Introduction: How to Use an P10 Module With Arduino
Hi everyone, in this project, we are going to learn how to use a P10 module with arduino nano. You have to buy a P10 module and a power supply unit. There are some good informations on the freetronics.
Step 1: P10 Module
32 x 16 high brightness Red LEDs (512 LEDs total) on a 10mm pitch
Viewable over 12 metres away
Tough plastic frame
Controller ICs on board, simple clocked data interface
Arduino compatible library, graphics functions and example support
You can see a two connectors on the P10 modul. One of them is for power, one of them is for data..
Step 2: Power Supply Unit
I have use 5v 10 A. But if you want to connect lots of panel, maybe you have to buy 20 A or 40 A. For example when i use 24 P10 modules in another project, i bought a power supply unit that 50 A. I took a picture how to connect the cables.
Step 3: PCB for Connection
I made a PCB design in Proteus. In the picture you can see the connections between 2x16 header cable and arduino. If anyone want to pcb, i can send.. Please send me an email about this instructable.
Step 4: Code
First, you need a library. here the link..
1-Download ZIP into your computer and open Arduino IDE.
2-Install a new library into your Arduino IDE you can use the Library Manager
3-Click to the "Sketch" menu and then Include Library >Add zip library..
if you are succesful, you can see in the examples DMD_master.
4-You can upload demo program to Nano..And finish..:)
But i removed some parts of the program. because it is a demo. Any question??
Step 5: Video
You can watch this instructable in youtube. here the link.