open source KiCad schematic and pcb design package: http://www.kicad-pcb.org

The schematic pages have been carefully laid out to make it easy to follow and learn about a larger microcontroller based project design in operation.

Features:

  • Power and control by USB commands straight from your computer (Windows, Mac or Linux)
  • Expansion port connector for sensors, joysticks, game and interface add ons
  • Onboard ATmega32u4 MCU (Arduino Leonardo compatible)
  • USB interface for uploading new sketches and sending serial commands
  • Arduino driver library with example programs and animations at: https://github.com/freetronics/Cube4
  • Includes ZigBee/XBee headers so you can add a wireless module (not included)
  • Prototyping area with I2C, power and spare pins next to it

More information is available on our product page at:

http://www.freetronics.com/cube

This project is made up of 3 schematic and pcb project folders. Each folder within this repository includes a handy copy of the schematic in PDF format and image(s) of the main pcb.

INSTALLATION

The design is saved as a KiCad project. KiCad PCB design software is available from www.kicad-pcb.org free and open-source. To use this project download it and place the directories containing these files into the a folder on your computer. Then open KiCad and navigate to the *.pro (project) file for each section.

DISTRIBUTION

The specific terms of distribution of this project are governed by the license referenced below.

LICENSE

Licensed under the TAPR Open Hardware License (www.tapr.org/OHL). The "license" folder within this repository also contains a copy of this license in plain text format.