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This RGB LED HAT can be easily attached on top of the Raspberry Pi to display colorful effect, and controlled by only one signal pin.
R241.10  Inc VAT
Eight super-bright RGB LED indicators that are ideal for adding visual notifications to your Raspberry Pi without breaking the bank!
R69.61  Inc VAT
R341.97  Inc VAT
This RGB LED HAT can be easily attached on top of the Raspberry Pi to display colorful effect, and controlled by only one signal pin.
R150.31  Inc VAT
Bring a little bit of Times Square into your home with this sweet RGB LED matrix panel.
R483.20  Inc VAT
This HAT plugs into your Pi and makes it super easy to control RGB matrices and create a colorful scrolling display or mini LED wall with ease.
R422.68  Inc VAT
WS .RGB LED HAT for Raspberry Pi, colorful display, 8 × 8 grid (1B3 WS RGB LED HAT)

Overview

This RGB LED HAT (B) can be easily attached on top of the Raspberry Pi to display colorful effect, and controlled by only one signal pin.

Features

  • Supports any revision of Raspberry Pi (directly-pluggable)
  • Onboard 8 × 8 RGB LED (WS2812B)
  • Control pin is configurable via jumpers (0Ω resistor)
  • Break out control pins, easy for working with other MCUs
  • Comes with development resources and manual (examples in Python and Web control)

Specifications

  • Operating voltage: 5V
  • Brightness: adjustable 256 levels
  • Color depth: 24-bit true color (8-bit for R/G/B respectively, totally 256x256x256=16777216 colors)
  • Data rate: 800Kbps(typ)
  • Dimension: 65mm × 56.2mm
  • Mounting hole size: 3.0mm

How to Use

In the case of working with a MCU:

  • 5V ↔ 5V power
  • GND ↔ GND
  • DIN ↔ Signal input

Development Resources

Wiki : www.waveshare.com/wiki/RGB_LED_HAT_(B)

This RGB LED HAT can be easily attached on top of the Raspberry Pi to display colorful effect, and controlled by only one signal pin.
R241.10  Inc VAT
Raspberry Pi USB Power Cable (90 Degree) (2C3 7" display power cable 90 degree)

This 90 degree USB A to 90 degree Micro USB cable is only 10cm long making it perfect for use with the Official Touch Screen to run power from the screen's controller board (USB) to your Raspberry Pi (Micro USB)! With this cable, you can free your Pi's GPIO for other hacking goodness!

It's 24AWG, so thick enough to handle the 2.5A current requirement of the Raspberry Pi 3 without dropping the voltage!

Please note this cable does not fit in the Raspberry Pi 7" Touchscreen Display Case White/black

Features:

  • 90 Degree USB A Male
  • 90 Degree Micro USB B Male
  • 10cm Length Including Connectors
  • 24AWG Internal Wire for 5V 2.5A

To use, simply plug the USB end of the cable into the touchscreen driver board, and the micro usb cable into the Raspberry Pi's power port. Then plug your power supply into the touchscreen driver board's micro usb port!

R44.90  Inc VAT
HDMI to VGA Converter - Black (3C2 hdmi vga converter)

Pi ZERO USERS PLEASE NOTE: To the best of our knowledge this type of converter draws too much power from the HDMI port to use on the Raspberry pi ZERO. It could end up killing the ZERO.

No issues have been reported on the Pi3 with prolonged use.

This is a HDMI to VGA convert which will allow you to convert your digital HDMI output signal, into an analog signal. Perfect for hooking your Pi up to a computer screen. This convert also comes with a audio jack, with cable, so you can use the audio transfered over HDMI.

Specifications

  • HDMI(Type A) to VGA(D-SUB)
  • Color: Black
  • HDMI Support: 1.3
  • Audio Support
R120.04  Inc VAT
Raspberry Pi 7" Touchscreen Display (Official) (1B3 display 7" official)

The display will technically work with the Model A and Model B boards (connecting it to the DSI port on the Pi board), however the mounting holes on the back of the display will only line up with the newer board design (A+, B+, Pi2 and Pi3)

The eagerly awaited 7" Official Raspberry Pi Touchscreen Display is finally hear! Boasting a neat 800×480 display @ 60fps resolution, and 10 point capacitive touchscreen, this 7" screen for the Raspberry Pi gives users the ability to create all-in-one, integrated projects such as tablets, infotainment systems and embedded projects.

