Assemble a MAX7219 Dot Matrix Module for Arduino Scrolling Display

November 6, 2014 by  
Filed under Electronics, Maker DIY

I ordered some max7219 dot matrix modules from ebay in order to make a scrolling display powered by an Arduino. I took some video of soldering a module together.  If you would like to try to make your own module you will need the components below.

  • max7219 dot matrix module kits- Search ebay or Amazon (you can also get these presoldered and ready to play)
  • Soldering iron (only needed if you are soldering the max7219 dot matrix module kit yourself)
  • Arduino
  • Jumper wires
  • Breadboard

Music used in video is-
“Theme for Harold” Kevin MacLeod




2 Comments on "Assemble a MAX7219 Dot Matrix Module for Arduino Scrolling Display"

  1. HLModTech on Tue, 18th Nov 2014 10:13 pm 

    Thanks! Bought 8 of these myself. Price was to good to pass up. I strung 8 together but had to tear them down cause my students needed them for the projects… This way I can keep my own setup. =)

    Your video was great.

  2. Kurtis on Sun, 23rd Nov 2014 7:37 pm 

    These displays are fun. I watched your video and like your setup.

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