In this project we’re making 3D printed handles for the Adafruit Matrix Portal.

The Adafruit Matrix Portal is a plug-n-play dev board that makes it easier to do internet connected projects using RGB matrices.

It features a Cortex M4 and the ESP32. It also has an on-board LIS3DH accelerometer. 

With the STEMMA QT connector it can work with Adafruit’s 50 plus Stemma QT boards.

Matrix Portal is designed to snap on the back of RGB matrices that use a HUB75 port.

It uses power over USB-C so there’s no soldering needed to get up and running.

We think this makes RGB matrix projects much more compact with a single board.

The handle on the side has a cut out for the PCB so you can access the on-board components.

Parts

Adafruit Matrix Portal - CircuitPython Powered Internet Display

PRODUCT ID: 4745
Folks love our wide selection of RGB matrices and accessories, for making custom colorful LED displays... and our RGB Matrix Shields...

64x32 RGB LED Matrix - 4mm pitch

PRODUCT ID: 2278
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...

Black LED Diffusion Acrylic Panel 12" x 12" - 0.1" / 2.6mm thick

PRODUCT ID: 4594
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...

USB Battery Pack - 2200 mAh Capacity - 5V 1A Output

PRODUCT ID: 1959
A smaller-sized rechargeable battery pack for your Raspberry Pi or Raspberry...

Mini-Magnet Feet for RGB LED Matrices (Pack of 4)

PRODUCT ID: 4631
Got a glorious RGB Matrix project you want to mount and display in your workspace or home? If you have one of the matrix panels listed below, you'll need a pack of these...
1 x Right Angle USB Type C Adapter
USB 3.1 Gen 4 Compatible
This guide was first published on Sep 23, 2020. It was last updated on Sep 23, 2020.
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