The 800x 480 display connects via an adapter board which handles power and signal conversion.Only two connections to the Pi are required; power from the Pi’s GPIO port and a ribbon cable that connects to the DSI port present on all Raspberry Pi’s. Touchscreen drivers with support for 10-finger touch and an on-screen keyboard are available on the latest Raspbian OS for full functionality without a physical keyboard or mouse.

  • Turn your Raspberry Pi into a touchscreen tablet, infotainment system, or standalone device.
  • Truly Interactive - the latest software drivers will support a virtual ‘on screen’ keyboard, so there is no need to plug in a keyboard and mouse.
  • Make your own ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) devices including a visual display. Simply connect your Raspberry Pi, develop a Python script to interact with the display, and you’re ready to create your own home automation devices with touchscreen capability.
  • A range of educational software and programs available on the Raspberry Pi will be touch enabled, making learning and programming easier on the Raspberry Pi.
  • Raspberry Pi mounting points on the back

Technical Specification:

  • 7” Touchscreen Display.
  • Screen Dimensions: 194mm x 110mm x 20mm (including standoffs)
  • Viewable screen size: 155mm x 86mm
  • Screen Resolution 800 x 480 pixels
  • 10 finger capacitive touch.
  • Connects to the Raspberry Pi board using a ribbon cable connected to the DSI port.
  • Adapter board is used to power the display and convert the parallel signals from the display to the serial (DSI) port on the Raspberry Pi.

N.B. Will require the latest version of Raspbian OS to operate correctly.

Kit Contents:

  • 7” Touchscreen Display
  • Adapter Board
  • DSI Ribbon cable
  • 4 x stand-offs and screws (used to mount the adapter board and Raspberry Pi board to the back of the display
  • 4 x jumper wires (used to connect the power from the Adapter Board and the GPIO pins on the Pi so the 2Amp power is shared across both units)

Please Note. The Raspberry Pi Board and accessories are not included in this kit.

Installation instructions can be found at:
http://www.element14.com/community/docs/DOC-78156?ICID=rpimain-touchscreen-7inban#installI
 

R1,068.29  Inc VAT
IIC / I2C 1602 Blue Backlight LCD Display Module For Arduino (1B4 Blue backlight display)
Power supply voltage: +5 v
Supports I2C
Blue back light, contrast can be adjusted
Four line output

Package included:

1 x LCD Display Module
R69.90  Inc VAT
Four Digit - Seven Segment Display - Red (display 7 segment red)

This lovely little (14.2mm) seven segment display provides excellent segment uniformity and is highly visible up to seven meters away. It's ultra bright, and provides great readability even in bright ambient light!

It has four digits and a decimal point on each digit, designed for numeric output, so you can use it to add a clock, timer or counter into your next project.

These displays are multiplexed, common-cathode. What that means it that you can use a 74HC595 or just 8 microcontroller pins if you can spare them to control the 8 anodes (7-seg + decimal) at about ~15mA each, and then connect NPN transistors or a TPIC6B595 to the cathodes to sink the 8*20mA = ~120mA maximum per digit.

This is an ultra bright RED colour.

Specifications

  • 100mcd
  • 14.2mm (0.56") digit height
  • Color: red (630nm)
  • Common cathode display
  • Maximum power dissipation per segment: 66mW
  • Maximum pulse peak forward current per segment (1/10th duty cycle, 0.1ms pulse width): 100mA
  • Maximum forward current per segment: 20mA
  • Maximum reverse voltage: 5V
  • Maximum reverse current: 20µA
  • Typical forward voltage: 2.1V at 20mA
  • Maximum forward voltage: 2.5V at 20mA
  • Operating temperature range: -30°C - +70°C
  • Typical luminous intensity: 20mcd
R17.05  Inc VAT
VGA 666 Adapter Board For Raspberry Pi 3 Model B 2B B+ A+ (2C4 vga board red soldered)
Description:

It is a neat and very useful solution for using a VGA display/monitor with your Raspberry Pi and is cheaper than an HDMI to VGA adapter or similar. The VGA connection is driven natively in hardware over the GPIO pins (using a parallel interface) and uses around the same CPU load as the HDMI connection on board. It is capable of displaying 1080p60 VGA video with no CPU load. It is also possible to drive this interface at the same time as the HDMI connection, so a dual screen set up is also possible.

