Read ASCII file (ASCII Art), Display on Matrix

How would one go about reading an ASCII text file, ASCII art for example:

_ _
`\ /`/
\ V /
/. .\
=\ T /=
/ ^ \
{}/\ //
\ " " /
(_/^_)

reading it line by line, converting it to binary, storing that into an array, then outputting it to led?

ryanmw2002:

Here's what's in the 'ASCII file':

00000000  20 20 20 20 20 5F 20 20-20 20 20 5F 0D 0A 20 20        _     _..  
00000010  20 20 20 5C 60 5C 20 2F-60 2F 0D 0A 20 20 20 20      \`\ /`/..    
00000020  20 20 20 5C 20 56 20 2F-20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20      \ V /        
00000030  20 20 20 20 20 20 0D 0A-20 20 20 20 20 20 20 2F         ..       /
00000040  2E 20 2E 5C 20 20 20 20-20 20 0D 0A 20 20 20 20   . .\      ..    
00000050  20 3D 5C 20 54 20 2F 3D-20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20    =\ T /=        
00000060  20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20-20 20 0D 0A 20 20 20 20             ..    
00000070  20 20 20 2F 20 5E 20 5C-20 20 20 20 0D 0A 20 20      / ^ \    ..  
00000080  20 7B 7D 2F 5C 5C 20 2F-2F 5C 0D 0A 20 20 20 5F    {}/\\ //\..   _
00000090  5F 5C 20 22 20 22 20 2F-5F 5F 20 20 20 20 20 20   _\ " " /__      
000000A0  20 20 20 20 0D 0A 28 5F-5F 5F 5F 2F 5E 5C 5F 5F       ..(____/^\__
000000B0  5F 5F 29                                          __)

Here's how I did it: 1. I cut and pasted your picture into a blank text file. 2. I looked at the text file with a file browser. I used WnBrowse. 3. I selected the 'hex' view and cut and pasted the result into this reply.

Maybe this will help you figure out how to display the picture.

Don

I still dont know how i would get that to display though? I am using the M5451 chip so basically i can use a set.leds command to set any output 1 thru 35 on or off.

I need to read this file, parse out the spaces, and display the non spaces. Any idea how?