Raspberry Pi Linux Software for the SuperTech-IT 8x8x8 RGB LED Cube


piCube is software for driving an 8x8x8 RGB LED cube connected to a Raspberry Pi via the standard GPIO pins. It runs under Linux and works with all models of the Pi - right from the first Model B that was released up to the recent Pi Zero.

Why Linux?

Although there are a number of real-time operating systems available for the Pi such as ChibiOS/RT and FreeRTOS, I wanted to see if I could connect my cube to a general purpose Pi running Linux. The Pi can then be used to do other tasks at the same time and even integrate devices such as a weather station with a local cube display.