This add-on board uses all but 6 of the GPIO pins so it may not be possible to use other add-on boards at the same time as the VGA adapter. You should disable all of the GPIO pin's function so that it can work properly.

We strongly recommend that you use 800x600 resolution. The highly resolution will slow down your Pi and use more RAM.

Feature:

- Support for Raspberry Pi 3B / 2B / B+ / A+
- The VGA output supports resolution:from 640 x 480 up to 1920 x 1024 at 60fps.
- With 6 bits per channel you have a maximum of 262144 colours.
- No soldering required.
- Easy to setup.
- Easy to configure.
- Dimension: 64.00mm x 32.3mm
- Net weight: 16.5g

Note:

Raspberry Pi main board is not included.

More about this item: http://wiki.52pi.com/index.php/VGA666_Module_For_RPi_SKU:EP-0073

Package includes:

1 × VGA Adapter Board
R160.39  Inc VAT
One digit Red 7 Segment 0.56 Inch 1 Bit Common Anode LED Digital Tube (1B3 7 segment single digit)
Features:

Model: 5611BH  Common Anode 
Size: 0.56 inch
Color: red

Package includes:

1 x Red 7 Segment 0.56 Inch 1 Bit Common Anode LED Digital Tube
R8.98  Inc VAT
Pi-View Official Raspberry Pi HDMI to VGA Convertor (2C1 hdmi to vga pi-view)

Pi ZERO USERS PLEASE NOTE: To the best of our knowledge this type of converter draws too much power from the HDMI port to use on the Raspberry pi ZERO. It could end up killing the ZERO.

No issues have been reported on the Pi3 with prolonged use.


Pi-View is a high quality, high performance, convenient and compact electronic device which converts the digital HDMI video signals which are outputted from Raspberry Pi, into an analogue signal required by the widely used VGA based computer displays still widely used around the world.

Set Up

If you havea VGA monitor, you'll need a PiView and a VGA Male to Male Cable to connect your Raspberry Pi.

Pi ==> Pi-View ==> VGA Cable ==> Monitor

Product Features
  • Simple device design in the form of a small adaptor with integrated VGA socket output, with short cable complete with HDMI plug for connection to the HDMI socket on Raspberry Pi.
  • No external power supply is required, and in operation, the device is plug and play.
  • The device handles display resolutions of up to 720p/1080i/1080p (the maximum resolution is limited by the resolution supported by the connected display device).
  • Input: Integrated Type-A HDMI plug
  • Output: Standard female DE-15 connector.
  • Material: 99% high-purity oxygen-free copper wire core, 30μ gold-plated terminals for minimal signal loss, and gold-plated HDMI plug for high abrasion resistance.
R331.89  Inc VAT
Blinkt! (2B2 Blinkt)

Eight super-bright RGB LED indicators that are ideal for adding visual notifications to your Raspberry Pi without breaking the bank!

Inspired by Alex Ellis' work with his Raspberry Pi Zero Docker Cluster, we developed these boards for him to use as status indicators. Blinkt! offers eight APA102 pixels in the smallest (and cheapest) form factor to plug straight onto your Raspberry Pi.

Each pixel on Blinkt! is individually controllable and dimmable allowing you to create gradients, pulsing effects, or just flash them on and off like crazy. The data and clock lines are connected to GPIO #23 and #24 respectively but for simplicity you can just use our Python library to drive them.

Features

  • Eight APA102 RGB LEDs
  • Individually controllable pixels
  • Sits directly on top of your Pi in a tiny footprint
  • Fits inside most Pi cases
  • Doesn't interfere with PWM audio
  • Blinkt! pinout
  • Compatible with Raspberry Pi 3, 2, B+, A+, Zero, and Zero W
  • Python library
  • Comes fully assembled

Software

Our Blinkt! Python library will have you blasting out rainbows in two shakes of a unicorn's tail! There's a stack of examples too, from binary clocks to cheerlights and flickering candles to Larson scanners!

Notes

  • Be careful to plug in your Blinkt! the correct way round, it has curves on the top that match the corners of your Raspberry Pi.
  • The dimensions of Blinkt! are 65mm long x 8mm wide x 8.5mm thick (thickness includes header and pixels).

We featured Blinkt! on a special episode of Bilge Tank where we tried to come up with as many different code examples as possible in one morning. Check it out below.



