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i need help, i plan on making a 10x10 led matrix using the 74HC595 shift register. i was looking at the info on http://www.arduino.cc/en/Tutorial/ShiftOut but the code is still confusing me. so i would like to know if anyone can explain better or put a link up to a good tutorial.


The way I have been learning Arduino-craft (including shift registers) is to simply build what is shown in the tutorials (yes, and make mistakes). You will learn that way. I really don't think I've seen an easier to follow tutorial than the one you pointed to. Just take it one step at a time until you understand enough to reach your goal.


I might be more inclined to do 8X8 since a 595 shift resistor has 8 outputs and 8X8 needs two of them. The tutorial is pretty good. What part of it confuses you?


I got a 8x8 LED Matrix but the size is too big to fit into a breadboard and too small for two breadboard combined..

Try to get those that can fit easily into the breadboard for testing/learning..


hey you can make the same without shift registers,if you  wish to do it just for fun. watch my blog
i can help you with my code, i made that as simple as possible.

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