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Adafruit 8x16 LED Matrix FeatherWing w/o Matrices

SKU: ADA3090

$8.50 AUD, inc GST
$7.73 AUD, exc GST

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Adafruit 8x16 LED Matrix FeatherWing w/o Matrices
8.5 AUD

SKU: ADA3090

$8.50 AUD, inc GST
$7.73 AUD, exc GST
OR

Shipping:

  • $6.95 Standard (2-4 days, tracked)
  • $8.95 Express (Overnight*, tracked)
  • $3 Economy Post* (3-7 days, no tracking)
  • FREE Pickup (Newcastle only)

Shipping costs may increase for heavy products or large orders.

Exact shipping can be calculated on the view cart page.

*Conditions apply, see shipping tab below.

You will chirp with delight when you see how easy it is to make your very own 8x16 LED matrix display for any Feather. At 0.8" square, the little 8x8 matrices have everything a big LED matrix has, but bite sized!

A Feather board without ambition is a Feather board without FeatherWings! This is the Adafruit 8x16 LED Matrix FeatherWing! This FeatherWing backpack makes it easy to combine and control two of our adorable mini 8x8 LED matrices with a FeatherWing driver board. Double them up for 128 total bright LEDs.

Works with any and all Feathers!

Normally, wiring up 8x16 matrices would require a breath-taking 24 GPIO pins, which is way too many pins. That's where this lovely 16x8 LED matrix backpack PCB comes in. It contains a HT16K33 I2C LED matrix driver that does all the multiplexing work for you, and is controlled over the two I2C pins. It's easy to use, has a portable library that runs on any of our Feathers to turn on/off each LED.

The 16x8 backpack is also great for making scrolling displays or small video displays.  In our example, we set it up to display small bitmap emoticons but you can also display text that moves - kind of like a sign in front of a miniature car dealership.

This product kit comes with:

  • A fully tested and assembled Adafruit 8x16 LED Matrix FeatherWing
  • Two sixteen pin headers

A bit of soldering is required to attach the matrix onto the FeatherWing but its very easy to do and only takes about 5 minutes! 

This version does not come with the 8x8 mini LED matrix displays, but we have lots available in the shop. We also have combo-packs available in White, Blue, Green, Red, Yellow, and Yellow-Green.

Check out our tutorial for assembly instructions, pinouts, Arduino library code, schematics and more!

Technical Details

Product Dimensions: 51.0mm x 23.0mm x 5.0mm / 2.0" x 0.9" x 0.2"

Product Weight: 6.3g / 0.2oz

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Product Comments

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We deliver Australia-wide with these options:

  • $3 for Small Items (3-7 days, not tracked, only available on selected small items)
  • $6.95 for Standard Post (2-4 days, tracked)
  • $8.95 for Express Post (Overnight for Australia Post Next Day Network, tracked)
  • Pickup - Free! Only available to customers who live in the Newcastle region (only after we email you to notify your order is ready)

International Orders - the following rates are for New Zealand and will vary for other countries:

  • $11.49 for Pack and Track (3+ days, tracked)
  • $16.50 for Express International (2-5 days, tracked)

If you order lots of gear, the postage amount might increment based on the weight of your order.

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Unit 18, 132 Garden Grove Parade
Adamstown
NSW, 2289
Australia

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