Wintertime can be rough in the city. The sky is grey. The weather is unpredictable. So slough off those seasonal blues with some Times Square razzle dazzle from this sweet, ultra-high-density 64x64 RGB LED Matrix with Curb-Cut sides. These panels are typically used to make video walls. Here in New York, we see them on the sides of buses and on top of taxi cabs displaying animations or video advertisements. We thought they looked really cool, so we picked up a few boxes of them from a factory. They have 4,096 bright RGB LEDs arranged in a 64x64 grid at a 2.5mm pitch.
These matrix panels have a neat surprise up their glowy, blinking sleeves: 45-degree curb-cut corners, perfect for assembling your very own LED video cubes or rectangles. You'll still need to make a mechanical substrate for them to attach to but they'll tuck together very nicely.
WARNING! These 64-pixel tall matrices use a non-standard 5-address multiplexing system! WARNING! Many add-ons or drivers use only a 4-address (ABCD) setup and may not support a 5-address (ABCDE).
You can use these matrices with our RGB Matrix Bonnet for Raspberry Pi, RGB Matrix HAT (you'll need to connect a solder jumper), or Matrix Portal (ditto, jumper required). Other libraries such as our Arduino shield with Adafruit library, or our HDMI driver boards don't support 5-address multiplexing! Check that your driver board is ok with 5-address displays first before purchasing.
The SmartLED Shield in combination with the Teensy 3.5/3.6 has the hardware for driving these 5-address panels, and enough RAM to refresh the 4,096 pixels, however, the power plug must be manually soldered/adapted because the shield overlaps it.
Full Kit Contents:
- 64x64 RGB panel
- IDC ribbon cable
- power cable
There may be slight variations between each product based on what supplier we use, but the overall shape/use/functionality is identical.
- Brightness: ≥1,200cd/m2 (adjustable)
- Size: 160x160mm
- Pitch: 2.5M
- 5 Addressable Pins
- 8 mounting holes, compatible with M3 mounting screws
- Scan: 1/32
- Refresh Frequency: ≥2,000Hz
- Waterproof Class: IP20~IP43
- Weight: 199.7g (matrix panel by itself) / 133.3g (w/ components)
- Best for indoor use