Parola for Arduino

Parola is an Arduino-based modular scrolling text display using MAX7219/21 LED matrix display controllers. The display is made up of any number of identical modules that are plugged together to create a wider/longer display.
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Created by Marco Colli
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Parola is a modular scrolling text display using MAX7219/21 LED matrix display controllers. The display is made up of any number of identical modules that are plugged together to create a wider/longer display.

  • Text left, right or center justification in the display
  • Text scrolling, entry and exit effects
  • Control display parameters and animation speed
  • Support for hardware SPI interface

 

The aim was to create a 'lego-like' approach to LED matrix display, using standard 8x8 LED matrices. The software supports this flexibility through a scalable approach that only requires the definition of the number of modules to adapt existing software to a new configuration.

The Parola downloads are located here.

The Parola software has a dependency on the MD_MAX72xx Arduino library found here. The library implements functions to simplify the implementation of text special effects on the LED matrix.

Parola discussion on the Arduino forum.

Questions and comments for Parola on Tayda Forums is here

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