These matrices are fun to play around with, but their size makes them difficult to use on most breadboards. Here's one way to mount it on a small breadboard in a (relatively) neat way.
You'll need:
1 breadboard
1 8x8 LED matrix (this one is 1588BS)
Standard yellow, blue, grey, and brown jumper wires. (4 of each)

(Optional): 4 additional yellow wires OR 4 green wires.
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Step 2: Blue

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Connect the blue jumpers next to the yellow, as shown, with the blue wires on the inside, connecting one pin above and below the yellow.

Step 3: The Rest

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Repeat the process with the remaining colored wires.

Step 4: Connect

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Connect the matrix to the breadboard so that the top pin on the left connects at a12.

Step 5: (optional)

As you can see, the yellow jumpers are still partially concealed by the matrix, so you may want to extend them to be more accessible. You can use 4 more yellow wires and keep everything linear, use 4 green wires and skip a pin, or use 4 green wires at an angle. I chose the latter, because I didn't have enough yellow connectors and I don't like gaps.
sghosh212 months ago

Just used two bread boards

loko423 months ago

Hi, I connect similar LED matrix display to shift registers and when I start to multiplex it quite much decreased a ligning of the diodes. It is because of multiplexing? I can hardly see the text on the matrix even if I am sending there about 1A through diodes (at mutliplexing the matrix display allow use higher currrent). What could be a problem?

masterleo loko422 months ago

Hey ! me too. oh my god it makes me crazy è_é
Did you find a tutorial that use all the 1588BS and MAX7219 and arduino ?
Thanks ;)

Turnpike7a10 months ago

are you going to include the rest of the design components that your using in the last picture? assuming that your build is to change the speed where the light switches from point to point increase or decrease via the wiper

Nice, thanks for sharing!