I have an issue with understanding array; ive ask my tutor/lect to explain it to me but they rant on another level and thats not helpful to me so I hope somebody here will - especially the last part at the bottom where it ask "// if the pixel for this row and column is a 1"... I am not sure what to put in that section.. any help would be great - ive attached the assignment sheet for reference

this is my assignment so far:

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import java.util.Scanner; import billboard.BillboardInterface; import billboard.DigitalBillboardFrame; /** * Partial solution for Stage 1 of the digital billboard * * @author Darren Jones (10132281) * @version 2011 2 */ public class ArraysBillboard { private static final int LETTER_WIDTH = 5; private static final int LETTER_HEIGHT = 12; private static final int GAP = 1; private static final int[][] _s = { {0, 0, 0, 0, 0}, {0, 0, 0, 0, 0}, {0, 1, 1, 1, 1}, {1, 0, 0, 0, 0}, {1, 0, 0, 0, 0}, {0, 1, 1, 1, 0}, {0, 0, 0, 0, 1}, {0, 0, 0, 0, 1}, {1, 1, 1, 1, 0}, {0, 0, 0, 0, 0}, {0, 0, 0, 0, 0}, {0, 0, 0, 0, 0} }; private static final int[][] _p = { {0, 0, 0, 0, 0}, {0, 0, 0, 0, 0}, {1, 1, 1, 1, 0}, {1, 0, 0, 0, 1}, {1, 0, 0, 0, 1}, {1, 0, 0, 0, 1}, {1, 0, 0, 0, 1}, {1, 0, 0, 0, 1}, {1, 1, 1, 1, 0}, {1, 0, 0, 0, 0}, {1, 0, 0, 0, 0}, {1, 0, 0, 0, 0} }; private static final int[][] _a = { {0, 0, 0, 0, 0}, {0, 0, 0, 0, 0}, {0, 1, 1, 1, }, {1, 0, 0, 1, 0}, {1, 0, 0, 1, 0}, {1, 0, 0, 1, 0}, {1, 0, 0, 1, 0}, {1, 0, 0, 1, 0}, {1, 1, 1, 0, 1}, {0, 0, 0, 0, 0}, {0, 0, 0, 0, 0}, {0, 0, 0, 0, 0} }; private static final int[][] _r = { {0, 0, 0, 0, 0}, {0, 0, 0, 0, 0}, {1, 0, 1, 1, 0}, {0, 1, 0, 0, 1}, {0, 1, 0, 0, 0}, {0, 1, 0, 0, 0}, {0, 1, 0, 0, 0}, {0, 1, 0, 0, 0}, {0, 1, 0, 0, 0}, {0, 1, 0, 0, 0}, {0, 0, 0, 0, 0}, {0, 0, 0, 0, 0} }; private static final int[][] _e = { {0, 0, 0, 0, 0}, {0, 0, 0, 0, 0}, {0, 1, 1, 1, 0}, {1, 0, 0, 0, 1}, {1, 0, 0, 0, 1}, {0, 1, 1, 1, 0}, {1, 0, 0, 0, 0}, {1, 0, 0, 0, 1}, {1, 1, 1, 1, 0}, {0, 0, 0, 0, 0}, {0, 0, 0, 0, 0}, {0, 0, 0, 0, 0} }; public static void main(String[] args) { String text; Scanner keyboard = new Scanner(System.in); // initial size of the display in pixels final int WINDOW_WIDTH = 300; final int WINDOW_HEIGHT = 120; // size of the grid for the digital billboard final int BB_WIDTH = 50; final int BB_HEIGHT = 30; // create a billboard BillboardInterface billboard = new DigitalBillboardFrame( "SCSS", WINDOW_WIDTH, WINDOW_HEIGHT, BB_WIDTH, BB_HEIGHT); // we will make letters 5 cells wide and 12 high final int LETTER_WIDTH = 5; final int LETTER_HEIGHT = 12; // and leave a 1 cell gap between letters final int GAP = 1; final int START_X = 11; final int START_Y = 8; String inputText; // first make sure the display is blank billboard.allOff(); // forever for(;;) { // get a message from the user keyboard = new Scanner(System.in); System.out.print("Enter a 5 letter word made up of a,e,p,r,s: "); inputText = keyboard.nextLine(); // first make sure the display is blank billboard.allOff(); // for each letter in the message int x = START_X; int y = START_Y; writeText(billboard, x, y, inputText); billboard.redisplay(0); } } private static void writeText(BillboardInterface billboard, int x, int y, String text) { for(int i = 0; i < 5; i++) { writeLetter(billboard, x, y,(text).charAt(i)); x += LETTER_WIDTH + GAP; } } private static void writeLetter(BillboardInterface billboard, int x, int y, char c) { // display the i_th letter switch(c) { case 's': write_s(billboard, x, y); break; case 'p': write_p(billboard, x, y); break; case 'a': write_a(billboard, x, y); break; case 'r': write_r(billboard, x, y); break; case 'e': write_e(billboard, x, y); break; default: } } private static void write_s(BillboardInterface billboard, int x, int y) { billboard.turnOn(x+1, y+2); billboard.turnOn(x+2, y+2); billboard.turnOn(x+3, y+2); billboard.turnOn(x+4, y+2); billboard.turnOn(x, y+3); billboard.turnOn(x, y+4); billboard.turnOn(x+1, y+5); billboard.turnOn(x+2, y+5); billboard.turnOn(x+3, y+5); billboard.turnOn(x+4, y+6); billboard.turnOn(x+4, y+7); billboard.turnOn(x, y+8); billboard.turnOn(x+1, y+8); billboard.turnOn(x+2, y+8); billboard.turnOn(x+3, y+8); } private static void write_p(BillboardInterface billboard, int x, int y) { billboard.turnOn(x+1, y+2); billboard.turnOn(x, y+3); billboard.turnOn(x, y+4); billboard.turnOn(x, y+5); billboard.turnOn(x, y+6); billboard.turnOn(x, y+7); billboard.turnOn(x, y+8); billboard.turnOn(x, y+9); billboard.turnOn(x, y+10); billboard.turnOn(x, y+11); billboard.turnOn(x+4, y+3); billboard.turnOn(x+4, y+4); billboard.turnOn(x+4, y+5); billboard.turnOn(x+4, y+6); billboard.turnOn(x+4, y+7); billboard.turnOn(x+1, y+8); billboard.turnOn(x+2, y+8); billboard.turnOn(x+3, y+8); billboard.turnOn(x, y+2); billboard.turnOn(x+2, y+2); billboard.turnOn(x+3, y+2); } private static void write_a(BillboardInterface billboard, int x, int y) { billboard.turnOn(x, y+3); billboard.turnOn(x, y+4); billboard.turnOn(x, y+5); billboard.turnOn(x, y+6); billboard.turnOn(x, y+7); billboard.turnOn(x+1, y+2); billboard.turnOn(x+2, y+2); billboard.turnOn(x+3, y+3); billboard.turnOn(x+3, y+4); billboard.turnOn(x+3, y+5); billboard.turnOn(x+3, y+6); billboard.turnOn(x+3, y+7); billboard.turnOn(x+1, y+8); billboard.turnOn(x+2, y+8); billboard.turnOn(x+4, y+8); } private static void write_r(BillboardInterface billboard, int x, int y) { billboard.turnOn(x, y+2); billboard.turnOn(x+1, y+3); billboard.turnOn(x+1, y+4); billboard.turnOn(x+1, y+5); billboard.turnOn(x+1, y+6); billboard.turnOn(x+1, y+7); billboard.turnOn(x+1, y+8); billboard.turnOn(x+2, y+2); billboard.turnOn(x+3, y+2); billboard.turnOn(x+4, y+3); } private static void write_e(BillboardInterface billboard, int x, int y) { billboard.turnOn(x, y+3); billboard.turnOn(x, y+4); billboard.turnOn(x, y+5); billboard.turnOn(x, y+6); billboard.turnOn(x, y+7); billboard.turnOn(x+1, y+8); billboard.turnOn(x+2, y+8); billboard.turnOn(x+3, y+8); billboard.turnOn(x+4, y+7); billboard.turnOn(x+1, y+5); billboard.turnOn(x+2, y+5); billboard.turnOn(x+3, y+5); billboard.turnOn(x+1, y+2); billboard.turnOn(x+2, y+2); billboard.turnOn(x+3, y+2); billboard.turnOn(x+4, y+3); billboard.turnOn(x+4, y+4); } private static void writeArray(BillboardInterface billboard, int x, int y,int[][] pixels) { for(int row = 0; row < pixels.length; row++) { for(int col = 0; col < pixels[row].length; col++) { // if the pixel for this row and column is a 1 // then call turnOn for the grid cell that // corresponds to this pixel } } } }