SCHEMATIC BUILD FOR 4X4X4 LED CUBE WHEN USING DIFFUSED LEDS

Purchased led cube kit and it came with diffused leds. Never used them before and not used to having three leads to work with. Wondering if construct is still same concept.

Hi,

“Diffused” just means the leds scatter their light over a wide angle. Nothing to do with the number of pins. You should post a link to the spec of these leds.

The only type of leds i can think of that have 3 legs are bi-colour leds. Usually red-green.

You could build a cube with these, but if you use a single-colour design, you will have to cut one of the legs off each led and waste its other colour.

Have a google to see if anyone has designed a bi-colour cube.

Paul

PaulRB: The only type of leds i can think of that have 3 legs are bi-colour leds. Usually red-green.

You could build a cube with these, but if you use a single-colour design, you will have to cut one of the legs off each led and waste its other colour.

You are clearly not a cube-er, are you? |500x500|500x500

Reminds me - I have had that kit for a while - really must build it!

The OP gave us very little to go on, but it is clear he was not expecting to receive leds with 3 legs in his kit and does not know how to proceed. If he bought a bi-colour led kit, he would not have been surprised.

PaulRB: If he bought a bi-colour led kit, he would not have been surprised.

If you bought it from eBay, nothing should surprise you!

Possibly no instructions at all - need Google to figure out where the original design is.

The website I just cited refers to "blue ultra bright LED long legs" but the photos clearly show bi-colour LEDs - and I most certainly cannot find any reference to instructions there.