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Make: Action by Simon Monk

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Chapter 14. Displays

In addition to attaching a monitor to your Raspberry Pi, there are many different output devices that can display text or numbers, graphics, or indeed just let you control a whole load of LEDs in one go. In fact, there are far too many to cover every type of display, so in this chapter, I’ll stick to the most practical and fun displays, using a variety of interfacing techniques.

LED Strips

The RGB LEDs described in Chapter 6 are just made up of three LED light emitters in one LED package. Another type of LED called addressable LEDs add a chip to the LED package. This chip provides PWM control to the three colors of the LED just like we did with an Arduino or Raspberry Pi in Chapter 6, except that this driver chip is built ...

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