Electronic enthusiasts, hobbyists, and developers may be interested in a new small electronic paper display that is compatible with the Arduino platform. The aptly named Inkplate 2 launched this month via Kickstarter and is now available to support worldwide shipping. Featuring a high contrast screen, it is capable of displaying images and text in three colours: red, black and white.
The electronic paper technology does not use any force when displaying the image; Only changing the contents of the screen uses energy. This makes it amazingly energy efficient. 8uA in low-power mode efficiently, to be exact, say the creators at Soldered Electronics. Early pledges at special prices are now available for the electronics project from around $35 or £29. (according to current exchange rates).
The Inkplate 2 is an Arduino-compatible board that features a 2.13 x 3-color e-paper display. It is a Plug ‘n’ Play device, programmable via USB port, and controlled by an ESP32 microcontroller. Moreover, it connects to the internet via WiFi or Bluetooth. Since it only uses 8uA in low power mode, it can last for months on a single Li-ion battery charge. It is simple enough for beginners to use, but also offers a lot of features and a simple platform for advanced users. Inkplate 2 contains it all in a small size plate. “
Small screen for electronic paper Inkplate 2
If the Inkplate 2 crowdfunding campaign successfully raises the required pledge target and the complete work progresses smoothly, it is expected to ship worldwide sometime around April 2023. To learn more about the Inkplate 2 electronic paper mini display project, check out the promotional video below.
“It’s a tool that connects to the internet and displays the data you program to display. With such incredible flexibility, Inkplate 2 is a maker’s dream, giving you the freedom to code and develop a huge portfolio of projects from scratch. Imagination is the only limit you can do with Inkplate 2.”
“Electronic paper plates are pretty cool, right? So, what’s the point? Why aren’t they in every maker’s drawer already? Well, electronic paper plates are just too complicated to use, from a hardware and software perspective. Inkplates 2 is here to solve both of those challenges. The Inkplate hardware is Plug ‘n’ Play If you don’t want to know more, don’t.
Plug it in using the included USB cable to your computer and it simply works. This is it. The electronic paper plate on the Inkplate 2 has a diameter of 2.13 with a resolution of 212 x 04 pixels. That’s 111 dpi! Moreover, it can display three colors (red + black + white) at the same time. “
For a full list of all available early bird specials, stretch targets, additional media and full specifications for the electronic paper mini offer, go to the official Inkplate 2 crowdfunding campaign page by visiting the link below.
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