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How to Use Max7219 8x8 Dot Matrix with "skiiiD"

A tutorial to develop Max7219 8x8 Dot Matrix via "skiiiD"

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This project is an instruction of "how to use Max7219 8x8 Dot Matrix with Arduino via skiiiD, the firmware IDE

We are working on components and boards libraries.

Feel free to use it and welcome to feedback. Below is contact methods

email: contact@skiiid.io

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  • 1 × Maxim Integrated MAX7219/MAX7221 LED Display Drivers Dot Matrix Module 8x8
  • 1 × Arduino UNO Nano MEGA
  • 1 × skiiiD Editor

  • 1
    Video Instruction

    Before start, there is a basic tutorial for how to use skiiiD

    https://hackaday.io/project/167458-getting-started-with-skiiid-editor

  • 2
    Step 1. Launch skiiiD and select Arduino UNO

    skiiiD Home


    #1 Launch skiiiD and select New button

    Select Board

    #2 Select ①Arduino Uno and then click ②OK button

    *This is Tutorial, and we use Arduino UNO. Other boards(Mega, Nano) have same process.

  • 3
    Step 2. Add Component

    skiiiD Code Editor Page

    #1 Click '+' (Add Component Button) to search and select the component.

    Search DotMatrix

    #2 ① Type'Dot matrix' on the search bar or find Dot matrix module on the list.

    Search Result


    #3 ②Select Dot matrix

    Pin Indication and Configuration

    #4 then you can see ③ pin indication. (You can configure it.)

    *This module has 5 Pin to connect

    skiiiD Editor automatically indicate pin setting *configuration available

    [Default Pin Indication for Max7219 Dot Matrix Module] in case of Arduino UNO

    VCC: 5V

    GND: GND

    DIN: 0

    CS: 1

    CLK: 2

    #5 After configuring pins ④ click ADD buttonon the right below side

    skiiiD Code Editor

    #6 ⑤Added Module has appeared on right panel

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