I understand from these posts that it is pretty easy to control the 8x8 matrix with the maxim chip. so until the chip arrives from maxim..
I have a question - If I want to send the characters to the matrix LIVE , that means not send code and then disconnect arduino from the computer but have a small applet (visual c? flash?) that I can , for example type a letter into , and that letter would appear on the matrix display.
I understand we are dealing with the serialwrite() serialread().... but how to interface simply?
so - the problem is I know only visual C and basic , so I would need a few example programs if this has to be in other languages. anyway pointers to example code would be GREATLY appreciated.
also a BIDIRECTIONAL LED MATRIX which can function as an input/output device has been demonstrated in make magazine and hackaday. (link soon) if anyone knows how to implement this in arduino it would be awesome! (even for 2-3 leds)
thanks and keep up the good work Tom