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8x8 RGB LED Matrix Display Module


Product Description

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Add a full-color 8 x 8 LED display to your next project! The RGB LED Matrix Display Module, based on Parallax’s multicore Propeller microcontroller, comes pre-loaded with factory firmware that supports a detailed command set. The module may be controlled with most microcontrollers, such as the BASIC Stamp, Propeller, Arduino, AVR, PIC, etc.

The RGB LED Matrix Display Module is fully customizable: you can re-write your own firmware, define your own protocol, or modify the Spin and C firmware available for download on our website. Or, you can use the factory firmware and your own custom computer software to configure the modules via the 4-pin header for Parallax’s Prop Plug.

Product Features

  • Built-in 5 x 8 ASCII characters
  • 16,777,216 different colors available for each pixel (RGB-888)
  • Easy interfacing via UART(Baud Rate: 2400 to 115200 bps)
  • Control with a microcontroller through a single digital I/O pin
  • Save a pixel pattern to the module’s EEPROM
  • Reprogrammable with Propeller Spin or C firmware, available for free download and customization
  • 4-pin header for the Prop Plug (Parallax #32201, not included) for firmware updates or direct configuration via a custom computer interface.
  • Factory pre-programmed with C (PropGCC) firmware
  • Connect multiple modules to create a large screen
  • Dual-row 3-pin headers provide stable connections between modules
  • Firmware supports 8 x 16 pixel ASCII characters for multiple modules

Technical Details

  • Parallax Propeller P8X32A
  • 10 MHz crystal for up to 80 MHz operation
  • 32 KB EEPROM
  • 3.3 V on-board regulator
  • Communication/Interface: UART/TTL, 2400~115200 bps, 8N1
  • Operating temperature: 0 °C to 70 °C
  • Dimensions: 3.8 x 3.8 x 1.8 cm

For more technical information and resources please visit the product documentation page in this link: http://simplytronics.com/products/ST-00050

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