Decorate your home with a back-lit skull that has animated matrix eyes and a moving jaw.

Use the Matrix Portal and an RGB LED matrix display to create spooky eyes in a silhouetted window skull! Plus, the Matrix Portal drives a servo motor to wag the skull's jaw around!

Parts

Video of a person rotating an LED matrix panel with animation resembling falling colored sand.
Folks love our wide selection of RGB matrices and accessories, for making custom colorful LED displays... and our RGB Matrix Shields...
$24.95
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Vide of assembled and powered on 64x32 RGB LED Matrix Panel - 4mm pitch. The matrix displays "Black Lives Matter" alongside the Raised Fist.
Bring a little bit of Times Square into your home with this sweet 64 x 32 square RGB LED matrix panel. These panels are normally used to make video walls, here in New York we see them...
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LED RGB matrix 10.2" x 5.1" with "Adafruit Industries LED Matrix" text showing, and LED acrylic slowly covering to make it nicely diffused
 nice whoppin' rectangular 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...
$5.95
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5V 2.5A Switching Power Supply with 20AWG MicroUSB Cable
Our all-in-one 5V 2.5 Amp + MicroUSB cable power adapter is the perfect choice for powering single-board computers like Raspberry Pi, BeagleBone, or anything else that's...
$8.25
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Angled shot of Micro B USB to USB C Adapter.
As technology changes and adapts, so does Adafruit, and speaking of adapting, this adapter has a Micro B USB jack and a USB C...
$1.25
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USB cable - USB A to Micro-B - 3 foot long
This here is your standard A to micro-B USB cable, for USB 1.1 or 2.0. Perfect for connecting a PC to your Metro, Feather, Raspberry Pi or other dev-board or...
$2.95
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Standard hobby servo with three pin cable
This high-torque standard servo can rotate approximately 180 degrees (90 in each direction). You can use any servo code, hardware, or library to control these servos. Good for...
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0.1 inch 36-pin Strip Right-Angle Female/Socket Header
Socket (female) header is like the duct tape of electronics. Its great for connecting things together, soldering to perf-boards or PCBs to allow 22AWG wire or male header to connect, etc....
$4.95
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5 pieces of Extra-long break-away 0.1 inch 16-pin strip male header
Breakaway header is like the duct tape of electronics, and this header is one better with extra long pins on both sides. This makes it great for connecting things together that...
$3.00
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Materials and Tools

You'll also need:

  • Corrugated medium-sized cardboard box
  • Pencil
  • Hobby knife & cutting surface
  • Filament or cord for hanging
  • Soldering iron and solder

Optional

These are nice to have, but not essential:

Right Angle USB Type C Adapter - USB 3.1 Gen 4 Compatible
As technology changes and adapts, so does Adafruit, and speaking of adapting, this right angle adapter is USB C...
$3.95
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Stickvise PCB Vise on table
Are you still looking for that perfect PCB holder? The low profile PCB Stickvise might be just the thing you need!In performing the simple task...
$37.50
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Stickvise Part Lifter holding a USB jack onto a PCB
Stickvise PartLift holds thru-hole parts in place to free up your hands while you solder the legs. A simple yet useful tool to go along with your Stickvise or other...
$16.50
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This guide was first published on Nov 09, 2020. It was last updated on Nov 09, 2020.

This page (Overview) was last updated on Jan 11, 2022.

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