We’ve got a hackster.io tutorial for you, that teaches how to control an 8×8 LED Matrix on the Flip&Click, over the Ubidots dashboard.
So, basically, how to remotely blink lots of LEDs. If you’re a beginner, and you’ve just finished with blinking one LED, this is a great next step. Once you get started, you’ll see how easy it is with Zerynth Studio.
What you’ll need for this 8×8 LED Matrix tutorial
Here’s a list of hardware and software tools you’ll need for the tutorial:
This 64 LED matrix is great for displaying numbers and letters. You can use it for a project where you need a countdown. With a few of these 8×8 Click Boards you can even display short messages.
Of course, you can do lots of different projects with Flip&Click and Zerynth tools. Flip&Click is a two-sided development board. More precisely, it can be used as a 32-bit Arduino Due powered by ARM Cortex™-M3 AT91SAM3X8E microcontroller, but it can also run Python. And as you can see from the video above it’s exandable with up to 4 Click Boards (out of several hundred).
Other tutorials with Mikroelektronika or Ubidots
If you’re interested in other tutorials that combine our tools with either Mikroelektronika hardware of Ubidots software, check out this list:
- How to use MikroElektronika Click boards with Zerynth – Click Boards are standardized add-on boards with various functionalities. Some measure temperature and humidity, some add WiFi to your project, and some function as an LED Matrix (like in the tutorial we mentioned above).
- Program Mikroe Quail Board in Python – The Quail board is an STM32-powered development solution for building hardware prototypes with Mikroelektronika click boards. It features an STM32F427 MCU running at 168MHz with 192Kb of RAM and 2MB of flash and additional 8Mb of SPI flash.
- Remote Gesture and Proximity Sensing Tutorial with Ubidots – We actually have two tutorials to share with you here. One for a remote proximity sensing device, and one for a remote gesture sensing device.
- Python Weather Station with Zerynth, XinaBox, and Ubidots – Build your own weather station, in under half an hour.
Download Zerynth Studio
If you want to start programming 32-bit microcontrollers in Python too, download Zerynth Studio. It’s free for download and available for Windows, Linux, and Mac OS.