Now you can add eInk displays to your favorite single-board Linux computers! This tutorial will show you how to wire and run the RePaper eInk displays in the Adafruit shop on a Raspberry Pi or BBB
The RePaper development boards from Pervasive Displays come with a driver board that is powered from 3V and has level shifting on all the I/O pins so it can be used with 5V microcontrollers such as the Arduino. The PCB also has a lot of driver circuitry required to keep the display running smoothly such a temperature sensor, FLASH memory and ZIF socket. All signals are broken out to a 20 male socket header on the left. A 20 pin socket/socket cable is included to make wiring easier and there’s also some extra-long header so you can plug these wires into a header or a breadboard.
The displays are available in 1.44″, 2″ and 2.7″ diagonal sizes with resolutions of 128×96, 200×96 and 264×176 pixels. These are intended for use as small dynamic signage in grocery stores since a barcode displayed on it can be scanned by a laser barcode-reader. The display does not require any power to keep the image and will stay ‘on’ without any power connection for many days before slowly fading. Of course, its also daylight readable and is very high contrast. This makes it excellent for data-logging applications, outdoor displays, or any other ultra-low power usages
Repaper/PDI have provided a suite of example code for Raspberry Pi and BeagleBone Black.
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