Ignoring the fact that they made the mistake of turning a two film story into three films, The Matrix is cool. Regardless of what my wife says.
So I decided it was vital that I get the Matrix text “rain” on my little 12V LCD screen. A quick Google and I found ‘CMatrix’ written by Chris Allegretta. This can be easily installed on the Pi using apt-get. I’m using the standard Raspbian image but I guess it will work for other distributions.
Here is CMatrix running on my 3.5inch LCD screen :
So are you ready?
I’m trying to free your mind, Neo. But I can only show you the door. You’re the one that has to walk through it.
To install CMatrix simply type the following command line :
sudo apt-get install cmatrix
Once installed you can run it using :
While CMatrix is running you can press various keys to adjust the display.
a: Toggle asynch mode
b: Enable partial bold text
B: Enable all bold text
n: Disable bold text
0-9: Change update delay
You can change the text colour using the following symbols :
! – red
@ – green
# – yellow
$ – blue
% – magenta
^ – cyan
& – white
) – black
and finally for anyone who prefers a video to a page of text here is something I uploaded to YouTube showing my screen in action :