Displaying on MAX7219 Dot Matrix Using Raspberry Pi

If you want to have a bigger number or string display, you can consider to use MAX7219 Dot Matrix Display

INTRODUCTION

If you want to have a bigger number or string display, you can consider to use 4 In 1 MAX7219 Dot Matrix Display Module. In this tutorial, we will show you how to interface MAX7219 Dot Matrix with Raspberry Pi based on Luma.LED_Matrix library. Credit to Richard Hull.

VIDEO

This video shows how to display on 4 in 1 MAX7219 Dot Matrix Display module using Raspberry Pi based on Luma.LED_matrix library.

HARDWARE PREPARATION

Wiring Connections

4 In 1 MAX7219 Dot Matrix Display ModuleMaker pHAT
VCC5V
GNDGND
DINMOSI
CSCE0
CLKSCK

Software Preparation

First, you need to enable SPI module in Raspberry Pi. Then instal Luma.LED_Matrix library (credit to Richard Hull). Write following command on Terminal.

sudo apt-get install build-essential

sudo apt-get install python-dev python-pip

sudo apt-get install libfreetype6-dev libjpeg-dev

git clone http://github.com/rm-hull/luma.led_matrix.git

sudo -H pip install –upgrade luma.led_matrix

Sample Code

This is the python sample code to do a basic display on MAX7219 Dot Matrix.

Thank you

References

  1. Luma.LED_Matrix, credit to Richard Hull.

Thanks for reading this tutorial. If you have any technical inquiry, please post at Cytron Technical Forum.

2 thoughts on “Displaying on MAX7219 Dot Matrix Using Raspberry Pi”

  1. DIANA ANN AGAST

    Can I know what is the software name for coding? I doing my finally year project by using raspberry pi zero n I’m using the same coding but he has be an error.

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

Share this Tutorial

Share on facebook
Share on whatsapp
Share on email
Share on print
Share on twitter
Share on pinterest
Share on facebook
Share on whatsapp
Share on email
Share on print
Share on twitter
Share on pinterest

Latest Tutorail

Control Servo With Gesture Using ESP32 and Arduino
Send Sensor’s Data to ThingSpeak Using ESP32
Basic Usage of iMAX B6AC LiPo Charger
Colourful Bed Lamp Using Tilt Sensor on Maker UNO
Dot Matrix Clock With NTP Server Using ESP32
Scroll to Top