i think i got it.. took me some time..
if that's right, now i need to know how to connect the chip to arduino and find some temp code just to see it working.. i didn't connect DP (3) because i will not be using it.
max7219 pins 4 & 9 are ground and 19 is power
arduino pin 12 is connected to the MAX7219 pin 1
arduino pin 11 is connected to the CLK pin 13
arduino pin 10 is connected to LOAD pin 12
i have my 3 buttons in place, just gotta connect them.. just need demo code to see it count or something so would someone would be so kind so i get to test this thing out please
The connection to MAX7219 is SPI, if you used Mega board then the connection will be
arduino pin 50 is connected to the MAX7219 pin 1
arduino pin 51 is connected to the CLK pin 13
arduino pin 53 is connected to LOAD pin 12
i'm new and have not used SPI yet, probably don't plan to.. if you the exact pins to use please let me know.. otherwise i'll just wait for some normal code
To talk to MAX7219 you have used SPI, this was the code used to control the MAX7219, what "normal code" you talking?