Getting Started with the SmartLED Shield for Teensy

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Software Installation

Note: This example assumes you are using the latest version of the Arduino IDE on your desktop. If this is your first time using Arduino, please review our tutorial on installing the Arduino IDE. If you have not previously installed an Arduino library, please check out our installation guide.

Teensyduino Add-On

If you haven't used Teensy before, you'll need to download and install the extension for the Arduino IDE called Teensyduino from PJRC. This will also install the drivers for the board. Follow the instructions on installing the add-on before continuing on.

Install Library

Louis Beaudoin has written an amazing library to control the RGB LED matrix panels. You can obtain these libraries through the Arduino Library Manager. Search for SmartMatrix and you should be able to install the latest version. If you prefer downloading the libraries manually you can also grab them from the GitHub repository:

Library Overview

For an overview of the functions, check out documentation in the file from the GitHub repository.