Tutorials & Projects

Eight super-bright RGB LED indicators that are ideal for adding visual notifications to your Raspberry Pi without breaking the bank!
R69.61  Inc VAT
Adafruit PiTFT 2.2" HAT Mini Kit - 320x240 2.2" TFT - No Touch (Ada no touch 2.2)

This product contains only the display. Raspberry Pi, case and cables are shown for illustration purposes only and not included.


The cute PiTFT got even more adorable with this little primary display for Raspberry Pi in HAT form! It features a 2.2" display with 320x240 16-bit color pixels. The HAT uses the high speed SPI interface on the Pi and can use the mini display as a console, X window port, displaying images or video etc. Best of all it plugs right in on top of your Model A+ or B+ and fits into our case quite nicely.

It's designed to plug directly onto the Raspberry Pi 2 or Raspberry Pi 1 Model A+ or B+ . While not specifically designed for Pi Model A or B,you can use it with A/B if you solder in an extra-tall 2x13 header (not included) instead of the included 2x20 header.

This design uses the hardware SPI pins (SCK, MOSI, MISO, CE0, CE1) as well as GPIO #25. All other GPIO are unused and are available on a 25-pin long breakout line. Since we had a tiny bit of space, there's 4 flat tactile switches wired to four GPIOs, that you can use if you want to make a basic user interface. For example, you can use one as a power on/off button.

Comes as a fully assembled display PCB and an additional 2x20 GPIO header. Some light soldering is required to attach the 2x20 GPIO header to the HAT but it's fast and easy for anyone with a soldering iron and solder. You can also swap the plain female header we have with a 'stacky' type that lets you plug in a hat or GPIO cable on top or a slim ultra-low-profile header.

Technical Details

  • Board Dimensions: 65mm x 57mm x 6mm / 2.6" x 2.2" x 0.2"
  • Screen Dimensions: 55mm x 40mm / 2.2" x 1.6"

Tutorials

To make it super easy for use: Adafruit have created a custom kernel package based of off Notro's awesome framebuffer work, so you can install it over your existing Raspbian (or derivative) images in just a few commands. Their tutorial series shows you how to install the software, play small videos, or display images such as from your PiCam and more!

R402.50  Inc VAT
Unicorn HAT (3B4 Unicorn HAT)

What's going to protect your beloved Raspberry Pi from an onslaught of rainbow-coloured fusion? That's right, it's Unicorn HAT.

Sporting a matrix of 64 (8 x 8) RGB LEDs and powered directly from the Pi, this is the most compact pocket aurora available.

Unicorn HAT provides a wash of controllable colour that is ideal for mood-lighting, 8x8 pixel art, persistence of vision effects, status indications, or just blasting colour into your surroundings.

The MagPi said that Unicorn HAT was "one of the coolest HATs around"

Features

  • 64 RGB LEDs (WS2812B)
  • LED data driven via DMA over PWM
  • Unicorn HAT pinout
  • Compatible with Raspberry Pi 3, 2, B+, A+, Zero, and Zero W
  • Python library
  • Comes fully assembled

Software

We've put together a Unicorn HAT Python library to make it a breeze to use, including lots of beautiful examples of what it can do.

Notes

  • Warning: WS2812 LEDs are bright enough to cause eye pain, do not look at them directly when brightly lit. We recommend the use of a diffuser.
  • Photo-sensitivity warning: flashing, strobing, and patterns of lights may cause epileptic seizures. Always take care and immediately stop using if you feel unwell (dizziness, nausea, affected vision, eye twitching, disorientation).
  • Power: Unicorn HAT requires a >2A microUSB power supply for your Pi. We recommend the official Raspberry Pi power supply.
  • Compatibility (audio): as Unicorn HAT uses PWM and GPIO18, it will interfere with analogue audio playback (random colour patterns and flickering). HDMI should work just fine!

