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DIY Raspberry Pi LED Matrix Display: PiXels

by Lambert Varias
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Need a cheap display for your Raspberry Pi? Or perhaps you’re building a Times Square for ants? Then check out this guide by Adafruit’s Tony Dicola.

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The project is based around Adafruit’s RGB Matrix HAT for the Raspberry Pi, which makes it easy to power and output to daisy chained LED matrices. Tony says a Pi 2 can handle up to 12 32×32 LED matrices at once. Because of how the image is output, the matrices can be put together only as a rectangle. Further, the display’s aspect ratio needs to be as close as possible to the Pi’s output to reduce distortion. You can also program it so that the matrices show only a portion of the Pi’s output.

Head to Adafruit’s website for the complete guide.

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