The team originates from the Electrotechnische Vereeniging, the study association of Electrical Engineering of the Delft University of Technology. In February 2012, a few students found a competition to build a huge multicolor LED cube against other universities across the world. Here in Delft, we quickly arranged a team to start building it. The Electrotechnische Vereeniging built a similar LED cube of 8 cubic metres in 2006 to celebrate their anniversary and set a world record at that time. This association and the team currently work closely together for this event.
The competition is the idea of the Internation Solid State Lightning Aliance, which has big support from all players in the solid state lightning industry (for example, Philips and major tech-universities). Our funding comes largely from this organization. This project is also heavily supported by the Delft University of Technology, where we have our own office and workplace. Also, some professors are helping us with contacts in China and sometimes advice.
Building a LED cube/display
The idea of this competition is to build a huge LED cube/display. It actually doesn't need to be really in a cube form, but the volume should be at least 8m^3, and there should be at least 32x32x16 pixels. This means at least 16384 LEDs, in three dimensions.
Take a look at this example video, to get a bigger picture of what we're actually building.
Our team is growing fast, and consists of people from all disciplines. This is required to build a cube that not only works, but is also stable and includes some creative animations.
|Wieger IJntema||Electrical Engineering||Team Captain|
|Michel Jansen||Electrical Engineering||Secretary|
|Claudio Lazo||Electrical Engineering||Treasurer|
|Erik Wouters||Electrical Engineering|
|Reinoud Baker||Electrical Engineering|
|Reinout Getreuer||Electrical Engineering|
|Lucas van Dijk||Electrical Engineering||Webmaster|
|Richard Spijkers||Electrical Engineering|
|Adriaan Taal||Electrical Engineering|
|Jasper Abbink||Computer Science||Chief Software Engineer|
|Michiel Haisma||Computer Science|
|Ivar Luiten||Technology, Policy and Management||Internal coördinator|
|Jori Corbié||Technology, Policy and Management||Internal coördinator|
|Kian van der Enden||Applied Sciences|
|Benjamin Vervliet||Applied Sciences|
|Niek van Stijn||Mechanical Engineering|
|Nelleke van der Steen||Mechanical Engineering|
We can always use new people! If you want to help us, please use the contact form to get in touch with us.