AnimatedGIFs is meant to be a basic GIF player. The sketch is short, and should be easy to understand and modify to make your own custom display. Here are some ideas of what to do next:
- Try scrolling text on top of a GIF to make a marquee display or clock with animated background.
- Run the SmartMatrix FeatureDemo Example Sketch to see what the display is capable of, and get code to copy into your Sketch.
- Connect up more stuff.
- There are still pins left over on the expansion header after connecting up the SD card. There are pins free to connect up peripherals via I2C, UART, ADC or GPIO.
- Make and Share GIFs
- If you make a cool animation you want to share online, please post it to the SmartMatrix Community forum, where community members have been building up a collection
Craig Lindley - Original author of the AnimatedGIFs sketch, and is the first person to write a GIF decoder running on a Teensy, which months later still impresses me.
Blender Foundation - The animated video used in the demo is (c) copyright 2008, Blender Foundation
Guide written by Louis Beaudoin (Pixelmatix.com) CC-BY-SA