Monitor CPU Usage with 12,288 Individually Addressable LEDs

Keeping track of how hot your CPU is running can be quite boring, as staring at a list of changing numbers gets old, quickly. That’s why Sebastian from the website There Ought to Be has created a cube with three faces that display CPU usage and temperature statistics. He was inspired to design this when he attended the 36th Chaos Communication Congress and saw the smaller cubes that people were building and using to show particles reacting to changes in the cube’s position. Rather than also making his cube battery powered, Sebastian wanted a stationary device that can plug into the wall, which allows for far more LEDs to be used.

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