×

Hello and Welcome! If you have a technical question please check out our Forums. If you have an order or shipping question please refer to our Customer Support page. Please see all COVID-19 updates here and thank you for your continued support.

Inkplate

Added to your shopping cart

A powerful, Wi-Fi enabled ESP32 microcontroller makes this six-inch e-paper display – recycled from a Kindle e-reader – incredibly easy to control. Just plug in a USB cable, open Arduino IDE, and change the contents of the screen with few lines of code.

With Inkplate 6, our goal is to make e-paper accessible to hobbyists and DIY product designers by offering a plug-and-play hardware platform that has it all:

  • A 6-inch, 800x600 pixel e-paper display with support for greyscale, partial updates, and accelerated refresh cycles
  • An on-board ESP32 microcontroller with integrated Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 (BLE)
  • Extremely low-energy, battery- or USB-powered operation (including a 25 µA sleep state) that wrings days, weeks, or months out of a single charge
  • A MicroSD card reader from which Inkplate 6 can pull images to display
  • Three capacitive touch pads
  • A form factor that's optimized for the design of custom enclosures
  • Additional GPIO pins, easyC/Qwiic compatibility, and support for I²C and SPI
  • Arduino libraries (100% compatible with Adafruit GFX) and a MicroPython module that facilitate the rendering of text, images, and line art

Whatever your e-paper idea might be, as long as it’s compatible with a six inch screen, Inkplate 6 probably represents your quickest path to it. And even if you’re working toward something larger or smaller, Inkplate 6 can still save you some headaches while you’re prototyping.

  • A dual-core microprocessor
  • 8 MB of RAM
  • 4 MB of flash
  • Integrated Wi-Fi & Bluetooth 4.0 (BLE)
  • Physical Interface:
    • Three capacitive touch pads
    • Hardware power switch
    • One LED battery indicator
    • Hardware reset button
  • Connectors: Micro USB, easyC, and GPIO
  • Wired Connectivity: USB, I²C, and SPI
  • USB to UART converter: CH340C
  • Storage: MicroSD card reader
  • Power Management:
    • Based on Texas Instruments (TI) TPS65186
    • MCP73831 lithium battery charger with a standard JST connector
  • Temperature Sensor: Internal TPS65186

Tags

Comments

Looking for answers to technical questions?

We welcome your comments and suggestions below. However, if you are looking for solutions to technical questions please see our Technical Assistance page.

Customer Reviews

No reviews yet.