Adafruit 2.13" Monochrome eInk / ePaper Display FeatherWing - 250x122 Monochrome with SSD1680

Product ID: 4195
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1-9 $22.50
10-99 $20.25
100+ $18.00


Easy e-paper finally comes to your Feather, with this breakout that's designed to make it a breeze to add a monochrome eInk display. Chances are you've seen one of those new-fangled 'e-readers' like the Kindle or Nook. They have gigantic electronic paper 'static' displays - that means the image stays on the display even when power is completely disconnected. The image is also high contrast and very daylight readable. It really does look just like printed paper!

We've liked these displays for a long time, and they're just about Feather sized, so wouldn't a custom e-paper FeatherWing make a ton of sense? This 'Wing is tested to work with all of our Feathers, from the ESP8266 to the M0. It has built-in memory buffering so it can work with chips as small as the '32u4 and '328. It does use a lot of pins: the 3 SPI pins, and up to 4 control pins to manage the SD card slot and SRAM.

The FeatherWing sports a 2.13" monochrome (black and white) display with 250x122 black pixels on a white-ish background. The monochrome displays take a lot less time to update than our tri-color e-Ink displays, only a couple of seconds instead of 15 seconds!

Using our CircuitPython or Arduino libraries, you can create a 'frame buffer' with what pixels you want to have activated and then write that out to the display. Most simple breakouts leave it at that. But if you do the math, 250 x 122 pixels x 2 colors = 7.6 KBytes. Which won't fit into many microcontroller memories. Heck, even if you do have 32KB of RAM, why waste 8KB?

So we did you a favor and tossed a small SRAM chip on the back. This chip shares the SPI port the eInk display uses, so you only need one extra pin. And, no more frame-buffering! You can use the SRAM to set up whatever you want to display, then shuffle data from SRAM to eInk when you're ready. The library we wrote does all the work for you, you can just interface with it as if it were an Adafruit_GFX compatible display.

We even tossed on a MicroSD socket so you can store images, text files, whatever you like to display. Comes assembled and tested with socket headers that you can plug your Feather right into, no soldering required!

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Technical Details

Uses SSD1680 chipset for driving E-Ink display

Revision History:

  • As of April 27, 2020 we're selling a version with SSD1680 chipset, instead of the SSD1675 chipset. Firmware code will need to be updated as they are not code compatible.
  • As of Feb 25, 2020 we're selling a version with a slight fix where the A5 pin was not connected to both sides of the 2x16 header

Product Dimensions: 61.3mm x 40.2mm x 6.7mm / 2.4" x 1.6" x 0.3"

Product Weight: 13.8g / 0.5oz

RoHS 2 2011 65 EU Compliant
RoHS 2 2015 863 EU Compliant


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