Bring a little bit of Times Square into your home with our 16 x 32 and 32 x 32 RGB LED matrix panels. These panels are normally used to make video walls – here in New York we see them on the sides of buses and on bus stops – to display animations or short video clips. We thought they looked really cool so we picked up a few boxes from the factory. One has 512 bright RGB LEDs arranged in a 16×32 grid on the front, the other has 1024 LEDs in a 32×32 grid. Learn how to get this LED matrix up and running with an Arduino.
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