Hello, new user here. Microcontrollers have interested me since I was young but I either had no money (when I was young) or school made learning microcontrollers boring (now). But after leaving school for half a year, I think I regained my interest in these and can afford it too. So I'm going to try to build a device for a start. I have some, not too much, experience with the Sparkfun Inventor's Kit when I was in school, mainly input/output, PWM, multithreading and stuff. I think I've forgotten most of them anyway.
I'm going to buy some components, I just want to check with everyone if I'm getting the compatible items. I can only afford to buy them once, as after I get them I'm going to fly off to another country for work (and bring the Rainbowduino along). I'm not sure if I can get more components shipped there.
The end product I'm aiming for would look like this:
So these are what I plan to get:
Rainbowduino LED Driver w/Atmega 328 http://www.seeedstudio.com/depot/rainbowduino-led-driver-platform-atmega-328-p-371.html?cPath=132_133
60mm square 8*8 LED Matrix RGB (Apparently Rainbowduino needs common anode, I think this is right)http://www.seeedstudio.com/depot/60mm-square-88-led-matrix-super-bright-rgb-p-113.html?cPath=163_165
9V Battery Holderhttp://www.sgbotic.com/index.php?dispatch=products.view&product_id=869
5x 12mm Push Buttonhttp://www.sgbotic.com/index.php?dispatch=products.view&product_id=589
Resistors (from what I see, the Rainbowduino only takes 2 ADC and 1 PD input, so I guess I'll have to have a button array and use the ADC to measure the resistance and see which button is pressed)
Also, I don't think that any soldering is required right? I'm aiming to do less hardware and more programming for this project, so I hope there is no soldering at all.
I really appreciate your help in helping me verify the components. Thank you very much