RGB-Matrix-P2.5-64x64

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RGB-Matrix-P2.5-64x64
RGB-Matrix-P2.5-64x64.jpg

RGB LED, 64x64=4096 DOTS, 2.5mm Pitch
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This product only is a screen and needs to be displayed with main control boards such as Raspberry Pi, ESP32, and Arduino.

Overview

This product is a 64 × 64 full-color LED matrix display, with 4096 RGB LEDs on board, 2.5mm pitch, supports Raspberry Pi, Arduino, ESP32, etc., provides supporting open source demos and tutorials, suitable for makers or electronics enthusiasts getting started Learning, or DIY secondary development into other desktop or wall-mounted display applications.

Features

  • 4096 individual RGB LEDs, full-color display, adjustable brightness
  • 64 × 64 pixels, 2.5mm pitch, allows displaying text, colorful images, or animation
  • 160 × 160mm dimensions, moderate size, suitable for DIY desktop display or wall mount display
  • Onboard two HUB75 headers, one for controller data input, one for output, chain support
  • Provides open source development resources (examples for Raspberry Pi / Raspberry Pi Pico / ESP32 / Arduino)

Parameters

Dimensions 160mm × 160mm
Pixel 64 × 64=4096 DOTS
Pitch 2.5mm
Pixel Form 1R1G1B
Viewing Angle ≥140°
Control Type Synchronization
Driving 1/32 scan
Header HUB75
Power Supply 5V / 3A (VH4 header input)
Power ≤20W

Pinout Difinition

RGB-Matrix-P2-64x6403.jpg
The picture on the back is for reference only. Different batches of PCB board silk screen and layout may have minor adjustments, and the software is compatible. The actual arrival shall prevail.

PIN Description PIN Description
+5V 5V power input GND Ground
R1 R higher bit data R2 R lower bit data
G1 G higher bit data G2 G lower bit data
B1 B higher bit data B2 B lower bit data
A A line selection B B line selection
C C line selection D D line selection
E E line selection CLK Clock input
LAT/STB Latch pin OE Output enable
Note: The power port (VCC and GND) of the display is powered by 5V, do not connect to other voltages, so as not to burn out the display.

16P Cable Interface Definition

RGB-Matrix-P2-64x6408.jpg

Development Board Compatibility Notes

The actual test of the development board
Development Board Model Support Status Description
Arduino Meage2560 Arduino IDE
NodeMCU-32s Arduino IDE
Raspberry Pi Raspbian
Raspberry Pi Pico CircuitPython

Working With Raspberry Pi

Hardware Connection

Prepare Materials

  • RGB-Matrix-P2.5-64 x 64 (this product)
  • Raspberry Pi (not included)

Hardware Connnection

The Raspberry Pi can share and connect up to three LED dot matrix screen panels. If there is only one panel, just connect the pins corresponding to the 😄 mark in the table below. [2]💥 and [3]💧 need to share the connection of the second and third panels at the same time.
The following table adds some icons for better visual distinction: [1]=😄, [2]=💥 and [3]=💧.

Note: If you just connect to a panel, just connect the pins of the 😄 icon.
16PIN-Cable-definition.jpg
Connection Pin Pin Connection
- 1 2 -
💧 [3] G1 3 4 -
💧 [3] B1 5 6 GND 😄💥💧
😄💥💧 LAT/STB 7 8 [3] R1 💧
- 9 10 E 😄💥💧
😄💥💧 CLK 11 12 OE- 😄💥💧
😄 [1] G1 13 14 -
😄💥💧 A 15 16 B 😄💥💧
- 17 18 C 😄💥💧
😄 [1] B2 19 20 -
😄 [1] G2 21 22 D 😄💥💧
😄 [1] R1 23 24 [1] R2 😄
- 25 26 [1] B1 😄
- 27 28 -
💥 [2] G1 29 30 -
💥 [2] B1 31 32 [2] R1 💥
💥 [2] G2 33 34 -
💥 [2] R2 35 36 [3] G2 💧
💧[3] R2 37 38 [2] B2 💥
- 39 40 [3] B2 💧

Software Download & Run

  • Download the open source project on GitHub to the Raspberry Pi.
git clone https://github.com/hzeller/rpi-rgb-led-matrix/
  • After the download is complete, it can be found in the examples-api-use/ directory:
make -C examples-api-use
  • Download and compile process refer to the figure below:

