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LED Cube Displays 3d Images in Color

by Paul Strauss

A while back, I reported on James Clar’s cool 3D cubes which could display images using a grid of about 1000 LEDs connected to a computerized controller. While Clar’s cubes are simply amazing, they can only display monochrome images. Now, a company in China has taken the same concept and created a multi-color version.

3D LED Cube LED Display by Seekway

Created by Chinese display manufacturer Seekway, this prototype 3D LED display cube was created using a 16x16x16 grid of interconnected color LEDs (that’s a whopping 4096 individual diodes).

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The system is capable of displaying animations at up to 30 frames per second and each dot can be individually addressed for both color and intensity.

Now that the prototype is complete, Seekway is gearing up to produce versions with grids as large as 48x48x48, which will require more than 110,000 LEDs. Wow.

Comments (31):

  1. manchicken says:

    So where do you go to buy the home edition?

  2. technabob says:

    Yeah, I’d love one for my living room, but only the 110k LED version.

  3. Pauluis says:

    I’d like to modelize the 3D activity in a neural network, and to address questions as
    – hypothethical cellular switch between excitatory to inhibitory effect
    – distribution of inhibitory cells vs excitatory ones
    – migraine activity

  4. Pauluis says:

    Each LED would be a cell, red would be excitatory, green inhibitory.
    Connection grid would be proximity by modelized synapses.
    Modelization would also address the membrane time constant, as I did in 2D (pauluisQ.,BakerS.,OlivierE.1999)

  5. technabob says:

    Hmm. I don’t think you can do any of that with this cube.

  6. Velkro Smaak says:

    It does say that “each dot can be individually addressed for both color and intensity” so in theory, you cCAN do that with this sort of cube.

  7. javad says:

    sen movi animation 3dledcube

  8. mclnfreak says:

    i need final projects about 3D LED display,contact my email “”.thx be 4 your atention.

  9. deiby centeno says:


  10. carl says:

    It’s a chinese company but impossible to know the price of this box :o(

    I would be so happy to put the animation i do inside ….

    let’s see

  11. alvaro says:

    where can it purchase it, im from mexico, shipping , cost,, can you send me more details, thanks

  12. mark says:

    a quick note, if you email them pretend you want to be a dealer and you are interested in samples and ask for trade price discount.

  13. ella says:

    what the components needed to make LED CUBE?

    please give a list of components

  14. roy smith says:

    Finally….. a 4x4x4 RGB LED Animated Cube for $99!

    See the Video here

    In Stock now…Buy One here

    Become a dealer email

    cube 600.jpg

  15. Fin says:

    Actually its 4096 * r+g+b = 12,288 individual diodes.

  16. led spotlight says:


  17. Brent Cooper says:

    Normally $99, with discount only $49
    While they last only, hurry

  18. witono says:

    please email your address.
    i need advertising product.
    i’m from indonesia.
    thank you

  19. JP says:

    I would like to build a 4 x 4 x 4 RGB LED cube myself. Has anyone got build instructions (inc. where to get the display case to please).

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