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This isn't your typical LED bar graph; this is a behemoth! This RGB bar graph features an impressive 48 segments of high-brightness LEDs. This common anode bar graph is perfect for projects requiring display meters with higher accuracy for reading a power charge, volume peak or signal strength. It should be mentioned that this board does not have a very compact footprint, so be sure to prepare to use a bit of space.
Each segment in this bar graph has an RGB LED behind it allowing each segment to be any color you’d like. This requires control of 144 LEDs. We recommend some (possibly complex) charlieplexing practices be implemented before using this part. Additionally, to help get everything set up we've added the footprint to this bar graph in our Eagle Library. Just click the Eagle icon at the top of the page.
Note: The Datasheet provided below has the blue and green color pins switched. This won't cause anything to break; just be sure to assign the colors correctly so no weirdness occurs.
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Skill Level: Noob - Some basic soldering is required, but it is limited to a just a few pins, basic through-hole soldering, and couple (if any) polarized components. A basic soldering iron is all you should need.
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If it requires power, you need to know how much, what all the pins do, and how to hook it up. You may need to reference datasheets, schematics, and know the ins and outs of electronics.
Skill Level: Competent - You will be required to reference a datasheet or schematic to know how to use a component. Your knowledge of a datasheet will only require basic features like power requirements, pinouts, or communications type. Also, you may need a power supply that?s greater than 12V or more than 1A worth of current.
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