I have built a Bi-color LED Matrix Scrolling Text Display using 7 8x8 Bi-color LED Matrices and driven by MAX7219 display ICs. Although the sketch I am using to drive the display is "workable", I am still not satisfied with it.
I am using a chipKit UNO32 Arduino foot-print compatible micro-controller in order to drive this display with smooth scrolling effect
which the Arduino UNO board is not able to achieve. I hope someone in this forum is able to provide advice on how to enhance my sketch so that I am able to drive the display eventually using the Arduino UNO with better scrolling effect. I hope to maintain using the wonderful LedControl library if possible.
You may check out the YouTube video I posted to see the text scrolling effect at http://youtu.be/NEi_3tBOBN0
which is driven using the chipKit UNO32 board.
You may visit http://www.instructables.com/id/7-Bi-color-LED-Matrix-Scrolling-Text-Display/
to find more info on my built and the Arduino sketch I am currently using.
Hope someone benefits with what I have already done and some others can contribute to enhance it.