ECE497 Notes on Adafruit

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Here are notes on using using various Adafruit things. The main Adafruit git repository is here.

LED Backpack

Here are some leads for interfacing the Small 1.2" 8x8 Bi-Color (Red/Green) Square LED Matrix.

git repositories:

The LED backpack using the HT16K33 LED controller.

The LED startup sequence seems to be:

  • Send 0x21 to start the oscillator (Page 10)
  • Send 0x81 to turn the display on and blinking off (Page 11)
  • Send 0xef to set brightness to full (Page 15)
  • Send 0x00 to start adding at 0 (Page 13)

A command summary starts on page 30.




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