Short video on the Unicorn HAT

Tutorials & Projects

R341.97  Inc VAT
Pi Supply Gert VGA 666 Hardware VGA for Raspberry Pi (Gert VGA)
PLEASE NOTE: SOLDERING REQUIRED - Loose componets kit form
Raspberry Pi Not Included


The Gert VGA 666 (6 bits per colour channel, hence 666) is a breakout/add on board for the Raspberry Pi Model B+,Pi 2 B and Pi 3 B (will not work with Model A/B as the additional GPIO pins are required). It is an open source hardware design recently released publicly by Gert van Loo who was one of the hardware engineers that was instrumental in the initial design of the original Raspberry Pi (also one of the chip architects on the BCM2835 chip at the heart of the Raspberry Pi) and someone that many of you may have spoken to at Raspberry Jams or on the Raspberry Pi forums. This was announced on the Raspberry Pi website and the full design files, schematics and other details are available onGitHub.

The Raspberry Pi has an HDMI port to connect a display. If your monitor only has VGA, you have to use an adapter. Because this requires a digital-to-analogue conversion, those adapters can be quite pricey, and they can draw lots of power. So our friend Gert van Loo  has created a VGA adapter that uses the Pi’s GPIO.

This wasn’t possible on the Model A or B, but now the B+ and newer models exposes 40 GPIO pins, there’s more to play with. As well as just allowing you to connect a VGA monitor natively, it also means you can use it as a secondary monitor alongside HDMI. And unlike composite video, the DPI interface can be run independent of the HDMI. The software for dual screens is still under development, but we expect that to arrive in the next couple of weeks. Running two screens at maximum resolution will consume SDRAM bandwidth, and is yet to be tested. (And there’s a catch: as the board uses most of your GPIO pins, you lose access to them.)

The VGA output supports the same resolution as your HDMI one: from 640 x 480 up to 1920 x 1024 at 60fps. At the highest resolution the pixel quality is almost as good as HDMI. The adapter uses a simple resistor ladder network as a digital-to-analogue converter, so the colour quality depends on how well-balanced your resistors are. There is slight colour banding, and with 6 bits per channel you have a maximum of 262144 colours.

Dom has been working on the software side and the new DPI (read: VGA) driver software has been added to the latest release.

 

R140.22  Inc VAT
WS 264x176 2.7 inch 3 colour E-Ink display HAT for Raspberry Pi (1B4 2.7 3colour E-Ink HAT)

Please Note: Raspberry Pi not included

Overview

This is an E-Ink display HAT for Raspberry Pi, 2.7inch, 264x176 resolution, with embedded controller, communicating via SPI interface, supports red, black, and white three-color display.

Due to the advantages like ultra low power consumption, wide viewing angle, clear display without electricity, it is an ideal choice for applications such as shelf label, industrial instrument, and so on.

Features

  • No backlight, keeps displaying last content for a long time even when power down
  • Ultra low power consumption, basically power is only required for refreshing
  • Compatible with Raspberry Pi 2B/3B/Zero/Zero W
  • Onboard 4x Keys
  • SPI interface, for connecting with other controller boards like Raspberry/Arduino/Nucleo, etc.
  • Comes with development resources and manual (examples for Raspberry Pi/Arduino/STM32)

Specifications

  • Operating voltage: 3.3V
  • Interface: 3-wire SPI, 4-wire SPI
  • Outline dimension: 85mm × 56mm
  • Display size: 57.288mm × 38.192mm
  • Dot pitch: 0.217 × 0.217
  • Resolution: 264 × 176
  • Display color: red, black, white
  • Grey level: 2
  • Full refresh time: 15s
  • Refresh power: 26.4mW(typ.)
  • Standby power: <0.017mW
  • Viewing angle: >170°

Please note: Raspberry Pi not included

Interface

SYMBOLDESCRIPTION
VCC3.3V
GNDGround
DINSPI MOSI pin
CLKSPI SCK pin
CSSPI chip selection, low active
DCData/Command selection (high for data, low for command)
RSTExternal reset, low active
BUSYBusy status output, low active

Development Resources

Wiki : www.waveshare.com/wiki/2.7inch_e-Paper_HAT_(B)

Package Includes:

  1. 2.7inch e-Paper HAT (B) x 1
  2. RPi screws pack (2pcs) x 2
R331.89  Inc VAT
WS True color RGB LED PHAT for Raspberry Pi (1B3 WS RGB LED PHAT)

Overview

This RGB LED HAT can be easily attached on top of the Raspberry Pi to display colorful effect, and controlled by only one signal pin.

