The video that inspired it all.
When looking for project ideas, we found this cool video which used this 3D LED Cube to make a cool artistic display. When we saw the complex shapes that could be made, we thought about how it could be used for educational purposes. Many people have difficulty visualizing 3D shapes just from 2D figures in books and classrooms. We aim to make a platform which can display figures using lights. Our first goal is to graph functions: essentially make a 3D graphing calculator with adjustable scale/windows. We hope to expand it to other models such as molecules, unit cells, and other shapes.
Testing a few LEDs:
Our general electrical and code layout
Finally have something that's starting to resemble a cube. The testing with the Arduino went well, all LEDs lit up as required