Pi-RGB-Matrix-Test-1.jpg

Example Running Effect

Demo

1. Execute the following command to run the demo:

cd examples-api-use
sudo ./demo -D0 --led-no-hardware-pulse --led-cols=64 --led-rows=64

2. The effect is shown in the figure below:

C-example

1. Execute the following command to run the demo:

sudo ./c-example -D0 --led-no-hardware-pulse --led-cols=64 --led-rows=64

2. The effect is shown in the figure below:

Minimal-example

1. Execute the following command to run the demo:

sudo ./minimal-example -D0 --led-no-hardware-pulse --led-cols=64 --led-rows=64

2. The effect is shown in the figure below:

Text-example

1. Execute the following command to run the demo:

sudo ./text-example -f ../fonts/8x13.bdf --led-no-hardware-pulse --led-cols=64 --led-rows=64

2. After running the demo, input the characters you want to display one by one, press Enter, and the corresponding output will be displayed on the display:

[email protected]:~/rpi-rgb-led-matrix/examples-api-use $ sudo ./text-example -f ../fonts/8x13.bdf --led-no-hardware-pulse --led-cols=64 --led-rows=64
Suggestion: to slightly improve display update, add
	isolcpus=3
at the end of /boot/cmdline.txt and reboot (see README.md)
Enter lines. Full screen or empty line clears screen.
Supports UTF-8. CTRL-D for exit.
Hello
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Welcome

3. The effect is shown in the figure below:
Pi-RGB-Matrix-Test-3.jpg

Pixel-mover

1. Execute the following command to run the demo:

sudo ./pixel-mover --led-no-hardware-pulse --led-cols=64 --led-rows=64

2. The effect is as shown in the figure below: You can move the light spot on the display screen by pressing W, A, S, D on the keyboard
RPI-RGB-Matrix-pixel-mover.gif

Clock

1. Execute the following command to run the demo:

sudo ./clock -f ../fonts/7x13.bdf --led-cols=64 --led-rows=64 -d "%A" -d "%H:%M:%S" --led- no-hardware-pulse

2. The effect is shown in the figure below:

For more gameplay related to this open-source project, please refer to GitHub: Demo, wiring reference.

Working With Raspberry Pi Pico

Hardware Connection

Prepare Materials

  • RGB-Matrix-P2.5-64 x 64 (this product)
  • Raspberry Pi Pico (need to be purchased separately, if not available, it is recommended to buy the version with soldered pin headers, which is convenient for wiring.)

Hardware Connection

RGB Matrix P2 RPI Pico01.jpg

Environment Setting

With Pico, we use CircuitPython as an example of RGB-Matrix. If you are not familiar with CircuitPython, you can first learn the official recommended guide "Raspberry Pi Pico CircuitPython Getting Started Tutorial (English Version)".
This guide covers the basics of getting started with CircuitPython and the use of the editor.

CircuitPython Development Environment Setting

In order to facilitate the programming, development and debugging of CircuitPython, it is recommended to use the "Mu Editor" development software. You can use Mu Editor for Pico's CircuitPython development on Windows.
The following describes the development and use of Mu Editor under Windows.

Build and Use Windows Development Environment (Mu Editor)

  • Download Mu editor and install it by steps.
  • After the installation is complete, configure the language and select the mode for the first time. Since we are using CircuitPython, pay attention to the mode and select the CircuitPython option.
  • After the configuration is complete, it will display that the device cannot be found, because Pico has not downloaded the CircuitPython firmware library.
  • Download the CircuitPython firmware library and program it into Pico.
  1. Download the CircuitPython UF2 file.
  2. Hold down the BOOTSEL button, then plug the Pico into a USB port on your Raspberry Pi or another computer.
  3. Release the BOOTSEL button after connecting the Pico.
  4. It will install as a mass storage device named "RPI-RP2".
  5. Drag and drop the CircuitPython UF2 file onto the "RPI-RP2" volume. Your Pico will reboot, a new disk drive will appear named CIRCUITPY, and you're done flashing.
  6. There will be a default code.py file in the new disk drive, you open it with Mu Editor, and the content in it is: "print("Hello World!")", the specific opening steps are shown in the last figure.
  • Open the serial port, click the blank space and press Ctrl+C, then press Ctrl+D or click the blank space of the code interface and press Ctrl+S to run the demo, and you can observe the running effect in the CircuitPython REPL window.

