29. 8x16 Matrix Module(EF05029)#

29.1. Introduction#

8 x 16 Matrix module is a kind of 8 x 16 matrix screen that can display numbers, commonly used letters and symbols with scrolling-displaying function.


29.3. Characteristic#

Designed in RJ11 connections, easy to plug.

29.4. Specification#

Item Parameter
SKU EF05029
Connection RJ11
Type of Connection IIC
Working Voltage 3.3V

29.5. Outlook#


29.6. Quick to Start#

29.6.1. Materials Required and Diagram#

Connect the 8x16 Matrix module to the IIC port in the Nezha expansion board as the picture shows.


29.7. MakeCode Programming#

29.7.1. Step 1#

Click “Advanced” in the MakeCode drawer to see more choices.


We need to add a package for programming, . Click “Extensions” in the bottom of the drawer and search with “PlanetX” in the dialogue box to download it.


Note: If you met a tip indicating that the codebase will be deleted due to incompatibility, you may continue as the tips say or build a new project in the menu.

29.7.2. Step 2#

29.7.3. Code as below:#


29.7.5. Result#

The expresssions display on the 8x16 matrix module.

29.8. Python Programming#

29.8.1. Step 1#

Download the package and unzip it: PlanetX_MicroPython

Go to Python editor


We need to add matrix.py for programming. Click “Load/Save” and then click “Show Files (1)” to see more choices, click “Add file” to add matrix.py from the unzipped package of PlanetX_MicroPython.

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29.8.2. Step 2#

29.8.3. Reference#

from microbit import *
from matrix import *
matrix = MATRIX()
x, y = 0, 0
while True:
    for y in range(8):
        for x in range(16):
            matrix.set_matrix_draw(x, y)

29.8.4. Result#

Each LED lights on from the sequence of left to right and up to down, then they light off after all the LEDs light up.

29.9. Relevant File#

29.10. Technique File#