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Really need a "Gearbest" 16x32 r/g LED matrix Answered

Hi, new to this forum but Silvius' excellent work with this 16x32 matrix inspired me to join, mainly to thank him for his work: https://www.instructables.com/id/32x16-LED-Matrix-Panel-and-Arduino/

Anyway, I am working on a project that requires 3 of the LED matrix panels featured in this project. I ordered 3 but broke one of them (my inexperience) so I'm short one of these 16x32 panels.

They were available here at Gearbest http://www.gearbest.com/development-boards/pp_65373.html but they're now sold out. I wonder if anyone who picked one up for a project no longer needs theirs, or has a spare they'd be willing to sell. 

I've tried a variation of this board but it's not quite what I need - must be the board with SKU/model 202393.

I'm in the UK but I'd be happy to pay for the going rate for postage (and your time having soldered it!) as well as for the unit itself. "I'd see you alright for a drink" as we say here. Let me know what you'd want for it.

I figure this is a long shot but thought I'd try! Take pity on a newbie, huh ;-)

Thanks,
Davey 

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Meglymoo87

3 years ago

Kind of off-topic a little...Dave have you ever bought anything from Gearbest? What has your experience been with them?

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NewcastleDaveyMeglymoo87

Reply 3 years ago

Hi Meglymoo,
The only order I made with Gearbest was for three of the 16x32 LED matrix kits I mention in this post, but I thought they were great! Ordering was easy and although it took a few weeks because it was coming from China the stuff arrived well packaged etc. Perfectly reliable in my experience. The only drawback was that when I needed another 16x32 LED kit they had sold out, but then so had everywhere else! I went on a sales chat session on the website and they were speedy & helpful. Definitely legit. No complaints at all but as I say I've only placed one order. Hope that helps.

best,
Dave

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Downunder35m

3 years ago

There isn't much to kill on them unless you really try hard.
So why not replace the chip on it and keep going?

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NewcastleDaveyDownunder35m

Reply 3 years ago

Thanks for the reply; I've tried forward fixing but I think there's a short somewhere as connecting the panel shuts down the Arduino. I don't think it's so much about the chips because I've ended up damaging the board itself. In the process of trying to take up a misplaced IC, I've lost some solder pads, and I've managed to cut across some tracks on the board. Kicking myself at my clumsiness but we are where we are.

cheers,

Dave