Has anyone looked at turning the smart matrix into a typical scrolling message display? IE: you can program in a variety of messages with various effects and have each message play for a certain amount of time.
Right now I am working with a 16x96 matrix and my thought is to have a series of .msg files on the sd card. The main loop of the program will simple process these .msg files and display the messages accordingly. Each .msg file will define the message to display, font, scroll direction, background image, etc.
It occurred to me that I might be reinventing the wheel here, so I was wondering if anyone knows of a project that does something similar to this, that I could perhaps contribute to rather than start from square two. (I say square two because the smart matrix library already does the hard stuff).
After I’ve hammered out the basic functionality I plan to add support for configuring messages (or at least a “playlist” with an IR remote control, and maybe an app that will allow users to easily create the .msg files and copy them to the sd card)