Now makers and hobbyists can integrate e-paper into any project needing a display with a new e-paper shield starter kit from Pervasive Displays (PDi)
The e-paper shield kit is an excellent starting point for makers wanting to use an inexpensive, low power e-paper display in their design.
The firm has made the kit open-sourced. It features the Teensy LC microcontroller, and was created by SonikTech.
E-paper displays do not require a power source to maintain an image and give crisp, detailed text and images. Displays are fully readable in sunlight with no backlighting needed.
Three types of kit are available, each containing an adapter board designed with the popular, easy-to-use Teensy LC microcontroller. The adapter board is also compatible with any other microcontroller which uses the common SPI protocol to connect with the Pervasive Displays’ E2215CS062 e-paper screen.
E-paper works best at room temperature and a digital thermometer is included on the adapter board to communicate with the microcontroller via an I2C interface, the firm said.
Jarek Lupinski, SonikTech, said: “I want to make e-paper accessible to everyone and keep all code as open-source. Each pledge made to our Crowd Supply website earns a kit containing all the parts you need to get started using e-paper for your prototypes, designs, and installations. The project is running until the end of November so makers still have the chance to get their hands on one.”
The kit is available to purchase through the Pervasive Displays website or Crowd Supply website.