5x5 RGB Matrix Breakout

SKU 3108
£7.49 inc VAT
£6.24 ex VAT
2 in stock.

This super-cute 5x5 RGB LED matrix breakout is a neat way to visualise sensor data or for simple animations or notifications, and it's Raspberry Pi and Arduino-compatible.

These little matrices are ideal for visualising data like graphing environmental data from BMP280 or BME680 breakouts. Like many other breakouts, this one just pops straight onto your Pi's pins once you've soldered on the included right-angle female header, and there is an included trace that can be cut to change the I2C address from 0x74 to 0x77, if you want to use two matrices at once!

  • 5x5 (25 total) RGB LEDs
  • Uses the IS31FL3731 driver chip
  • 15x15mm active area
  • 3.5mm LED pitch
  • I2C interface (address 0x74/0x77 (cut trace))
  • 3.3V or 5V compatible
  • Reverse polarity protection
  • Compatible with all models of Raspberry Pi, and Arduino
  • Python library

Kit includes

  • 5x5 RGB Matrix Breakout
  • 1x5 male header
  • 1x5 female right-angle header

They've designed this breakout board so that you can solder on the piece of the right-angle female header and pop it straight onto the bottom left 5 pins on your Raspberry Pi's GPIO header (pins 1, 3, 5, 7, 9).

They've put together a Python library to make it really easy to drive the 5x5 RGB Matrix Breakout, along with a handful of examples to show what it can do.

Please note the software does not support Raspbian Wheezy.