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:
Instructable to build a Voice Input Arduino Bi-color LED Matrix Scrolling Text Display (Bluetooth + Android)
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.
We will be building a two LED Matrix tall Tetris game here driven by an Arduino Nano for this project. We will need two of the Bi-color (Red/Green) LED Matrix Driver Module Kits from jolliFactory. Each of these modules uses two MAX7219 Display Driver ICs to drive a Bi-color LED Matrix. These ICs are excellent because they take a lot of work off the micro-controller and simplify the wiring and logic design.
You can find this Bi-color LED Matrix Driver Module kit from here.
This kit comes with all through-hole components and someone with basic soldering skill should be able to assemble it without much difficulty.
See the following YouTube video on how to assemble the LED Matrix Driver Module Kit: