Marking Labels on Frames
The labels are embossed (raised) on the surface of each panel.
To make them more visible, we suggest coloring the labels with a sharpie will make them standout.
Begin installing the magnets to the tabs on the frames.
Each magnet is firmly press fitted into the cavities on each tab.
Tabs with magnets laid flat should all be the same polarity.
Double check each tab to ensure the polarities match.
Force Fitting Magnets
Tolerances are very tight so we recommend using a pair of vise grips to assist.
Carefully use vise grips to force magnets into the tabs.
Continue Magnets on Remaining Frames
Take a moment to test polarity on each tab.
Ensure magnets are tightly installed and do not pop out by testing against other magnets.
Proceed to install magnets on each of the six frames.
With luck, by this point you’ll already have the electronic components in hand. Before proceeding, it’s extremely prudent to test all the matrices in their just-arrived state, before they’re built into anything. This makes troubleshooting and replacement much easier. If you haven’t already, skip ahead to the “RGB Matrix Bonnet” through “Initial Software Setup” pages, then return here once all the electronics have been tested.
Removing Stock Frames
Use a screw driver to remove stock frames some the six panels.
Take a moment to locate the 12 screws across the centers and corners of the panels.
Removed Stock Frame
Remove each screw before removing the frame from the panel.
Carefully detach the frame from the panels PCB ensuring all of the screws have been removed.
Proceed to remove the stock frames from the rest of the panels.
Replacing frames on panel
Get the 3D printed frames ready to install onto the panels.
Take a moment to orient the panel correctly with the 3D printed frame.
Use the data and orientation arrows to reference correct placement.
Secure new frames to panel
Place the frame over the panel and line up with corner mounting holes.
Carefully fasten the screws into the four corners.