Fruit Machine

This features emojis from Circuit Playground and works just like a fruit style slot machine. The handle is 3D printed and features a print-in-place spring loaded mechanism. It actuates a small push button and triggers animations that look a lot like a slot machine.

The display is powered by an Adafruit Feather and the RGB Matrix FeatherWing. It also has a speaker and amp for playing MP3s. The FeatherWing is designed to be modular and snap fits on the back of the RGB matrix.

Using CircuitPython you can quickly show text, bitmaps, and animations on a number of different RGB Matrices. It’s designed to work with 64x32 RGB matrices. 

Parts

Black LED Acrylic

A sheet of black LED acrylic used to diffuse the RGB LED Matrix. From their website:

It looks like a matte black acrylic when it is not lit, but add a light behind it and watch it transform. This fantastic material has the ability to transmit light of any color.

Black LED acrylic is used to diffuse the LEDs that are otherwise harsh and over exposed. This material features a matte finish and has the ability to transmit any color of light. That makes it perfect for bringing out the vibrance in the colors of the LEDs.

The 3D printed frame is designed with a slot on the side so it’s easy to insert a sheet of Black LED acrylic.

Recommended Cut To Size Sheet: 257mm x 128mm (10.12in x 5.04in)

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...
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The 3D printed parts in this project are designed for this specific RGB LED Matrix (PID 2278)

Adafruit RGB Matrix Featherwing Kit - For M0 and M4 Feathers

PRODUCT ID: 3036
Ahoy! It's time to create a dazzling light up project with our new RGB Matrix FeatherWing. Now you can quickly and easily create...
$7.50
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Adafruit Feather M4 Express - Featuring ATSAMD51

PRODUCT ID: 3857
It's what you've been waiting for, the Feather M4 Express featuring ATSAMD51. This Feather is fast like a swift, smart like an owl, strong like a ox-bird (it's half ox,...
$22.95
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Tactile Switch Buttons (6mm slim) x 20 pack

PRODUCT ID: 1489
Slim clicky momentary switches are standard input "buttons" on electronic projects. These are half the width of classic 6mm tactile switches so they line up better on a...
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Silicone Cover Stranded-Core Ribbon Cable - 10 Wire 1 Meter Long

PRODUCT ID: 3890
For those who are fans of our silicone-covered wires, but are always looking to up their wiring game. We now have Silicone Cover Ribbon cables! These may look...
$3.95
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Adafruit Mono 2.5W Class D Audio Amplifier - PAM8302

PRODUCT ID: 2130
This super small mono amplifier is surprisingly powerful - able to deliver up to 2.5 Watts into 4-8 ohm impedance speakers. Inside the miniature chip is a class D controller, able to...
$3.95
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Speaker - 40mm Diameter - 4 Ohm 3 Watt

PRODUCT ID: 3968
Hear the good news! This speaker is a great addition to any audio project where you need a 4 Ohm impedance and 3W or less of power.At 40mm diameter it...
$4.95
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5V 4A (4000mA) switching power supply - UL Listed

PRODUCT ID: 1466
Need a lot of 5V power? This switching supply gives a clean regulated 5V output at up to 4 Amps (4000mA). 110 or 240 input, so it works in any country. The plugs are "US...
$14.95
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Fully Reversible Pink/Purple USB A to micro B Cable - 1m long

PRODUCT ID: 4111
This cable is not only super-fashionable, with a woven pink and purple Blinka-like pattern, it's also fully reversible! That's right, you will save seconds a day by...
$3.95
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This guide was first published on Jun 17, 2020. It was last updated on Jun 17, 2020.
This page (Overview) was last updated on Oct 20, 2020.