Picture of Arduino based Bi-color LED Matrix Tetris Game

One of the electronics DIY kit jolliFactory came up with is the Bi-color LED Matrix Driver Module Kit. This module is designed to be chain-able so that you may daisy-chain the modules together to the number of modules you need to suit your project.

The following are some of the projects built using this Bi-color LED Matrix Driver module:

It is amazing to browse through instructables and find projects which may interest and inspire you to embark on the project or ignite new ideas for your project.

Tetris is a tile-matching puzzle video game released in 1984 and it was the hugely successful handheld version for the Game Boy launched in 1989 that established the game as one of the most popular ever.

Just for FUN, we thought we could build a simple Tetris game by daisy-chaining two of the Bi-color LED Matrix Driver modules together driven by an Arduino micro-controller simply by adapting similar projects found at instructables. We searched through the instructables here but did not manage to find any similar Tetris project to work on.

We expand our search to other online sites and managed to find some information which we adapted to build a simple Arduino based Bi-color LED Matrix Tetris game here.

To build this project, basic electronics knowledge with electronics component soldering skill and some knowledge on using the Arduino are required.

You may view the following YouTube video to see what we are building.

luizfna2 months ago
I have two led matrix module with just one MAX7219 and just one color. Is it possible to build it with this instructions?
jollifactory (author)  luizfna2 months ago

It is not possible to drive 2 single color 8x8 LED Matrix with just one MAX7219 IC. You need one MAX7219 IC for each single color LED Matrix. So you need 4 of these MAX7219 ICs to drive 2 Bi-color 8x8 LED Matrices for this Tetris project.

You may purchase the LED Matrix DIY kit from https://www.tindie.com/products/Nick64/60mm-x-60mm-bi-color-led-matrix-driver-module-diy-kit/ with generic MAX7219 ICs included.

awesome idea and coding.
almost done building it but i have a little bit problem here, Ihave 4 max 7219 ics.
can you give me schematic of display driver to make one myself?

jollifactory (author)  Fauzan Hussain4 months ago

Sorry. Just found out I missed your request.

Though not exactly a schematic of the display driver, the block diagram in the link below should help you to make one yourself provided you have the right Bi-color LED Matrix:


jollifactory (author) 1 year ago

This instructable was uploaded on 5 Jun 2014 and I found it was mentioned in an article at atmelcorporation's site 'Celebrating Tetris with Arduino

'. I am surprised to learn that Tetris was programmed by Alexey Pajitnov and the game was released on June 6, 1984 which coincidentally is exactly 30 years ago if I had uploaded it one day later. You may visit

http://atmelcorporation.wordpress.com/2014/06/06/celebrating-tetris-with-arduino%E2%80%A8%E2%80%A8/ to read the article.

Patrick S1 year ago

So clean looking! That is an awesome platform.

nodcah1 year ago
Nice 'ible! It seems like something I could play for an hour straight and be okay with it because I built it XD.