Bright LED matrix with on-board processor connects to the Raspberry Pi
June 13, 2013 // Julien Happich
Internet of Things (IoT) manufacturer Ciseco has released the 'Pi-Lite' LED display for the Raspberry Pi. The bright LED matrix has an on-board processor, allowing Raspberry Pi users to display messages and graphics by sending simple commands and text strings to the serial port.
The ‘Pi-Lite’ display unit is a pre-built plug & play module, but it can also operate in stand-alone mode, and when combined with one of Ciseco’s radio modules can even form a wireless display unit. The ‘Pi-Lite’ idea comes from the very popular Arduino Lots of LEDs shield by Jimmy Rodgers and brings these capabilities to the Raspberry Pi user. The board features a 9x14 (126) red LED matrix (a white version will be available soon), an on-board Arduino ATmega 328 processor allowing each pixel to be individually addressed, and an on-board controller that can be upgraded or reprogrammed using the standard OptiBoot serial bootloader. The kit comes with Ciseco firmware that will scroll text, display bar graphs, VU meter, and address individual pixels.
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