Row Column Scanning with 74HC595

I am trying to use a 74HC595 shift register to create an LED Matrix.

If it has 16 outputs, does that mean, using row column scanning, that I can have a matrix of 64 LEDs?

If it has 16 outputs

You will need two chips for that cascaded.

that I can have a matrix of 64 LEDs

yes :)

You will need two chips for that cascaded.

I am relatively new to Shift Registers... can you explain?

I think I calculated wrong... I meant 36 (8x8) LEDs.

I meant 36 (8x8) LEDs.

Are you saying thirty two 8X8 led matrices? That's 2048 LEDs?

One shift register has 8 outputs, to get 16 outputs you need to have two shift registers. The serial output from the first goes into the serial input of the second. The clock, and shift/load signals go to both shift registers.

http://www.arduino.cc/en/Tutorial/ShiftOut

Wow imagine 2048 LEDs! No I meant 1 shift register with 16 outputs = 1 LED Matrix with 36 LEDs…

Thanks for you help.

36 LEDs...

sp. "32"