Wemos D1 Mini ESP8266 – Matrice a LED 32×8 MAX7219 (LED Matrix)

Ciao a tutti.

In questo post, come dice il titolo, vedremo come collegare ed utilizzare una Matrice a LED da 32×8 con chipset MAX7219 grazie alla scheda Wemos D1 Mini.

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La matrice a LED 32×8 è composta da 4 singole  matrici LED da 8×8 (64 LEd) collegate in cascata.

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Ogni matrice appunto è composta da 64 LED e per pilotare questa matrice ci viene in aiuto il MAX7219 che permette di pilotare 64 LED se questi vengono collegati a matrice. Per il pilotaggio sono necessari solo 3 fili più l’alimentazione. Ecco lo schema

.Ecco come si può pilotare una matrice di 64 LED con un MAX7219Risultati immagini per led matrix 32x8

I moduli che ho acquistato io possono essere collegati in cascata e quindi permettono di visualizzare dei messaggi più lunghi e complessi e ha questo aspetto e dimensioni:
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Il collegamento tra la scheda e la matrice è molto semplice. Vanno collegati oltre a Ground e 5v altri 3 pin della scheda seguendo questo schema.
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Una volta effettuati i collegamenti non ci resta che caricare un programma di esempio per vedere se tutto funziona correttamente. Io personalmente utilizzo questa libreria md_max72xx .
Installiamo la libreria dall’ide ARDUINO e proviamo a caricare lo sketch di esempio opportunamente modificato per adattarsi al mio hardware e configurazione di pin.

[code lang=”c”]
// Use the MD_MAX72XX library to Print some text on the display
// Demonstrates the use of the library to print text.
// User can enter text on the serial monitor and this will display as a
// message on the display.

#include MD_MAX72xx.h;
#include SPI.h;

#define PRINT(s, v) { Serial.print(F(s)); Serial.print(v); }

// Define the number of devices we have in the chain and the hardware interface
// NOTE: These pin numbers will probably not work with your hardware and may
// need to be adapted

// IMPORTANTE Dalla versione 3.0.0. della libreria per questo particolare
// hardware usare FC16_HW e non PAROLA_HW come in altri esempi altrimenti le scritte saranno
// al contrario o tutte casuali.
#define MAX_DEVICES 4

#define CLK_PIN D5 // or CLK
#define DATA_PIN D7 // or DIN
#define CS_PIN D4 // or CS

// SPI hardware interface
// Arbitrary pins

// Text parameters
#define CHAR_SPACING 1 // pixels between characters

// Global message buffers shared by Serial and Scrolling functions
#define BUF_SIZE 75
char message[BUF_SIZE] = {"Hello!"};
bool newMessageAvailable = true;

void readSerial(void)
static uint8_t putIndex = 0;

while (Serial.available())
message[putIndex] = (char);
if ((message[putIndex] == ‘\n’) || (putIndex >= BUF_SIZE-3)) // end of message character or full buffer
// put in a message separator and end the string
message[putIndex] = ‘\0’;
// restart the index for next filling spree and flag we have a message waiting
putIndex = 0;
newMessageAvailable = true;
// Just save the next char in next location

void printText(uint8_t modStart, uint8_t modEnd, char *pMsg)
// Print the text string to the LED matrix modules specified.
// Message area is padded with blank columns after printing.
uint8_t state = 0;
uint8_t curLen;
uint16_t showLen;
uint8_t cBuf[8];
int16_t col = ((modEnd + 1) * COL_SIZE) – 1;

mx.control(modStart, modEnd, MD_MAX72XX::UPDATE, MD_MAX72XX::OFF);

do // finite state machine to print the characters in the space available
case 0: // Load the next character from the font table
// if we reached end of message, reset the message pointer
if (*pMsg == ‘\0’)
showLen = col – (modEnd * COL_SIZE); // padding characters
state = 2;

// retrieve the next character form the font file
showLen = mx.getChar(*pMsg++, sizeof(cBuf)/sizeof(cBuf[0]), cBuf);
curLen = 0;
// !! deliberately fall through to next state to start displaying

case 1: // display the next part of the character
mx.setColumn(col–, cBuf[curLen++]);

// done with font character, now display the space between chars
if (curLen == showLen)
state = 2;

case 2: // initialize state for displaying empty columns
curLen = 0;
// fall through

case 3: // display inter-character spacing or end of message padding (blank columns)
mx.setColumn(col–, 0);
if (curLen == showLen)
state = 0;

col = -1; // this definitely ends the do loop
} while (col >= (modStart * COL_SIZE));

mx.control(modStart, modEnd, MD_MAX72XX::UPDATE, MD_MAX72XX::ON);

void setup()

Serial.print("\n[MD_MAX72XX Message Display]\nType a message for the scrolling display\nEnd message line with a newline");

void loop()
if (newMessageAvailable)
PRINT("\nProcessing new message: ", message);
printText(0, MAX_DEVICES-1, message);
newMessageAvailable = false;

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