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THIS IS NOT AN RGB CUBE AS EVERYBODY WOULD UNDERSTAND IT.
Calling it such is misleading

What you think it is: You can change it from red to blue to green at anytime and any color inbeteween. NOPE

What it really is: You install single color LEDs, switching the color requires soldering different LEDs
I'd consider this if there were an option for monochrome (all-red or all-blue would be fantastic).

And fix the description ffs, don't bury another misleading "clarification" in the fine print and comments. jfc.
This listing is totally misleading read some of the posts below first if you are thinking of joining this one. Massdrop dropped the ball on the title/description of this listing and they should really change it.
Is the usb connection only for uploading? Can it be used to turn on/off individual lights from a computer?
still waiting for my package was supposed to ship on January 12 shipped on the 17 from china so I'm not getting this anytime soon
I can't believe that they are doing this drop again. I signed up for this last time only to be told that it was out of stock and my money would be returned. So how do they suddenly have stock when less than 2 weeks ago they canceled the drop? Was it because they decided that the offer of a reduced price on the soldering iron was too low? I only got the drop because you had the option to get the iron too. Otherwise I'd have to get one regardless just to do this.
Just to be clear, this is NOT an "RGB LEDs" cube kit.
There are NOT ~550 RGB LEDs in this kit.

This is a cube with separate blue, green, and red LEDs.
192 blue LEDs,
128 green LEDs,
192 red LEDs.

The video is NOT for this version of the cube, it's for the all blue one.
The sainsmart page for these is here: https://www.sainsmart.com/products/3d-led-light-square-diy-kit
And they do have a wiki instructions page that includes how to load different animations from a PC: http://wiki.sainsmart.com/index.php/3D_LightSquared_DIY_Kit_8x8x8_5mm_White_LED_Cube_Red_Green_Blue_Squared_Music_MP3_Lamp_(101-20-155)

I realize that sainsmart calls this an "RGB" cube, and that technically it is a "red, green, and blue LEDs" cube, but honestly I feel like the RGB acronym being in the title of the massdrop listing the way it is, rather than written out as individual words, is a bit deceptive, given that it's usually used for actual RGB individual diodes. I would have bought an actual RGB LED cube at this price, but have no interest in what this actually is, which is definitely not a cube of RGB LEDs.
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taswyn
They really should change the title of this listing to reflect that. I feel it's a little deceiving calling it an RGB LED cube.
ben_r_
Yeah I almost joined this drop but I'm glad I read your post first. This listing is very misleading, kind of dropped the ball on this one Massdrop. I hope they change this listing to reflect what it actually is and also remove the video and inaccurate pictures.
Anyone know what level of programming this requires? Is there any sort of software that comes on this device or am I stuck trying to Matlab this shit?
Howdy Everyone,

I just want to make sure everyone is clear that this is a programmable RGB LED DIY Kit. This kit includes the RGB lights (Red, Green, and Blue lights), Acrylic Template, and Shell. This is the top of the line model in its series and the MSRP is $52.99.

You will need to solder everything together which is why we are offering the soldering iron as an add on option. This kit does not come pre-assembled. This is why it is less expensive than other units out there that are already assembled.

Cheers.
B.Hutch
This description and even this clarification are terrible and border on deception. The image of a cube lit up entirely blue in the description and the video would indicate that the product being sold is capable of that output, but it is not. It is false information that backs up the repeated false statements of "RGB" in the description. And no one would ever call red leds, green leds, and blue leds in a bag "RGB lights", because the lights are not RGB lights. There is not a single RGB light in this kit. Its like selling 2 one speed gear boxes as "two speed gearboxes" because between them you technically have two speeds overall.

TLDR: This product listing is a lie, there are no RGB lights even though the description and even this clarification make every effort to convince a reader that they are, there are other and entirely separate products pictured and demoed in the description that would convince you that the product being sold has capabilities that it does not, and the price is too good to be true on what is a single color light cube with a different pack of LEDS.

"RGB LED" is deceptive, it is RGB as a whole, it is LED, but it is not RGB LED.

This annoyed me a lot but honestly I still kind of like the product but its ridiculous that I need to go to the comments on every item to figure out what type of deception is in the item description. /rant
Where can you buy this kit? Normally rgb kits are way more aren't they?

*EDIT*
I understand now, they are not RGB leds there is 2 rows of red 2 rows of green and 2 rows of blue.

I wish they had single color
Would jump on this in a heartbeat if it would play nicely with Gigabyte RGB Fusion so my motherboard could control it.
A bit tempting. Works out to about $15 off the cost of the soldering iron too. So a decent amount of savings in total.
Only ships to USA?
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