RGB Pixel Wings

The NeoPixel FeatherWing requires only one pin, and works with any Feather - although you may need to change the pin used by soldering the bottom jumper. You can use as many as you like, by assigning a different pin to each FeatherWing - just watch out for your power usage!

NeoPixel FeatherWing - 4x8 RGB LED Add-on For All Feather Boards

PRODUCT ID: 2945
A Feather board without ambition is a Feather board without FeatherWings! This is the NeoPixel FeatherWing, a 4x8 RGB LED Add-on For All Feather...
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Pros:

  • Blindingly bright RGB pixels! So much color!
  • Familiar NeoPixels are well known, lots of example code available for all chips
  • Uses only one pin for all of the LEDs

Cons:

  • Somewhat low resolution display, 4x8 pixels
  • Can be power hungry, up go 35mA per pixel at full white - so proper programming is essential
  • LEDs are powered off of USB/LiPo, so disabling the Feather via the EN pin will not disable the NeoPixels.

Dotstar LEDs need two data pins, but they can be clocked faster than NeoPixels.

Adafruit DotStar FeatherWing - 6 x 12 RGB LEDs

PRODUCT ID: 3449
A Feather board without ambition is a Feather board without FeatherWings! This is the DotStar FeatherWing, a 6x12 RGB LED Add-on For All Feather Boards! Using...
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This is the DotStar FeatherWing, a 6x12 RGB LED Add-on For All Feather Boards! Using our Feather Stacking Headers or Feather Female Headers you can connect a FeatherWing on top or bottom of your Feather board and make your Feather board strut like a peacock at a rave.

Put on your sunglasses before staring into these 72 configurable RGB LEDs, they are super bright! Arranged in a 6x12 matrix, each 2mm by 2mm sized RGB pixel is individually addressable. Only two pins are required to control all the LEDs. On the bottom we have jumpers for the Data and Clock lines so you can change them from the defaults. Works with any/all of our Feathers! You can cut the default jumper traces and use any pins you like

Adafruit RGB Matrix Featherwing Kit - For M0 and M4 Feathers

PRODUCT ID: 3036
Ahoy! It's time to create a dazzling light up project with our new RGB Matrix FeatherWing. Now you can quickly and easily create...
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Create a dazzling light up project with our new RGB Matrix FeatherWing. Now you can quickly and easily create projects featuring your favorite 16 or 32-pixel tall matrix boards. Using our RGB Matrix library is easy and works wonderfully with any of our M0 or M4 based Feathers.

Please note: This wing is only tested/designed to work with the SAMD21 M0 and SAMD51 M4 Feathers. It's not for use with any other Feathers at this time. (That said, if you'd like to add support, we'd be happy to take a pull request on the library repo)

This wing can be assembled in one of two ways. You can either solder in a 2x8 IDC shrouded header on the top, then plug in the IDC cable that came with your matrix. This makes it easy to stack on top of your Feather. Or, you can solder in the 2x10 socket header on the bottom of the Wing, and then stack your Feather on top. That way you can plug it directly into the back of the matrix *mind blown*

This FeatherWing will work great with any of our 16x3232x32 or 64x32 RGB matrices, and is definitely the easiest way to glow and go.

This guide was first published on May 14, 2017. It was last updated on May 14, 2017. This page (RGB Pixel Wings) was last updated on Nov 15, 2019.