In this project, you shall again use two sets of shift registers. These will be connected to the rows and columns of the dot matrix display. You will then show a simple object, or sprite, on the display and animate it. The main aim of this project is to show you how a dot matrix display works and introduce the concept of multiplexing because this is an invaluable skill to have.
You will need two shift registers (74HC595) and eight current-limiting resistors. You also need to obtain a common anode (C+) dot matrix display and the datasheet for the display so you know which pin connects to which row or column.
2 × 74HC595 Shift Register IC
8 × Current Limiting Resistors
8×8 Dot ...