Waveshare ESP32-S3-Matrix Dev Board Features A 8×8 RGB LED Matrix with Attitude Sensors

Waveshare ESP32-S3-Matrix Dev Board Features A 8×8 RGB LED Matrix with Attitude Sensors

Waveshare ESP32-S3-Matrix Dev Board is an ESP32-S3-based development board that features an 8×8 addressable RGB LED Matrix(64 LEDs in total), 15 usable GPIO pins, and a 9-axis attitude sensor that can be used for robotics and motion control applications. In addition to that it is capable of doing UART, SPI, PWM, and more.

Previously we have covered many different types of development boards and display modules powered by the ESP32-S3, including Waveshare ESP32-S3-Tiny, Waveshare ESP32-S3 GEEKLILYGO T4 S3Adafruit Metro ESP32-S3, and many more feel free to check them out if you are interested in those.

Like other products from this company, this board comes with a detailed diagram showing all its parts. This makes it easy to find and fix any problems. They also provide another diagram showing the connections, so you can easily start using it or add other devices.

Waveshare ESP32-S3-Matrix Dev Board Specifications:

  • MCU: Espressif Systems ESP32-S3FH4R2
  • CPU: Dual-core Tensilica LX7 @ up to 240 MHz with vector instructions for AI acceleration
  • Memory:
    • 512KB RAM
    • 2MB PSRAM
  • Storage: 4MB QSPI flash
  • Connectivity:
    • 2.4 GHz WiFi 4
    • Bluetooth 5.0 LE with support for long-range, up to 2Mbps data rate, mesh network
  • LED Matrix: 8 x 8 Addressable RGB LEDs
  • Sensor: QMI8658C 6D MEMS IMU with 9-axis sensor
    • 3-axis accelerometer
    • 3-axis gyroscope
    • 3-axis magnetometer
  • Connectivity and Interfaces:
    • Up to 15x multi-function GPIO pins via 2x 10-pin headers with 2.54mm pitch
    • Peripheral interfaces include SPI, I2C, UART, ADC, PWM
  • Antenna: 3D PCB Antenna
  • Power Management: ME6217C33M5G low dropout LDO capable of delivering 800mA (Max)
  • Additional Features:
    • Additional onboard Dout pin (for connecting External LEDs)
    • RESET button, and BOOT button
  • Dimensions: 25 x 25 mm

For software, you can program the board using ESP-IDF, Arduino IDE, or MicroPython, which are available online. More information like the pinout diagram, installation guide, examples, and other resources can be found on their wiki page.

The Waveshare ESP32-S3-Matrix board is available for $15.99 on Amazon (including shipping), $10.26 on Aliexpress plus shipping, and directly from the Waveshare store for $8.99 (excluding shipping).

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