Overview

While we already have a great tutorial and Arduino library for our handy and easy to use LED backpacks, if you're wondering how you can make use of backpack-enabled LED displays on the Pi, this guide will help you get started!

What You'll Need

  1. A Raspberry Pi
  2. A Pi Cobbler to make it easy connecting things up 
  3. One of our many 8x8 or 4-Digit 7-Segment backpack-enabled displays

Related Information

If you're looking for help on how to assemble one of our backpack-enabled LED displays, have a look at our earlier guide, Adafruit LED Backpacks.  It contains a lot of complimentary information on these displays, including step by step soldering and assembly instructions.
This guide was first published on Aug 24, 2012. It was last updated on Oct 15, 2018. This page (Overview) was last updated on May 04, 2015.