jolliFactory
Joined: October 05, 2014
Country: Singapore
60mm x 60mm Bi-color LED Matrix Module
60mm x 60mm Bi-color LED Matrix Module
60mm x 60mm Bi-color LED Matrix Module
60mm x 60mm Bi-color LED Matrix Module
60mm x 60mm Bi-color LED Matrix Module
60mm x 60mm Bi-color LED Matrix Module
Description



Introduction

This is an 8x8 Bi-color (Red & Green) LED Matrix (60mm x 60mm) Driver Module DIY Kit.

The LED Matrix Driver Module is driven by 2 MAX7219 ICs and is suitable for use with most micro-controllers including the popular Arduino open source hardware.

Basic soldering skill is required to assemble the kit as it is designed using only through-hole electronics components.

Assembled LED Matrix Driver Modules can be chained together to make up a longer display.

More detail on this kit including assembly can be found at http://jollifactory.blogspot.sg/2013/08/bi-color-led-matrix-driver-module-diy.html


Parts Included

1 x Bare Bi-color LED Matrix Driver Module PCB
1 x 60mmx 60mm 8x8 Bi-color (Red Green) LED Dot Matrix
2 x 24 pin IC socket
2 x 12 pin female straight header
1 x 6 pin female right angle header
1 x 6 pin male right angle header
2 x 12Kohms resistor
2 x 10uF electrolytic capacitor
2 x 0.1uF ceramic capacitor

Wondering why the 2 MAX7219 ICs needed to complete the kit are not included !!

Currently, the price disparity of the MAX7219 chip from various suppliers is too great. This chip is available on ebay and some other online stores for a third or less than those from reputable suppliers.

Check out other people's views on the wide price disparity at http://tronixstuff.com/2013/05/16/the-max7219-led-display-controller-real-or-fake/

Although it would be great for all the parts to be included in the kit for completeness, we decided not to include this part in the kit.

We do have some lots of the MAX7219 ICs we bought from online stores which probably may not be genuine but not a single one have failed for those we used. We will include 2 of these MAX7219 ICs for *FREE* with each kit you purchased. However, if you are not 'comfortable' having these ICs, please input in the Additional Instruction Box not to include these ICs during Check Out.

Note that these MAX7219 ICs for *FREE* and we will not replace them if they are found to be faulty.


Projects built using this Kit

Project to build a 7 Bi-color LED Matrix long Scrolling Text Display using this kit is available at http://jollifactory.blogspot.sg/2013/09/7-bi-color-led-matrix-scrolling-text.html.This project uses the excellent LedControl library that has been specifically written for the MAX7219 which greatly simplifies the Arduino sketch.

Another project to build an Arduino Bluetooth 7 Bi-color LED Matrix long Scrolling Text Display using this kit is available at http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-SPI-7-Bi-color-LED-Matrix-Scrolling-Text-D/. This project uses Arduino hardware SPI lines for instruction and data transfer to the display and offers impressive text scrolling effect.

Project using voice input to send commands and messages to a LED Matrix display which is based on the Arduino Bluetooth 7 Bi-color LED Matrix long Scrolling Text Display project can be found at http://www.instructables.com/id/Voice-Input-Arduino-Bi-color-LED-Matrix-Scrolling-/.

Project to build a 2 LED Matrix tall Tetris game using this kit can be found at http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-based-Bi-color-LED-Matrix-Tetris-Game/

Project to build a 2 LED Matrix tall Audio Spectrum Visualizer using this kit can be found at http://www.instructables.com/id/Arduino-based-Bi-color-LED-Matrix-Audio-Spectrum-V/

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$11.00
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Takes around 25 mins for someone with intermediate soldering skills to build.
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