Maker Josh King has created a new Raspberry Pi Zero project which has transformed the mini PC into a customisable E-Ink name badge or rather a PiE-Ink name badge.
To create the next generation name badge Josh has combined a Raspberry Pi Zero, a PaPiRus 2″ e-ink HAT, an Adafruit Powerboost 1000c, and a LiPo battery. Watch the video below to learn more.
Josh explains more about the project :
Want to decorate your chest with something amazingly dorky? Want to stand out in a crowd? How about earn some serious geek cred, and the wonderment of your peers? HAVE I GOT THE THING FOR YOU!The
Introducing the PiE-Ink Name Badge – a Raspberry Pi Zero Python Powered E-Ink Linux Name Badge (what a mouthful!). A full wearable linux computer system on your chest! ThisBeginners may want to take on an easier project – as this requires soldering, some linux-knowledge, coding, and is generally a little more complex. But hey – who am I to stop you? Do what you want!
If you fancy building your very own Josh has published an in-depth Instructables tutorial which is available with full instructions and components required. If you enjoy building Pi projects you might be interested in our comprehensive list of Raspberry Pi displays, HATS and small screens.