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Aurora runs on SmartMatrix, a beautiful music visualizer, dynamic art display, video game art display.

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Aurora runs on SmartMatrix, a dynamic LED art display and music visualizer.


SmartMatrix is a self-contained 32x32 pixel LED matrix display for music visualization, dynamic patterns, pixel art, and more!

Customize what's on the screen with the included remote control: choose what's playing, show a clock or message on top, and change settings, all from the remote. You don't need a computer or phone to control what's on the screen.


  • Procedural pattern viewer
  • Animated GIF slideshow viewer
  • Remote control, allowing for ease of use.
  • Optional Clock display in the foreground, over animation and pattern slideshows (requires real-time clock chip).

Demo Video

SmartMatrix Demo Video


See SmartMatrix Shield Installation in the Aurora Wiki for instructions on how to load the pre-compiled Aurora program onto the Teensy 3.1

See Compiling in the Aurora Wiki for instructions on how setup the Arduino IDE and all the libraries that are needed to compile Aurora.

More Information


If you have any problems using Aurora (crashes, glitches, etc), please search the Aurora Issue Tracker before creating a new issue.

If you have any problems Compiling Aurora, please make sure all the required libraries are properly installed. Please refer to Installing Additional Arduino Libraries, and SmartMatrix External Libraries for more troubleshooting information.


Many thanks to all of the fantastic hardware and open source software libraries used in Aurora!

A huge thank you to all of the projects and open source software that are used in and inspired Aurora!

Thanks to these fine game companies for allowing us to use and distribute their pixel art to showcase Aurora!

Tiny Barbarian Tiny Barbarian by StarQuail Games
Chasm Chasm by Discord Games

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