16×16 LED Matrix

Finished product

This is a 16×16 RGB LED matrix, made of 256 WS2812B LEDs. It’s powered by a Raspberry Pi and can display images and animations. With a game controller attached, it can play games.

The pictures below show how I built the frame.

Painting the base plate
Painting the base plate
Drawing the scale
Drawing the scale
Ordered a custom picture frame
Ordered a custom picture frame
Assembled frame
Assembled frame
Frame with glass front and baseplate
Frame with glass front and baseplate
Making the grid
Making the grid
Completed grid
Completed grid
Testing the LEDs
Testing the LEDs
Sticked the first line of LEDs
Sticked the first line of LEDs
All strips sticked on
All strips sticked on
Soldering complete
Soldering complete
Mounting the Raspberry Pi
Mounting the Raspberry Pi
Relieved that it actually lights up
Relieved that it actually lights up
Assembled back side
Assembled back side
Testing with a PC power supply while waiting for the actual one to arrive
Testing with a PC power supply while waiting for the actual one to arrive
Complete
Complete
Hello!
Hello!
Artwork by Eboy
Artwork by Eboy
Beach

Drop

Fire

Diamond Sword
Diamond Sword
Link
Link
Mario
Mario
Pacman

Space Invader

Working clock
Working clock
It’s a Raspberry Pi, so why not use the USB port for a gamepad?
It's a Raspberry Pi, so why not use the USB port for a gamepad?
Tetris

Snake

This project was inspired by Jeremy William’s Game Frame. My code can play all animations that work with the Game Frame. Find my source code, a parts list and build notes on github. I also published these pictures to imgur.

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