Hi guys. Apologies in advance if any of these questions seem a little simple or misguided, I'm completely new to electronics and programming.
For a university project I'm hoping to use a Nintendo DS touchpad to control the movement of lights on an 8*8 dot matrix.
The main components I have so far are:
-Nintendo DS touchpad: http://images.excheap.com/imagecache/nintendo-ds-lite-ndsl-touch-screen-repair-parts-bl-1943310267.jpg
-8*8 dot matrix (anode) http://www.lc-led.com/View/itemNumber/193
I have pretty much found the exact coding and setup for the system here: http://allthemods.com/project.php?id=342&page=1
In the example however, a laptop touchpad is used, with 5 output (?) connections; +5v, NC, Data, Clock, Ground. As far as I'm aware they're all used in the code and setup. Is it possible to still use the Nintendo DS touchpad even though it has 4 connectors?
Also, I'm aware that I'll have to use an LED display driver, but there is no schematic diagram to show the exact setup. If anyone knows of any simple ways of setting this up or any circuit diagrams I'd be very grateful.
Once again, apologies if the information provided is a little basic. Thankyou in advance for any help provided.