Many times, we often use LCD as display equipment, from tiny temperature monitors to large industrial equipment.

The funny thing in this project is that it combines two Red LED Matrices as display. You don't need other devices except Arduino to drive it.

This project is build for to counting the shipped with wifi support.

If you are big a fan of pixel art, this project is your type. :)

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Update: the LED Matrix has an Arduino library in Github.

Step 1: Preparing stuffs

Just like ingredients for cooking, before starting the project, you must prepare some stuff. All you need is listed below:

1. Arduino Leonardo (x1)
2. Red LED Matrix (x2)
3. Wifi Shield (x1)
4. Acrylic board as shell (optional)
5. Some jumper wire
6. Simple power circuit (optional)

Red LED Matrix can be controlled by Arduino directly. With Wifi Shield, we can also update our own display's data via wifi network. In addition, acrylic board isn't necessary when you want to make other fancy shells.

To fit the Acrylic board as well as meet the power supply requirement of LED Matrix, we've specially etched a simple and compact power module, which can supply power for Arduino LED Matrix simultaneously.

Besides, you should prepare some jumper wires. As you know, this is a hacking project. :)
<p>Hi! Nice project! I just get the LED Matrix and tried the Seeed Studio Arduino library. But you wrote &quot;We will release the code later&quot;. Is it available anywhere now? :) I'm a newbie and any code that could help me to understand how to use this LED Matrix is welcome ! Thank you in advance!</p>
<p>nice Project, do you have more Code available with the wifi shield? thanks</p>
<p>How flexible is the board? Can you bend it? Thanks.</p>
More shipping, more fun!
very nice. thanks. didn't know u didn't need a chip between the matrix and arduino
Yeah,don't need driver board between the matrix and arduino.
funny ~

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Bio: I am loovee, I am a maker. Now I work at Seeedstudio, as an application engineer. I like to make something in my spare time ... More »
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