Makers and Raspberry Pi enthusiasts interested in building their very own eInk display or smart mirror maybe interested in a new project by Ben Roe which utilises a Raspberry Pi Zero W costing roughly $10 together with a 7.5 inch Waveshare E Ink display price of around $49, a microSD card, and a micro USB power adapter.
The project uses the open source MagicMirror2 platform, but creator Ben has also written code that adapts the software to run on black and white E Ink displays. Jump over to the Maker Tutorials website for all the code you require to build your very own Raspberry Pi smart mirror or eInk display and links to the MagicMirror2 platform, by following the link below or Github where the code is also available.
Ben has also finished off his smart display with a 3D printed frame creating a fantastic desktop information centre using the wireless low powered Raspberry Pi Zero W mini PC. If you enjoy building Pi projects you might be interested in our comprehensive list of Raspberry Pi displays, HATS and small screens.Filed Under: DIY Projects, Top News