Pimoroni 5x5 RGB Matrix Breakout

SKU: PIM435 Brand: Pimoroni
This super-cute 5x5 RGB LED matrix breakout is a neat way to visualize sensor data or for simple animations or notifications, and it's Raspberry Pi and Arduino-compatible.
$26.75 AUD, inc GST
$24.32 AUD, exc GST

In stock, ships same business day if ordered before 2PM
Delivered by Thu, 30th of May

Quantity Discounts:

  • 10-25 $23.35 (exc GST)
  • 25+ $22.62 (exc GST)
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3 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.

This super-cute 5x5 RGB LED matrix breakout is a neat way to visualize sensor data or for simple animations or notifications, and it's Raspberry Pi and Arduino-compatible.

These little matrices are ideal for visualizing data from other Pimoroni breakouts in a Breakout Garden HAT, like graphing environmental data from Pimoroni's BMP280 or BME680 breakouts. Or why not use two together as headlights or brake lights for your Pi-powered vehicle?

Like other breakouts, this one just pops straight onto your Pi's pins once you've soldered on the included right-angle female header, and included is a trace that can be cut to change the I2C address from 0x74 to 0x77, if you want to use two matrices at once!

It's compatible with Pimoroni's fancy Breakout Garden HAT, where using breakouts is as easy just popping it into one of the six slots and starting to grow your project, create, and code.

Features

  • 5x5 (25 total) RGB LEDs
  • Uses the IS31FL3731 driver chip
  • 15x15mm active area
  • 3.5mm LED pitch
  • I2C interface (address 0x74/0x77 (cut trace))
  • 3.3V or 5V compatible
  • Reverse polarity protection
  • Compatible with all models of Raspberry Pi, and Arduino
  • Python library
  • Dimensions: 19x29x3.5mm

Kit includes

  • 5x5 RGB Matrix Breakout
  • 1x5 male header
  • 1x5 female right-angle header

Pimoroni has designed this breakout board so that you can solder on the piece of a right-angle female header and pop it straight onto the bottom left 5 pins on your Raspberry Pi's GPIO header (pins 1, 3, 5, 7, 9).

Software

Pimoroni has put together a Python library to make it really easy to drive the 5x5 RGB Matrix Breakout, along with a handful of examples to show what it can do.

Pimoroni's software does not support Raspbian Wheezy.

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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.

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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

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