Tutorial – Matrix and 7-Segment LED Backpack with the Raspberry Pi. While we already have a great tutorial and Arduino library for our handy and easy to use LED backpacks, if you’re wondering how you can make use of backpack-enabled LED displays on the Pi, this guide will help you get started!
The LED backpack displays are wonderfully easy to connect to the Pi. Both the 8×8 pixel and 4-character 7-segment displays are connected the same way, with two digital pins for I2C (SDA and SCL) and two power pins (VCC and GND), as follows:
Each Friday is PiDay here at Adafruit, be sure to check out our posts, tutorials and new Raspberry Pi related products. Have you tried the new “Adafruit Raspberry Pi Educational Linux Distro” ? It’s our tweaked distribution for teaching electronics using the Raspberry Pi.