st2000 wrote:User (here) thor17 posted about a chip you might be interested in. It appears to be a good candidate if you go for a matrix design. Look for HT1632C chip specifications on the web.
Nice find st2000! I'll look for thor17's post. These are pretty inexpensive and seem to do a lot. http://www.ebay.com/itm/10x-HT1632C-Driver-Chip-LED-Dot-Matrix-Unit-Board-4-x-13Pin-256-kHz-New-/110740711967#vi-content