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LoL Shield - Green

**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.

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.

  • 126 individually controlled green LED's
  • Great DIY solder project
  • Arduino compatible


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  • Hi Sparkfun,
    This is a fun piece of hardware. I bought one and ended up making a web application and some other tools to make animations for it. I called the application: Lol Shield Theatre
    Hope that's useful to someone :)

  • This has been out of stock for a while... Any idea on when it'll come back? I signed up for the Autonotify a couple weeks ago...

  • Soldering LEDs will never be the same...
    Wish there'd be larger versions, RGBs or with 1 mm surface-mounted LED's!

  • Wow - when will this thing be back in stock? I understand it is a lot of leds, but hopefully soon?

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