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

Adafruit Matrix Portal - CircuitPython Powered Internet Display
Folks love our wide selection of RGB matrices and accessories, for making custom colorful LED displays... and our RGB Matrix Shields...
$24.95
In Stock
64x32 RGB LED Matrix - 4mm pitch
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...
$39.95
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Black LED Diffusion Acrylic Panel - 10.2" x 5.1"
 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 power...
$7.50
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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
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 servo - TowerPro SG-5010
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 beginners...
$12.00
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0.1" 36-pin Strip Right-Angle Female/Socket Header (5 pack)
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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Extra-long break-away 0.1" 16-pin strip male header (5 pieces)
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...
$5.95
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Stickvise PCB Vise
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...
$32.95
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Stickvise Part Lifter (pack of 2)
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
In Stock

This guide was first published on Nov 09, 2020. It was last updated on Nov 09, 2020.

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