Pi-LCD Logo

Project Description

The goal of this project is to get the chainable 16x32 RGB LED displays working on the Raspberry Pi. This way, we can either drive the pi off of the display (although it would be quite limited), or to use it as a "controller" for other forms of media (such as images and scrolling text).

Whats needed?

Connecting the Hardware

I have written a controller for the Teensy 3.0, and will be ported to the Pi. Here are some shots of it hooked up. The first image is of the wiring from the LED display to the 3.3v<->5v logic converter to the Teensy 3.0. The rest is of the LED display showing some test code that I have written.

Note: This thing is very bright. I had to "flash" off pixels every iteration to reduce the brightness.

Wiring Layout Hello World A Closer Look That's better!

Writing the Software

Coming soon...