Expanding the range of available eInk or ePaper products available from the Adafruit online electronic store, the company has this week announced the availability of its 2.7 inch Tri-Color eInk display with SRAM. Once added to your desired application red, black and white are available to display data updates and more.
Priced at $32.50 the Adafruit 2.7″ Tri-Color eInk display offers a resolution of 264×176 pixels and supports both CircuitPython and Arduino libraries for easy installation straight out of the box. Simply create a ‘frame buffer’ using the pixels you want activated and write that out to the display and it’s even got a handy SRAM chip positioned on the rear. Saving your precious microcontroller memory for more important tasks, Adafruit explains a little more.
“Easy e-paper finally comes to micro-controllers, with this breakout that’s designed to make it a breeze to add a tri-color 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!”
For more details, full specifications and purchasing options jump over to the Adafruit online store. If you enjoy building Pi projects you might be interested in our comprehensive list of Raspberry Pi displays, HATS and small screens.
Source: AdafruitFiled Under: DIY Projects, Hardware, Top News