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Monday, 13 June 2016

Keyes 16x8 led matrix add on board

I bought one of these keys 16x8 led boards a while back but couldnt get it working. Well a lie i couldnt get both screens working.

So tonight whilst looking for something different I found this board and decided to give it another try. On googling i kept finding arduino set ups which wasnt what i wanted and after using git clone https://github.com/rm-hull/max7219.git i searched for projects which used mr hulls code and came across one which pointed me to another github repo.

So here we go:

First enable SPI in sudo raspi-config (look in advanced menu)

next type:

sudo git clone https://github.com/leon-anavi/raspberrypi-matrix-led-max7219

cd raspberrypi-matrix-led-max7219

sudo python setup.py install

There we go. Some good example codes there and after some playing around i managed to get it to display the time.

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