I just love the stuff from Makezine — tinkering and programming bring back such good memories. If you like tinkering with little electronic devices and programming patterns, it’s definitely worth checking out the site. And, they just released their new LED Cube kit, inspired by the 3D Borg cube from Das-Labor, so it’s a good time to buy.
It’s an animated 3x3x3 cube made up of 27 single-color LEDs. The kit includes all the parts so that you can make it yourself. Once you build up the kit, you can use a web-based too to program your own animation patterns, then you can upload the code over a serial connection.
The kit costs only $25 and you can grab it here.