Most people know e-ink or e-paper displays from reading devices like the „Amazon Kindle“.
For a few months there are e-paper displays available that can be directly accessed by an Arduino or a Raspberry Pi.
One popular e-paper display kit is the „Repaper display kit“, that is available with displays in different sizes (between 1.44” and 2.7”).
More information can be found here: http://repaper.org/reference.html
I bought the 2.7″ version. Here is what is included in the kit:
-one e-paper display 2.7″ from Pervasive Displays
-and a wiring kit
wiring info and drivers can be found here:
-Raspberry Pi / Beaglebone users, use this link:
-Arduino users go this way:
So if you have everything wired correctly and loaded and installed all the drivers, you can run some demos:
And you also can try, what will happen to the display, when you remove the power supply – the display information will be retained 🙂
around 40€ for the epaper kit
wiring and setup time: around 30min to one hour