Sparkfun RGB Matrix code examples


I'm pretty new to this, and I'm trying to find code examples to get my Arduino and the Sparkfun RGB Matrix with Backpack up and doing something interesting.

My eventual goal is to have a single matrix scroll messages across. I have searched around and found lot's of YouTube videos with groovy things going on, but I can't seem to find the code. Even the example code from the sparkfun product page isn't really working for some reason. I get some bars, but not all the colors.

I'm not much of a programmer, more of a solder and communications protocol kinda' guy, so I need something to take apart and see how it works.

Any help with code example, wiring advice, or links to "a complete idiots guide to the RGB LED Matrix and Backpack from Sparkfun" would be greatly appreciated.