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



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