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August 24, 2012 AT 4:29 pm

Tutorial – Matrix and 7-Segment LED Backpack with the Raspberry Pi #piday #raspberrypi @Raspberry_Pi

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Tutorial – Matrix and 7-Segment LED Backpack with the Raspberry Pi. While we already have a great tutorial and Arduino library for our handy and easy to use LED backpacks, if you’re wondering how you can make use of backpack-enabled LED displays on the Pi, this guide will help you get started!

The LED backpack displays are wonderfully easy to connect to the Pi.  Both the 8×8 pixel and 4-character 7-segment displays are connected the same way, with two digital pins for I2C (SDA and SCL) and two power pins (VCC and GND), as follows: 

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