After making the 5x7 Matrix, Dwayne always wanted to do something bigger. He had to overcome two problems. The 1st was how to light up the LEDs, as the 5x7 pushed the PIC chip to its limit. The 2nd issue, how long would it take to solder in all the LEDs?
After searching the globe, Dwayne located the perfect parts - two beautiful 8x8 matrixes. He added 2 driver chips to improve the brightness. We still support the board with the standard four LR44 batteries, but have added support for external power.
It's a 2.5" by 1.8" double-sided circuit board that will display various user-selectable patterns and text messages. The design has two buttons to select the pattern. Like most of our boards it has the IR emitter and receiver for two way communication to other blinkie boards. This blinkie design will be introduced in 2009 at Duckon 18.
This is an advanced kit!. This kit is designed for people with some soldering skills, having soldered a few boards or projects before.
The circuit boards come with these battery holders already soldered on.
16x8 bi-color Matrix Blinkie Kit
- Two 8x8 bi-color LEDs matrix displays.
- IR transmitter
- IR receiver
- Multiple patterns
- 2 buttons
- The initial Design uses PIC 16F886.
- The software was ported to a PIC 16F1824 in 2012.
This product was added to our catalog on Sunday 19 April, 2009.