I am currently working on a led matrix display project. It is not prebuilt and it will be built it using individual leds. The size is 16x16.
I have been searching about on how to drive the display and I have found out that a popular way is by daisy chaining max7219 chips. But the problem is, that chip is not available here in my area.
I am thinking of using 74595 shift registers instead since they are available here. I'm planning to connect two registers to control the columns and another two to control the rows so that I can show my output through multiplexing.
Is my plan okay? Or are there other chips that are being used to drive matrix displays (I will look at my local shop if those chips are available). Thanks!!