Introduction: Gravity LED Matrix

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Genuino 101 is a development board made by intel.It has the same peripheral list as the UNO.A special model in this board is a 6-axis accelerometer/gyro.In this project ,I used the 3-axis accelerometer to determine the orientation of the board.Then controlled the 8*8 led matrix.

Step 1: Tools and Materials

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For this project,We need a Genuino 101 board,a 8*8 led matrix,jumper wire pin-5.

Step 2: Circuits

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Connected the circuit as shown in the picture.This led matrix was
connected with a serial input/out-put common-cathode display driver(MAX7219).So I just used 3 pins to control led matrix.

VCC → 5V


DIN → 2

CS → 3

CLK → 4

Step 3: Code

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There are two programming softwares for this project.One is arduino IDE,the other one is a graphical programming software named mixly.Both code files was attached.You can download the file you want.


james_Seeed (author)2017-01-13

i like this project! could you tell me how to use the .xml file? how to program it into arduino?

SWJTUyuhui (author)james_Seeed2017-02-18

There is a open source software named mixly.So many students use it in China.

SpaceF (author)2016-12-26

Hey! Where did you bought your 8x8 matrix? And can you send me a link? I would appreciate that. Thanks :)

SWJTUyuhui (author)SpaceF2017-02-18

I bought it from'm not sure you can buy it.

TimC211 (author)SpaceF2017-01-31

I bought mine at Jaycar

TimC211 (author)2017-01-31


Superbender (author)2016-12-21

nks for posting.

Superbender (author)2016-12-21

Great idea. Very useful to level out my little camper van. I'll keep that in my for my winter project list. Tha

sumondigi (author)2016-12-21

thanks for sharing. give the video.

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