This Instructable will show how a Dot matrix can count from 60-1 .The Dot matrix can also count 1-10 .
It will require an Arduino ,Dot matrix and the Codes .
Step 1: Theory of Dot Matrix
The Dot matrix is a 2 Dimensional display .It consists of 8 columns and 8 rows .If you look closely at the matrix there are small dots ..The Dot matrix also has a large IC(integrated circuit) which drives the LEDs .The Arduino and the Code (program )creates the image or message on the Dot matrix .
Step 2: Electronic Components and Setup
The electronic components are;
Connector or could use wires with a breadboard
Set up of circuit
DIN ( Dot Matrix)connects to pin12 of Arduino
CLK( Dot matrix) connects to pin 11 of Arduino
CS( Dot Matrix) connects to pin 10 of Arduino
Connect 5volt of Arduino To Vcc of the Dot Matrix and connect ground of Arduino to ground of Dot Matrix
Step 3: Conclusion
This shows how a Dot Matrix can count 60-1 and 1-10 .The Codes are included above (first two images)
This Dot matrix which could count could be uses for various applications ( cooking etc)
I hope this instructable helps you to understand Dot Matrix better . Please enjoy the videos .