Newbie question about code for the Bi-color Matrix w/I2C backpack
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Newbie question about code for the Bi-color Matrix w/I2C backpack

by arodri28 on Fri Jan 25, 2013 11:52 pm

I think I bit off more than I can chew with this one...but I am a quick learn.

Can someone breakdown/simplify the essential functions, commands, syntax, etc to use with the LED matrix backpack? I want to control individual LEDs on the matrix and create my own images.

Also, what are some good books out there to depend my understanding of programming the Arduino?

Thank you to whoever is willing to help!
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Re: Newbie question about code for the Bi-color Matrix w/I2C backpack

by franklin97355 on Sat Jan 26, 2013 12:13 am

At the bottom of the page for the matrix are instructions on how to build it and links to the library with examples. If you look in the Adafruit books section there are several book specifically on programming the Arduino and on the Arduino site there are links to syntax and code examples.
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Re: Newbie question about code for the Bi-color Matrix w/I2C backpack

by adafruit_support_bill on Sat Jan 26, 2013 7:06 am

In addition to the links Franlin mentioned, there is also the GFX library tutorial. This library works with most of our displays - including the bicolor matrix.
http://learn.adafruit.com/adafruit-gfx-graphics-library
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Re: Newbie question about code for the Bi-color Matrix w/I2C backpack

by arodri28 on Sat Jan 26, 2013 1:56 pm

Thanks!

The GFX tutorial is exactly what I was looking for.
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