Install Dot Matrix on Raspberry Pi

Dot Matrix

The glyph playground of creativity from simple lines

Run from Menu: Menu -> Graphics -> Dot Matrix
Run from Terminal: flatpak run io.github.lainsce.DotMatrix

Fortunately, Dot Matrix is very easy to install on your Raspberry Pi in just two steps.

  1. Install Pi-Apps - the best app installer for Raspberry Pi.
  2. Use Pi-Apps to install Dot Matrix.


For the best chance of this working, we recommend using the latest version of Raspberry Pi OS, which is currently version Bookworm.
Raspberry Pi OS has 32-bit and 64-bit variants, both of which will run on most Raspberry Pi computers, including the Pi 3, Pi 4, and Pi5.
Dot Matrix will only run on PiOS 64-bit. Pi-Apps will not let you install Dot Matrix on PiOS 32-bit.

Install Pi-Apps

Pi-Apps is a free tool that makes it incredibly easy to install the most useful programs on your Raspberry Pi with just a few clicks.

Open a terminal and run this command to install Pi-Apps:

wget -qO- | bash

Feel free to check out the Pi-Apps source code here:

Install Dot Matrix

Now that you have Pi-Apps installed, it is time to install Dot Matrix.
First launch Pi-Apps from your start menu:

Then click on the Creative Arts category.

Now scroll down to find Dot Matrix in the list.

Just click Install and Pi-Apps will install Dot Matrix for you!

Pi-Apps is a free and open source tool made by Botspot and other contributors. Find out more at