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

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

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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

  • 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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