You can now create a dazzling display with your Raspberry Pi Model A+/B+/Pi 2 or Pi 3 with the Adafruit RGB Matrix HAT. This HAT plugs into your Pi and makes it super easy to control RGB matrices such as those we stock in the shop and create a colorful scrolling display or mini LED wall with ease.
Each order comes with a HAT PCB with all surface mount parts assembled, a 2×20 female socket connector, a 2 pin terminal block, and a 2×8 IDC socket connector. A CR1220 coin cell is not included (required for real time clock). A 5V power supply is also required, not included, for powering the matrix itself. The Pi cannot do it due to the high currents. To calculate the max current of your matrix set up, multiply the width of all the chained matrix by 0.12 : A 32 pixel wide matrix needs 32*0.12 = 3.85A so pick up a 5V 4A power supply.
Simple design – plug in power, plug in IDC cable, and run Adafruit’s Python code.
Onboard level shifters to convert the RasPi’s 3.3V to 5.0V logic for clean matrix driving.
Works with Adafruit 16×32, 32×32 or 32×64 RGB LED Matrices with HUB75 connections. You can even chain multiple matrices together for a longer display.
Included: RGB Matrix HAT controller. NOT Included: RGB LED Matrix (sold separately), Raspberry Pi, 5V power supply, or coin cell battery for Real Time Clock. (Real Time Clock not needed for unit to function)