NEW GUIDE: Pixel Art Matrix Display @adafruit @johnedgarpark #adafruit
Use this NEW GUIDE to build your own pixel art display in order to view some of your favorite retro, low-rez artwork! We’ll use .bmp format raster graphics files formatted for the 64×32 pixel RGB LED matrix display.
You can create your own pixel art, or scour the web for some favorites.
This project uses the Matrix Portal to show the pixel art on the display. It runs CircuitPython and uses the Slideshow library to make it easy.
You can play the slideshow and let it loop, or press the Matrix Portal’s UP and DOWN buttons to pause/resume the loop and pick a particular image you’re dying to see!
The guide also covers curation and creation of retro pixel art graphics.
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