Features

  • Supports any revision of Raspberry Pi (directly plugable)
  • Onboard 4 × 8 RGB LED (WS2812B)
  • Control pin is configurable via jumpers (0Ω resistor)
  • Break out control pins, easy for working with other MCUs
  • Comes with development resources and manual (examples in Python and Web control)

Specifications

  • Operating voltage: 5V
  • Brightness: adjustable 256 levels
  • Color depth: 24-bit true color (8-bit for R/G/B respectively, totally 256x256x256=16777216 colors)
  • Data rate: 800Kbps(typ)
  • Dimension: 65mm × 30.2mm
  • Mounting hole size: 3.0mm

How to Use

In the case of working with a MCU:

  • 5V ↔ 5V power
  • GND ↔ GND
  • DIN ↔ Signal input
  • DOUT ↔ Signal output (optional)

Development Resources

Wiki : www.waveshare.com/wiki/RGB_LED_HAT

This RGB LED HAT can be easily attached on top of the Raspberry Pi to display colorful effect, and controlled by only one signal pin.
R150.31  Inc VAT
MAX7219 Dot Matrix Module DIY Kit SCM Control Module (1B3 MAX7219 DIY matrix display single)

Descriptions : 

The MAX7219 is an integrated serial input / output common-cathode display driver, it is connected to a microprocessor with 8digit 7segment digital LED display can also be connected to the bar graph display or 64 separate LED.

On B BCD encoder including an on chip, multi channel scanning loop word drive, but also an 8 x 8 static RAM is used to store each data. Only one external register is used to set the current of each LED segment.

A convenient four wire serial interface can connect all general purpose microprocessor. Each data can be addressed in the update does not need to rewrite all the display. MAX7219 also allows the user to select on each data coding or non-coding.
 

The entire device contains a 150uA low-power shutdown mode, analog and digital brightness control, a scan-limit register allows the user to display the 1-8 bits of data, as well as a let all LED light detection mode.

Only need three IO ports can drive a dot-matrix! Dot-matrix display, flicker-free! Supports cascading !

Notice:
This kit requires soldering.


Package includes :

  1x MAX7219 Dot Matrix Module

R43.17  Inc VAT
MAX7219 Dot Matrix MCU LED Display Control Module Kit With Dupont Cable (1B3 MAX7219 soldered matrix display single)

Specifications:

A single module can drive an 8 x 8 common cathode lattice
Operating voltage: 5V
Size: 5 x 3.2 x 1.5 cm (L x W x H)
LED color: red
With four screws hole, aperture 3mm
With input and output interfaces, supports multiple modules cascade

Wiring instructions:

1. The module left side as an input port and the output port on the right
2. To control a single module, just connect the input port to the CPU
3. When cascading multiple modules, the input port of the first module connect to the CPU, the output port connect to the input port of the second one, and so on.

In the case of 51 MCU:

VCC → 5V
GND → GND
DIN → P22
CS → P21
CLK → P20

Note:

1. VCC and GND should not be reversed, it will burn the chip!
2. When the 51 microcontroller P0 port controlling, must be connected to the pull-up resistor, it is recommended that the resistance of 4.7K--10K is used.

Package includes:

1 x LED module
5 x Dupont line (20cm)

R59.52  Inc VAT
1.6" Nokia 5110 LCD Module w/ Blue Backlight (1B3 Nokia 5110 display)
ModelNokia 5110
ColorBlue
MaterialPCB
FeaturesHigh quality LCD screen
Application1.6" LCD display, perfect for Arduino DIY project
Packing List1 x LCD screen

Support docs:
R71.90  Inc VAT
RGB LED Matrix Panel 32 x 32 6mm pitch (1B1 RGB 32x32 panel)

Bring a little bit of Times Square into your home with this sweet RGB LED matrix panel.

These panels are normally used to make video walls, you can see them on the sides of busses and bus stops, to display animations or short video clips. We thought they looked really cool so we picked up a few boxes of them from a factory. They have 1024 bright RGB LEDs arranged in a 32x32 grid on the front. On the back there is a PCB with a set of dual IDC connectors (one input, one output: in theory you can chain these together) and 12 16-bit latches that allow you to drive the display with a 1:16 scan rate.

These displays are technically 'chainable' - connect one output to the next input - but our Arduino example code does not support this (yet). It requires a high speed processor and more RAM than the Arduino has!

These panels require 13 digital pins (6 bit data, 7 bit control) and a good 5V supply, up to 4A per panel.

