Electronic enthusiasts, makers, developers and hobbyists searching for a LED Backpack may be interested to know that Adafruit is now stocking both 7 and 14 segment LED Backpack boards without the LEDs. Allowing you to add your exact configuration depending on your application.
The LED backpacks feature an HT16K33 I2C LED driver, they’re simple and easy to use, and Adafruit offers a library for the backpacks to get you up and running in under half an hour, with numbers and letters displaying. Adafruit explains “if you’ve been eyeing matrix displays but hesitated because of the complexity, this is the solution you’ve been looking for!”
“Like our other LED backpacks, these are end-to-end stackable and by soldering the address jumpers on the back you can have up to 8 backpacks all sharing the same two I2C wires! Comes with a fully tested and assembled LED backpack & 4-pin header. Some light soldering is required to attach the header and, of course, the display.”
The new LED backpack boards are now available to purchase for $6 directly from the online Adafruit store via the link below.