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October 24, 2012 AT 5:32 pm

NEW PRODUCT! Miniature Ultra-Bright 8×8 White LED Matrix

1079 LRG

NEW PRODUCT! Miniature Ultra-Bright 8×8 White LED Matrix – You will squeak with delight when you hold this adorable miniature LED matrix. 0.8″ square, its got everything a big LED matrix has, but bite sized! 64 white 280mcd LEDs are contained inside the plastic body, in an 8×8 matrix. There are 16 pins on the side, 8 on each, with 0.1″ spacing so you can easily plug it into a breadboard with plenty of space to wire it up.

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Since the display is in a grid, you’ll need to 1:8 multiplex control it. We suggest either using a 74HC595 and TPIC6B595 (using the 74HC’ to control the 8 anodes at once and then using the TPIC’ to drive one cathode at a time) or just using a single MAX7219 which will do the multiplexing work for you.

The Arduino playground has a nice set of tutorials introducing the MAX7219 and 8×8 LED matrices

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