These LEDs have a deeper green coloring, its a beautiful shade but the process is different than our other 1.2″ green LED matrices so be aware the colors wont match up
Since the display is in a grid, you’ll need to 1:8 multiplex control it. We suggest either using a 74HC595 and TPIC6B595 (using the 74HC’ to control the 8 anodes at once and then using the TPIC’ to drive one cathode at a time) or just using a singleMAX7219 which will do the multiplexing work for you.
The Arduino playground has a nice set of tutorials introducing the MAX7219 and 8×8 LED matrices
- Dimensions: 32mm / 1.25″ x 32mm / 1.25″ x 7mm / 0.3″
- Pin Length: 13mm / 0.5″
- Weight: 7.28g