Power and Data Cables

Gather up the power and data cables for all six panels.

Install Power Cables

Connect the power cables to the six panels.

Tip: Lay the cube assembly flat to get a better handle of the connector when plugging it into the panels.

Connect Panel 4 to Panel 3

Grab a data cable and connect one end to the output of Panel #4.

Connect the other end of the data cable to the input of Panel #3.

Connect Panel 3 to Panel 2

Grab a data cable and connect one end to the output of Panel #3.

Connect the other end of the data cable to the input of Panel #2

Connect Panel 2 to Panel 1

Grab another data cable and connect one end to the output of Panel #2.

Connect the other end of the cable to the input of Panel #1.

Connect Panel 1 data out

Grab the remaining data cable and connect one end to the output of Panel #1.

Connect Panel 4 to Panel 5

Grab Panel #5 and place it next to Panel #4 with the edges "B" matching. 

Connect data input cable from Panel #5 to the HUB75 port on the RGB Matrix Bonnet.

Connect data output cable from Panel #5 to data input on Panel #4.

Install Panel 5

Carefully fit Panel #5 into the cube assembly with all of the edges labels matching.

Orient the cube assembly so Panel #5 is laying face down.

Arrange the wires from the power cables so they're all grouped and ready to secure to the power distribution buses. 

Power Bus

Gather up all of the red wires and begin securing them to one of the power distribution buses.

Tip: Lay the cube assembly on it's side to get better handling on wires.

Note: The power cable from Panel #0 has been removed to better reach the power distribution bus.

Ground Bus

Repeat the process above and secure all of the black wires to the second distribution bus.

Panel 0 Connect

Get Panel #0 laying face down and reconnect power cable.

Connect the data out cable from Panel #1 and plug it into data in on Panel #0.

Connect Batteries

First connect the USB power cable from the Raspberry Pi to one of the two USB batteries.

Wait a few moments for the Raspberry Pi to boot up.

Then, connect the USB power cable from the RGB matrix bonnet to the second USB battery.

Install Battery

Carefully fit the battery into the cube assembly.

Adjust wiring to better fit the USB battery.

Final Cube Assembly

Carefully handle the cube assembly and orient Panel #0 with edges "L" matching. Remaining edges should be matching as well.

Attach Panel #0 with the rest of the cube assembly.

Congratulations on your build!!

Turning it Off

  1. Connect to the Raspberry Pi over WiFi and run the shutdown command.
  2. Locate panel #0 (the top face) and use a thin flat prying tool, not your fingers, to remove it from cube assembly. A guitar pick or plastic card work well.
  3. Disconnect USB cables from battery(s).

This guide was first published on May 04, 2022. It was last updated on 2022-05-04 10:43:22 -0400.

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