8×8 RGB LED Array Flexible WS2812B Matrix – (Adafruit NeoPixel compatible)
This low cost 8×8 LED matrix uses the popular WS2812B addressable LED also known as “Neopixel” and are mounted on a flexible black PCB.
For advanced NeoPixel fans, we how have a bendable, Flexible 8×8 NeoPixel LED Matrix! Control all 64 ultra-bright LEDs using a single microcontroller pin, set each LED as you wish to scroll messages or draw little images. This matrix has a thick flexible PCB backing that can be gently bent and curved around surfaces
You can use this matrix just like any other NeoPixel-compatible product.
With 64 LEDs, you can have up to 4A of current draw if all the LEDs are on bright white. You can use our 5V 4A, 5V 2A or even a 5V 10A power supply. For portable use, if you are drawing less than 3A, try out this 5V@3A UBEC,
We also have a flexible NeoPixel Matrix in 8×32 if you love that 4:1 aspect ratio or if you plan to make huge displays as we have done in our meeting room.
It’s worth noting: Flexible PCBs are not designed for repeated flexing! While we think this product may work in wearables or other situations where the matrix is bent around, we do not offer any guarantees or refunds if you end up cracking the LEDs or traces! This is for advanced users only, who already know how to use NeoPixels and are comfortable with the high current requirements and protecting the matrix from damage. There are no returns, refunds or replacements for damaged product. You cannot cut these panels into custom shapes as data/power lines run through the entire body of the PCB.
To use these with your project you will want to use the popular Adafruit neopixel library.
The PCB has 3 sets of wires soldered to the rear:
- 5V – RED
- GND – WHITE
- DOUT – GREEN
They can be daisy chained using the included jst connectors and each panel has a separate power and ground so they can be powered individually.