Build your own pixel art display in order to view some of your favorite retro, low-rez artwork! We'll use .bmp format raster graphics files formatted for the 64x32 pixel RGB LED matrix display.

You can create your own pixel art, or scour the web for some favorites.

This project uses the Matrix Portal to show the pixel art on the display. It runs CircuitPython and uses the Slideshow library to make it easy!

You can play the slideshow and let it loop, or press the Matrix Portal's UP and DOWN buttons to pause/resume the loop and pick a particular image you're dying to see!

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...

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...

5V 2.5A Switching Power Supply with 20AWG MicroUSB Cable

PRODUCT ID: 1995
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...

Micro B USB to USB C Adapter

PRODUCT ID: 4299
As technology changes and adapts, so does Adafruit, and speaking of adapting, this adapter has a Micro B USB jack and a USB C...

USB cable - USB A to Micro-B

PRODUCT ID: 592
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...
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