App note: Driving electronic paper displays (E-paper)

Silicon Labs’ app note on driving E-paper with their EFM32 micro. Link here (PDF) Electronic Paper Displays (EPDs) are types of displays that are reflective and bistable. Reflective in this case means that they rely solely on ambient light and does not use a backlight. Bistable is the property of retaining an image even when […]

Making an e-Paper Etch-a-Sketch

Scott Baker has been working on making an Etch-a-Sketch using modern e-Paper displays and optical encoders: Above you can see my prototype. I’m using a 4.2″ e-Paper display from Gooddisplay, together with the Waveshare breakout board. I have a couple of ENS1J-B28-R00128 optical encoders that I attained on eBay. I specifically chose these encoders instead […]

Fascinating details of Waveshare e-paper displays

Erich Styger has a nice write-up on Waveshare e-paper displays: I have used E-Ink displays in projects three years ago, but from that time the technology has greatly evolved. That time displays were hard to get, expensive and difficult to use. Now things seem to change with e-ink displays available to the maker market :-). I’m […]