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A project log for E-ink Raspberry Pi display

A power-sipping all-purpose laptop

j0z0r pwn4tr0nj0z0r pwn4tr0n 03/11/2015 at 03:280 Comments

The display came in from Shenzen today. It is much thinner and lighter than I imagined. If you have ever tabbed solar cells, it seems to be only marginally thicker.

It still has the test image displayed:

I thought it was going to take significantly longer to arrive, so I haven't even put together the list of necessary components. I'm working on that now, these displays require some crazy voltages, plus plenty of passives to support the op-amps. The hardest part is the 39 pin FPC connector to mate to this ribbon cable:

I found the connector on DigiKey, I will update the component list whenever I get the rest of the parts sorted out.

The next step is to design up a PCB so I can do some testing. I'm thinking something like a breakout board with just the data lines exposed, but I'll have to see how feasible that actually is. The final product should have a shift register to reduce the number of pins needed to interface with the display, but I'm not sure if that will be fast enough. Only time and experimentation will tell.

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