Software Download

Note: After copying the sample demo to pico, you need to delete the original code.py code in Pico.

Example

  • After setting up the CircuitPython environment, copy all the contents under the CircuitPython directory in the downloaded Pico example to the recognized USB flash drive, and then you can run the example (there are 16 demos in this code).
  • The PSD folder is a file in .psd format, which can be used to modify the text and pictures that need to be moved. The modified pictures need to be saved as "excellent" and the format needs to be converted to BMP format.

RGB-Matrix-P3-64x64-text.png

【Function Description】

  • Display text
  • Set scrolling effect

Working With ESP32

Hardware Connection

Prepare Materials

  • RGB-Matrix-P2.5-64 x 64 (this product)
  • NodeMCU-32S (not included)

Hardware Connection Diagram

RGB-Matrix-P2-64x64 ESP3209.jpg

  • Install the Arduino IDE (version 1.8.15 is available, or you can download the new version from the Arduino official website.

Install the ESP32 PLug-in in the Arduino IDE

1. Open the Arduino IDE, click on the file in the upper left corner, and select Preferences.
LCD1602 I2C Module Arduino02.png
2. Add the following link in the additional development board manager URL, then click OK.

https://dl.espressif.com/dl/package_esp32_index.json

LCD1602 I2C Module Arduino03.png
Note: If you already have the ESP8266 board URL, you can separate the URLs with commas like this:

https://dl.espressif.com/dl/package_esp32_index.json, http://arduino.esp8266.com/stable/package_esp8266com_index.json

3. Download the packages compressed package and copy the decompressed packages file to the following path:

C:\Users\xutong\AppData\Local\Arduino15

LCD1602 I2C Module Arduino04.jpg
Note: Replace the username: xutong with your own username.

Software Download And Run

  • Download the sample demo.
  • Copy the files under RGB-Matrix-P2-64x64-Demo\ESP32\libraries to the libraries under the Arduino IDE installation directory
    (Arduino IDE 2.0 or above, the libraries path is general C:\Users\"your_user_name"\AppData\Local\Arduino15\libraries)
  • After connecting the wires according to the hardware connection diagram, the software settings are as follows:
    ESP32-RGB-Matrix-EN.jpg
  • Open the demo through File, see the relative path: RGB-Matrix-P2-64x64-Demo\ESP32

Example Running Effect

SimpleTestShapes: Displays basic shapes
PatternPlasma: Display cool plasma patterns
BouncingSquares: Displays bouncing squares
AuroraDemo: A simple example showing various animation effects
There is an open source project on Github: ESP32-HUB75-MatrixPanel-I2S-DMA, which has a more detailed introduction.





Working With Arduino Mega2560

Hardware Connection

Prepare Materials

  • RGB-Matrix-P2.5-64 x 64 (this product)
  • Arduino Mega2560 (not included)
Because Arduino Uno has only 32KB of memory, it is not suitable for displaying too many bitmaps and information on the LED matrix, so it is recommended to use Arduino Mega2560 with 256KB of memory.

Hardware Connection Diagram

RGB-Matrix-P2-64x6404.jpg

Software Setting

  • Install Arduino IDE (Available version 1.8.15, you can also download a new version through Arduino official website).
  • Download sample demo.
  • Software selection: Tools -> Board -> Arduino Mega or Mega 2560, as shown below:
    Arduino-Mega-RGB-Matrix-EN.jpg
  • Open the demo through File, see the relative path: RGB-Matrix-P2-64x64-Demo\Arduino MEGA\RGB_Matrix_64x64_P2

Example Running Effect

Part of the screen of the example running is shown in the figure below:

RGB-Matrix-P2-64x64-details-6.gif

【Function Description】

  • UI:
    • Draw lines, shapes, and patterns
    • Icon can be displayed
    • Text content such as text and numbers can be displayed
    • Can display Chinese characters and pictures
    • Users can customize the displayed text, drawings or animation pictures, etc.

Resource

Document

Demo

Support

If you require technical support, please go to the Support page and open a ticket.