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This product has been retired from our catalog and is no longer for sale.

This page is made available for those looking for datasheets and the simply curious. Please refer to the description to see if a replacement part is available.

Replacement: None. This product is in the middle of getting revised but we don't have a replacement yet. This page is for reference only.

Description: The LoL Shield is a charlieplexed LED matrix for the Arduino. The LEDs are individually addressable, so you can use it to display anything in a 9×14 grid. Scroll text, play games, display images, or anything else you want to do.

Since this is a shield, you will need an Arduino for this project. The LoL Shield is just a board with LEDs and headers on it, so you need something to control them. Once you have the Arduino, it’s as simple as downloading the LoL Shield Library and programming something fun. The library takes care of the complicated mess of driving a charliplexed display, so you just need to set x and y coordinates to on or off. If you would like to set animations manually you can download the ODS file here.

Features:

  • 126 individually controlled white LEDs

  • Great DIY solder project
  • Arduino compatible

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Comments 1 comment

  • Hold off on this one. I’ve got the green LoL shield, and I picked this one up as well. The LEDs in this are not flat on the bottom like in the green shield. The leads do not enter the epoxy package straight, they first make a 90 degree turn which creates two little bumps running down the middle of the bottom. This make it very hard to get all of the LEDs aligned and give it a nice professional look.


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