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How to Make a NeoDisplay

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From Xonay Labs | Michael Teeuw:

As most of the Arduino tinkering makers, I have some NeoPixels LEDs in my drawers. Especially the 8×8 NeoMatrix is a beautiful piece of illumination. But till now, I didn’t have any good use for it yet. Time to make it a bit more useful!

The 8×8 NeoMatrix board features 64 independently addressable RGB LED’s. Of course, you need to control them using a micro controller, like an Arduino or an ESP8266. Which usually results in some breadboards and wires littering your desk.

Of course, a nice 3D printed case could easily solve this. Let’s built the NeoDisplay!

Read more and see more from Michael Teeuw on YouTube.


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