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Nick Gammon

Does anyone know if the "e-ink" type LCD display (eg. as used in the Kindle and similar) can be purchased stand-alone?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electronic_paper

You might use one as a status display, or sign maybe, where the low power consumption would be a big advantage (it only needs power to change what is displayed).
Please post technical questions on the forum, not by personal message. Thanks!

More info:
http://www.gammon.com.au/electronics

Coding Badly

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Feb 09, 2012, 12:10 am Last Edit: Feb 09, 2012, 12:14 am by Coding Badly Reason: 1

What I remember from searching about a year ago: Yes, it is possible to purchase a display.  However, they are very expensive in small counts.

I vaguely recall someone on the forum writing about one...  There it is...
http://www.arduino.cc/cgi-bin/yabb2/YaBB.pl?num=1281399593
http://www.rustynailworkshop.com/Projects/Entries/2010/8/9_Arduino_Powered_Kent_Display.html
http://rustynailworkshop.com/Projects/Entries/2010/8/21_E-ink_Sign_(or_Wireless_E-mail_Count_Display).html

Edit: Another link added.

Grumpy_Mike

There is one I saw a few months ago, it was only twenty pounds or so but I was not very impressed with the size or resolution. I will look for the link to see if I can find it.


Nick Gammon

Thanks, Mike. But 2 x 10 characters isn't much, huh? Like you said.
Please post technical questions on the forum, not by personal message. Thanks!

More info:
http://www.gammon.com.au/electronics

Nick Gammon


What I remember from searching about a year ago: Yes, it is possible to purchase a display.  However, they are very expensive in small counts


Thanks for the info.
Please post technical questions on the forum, not by personal message. Thanks!

More info:
http://www.gammon.com.au/electronics

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