64x32 RGB LED Matrix - 5mm pitch

Product ID: 2277
$49.95



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Description

Bring a little bit of Times Square into your home with this sweet 64x32 square RGB LED matrix panel. These panels are normally used to make video walls, here in New York we see them on the sides of busses and bus stops, to display animations or short video clips. We thought they looked really cool, so we picked up a few boxes of them from a factory.

This version is the 5mm pitch 64x32 RGB LED Matrix. Please note you cannot use an Arduino UNO to drive this size, it's way too big! Use an Arduino Mega, Raspberry Pi, BBB, or another device that can handle displaying to RGB matrices and has plenty of RAM.

This is a lot like our 6mm Grid 32x32 RGB LED matrix panel, but it's about twice as wide and looks really good from far away. If you are looking for other pitches of 64x32 matrix, check out our 3mm pitch4mm pitch, or 6mm pitch 64x32 RGB LED Matrices.

This matrix has 2048 bright RGB LEDs arranged in a 64x32 grid on the front. On the back, there are two IDC connectors (one input, one output: in theory you can chain these together) and 12 16-bit latches that allow you to drive the display with a 1:16 scan rate.

These displays are technically 'chainable' - connect one output to the next input - but our Arduino example code does not support this (yet).

These panels require 13 digital pins (6-bit data, 7-bit control) and a good 5V supply, up to 4A per panel. We suggest our 4A regulated 5V adapter and then connecting a 2.1mm jack. Please check out our tutorial for more details!

Comes with:

  • A single 64x32 RGB panel,
  • An IDC cable
  • A plug-in power cable

RAM & Processor Requirements

Keep in mind that these displays were designed to be driven by FPGAs or other high speed processors: they do not have built in PWM control of any kind. Instead, you're supposed to redraw the screen over and over to 'manually' PWM the whole thing.

You'll need about 1600 bytes of RAM to buffer the 12-bit color image. You cannot use this size panel with an Arduino UNO (ATmega328) or ATmega32u4 - you need a chip with more RAM! These displays are technically 'chainable' - connect one output to the next input - as long as you have the RAM and CPU to handle it

This display does best with a high speed, high RAM microcontroller like a SAMD21, SAMD51, ESP32, etc. 8-bit micros are going to struggle if they work at all. The good news is that the display is pre-white balanced with nice uniformity so if you turn on all the LEDs it's not a particularly tinted white.

Power Requirements

There's a lot of LEDs! You may need up to 4A per panel. We suggest our 4A regulated 5V adapter and then connecting a 2.1mm jack. Please check out our tutorials for more details!

Connection Requirements

These displays require 13 GPIO pins to control. You may have to use consecutive or special pins depending on the driver firmware. We'll be honest: folks who try to wire directly are usually not successful, its easy to get confused and misconnect. For that reason we strongly recommend a ready-to-go board or adapter that makes wiring as easy as plugging in the cables and powering with 5V

We've also got our great Protomatter library that works in Arduino and CircuitPython for quick usage of many chained matrices.

Please note! These panels are remainder stock from factories that make huge light boards. For that reason, the look and size might vary from batch to batch, even though the basic operation, codebase and tutorial is the same.

Additionally:

  • The back of the matrix will either be green or black
  • This product may come with one or two power connections
  • There may be a short coupling data cable installed in the center

Note: Shipping weight reflects UPS' new dimensional weight regulations.

Technical Details

  • Dimensions: 318mm x 158mm x 15mm / 12.5” x 6.2” x 0.6”
  • Panel weight with IDC cables and power cables: 453g
  • Compatible with M3 mounting screws
  • 5V regulated power input @ ~4A (with all LEDs on)
  • 5V logic
  • 1/16 scan rate
  • Indoor display, 160-degree visibility
  • Displays are 'chainable' - connect one output to the next input - but our Arduino example code does not support this yet

Revision History:

  • As of November 20, 2020, we no longer include mounting screws or magnets.
RoHS 2 2011 65 EU Compliant
RoHS 2 2015 863 EU Compliant

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