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A display technology that uses electric fields to move particles within a viscous fluid, also known as Electro-Phoresis. E-Ink is one particular brand name. E-ink has the advantages of low power and persistent display (once power is removed).

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Hacking an e-paper price tag

I've got an e-paper price tag from a friend of mine and I'd like to know if it's possible to change the display contents? On the back it says its a Solu M from 2017,...
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OLED (or other) screens combined with e-ink

About ten years ago there was a startup called PixelQi that developed a combination between an LCD and an e-ink screen. When using such a screen in normal (low-light) conditions, you would not notice ...
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Why do IPS/OLED need to be covered with glass when e-paper does not?

I wonder why the major criteria of comparison of IPS/OLED displays is how reflective they are, but e-paper seems just to "enjoy" direct incoming light without that side effect. I've tried ...
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What is the infrared controller in Nook Simple touch?

I got an old Nook Simple Touch from my brother and it worked before. But it has been covered with mold so I removed the plastic case and it still boots, but cannot respond to any of my touch. I found ...
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Correct wiring of MOSFET in e-ink display driver board

I'm trying to integrate an e-ink driver board schematic into my design that includes a AVR MCU and a handful of other components. Due to physical size, I'm trying to avoid additional boards so I'm ...
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Adafruit eInk Display and ESP32 Huzzah

I have an ESP32 Huzzah board from Adafruit and am trying to control a 2.19" flexible eInk display to no avail. While the screen occasionally updates, the full black and white "clear" screens work but ...
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Low power, low profile binary indicator

I am looking to find a way to communicate an alarm on a tiny device with a very low profile low power consumption component. The alarm is binary in nature, basically it is either on or off. LED does ...
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E ink display reading values

I want to create a project which involves reading of values of pixels on e ink display. I know there are e ink with touchscreen inputs but I was wondering whether it is possible to use only an e ink ...
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Temperature Limits of an E ink Display?

I'm playing around with E-ink displays and I have a project in mind that would have to subject the display to extremely high temperatures (around 110 degrees Celsius). The display does not have to be ...
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1.54 e-ink without driver PCB [closed]

I want to know if it is possible to use this raw e-ink display with Arduino. Is it possible to directly connect cables from this ribbon cable to Arduino without any driver PCB and control it with 3 ...
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E-Ink External Manipulation

Can I 'write' on an existing E-Ink screen using an external electric field? I tried simply applying 12 V DC with two probes to a shard of a broken kindle display, which did not influence its shade in ...
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Eink powerline cutoff

I'm experimenting with an eink panel (ED060SC4), powered by a TPS65185EVM. It's all working well exept when i'm done updating the panel image and I have shutdown the power chip, there is still some ...
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Problems understanding a MOSFET Switch

I'm currently dealing with a circuit for communication between a Microcontroller and an e-ink Display. It uses an SPI-Bus. The display is from PervasiveDisplays, and at the bottom of this website http:...
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How to drive a E1144CS021 (EPD display)?

I was searching for EPD displays and came across this Pervasive Displays EPD, but after searching in the manufacturer's website, I couldn't find any information on how to actually use it. There are ...
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Why not use monochrome LCDs instead of E-ink?

Recently I've been reading about E-ink displays and the benefit over LCDs, as I understand it, is that there is no backlight in E-ink displays and thus, physical light is reflected, making reading ...
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How does E-Ink Work?

Can someone explain how this really works? I don't understand those bubbles, and how you get different colors on this type of screen, or it is only black&white, does it works similar to ...
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What is this display technology called?

I saw this display on Adafruit. They describe it as a mix of an e-ink (the low power consumption) and an LCD (the fast response time). And further as "a matt silver background, and pixels show up as ...
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Driving 50-pin e-ink display with one chip?

I'm trying to connect this 50-pin e-ink display to an Atmel ATmega328p for a hobby project. The biggest design challenge I'm facing is connecting all the pins from the display to the MCU in an ...
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Why does E-ink displays have to do a full-screen refresh to remove ghosting?

E-ink readers (like a Kindle) has been out for years, but even now after several generations of the products, all of them still does a full-screen refresh to remove the ghosting. I can't find the ...
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What are some of the segmented displays with the lowest power consumption?

I have to select a low-power display for a solar-powered digital clock. I have looked into numerous technologies, including e-ink. However, I was still unable to compare between them due to the lack ...
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What factors are limiting form factor of e-ink displays?

Please help me understand what engineering problems are currently limiting e-ink displays from reaching sizes let's say comparable to sizes of standard LCD screens. I originally thought there are ...
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E-Ink screen pixel update

How noisly common E-ink screens when they update pixel ? I mean do they have strobe signal or something like this, or they update exact pixel using pixel coordinates ?
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How electronic price tag works?

Today I was in Tesco in my city and I saw something quite interesting, that was electronic price tag: I don't know how it happend, but on a parking I found this price tag in my basket beneath some ...
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Building An E-Ink Wall

The Idea When I heard about Mirasol and Electrowetting the first time, I considered this techniques to be useful for building a wall-hung touch screen where you can show notes, calendarings, drawings ...
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Do transparent electronic paper displays exist as a commercial product?

Is there a such thing as a transparent electronic paper display that is commercially available ? I've found that Samsung has a transparent LCD, but I haven't been able to find any examples of ...
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Single cell e-ink type components?

I'd like to make my own binary watch, and something pretty small. Using surface mount LEDs would work but they use a lot of energy (~30mA a piece for something I'd consider reasonably bright) so there'...
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What are some cheap 8-10 inch displays? [closed]

I am looking for a display that is 8-10 inches across diagonally, low power, preferably colour and refresh rate isn't an issue. I would want to display text on it, so I need something with a decent ...
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Large to medium size e-Ink Display for prototyping [closed]

I have been doing research in finding various raw screens for prototyping, stuff like e-ink, color e-ink and OLED screens. Then I saw this earlier post: Gumstix with an e-ink screen So after one ...
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ARM and dual e-ink displays [closed]

Is it possible to have an ARM SBC drive two e-ink displays? With the low costs e-readers like the B&N Nook Touch, I am interested in buying two just to extract the e-ink displays. The only ...
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Why does "flashing" prevent ghosting on E-Ink displays?

Anybody who owns an E-Ink device (like a Kindle) will be familiar with the phenomenon of "flashing" -- basically, when turning a page, the device will first flip all of the pixels to black, then draw ...
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what are some dirt cheap, small e-ink displays? [closed]

I'm looking for an e-ink display (pixel-based) that is as cheap as humanly possible, and tiny, yet still a fully pixel-based display that can refresh within a hundred milliseconds. The "custom ...
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Gumstix with an e-ink screen

I really want to develop on a gumstix with an e-ink display, but $3000 for a development board is a bit steep for me right now, especially since I just want to get a prototype out so I can see what ...
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