What is it? The MAX7219 64 LED breakout board allows inventors/makers/artists/hackers to use the functionality of the MAX7219 8x8 LED array without the limitation on the size of the array. All 64 ...Read More…
The MAX7219 64 LED breakout board allows inventors/makers/artists/hackers to use the functionality of the MAX7219 8x8 LED array without the limitation on the size of the array. All 64 LEDs are individually accessible. The boards are chainable, so a user is not constrained to the single 8x8 matrix.
Everyone that has used an Arduino or similar microcontroller has probably come across a project idea that uses an 8x8 LED matrix. Using an IC like the MAX7219 makes this much easier, but there are not many options for the actual LED matrix. If you want a matrix that uses tiny LEDs and is about 35mm x 35mm there are a lot of options out there. Those tiny matrices are great for experimenting, breadboards, and belt buckles. If you want to make a display that is larger, you are stuck with some tedious soldering. Any mistake or bad LED will cause the matrix to malfunction. Now there is a much simpler way to make a custom-sized LED matrix display.
This 64 LED breakout board allows you to just plug in individual LEDs. The board itself will allow for a very compact 8x8 matrix of 5mm LEDs. Beyond that, you can use wires to make the display any size you want. Want to make a coffee table tetris display? How about a shot clock for your basketball hoop? Just add longer leads to your LEDs and plug them in. It's that easy.
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