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Post Re: Hobby Components 8x8x8 Cube Kit (HCKITS0050)
If it has a ~5V DC output with 500mA/0.5A or greater current capacity then it should work fine (this also assumes that iPhone chargers don't have any special built-in sensing that shuts down the adapter if anything other than an iPhone is connected).

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Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:23 am
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Post Re: Hobby Components 8x8x8 Cube Kit (HCKITS0050)
The iphone charger I found has DC 5.1 v @ 2.1A


Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:19 pm
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Yeah that's more than sufficient.

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Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:26 pm
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Post Re: Hobby Components 8x8x8 Cube Kit (HCKITS0050)
same results on grid illumination same 4 failing. Faster to display animation though.


Thu Oct 19, 2017 1:49 pm
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Post Re: Hobby Components 8x8x8 Cube Kit (HCKITS0050)
Ok, I think I may have run out of things to check! The circuit isn't really that complicated so theirs only a limited amount of things that can go wrong. I can't connect your forum account to an actual order. Could you possibly email me at support (at) hobbycomponents.com with some sort of order information such as an order number or email address etc and we'll take it from there.

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Post Re: Hobby Components 8x8x8 Cube Kit (HCKITS0050)
I've just finished putting this kit together and am really pleased with it. The base went together without any problems, and after the first two layers of LEDs I developed a system that made the last 6 a lot easier.

Fitting the LEDs to the base was just a matter of taking things steadily, and a simple wooden jig assisted with keeping all the layers square when soldering them together.

Switching on for the first time it was fingers crossed, but everything seemed to work first time. However, I did discover a joint that wasn't soldered properly and connection was only being made by tension of the LED leg keeping it pressed against it's neighbor. Fortunately it was on an outside edge, so simple enough to rectify with a quick dab of the soldering iron.

This has been a fun project to put together and the finished article easily matches the demo videos posted on Youtube. I guess the next step will be to learn how to program it to make my own custom patterns.


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