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Arduino Project Handbook by Mark Geddes

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PROJECT 24: RAINBOW LIGHT SHOW

IN THIS PROJECT, WE’LL CREATE A RAINBOW LIGHT SHOW USING AN 8×8 RGB LED MATRIX. WE’LL ALSO USE SHIFT REGISTERS TO EXTEND THE ARDUINO AND CONTROL THE MATRIX.

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PARTS REQUIRED

• Arduino board

• 2 full-size breadboards

• Jumper wires

• 8×8 RGB LED matrix

• 4 74HC595 shift registers

• 16 220-ohm resistors

• 8 330-ohm resistors

HOW IT WORKS

An RGB LED matrix (Figure 24-1) is a grid of 64 red, green, and blue LEDs. You can create the colors of the rainbow by controlling each LED individually and by mixing colors together. ...

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