Adafruit RGB Matrix Bonnet for Raspberry Pi

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SKU: ADA3211 Brand: Adafruit
You can now create a dazzling display with your Raspberry Pi with the Adafruit RGB Matrix Bonnet. These boards plug into your Pi and makes it super easy to control...
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$29.27 AUD, exc GST

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You can now create a dazzling display with your Raspberry Pi with the Adafruit RGB Matrix Bonnet. These boards plug into your Pi and makes it super easy to control RGB matrices such as those Adafruit stock in the shop and create a colorful scrolling display or mini LED wall with ease.

"Bonnet" boards work on any Raspberry Pi with a 40-pin GPIO header — Zero, Zero W/WH, Model A+, B+, Pi 2 and Pi 3. They do not work with older 26-pin boards like the original Model A or B. Note with the Pi Zero you may need to solder a header on the Pi board; it’s normally unpopulated on that model.

We also have an older, HAT version of Adafruit's RGB Matrix design. The HAT version does not come fully assembled, does not support 1/32-scan matrices, but does come with a real time clock (RTC)

This bonnet will make your matrix projects super easy and avoids wiring complexity. Let me break it down for you:

  • Simple design - plug in power, plug in IDC cable, run Adafruit's Python code!
  • Power protection circuitry - you can plug a 5V 4A wall adapter into the bonnet and it will automatically protect against negative, over or under-voltages! Yay for no accidental destruction of your setup.
  • Onboard level shifters to convert the RasPi's 3.3V to 5.0V logic for clean and glitch free matrix driving
  • Fully assembled compact design no soldering required! Plugs onto any Raspberry Pi with a 2x20 connector, and you're ready to glow.

Works with any of our 16x32, 32x32 or 32x64 RGB LED Matrices with HUB75 connections. You can also use 64x64 matrices by soldering a small jumper on the PCB. Want more lights? No problem, chain multiple matrices together for a longer display - Adafruit have only tested up to 32x128 but it works just fine. The bigger the display the harder it is on the Pi, so keep that in mind if you're using a lower-powered Pi Zero.

Please note: this Bonnet is only for use with HUB75 type RGB matrices. Not for use with NeoPixel, DotStar, or other 'addressable' LEDs.

Each order comes with a fully assembled and ready to go bonnet with all parts assembled. RGB Matrix is not included, please check out Adafruit's fine selection

A 5V power supply is also required, not included, for power the matrix itself, the Pi cannot do it, to calculate the power, multiply the width of all the chained matrices * 0.12 Amps : A 32 pixel wide matrix can end up drawing 32*0.12 = 3.85A so pick up a 5V 4A power supply. They also stock 5V 10A power supplies. Actual power usage will vary with how many LEDs you light up at once.

Raspberry Pi not included (but Adafruit have 'em in the shop so pick one up, Zero, Model A+, B+, Pi 2 or Pi 3)

Adafruit have a full guide tutorial with installation, software, datasheets, EagleCAD PCB files, Fritzing objects and more!

Technical Details

Datasheets, EagleCAD PCB files, and Fritzing available in the product tutorial

Product Dimensions: 66.2mm x 30.7mm x 17.2mm / 2.6" x 1.2" x 0.7"

Product Weight: 13.9g / 0.5oz

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