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GlowBit™ Matrix - 8x8

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SKU: CE08033 Brand: GlowBit Guides (2)
CE Original
The most powerful GlowBit display! A 64 LED matrix that can be easily tiled to create larger displays.
$23.10 AUD, inc GST
$21.00 AUD, exc GST

In stock, ships same business day if ordered before 2PM
Delivered by Tue, 18th of Jun

Quantity Discounts:

  • 4-12 $18.90 (exc GST)
  • 12+ $17.85 (exc GST)
  • 50+ $13.65 (exc GST)
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153 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

Shipping:

  • $6+ Standard (5+ days*, tracked)
  • $10+ Express (2+ days*, tracked)
  • FREE Pickup (Newcastle only - must order online*)

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.

The GlowBit Matrix 8x8 is the biggest and most powerful display from the GlowBit lineup. With 64 LEDs this display is capable of scrolling text and creating animations not possible on our smaller modules. Solder two or more matrices together to create an even larger display. 

The GlowBit getting started guide for Raspberry Pi or Pico and covers everything from lighting individual pixels and graphing, to creating colourful animations.

GlowBit libraries are optimised for better performance with modern WS2812B LED technology. Legacy WS2812 and NeoPixel libraries will work just fine with GlowBit hardware.

Features

Library Features - We've prepared some creative ideas to get you started programming your GlowBit Matrix in Python and MicroPython

Technical Details

  • Dimensions: 61x61mm
  • Supply (Vdd): 3.3 to 5 VDC
  • Logic: 2.7 to Vdd + 0.7 V
  • WS2812B Datasheet

Pinout

A pinout diagram for the GlowBit Matrix 8x8

Resources

Each GlowBit Matrix 8x8 comes as a single board with 64 individually addressable RGB LEDs - assembled and tested.

GlowBit Overview

Glow your own way! GlowBits are based on newer LED technology that offers makers, educators and students more creative freedom with fewer gotchas. Wider voltage ranges, better data rates, safe failure modes, the list goes on. If you share anything with a GlowBit product, tag it with #glowbit so we can take a look!

Some of the features you will find:

  • Awesome, feature-rich libraries. The same Python/MicroPython code examples will work on all supported platforms.
  • Tileable designs. Many GlowBit modules are tileable, meaning they can be soldered together to create a larger display.
  • Modern WS2812B technology which supports a wide voltage range, is easier to use, and requires fewer external components.
  • Creative freedom. Take the examples in our guides and run with them - we can't wait to see what you make.
  • Compatible with legacy WS2812 / Neopixel libraries.

GlowBit modules are products designed and manufactured by our team in Newcastle Australia.

"GlowBit" and the GlowBit logo are trademarks of Core Electronics Pty Ltd.

Product Comments

Exact shipping can be calculated on the view cart page (no login required).

Products that weigh more than 0.5 KG may cost more than what's shown (for example, test equipment, machines, >500mL liquids, etc).

We deliver Australia-wide with these options (depends on the final destination - you can get a quote on the view cart page):

  • $3+ for Stamped Mail (typically 10+ business days, not tracked, only available on selected small items)
  • $6+ for Standard Post (typically 6+ business days, tracked)
  • $10+ for Express Post (typically 2+ business days, tracked)
  • Pickup - Free! Only available to customers who live in the Newcastle region (must order online and only pickup after we email to notify you the order is ready). Orders placed after 2PM may not be ready until the following business day.

Non-metro addresses in WA, NT, SA & TAS can take 2+ days in addition to the above information.

Some batteries (such as LiPo) can't be shipped by Air. During checkout, Express Post and International Methods will not be an option if you have that type of battery in your shopping cart.

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

  • $11+ for Pack and Track (3+ days, tracked)
  • $16+ for Express International (2-5 days, tracked)

If you order lots of gear, the postage amount will increase based on the weight of your order.

Our physical address (here's a PDF which includes other key business details):

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

Take a look at our customer service page if you have other questions such as "do we do purchase orders" (yes!) or "are prices GST inclusive" (yes they are!). We're here to help - get in touch with us to talk shop.

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