A project log for E-Ink Display Adapter

Using a replacement Kindle screen with an Arduino/whatever

sapirsapir 10/12/2015 at 19:433 Comments

Just placed an order for the project components from (Farnell distributors in Israel), except for the FPC connector itself which isn't in stock, so I ordered it from AliExpress. And except for the PCB itself, which I still have to finish fixing and verifying.

Some of the project's component choices were influenced by stuff not being in stock when I was planning the PCB. Sometimes the components had different footprints, so it influenced the PCB, too.


sapir wrote 10/12/2015 at 20:24 point

well I haven't seen the connector yet... I do have solder paste and a hot air gun though (Atten 858D off ebay) so maybe that'll help.

is there an advantage to doing it with another LT1945? it was way more expensive than the 78L15.

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mauer wrote 10/13/2015 at 06:30 point

No advantage... just a bad choice, haha. I thought it is easier to use two lt1945's. The 78L15 consumes more power, but thats insignificance compared to the total power consumption.

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mauer wrote 10/12/2015 at 20:19 point

I made my own board with two LT1945 instead of the 78L15's. After soldering all components i started to solder the fpc connector on the pcb. The pins are so small i couldn't solder it with my iron. I'm still looking for a solution to solder the connector to the board. Have you thought about how you are going to solder the fpc connector?

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