Circuit Skills: LED Matrix
Learn How to Build a LED MatrixBy Collin Cunningham
Many an experimenter, hacker, tinkerer and maker have heeded the call of the mighty matrix – and it's no mystery why. A small army of LEDs elegantly wired in grid formation would be difficult for anyone with an appreciation for electronics hardware to pass up - even after considering the sometimes daunting wiring job that stands as prerequisite to entry.
Product manager, Ryan Winters took a second look at this kit. To see what really cool things he came up with in his DIY build, click here.
LED Matrix Kit includes:
|Description||Manufacturer Part No.|
|IC, Max7219CNG, DIP24, 8-digit||MAX7219CNG|
|Potentiometer, 1/2W, 10KΩ||18STS103|
|Display, Dot Matrix, Hi-E Red, 8x8||2LD788BS-SS22|
|Resistor, 1/4 Watt, 30KΩ, 5%||CF1/4W303JRC|
|Capacitor, Ceramic, 0.1µF||SR205E104MAA-VP|
|Arduino Nano 3.0||A000005|
Click here for the LED Matrix kit step-by-step build.
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