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. It has a simple design where you just plug in power, plug in IDC cable, and run Python code. You can plug a 5V 4A wall adapter into the HAT and it will automatically protect against negative, over or under-voltages. This has onboard level shifters to convert the RasPi's 3.3V to 5.0V logic for clean and glitch free matrix driving. Finally, it has a DS1307 Real Time Clock, which can keep track of time for the Pi even when it is rebooted or powered down, to make for really nice time displays
Works with any of our 16x32, 32x32 or 32x64 RGB LED Matrices with HUB75 connections. You can even chain multiple matrices together for a longer display, you can chain as many as you like but the bigger the display the harder it is on the Pi so keep that in mind. We don't recommend more than 32x128 pixel setups
Please note: this HAT is only for use with HUB75 type RGB Matrices
- Important: A 5V power supply is also required but not included
- Surface mount parts assembled
- 2x20 female socket connector
- 2 pin terminal block
- A 2x8 IDC socket connector
- PCB Dimensions: 65mm x 57mm x 2mm / 2.6" x 2.2" x 0.08"
- Height (with barrel input): 13mm / 0.5"
- Weight: 15g