Cubatron UVTM


The Cubatron UV was built specifically for Burning Man 2008. It is a 3-dimensional array of Ultra-Violet LEDs, arranged in a 100x100x100 matrix for a total of 1,000,000 lights. Each light is independently controllable to display any brightness and the entire display can be updated 50 times per second.


The Cubatron UV currently runs a continuous loop of about 35 different effects, lasting about a minute each. The Cubatron UV is interactive and viewers are encouraged to discover their own unique effects. Some of the better effects are known as vitamin-d, suntan and disinfect. More radical effects such as sterile, cancer, and cataract are too intense for some viewers.

Due to the brightness of the display and the dangers of UV light, we do not recommend looking at it directly. If you start seeing any purple spots you are probably starting to damage your eyes.


The Cubatron UV will be located out in the deep playa. It will not be visible at night. Look for it if you dare!


The Cubatron UV is based on earlier versions in the Cubatron series.


Mark Lottor lottor