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32x32 RGB LED matrix panel
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32x32 RGB LED matrix panel

by gtandon on Sat Feb 02, 2013 6:06 pm

Hi there

I am not an electronics engineer so excuse me for any dumb questions.

I am helping my son for his HSc project. We want to make a RGB LED matrix to display 3 letters in different colors (red green and yellow) and background. The 32x32 RGB LED matrix panel seems to be the perfect option.

The question is: does this come in as plug and play or need some sort of assembly or programming.

Please advise, then i can provide more details.

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Gurch
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Re: 32x32 RGB LED matrix panel

by adafruit_support_rick on Sat Feb 02, 2013 7:35 pm

Have a look at our tutorial. There is some assembly required, depending on the exact panel you receive.
http://learn.adafruit.com/32x16-32x32-r ... x/overview
We have a library and some sample code, but you would probably need to do some programming for your particular project.

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Re: 32x32 RGB LED matrix panel

by gtandon on Sat Feb 02, 2013 7:57 pm

Hi

Thanks for your quick reply.

Following is what we want to achieve.

- The project should run on 12V DC (Car battery)
- Need to have 3 fixed images to be displayed
- Need a rotary switch to switch between the images.
- Ist letter is "L" - Black on yellow background (i suppose we can keep the LEDs off for black)
- 2nd letter is "P" - Red letter on white background
- 3rd letter is "P" - Green letter on white background
- The LED panel will be put in a metal frame and mounting brackets attached to the frame

This is a learner driver plate displaying three stages which could be switched from a rotary switch.

Please advise if we can achieve this with minimal assambly, or may be someone could fix it up for us.

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Re: 32x32 RGB LED matrix panel

by adafruit_support_rick on Sat Feb 02, 2013 9:00 pm

While it's not deeply technical, it still doesn't quite sound like an off-the-shelf type of project. If you have no electronics or programming experience, it's not really something I could explain how to do in a forum post.
You might want to post this in our jobs board - someone might be willing to volunteer to help for the experience.

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Re: 32x32 RGB LED matrix panel

by gtandon on Sat Feb 02, 2013 9:08 pm

Thanks and Regards
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Re: 32x32 RGB LED matrix panel

by Nevaargh on Mon Feb 04, 2013 4:56 pm

Easy route, imho, would be the adafruit 1.8"tft. It is easily controllable and the GFX libs are a breeze. The content displayed is render-able based on analog or digital inputs to change the letter-icon accordingly.
edit: a LOT less soldering too 8)
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Re: 32x32 RGB LED matrix panel

by adafruit_support_rick on Mon Feb 04, 2013 6:03 pm

@Nevaargh - OP wants to bolt this to the back of a car.

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Re: 32x32 RGB LED matrix panel

by Nevaargh on Mon Feb 04, 2013 6:23 pm

then this and a tube of caulk?
http://learn.adafruit.com/32x16-32x32-rgb-led-matrix/

OP: it'd be kinda pricey for a prototype, and would be relatively easily 'yoinkable' - as in yoinks, mine now. Put the switch on the dash, pigtailed to a car acessory adapter, 20' cable to system sucker-cup'd to back window. Cheap, Protected, Portable. Few enough pins that you could get away with rj45 on each end and couple with cat5.

Has me thinking of a similar item coupled with a ping or something to flip off tailgaters when they get close. :twisted:
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Re: 32x32 RGB LED matrix panel

by adafruit_support_rick on Mon Feb 04, 2013 7:11 pm

Yes. That's what he was asking about.

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