PiLite - Lots of LEDs for the Raspberry Pi

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About this product

Overview

  • Fun and practical with task such as display your emails or tweets in real time, scroll messages that can be seen at a distance
  • Open source firmware with option to build in extra functions
  • Multi function - Scroll text, bar graph, VU meter & graphics

Product overview

• Fun and practical with task such as display your emails or tweets in real time, scroll messages that can be seen at a distance
• Open source firmware with option to build in extra functions
• Multi function - Scroll text, bar graph, VU meter & graphics
• 14 x 9 matrix of LEDs
• It's serial so can be used with any TTL micro, radio or PC interface
• Dimensions: 85mm x 55mm x 13.7mm
• Low current consumption 49mA maximum

The Pi Lite is a large LED matrix display for scrolling text and graphics. It's an exciting way to get a Raspberry Pi to do something physical and fun. It's an easy plug in add on, so no soldering or special skills are required.

The Pi Lite mixes the highly popular Arduino "Lots of LED's" shield by Jimmy Rogers with the world of the Raspberry Pi. Using standard serial communications (@9600bps), it's really simple to send text and graphics to the 126 LED's. The matrix is powered from an ATMega328p processor which means all the processing of driving the 126 LED's is off loaded from the Pi's processor. This frees the Pi's processor and GPIO for other functions.

Features:

• On board ATMega328p
• High quality gold plated PCB
• 126 White LEDS
• Data is driven by the Pi serial UART
• Runs at 5 volts off the Pi supply
• Preloaded software, can be used out of the box to display the following:
• Scrolling Text
• Bar Graph
• Meter
• Frame buffer
• Individual Pixels
• Pre-built / Plug and Code
• Ability to install 6 pin ISP or 6 pin FTDI Headers to the ATMega328P for firmware upgrades or your own sketches
• ATMega328p analog pins are broken onto standard holes (just like the Jimmy Roger shield)
• I2C from the ATMega328p is available on pins A4 and A5 for daisy chaining of Pi-Lite to create a bigger display


The documented web sites for this product do not work. An 'Account suspended' message is returned when trying to access the manufacturers site. Indeed none of the sites listed on the packaging work. Any information on how to use this product.

Asked by: Engineer
Indeed I also just bought this add-on only too find the site of the producer out of action. I suggest reading this site http://www.raspberrypi-spy.co.uk/?s=Pi-Lite
Answered by: retrorich
Date published: 2017-06-04
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