Makers and electronic enthusiasts searching for a small ePaper display may be interested to know that the FeatherWing monochrome ePaper display is now available to purchase directly from the online Adafruit store priced at $24.95. Offering a 2.13″ monochrome (black and white) display with a resolution of 250×122 black pixels on a white-ish background. The small display measures 61.3mm x 40.2mm x 6.7mm in size and even includes a microSD socket enabling you to store images, text files or anything else relevant to your project. Adafruit explains a little more about the new arrival.
“Easy e-paper finally comes to your Feather, with this breakout that’s designed to make it a breeze to add a monochrome eInk display. Chances are you’ve seen one of those new-fangled ‘e-readers’ like the Kindle or Nook. They have gigantic electronic paper ‘static’ displays – that means the image stays on the display even when power is completely disconnected. The image is also high contrast and very daylight readable. It really does look just like printed paper!
We’ve liked these displays for a long time, and they’re just about Feather sized, so wouldn’t a custom e-paper FeatherWing make a ton of sense? This ‘Wing is tested to work with all of our Feathers, from the ESP8266 to the M0. It has built in memory buffering so it can work with chips as small as the ’32u4 and ‘328. It does use a lot of pins: the 3 SPI pins, and up to 4 control pins to manage the SD card slot and SRAM.”
For full specifications in purchasing options jump over to the online Adafruit store by following the link below.
Source: AdafruitFiled Under: DIY Projects, Hardware