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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).
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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.
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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.
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Here
http://www.sparkfun.com/products/10304
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Thanks, Mike. But 2 x 10 characters isn't much, huh? Like you said.
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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.
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