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8x8 Two-color LED Matrix

With an ATmega328P

8x8 Two-color LED Matrix
This article describes an alternative method for driving a matrix consisting of a large number of LEDs, while using only a few I/O lines from a microcontroller. As an example application for this circuit, a small game was developed in which an LED can be directed across the matrix using a joystick.An LED matrix is a good starting point to gain experience in the details of driving LEDs, in this case, using Charieplexing.
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Component list
Main Board
R1,R5 = 390Ohm
R2,R3,R4,R6 = 10kOhm
R7 = 1kOhm
JOY1 = 2-axis joystick 2x10kOhm w. pushbutton (e.g. Conrad Electronics # 425637-89, matiching button # 710047-89)
C1–C11 = 100nF, 5mm pitch
D1 = 1N4004
LED1 = LED, red, 5 mm
T1 = BC547
IC1 = ATmega328P-PU, programmed, Elektor # 130146-41
IC2 = 7805
IC3,IC4,IC5 = 74HC595
IC6 = 74HCT04
9-V battery w. holder
PCB # 130146-1 [1]
Display Board
R1–R16 = 120Ohm
LD1–LD64 = dual LED green/red, IF = 10 mA (e.g. Conrad Electronics # 156269-89)
SV1,SV2,SV3 = 8-pin pinheader
PCB # 130146-2 [1]

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