10x10 Matrix

Hi there,

I’m working on a small project of 10x10 Matrix.

My goal is to use wled to use some of the existing effects and to show some text on the Matrix. I’m searching for the best way to send text to my Matrix but i’m not sure which one is the best ? Json API ? If I want to animate some text also, what is the best way to do it ?

Thanks !

Hi!

Looks awesome!
WLED itself does not yet have any 2D effect support, the sound reactive fork has some pretty cool 2D effects, but still no text support.
What I would recommend is a free PC pogram called Jinx!, it allows you to set scrolling text, any image or some nice effects and even overlay them. It can interface to WLED wirelessly e.g. via E1.31!

Hi !

Thanks for your answer, I will try this software ! I will try to look on E1.31 documentation also because my aim is to drive my matrix with a raspberry and hass.io. I will update this post with the things i found.

I am just in the process of connecting Jinx to Wled via a 16x16 matrix. First attempt connected great usng E1.31 however no light effects were displayed on the matrix. The Wled app informed me everything was connected and the orange greeting lights extinguished but no patterns unfortunately.
I just need to experiment… :confused:

Make sure you have set an Output Patch (just below the Output devices entry in the Setup menu) and make sure it starts at channel 0. Can be a bit fiddly at times and will often reset to 98 or another illogical channel value for some reason.

Thanks. Yes I managed to patch the first 170 leds for universe 1 although creating a second universe on the same IP didn’t light the remainder of the the matrix in spite of setting Wled for 256 pixels. The manual for Jinx doesn’t make it clear on creating and integrating 2 or more universes to light a larger matrix panel. I also must check the panel layout and set that correctly. I think it runs left to right then dropping a line and right to left. Probably the snake setting.
I’m obviously doing things wrong but just need to put some hours in testing the setup.

Did you get this working? I’m completely lost at the moment… I’ve set the IP-address under Output Devices (Unicast) to 192.168.0.61 (Universe 1 right now) with 510 channels.

Is there anywhere I can check that WLED is receiving data from Jinx?

D’oh! Now I feel stupid, but I’ll write it anyway to let other people know.

At the bottom of the “Setup” menu, there’s a “Start Output” option. You need to check that in order to send data. I was expecting a big “Start”-button, but I didn’t find it so I figured Jinx was sending data no matter what.

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