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Small 1.2" 8x8 Ultra Bright Green LED Matrix - BL-M12A881UG-11

SKU: ADA1045

$7.52 AUD, inc GST

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Small 1.2" 8x8 Ultra Bright Green LED Matrix - BL-M12A881UG-11
7.52 AUD

SKU: ADA1045

$7.52 AUD, inc GST
100 units ship in 4 to 6 days (delivered by Mon, 12th of Dec)
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Make a scrolling sign, or a small video display with this 8x8 gridded green LED matrix. Only 1.2" on a side, it is quite visible but not so large it wont plug into a breadboard! 64 green 250mcd LEDs are contained inside the plastic body, in an 8x8 matrix. There are 16 pins on the side, 8 on each, with 0.1" spacing so you can easily plug it into a breadboard with one row on each side for wiring it up. 

Since the display is in a grid, you'll need to 1:8 multiplex control it. Adafruit suggests either using a 74HC595 and TPIC6B595 (using the 74HC' to control the 8 anodes at once and then using the TPIC' to drive one cathode at a time) or just using a singleMAX7219 which will do the multiplexing work for you. 

The Arduino playground has a nice set of tutorials introducing the MAX7219 and 8x8 LED matrices

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Documentation and Resources:
  • What Are NeoPixel LEDs?
  • So in case you haven’t heard yet, digital LEDs are the go-to solution for any project that uses RGB LEDs and you want to avoid the rat's nest that ensures when using multiple RGB LEDs, each colour requiring its own connection. Digital...
  • What Are DotStar LEDs?
  • So in case you haven’t heard yet, digital LEDs are the go-to solution for any project that uses RGB LEDs and you want to avoid the rat's nest that ensures when using multiple RGB LEDs, each colour requiring its own connection. Digitally address...
  • All About LEDs
  • Hello and welcome to our tutorial where we a look at all things LED. Now first of all, what is an LED? LED stands for Light Emitting Diode and is an electronic component used to convert electrical energy to light energy. This process is called electr...

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