Comes with: a single 32x32 RGB panel, one IDC cable and a power cable. If we happen to get them from the factory we also include 4 mounting screws and mini-magnets (it appears these are often mounted on a magnetic base).

Keep in mind that these displays are designed to be driven by FPGAs or other high speed processors: they do not have built in PWM control of any kind. Instead, you're supposed to redraw the screen over and over to 'manually' PWM the whole thing. On a 16 MHz arduino, we managed to squeeze 12-bit color (4096 colors) with 40% CPU usage but this display would really shine if driven by any FPGA, CPLD, Propeller, XMOS or other high speed multi-core controller. The good news is that the display is pre-white balanced with nice uniformity so if you turn on all the LEDs it's not a particularly tinted white.

Adafruit have a full wiring diagrams and working Arduino library code with examples from drawing pixels, lines, rectangles, circles and text. You'll get your color blasting within the hour! On an Arduino, you'll need 13 digital pins, and about 1600 bytes of RAM to buffer the 12-bit color image. At this time we do not have wiring documentation for the MEGA.

Please note! These panels are remainder stock from factories that make huge light boards. For that reason, the look and size might vary from batch to batch, even though the basic operation, codebase and tutorial is the same.

TECHNICAL DETAILS

We don't have a spec or datasheet at this time. However, these are the specifications from the factory

  • Dimensions: 190.5mm x 190.5mm x 14mm / 7.5" x 7.5" x 0.55"
  • Panel weight with IDC cables and power cable: 357.51g
  • 5V regulated power input, 4A max (all LEDs on)
  • 5V data logic level input
  • 2000 mcd LEDs on 6mm pitch
  • 1/16 scan rate
  • Indoor display, 150 degree visibility
  • Displays are 'chainable' - connect one output to the next input - but our Arduino example code does not support this yet

Adafruit have a full tutorial here!

Bring a little bit of Times Square into your home with this sweet RGB LED matrix panel.
R483.20  Inc VAT
Adafruit RGB Matrix HAT + RTC for Raspberry Pi - Mini Kit (ada rgb matrix hat)

Please note: Raspberry Pi and LED matrix not included.

You can now create a dazzling display with your Raspberry Pi Model A+/B+/Pi 2 or Pi 3 with the Adafruit RGB Matrix HAT.

This HAT plugs into your Pi and makes it super easy to control RGB matrices and create a colorful scrolling display or mini LED wall with ease.

This HAT is our finest to date, full of some really great circuitry. Let me break it down for you:

  • Simple design - plug in power, plug in IDC cable, run our Python code!
  • Power protection circuitry - you can plug a 5V 4A wall adapter into the HAT and it will automatically protect against negative, over or under-voltages! Yay for no accidental destruction of your setup.
  • Onboard level shifters to convert the RasPi's 3.3V to 5.0V logic for clean and glitch free matrix driving
  • DS1307 Real Time Clock can keep track of time for the Pi even when it is rebooted or powered down, to make for really nice time displays

Works with 16x32, 32x32 or 32x64 RGB LED Matrices with HUB75 connections. You can even chain multiple matrices together for a longer display, you can chain as many as you like but the bigger the display the harder it is on the Pi so keep that in mind! We don't recommend more than 32x128 pixel setups

Please note: this HAT is only for use with HUB75 type RGB Matrices. Not for use with NeoPixel, DotStar, or other 'addressable' LEDs.

Each order comes with a HAT PCB with all surface mount parts assembled, a 2x20 female socket connector, a 2 pin terminal block, and a 2x8 IDC socket connector. A CR1220 coin cell is not included to make air shipping easier, please order one separately if you do not have one and would like to use the real time clock.

A 5V power supply is also required, not included, for powering the matrix itself. The Pi cannot do it due to the high currents. To calculate the max current of your matrix set up, multiply the width of all the chained matrix by 0.12 : A 32 pixel wide matrix needs 32*0.12 = 3.85A so pick up a 5V 4A power supply.

Some light soldering is required to attach the headers to your Pi. A soldering iron and solder are required, but it's not a complex soldering job and most beginners can do it in about 15 minutes.

Check out Adafruits full tutorial with schematics, wiring diagrams, instructions and a Python library so you can get drawing fast!

This HAT plugs into your Pi and makes it super easy to control RGB matrices and create a colorful scrolling display or mini LED wall with ease.
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