Retro Pixel Display

This is a square pixel display that uses an 32x32 RGB matrix display. It's powered by the Feather RP2040 and RGB Matrix FeatherWing. This runs CircuitPython and the Matrix Portal Library to play animated sprite sheets on the display.

RP2040 & RGB Matrices

The Feather RP2040 and RGB Matrix FeatherWing are mounted to a 3D printed frame on the back of the display. Paired with the FeatherWing Doubler, it’s easy to swap out the Feathers for future projects. 

Black LED Acrylic

A sheet of black LED acrylic fits over the display and diffuses the LEDs. The 3D printed grid fits over the PCB with each LED enclosed in a square. This separates each LED and blocks the light from leaking into each square.

Prerequisite Guides

Take a moment to walk through the following guides:

Assembled and powered on 32x32 RGB LED Matrix Panel - 6mm pitch. The matrix lights up "Adafruit 32x32 *RGB*"
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Video of a woman with a turquoise manicure attaching a driver board to the back of a LED matrix panel. She flips the matrix panel around reveal it lit up text in rainbow colors: "Ada
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Angle shot of Feather RP2040 prototype
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LED RGB matrix 12" x 12" with "Adafruit Industries LED Matrix" text showing, and LED acrylic slowly covering to make it nicely diffused
A nice whoppin' slab of some lovely black acrylic to add some extra diffusion to your LED Matrix project. This material is 2.6mm (0.1") thick and is made of special cast...
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Double prototyping feather wing PCB with socket headers installed
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5V 10A switching power supply brick with IEC power port.
This is a beefy switching supply, for when you need a lot of power! It can supply 5V DC up to 10 Amps, running from 110V or 220V power (the plug it comes with is for US/Canada/Japan...
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This guide was first published on Apr 16, 2021. It was last updated on 2021-06-08 12:05:38 -0400.

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