Today we are happy to release two different Triple-Color E-Ink Displays for Raspberry Pi. They are the 2.13” Triple-Color E-Ink Display for Raspberry Pi and the 2.7” Triple-Color E-Ink Display for Raspberry Pi.
These displays are very fun to use because the pictures on the screen can be customized when they are powered on and after powering off, the pictures will stay on the screen for a long time. This means there is no need for electricity for the displays to retain pictures, unlike traditional LCD displays where they need electricity to run. There is another advantage of using these displays and that is they can be clearly displayed under direct sunlight with very high contrast and ultra-wide viewing angle. Also, each pixel can display red, white and black colors.
These pixels are arranged on the displays as follows:
- 2.13” Triple-Color E-Ink Display for Raspberry Pi – 212×104 pixels
- 2.7” Triple-Color E-Ink Display for Raspberry Pi – 264×176 pixels
The power consumption of these displays is very low, so you don’t need to worry about draining of battery when Raspberry Pi is powered via a battery.
These displays are interesting to use because they are just like pi hats. They can be easily plugged into the Raspberry Pis via the Raspberry Pi GPIO header and they communicate with Raspberry Pi with the 4-wire SPI interface. Also, there is an additional I2C Grove interface onboard to allow you to connect to other I2C modules when building your projects.
We have added a voltage conversion module to the board so that you can conveniently use both 3.3V and 5V modules with the onboard I2C Grove connector. And it’s very fun to use the onboard user buttons where you can switch between images very quickly and easily!
We have released two Triple Color E-Ink displays before and both of them are Grove based modules.
You can learn more about these display modules by visiting this blog.
These modules also function the same as our new display modules, but one difference is that when using a Raspberry Pi for your projects, our new modules can be used with a Raspberry Pi directly as a Pi hat whereas our previous Grove E – Ink display modules need a Base Hat to communicate with a Raspberry Pi. Also, there is no voltage conversion options and user buttons on our previous E – Ink Displays.
Here are the pinout diagrams of the Grove – Triple Color E-Ink Displays.
So that is it for this week’s product release. Hope you all enjoyed! Stay tuned for more products releasing in the future!