Inkplate 6

Versatile, easy-to-use, Wi-Fi-enabled e-paper display

Jan 21, 2021

Project update 16 of 20

Introducing Inkplate 6's Big Brother

by David Z

Hello all,

Making Inkplate 6 was a great experience for the team, and we learned a lot from it. And, thanks to your feedback, we were able to improve our product. The most common requests were for a larger screen, more GPIO pins, and an on-board Real-Time Clock (RTC). With Inkplate 10, we’re delivering all three, plus a USB Type-C port!

Inkplate 10 is currently crowdfunding on Crowd Supply. It is an easy-to-use e-paper display board with a 9.7-inch screen. It’s quite similar to Inkplate 6, with the most notable difference being that larger display. As mentioned above, other differences include: 16 more GPIO pins thanks to an MCP23017 IO exapander, an on-board RTC based on the PCF85063A (with CR2032 battery holder), a USB Type-C port for power and programming, and a nicer power switch in form of a push button and a user programmable wake-up pin. See below for a detailed comparison of the two boards:

Inkplate 10Inkplate 6
Screen Size 9.7" 6"
Price $129 $99
Resolution1200 x 825 800 x 600
Total number of pixel990,000 480,000
All-in-one BoardYes Yes
Low-Power Mode22 μA 25 μA
Wi-FiYes Yes
BluetoothYes Yes
Battery ChargerYes Yes
Touch PadsThree Three
MicroSD slotYes Yes
GrayscaleYes Yes
Partial UpdateYes Yes
Refresh Time1.61 s 1.26 s
Refresh Time per Pixel1.62 μs 2.6 μs
USB connectorUSB Type-C Micro-USB
Available GPIO pins28 12
User button1 0
Peripheral modeYes Yes

The Inkplate 10 is currently available only through Crowd Supply, and we expect to ship by the end of April, 2021.

Thank you for your support!

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