adammhaile wrote:@Jerware - Thanks! I'm looking to build a matrix as well, though it will probably be Arduino powered. Thinking some sort of audio EQ display. What are you planning on using the 16x16 matrix for?
I've designed an acrylic case for it and plan to mount it on the wall. With the Pi so easy to get on Wifi, sending images to it is a snap. I had larger plans about pulling data from the Internet, but for now it's just going to be a pixel art showpiece. 16x16 is great for the old 8-bit game sprites.
By the way, you should check out this project called PixelPi:http://thegreatgeekery.blogspot.ca/2012 ... s2801.html
It has some nice features, like PNG display on a grid/matrix (and can even pan across a long image), but it also hooks up to some interesting free software called Pixel Invaders that displays real-time effects. The LPD8806 support was a bit buggy in the latest release, so if you grab it follow my fixes in the comments toward the bottom of that page.