I am attempting to make a semi-replica Daft Punk suit for my Grade 11 fancy-dress social/formal thing.
I have a mate involved, and after a bit of a brainstorm, we decided on Daft Punk, with lots of EL wire, and some sort of LED Matrix display’s. We then found this AMAZING instructable on a similar project (extreme Kudo’s to the two of them).
I admire what he has done with the matrix on the helmet, however, me living up to my reputation, I am going overboard.
I purchased 12 8x8 Red Common Cathode 3mm LED Matrix display’s, along with 20 MAX7219 chip’s. EL Wire is to be ordered tomorrow (all 40M of it… :S).
BUT… I was wondering… he has a single matrix display, and after my (very brief) searching, I have only seen people that have extended them lengthwise, I.E daisychained (16x8, 24x8, etc).
I was wondering if it was possible to extend both directions, so that, ideally, I can have a 16x32 display, driven off a duemilanove.
I just fear that if I attempt to scroll text, it is going to scroll on the top line, then go from the top right to bottom left, then off the bottom right.
I have been reading up on the LedControl.h library page, but I just cannot seem to find anything that will confirm or deny this! Can any of you Arduino god’s out there be kind enough to shed some light on this topic?
Thanks in advance.