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A multi-matrix scrolling text display for absolute beginners

Arduino TeamDecember 18th, 2018

For this build, YouTuber DIY Perspective goes through the process of constructing a scrolling text display with two 8×8 matrices. 

His instructions, along with an excellent video, go through the process from the very basics, including things that many would take for granted, like installing the Arduino IDE. For this reason, it could be a great introduction for those that are new to the maker electronics scene.

The device is controlled via an Arduino Nano and can be powered by an 18650 battery or wall charger. While relatively simple electronics-wise, what really sets this project apart is the beautifully finished wooden enclosure. It’s held together with glue, and nicely sealed with a single screw!