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Jaycar DIY Christmas Star

Jaycar DIY Christmas Star

Bill of Materials

Qty Code Description
1 XC4499 Arduino Compatible 8x8 LED Dot Matrix
1 XC4414 Duinotech Nano
1 WC7710 USB A to Mini-B
1 WC6026 Socket to Socket Jumper Leads

Connection Table

Nano Matrix (IN)
5V VCC
GND GND
D2 DIN
D3 CS
D4 CLK

Connection Diagram

Connection Diagram

Downloads

Assembly

Simply make the connections as shown in the connection table.

Make Connections

If more stars are wanted connect the (OUT) side of the first star to the (IN) side of the other.

Multiple Stars Connection

Programming

Download the source code, extract into a new folder, open the .ino file in the Arduino IDE and press upload.

If you want to change the star pattern use this excel sheet to generate the code for you to copy and paste into Arduino.

Use

Turn it on and enjoy!

Future Improvements

  • Print a 3D case for it.