May 27, 2014

Build an LED Matrix Dice with Arduino

If you're often choosing random numbers to make decisions, play board games or just enjoy games of chance then it can be inconvenient to store or carry various type of die, cards, coins and so on. As an experiment in random numbers, Walter Anderson has replaced all those and more with his Arduino-based unit.

Walter's device can emulate coin tosses, various die, cards from a playing deck, generate random passwords and much more. The entire unit fits neatly in a small enclosure and uses two compact LED matrices for display output. In the following video Walter runs through all the modes available:

A neat device that can add fun to games night and more. You can check out the code and schematic from the project page. And for more, we're on facebooktwitter and Google+, so follow us for news and product updates as well.

Looking for a small yet useful OLED display for your Arduino (or Raspberry Pi)? You can get a lot more detail with an OLED - such as our 128x128 pixel OLED Module. With a diagonal size of 1.5" and 16,384 colours to select from, so almost anything is possible. Furthermore there's a microSD card socket, and removable tabs on each side which can hold LEDs and buttons:

And using the module is made simple - we have tutorials and drivers for both the Arduino and Raspberry Pi platforms - great for experimenters or those who use both systems. Furthermore, check out the forum where members are already creating modified drivers to rapidly increase the display speed. For more information including our Quickstart guides - and of course to order - visit the OLED Module product page.

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