Inkplate 6PLUS

by e-radionica

Versatile, easy-to-use, Wi-Fi-enabled 6-inch e-paper display with a touchscreen and frontlighting

View all updates Jul 13, 2021

Funded & future steps

by David Z

Hello everyone,

Inkplate 6PLUS has just recently been successfully funded - a big thank you goes out to everyone who supported the project (either by backing, sharing or talking about it). Thanks to you, we have exceeded our goal, and we look forward to delivering another nice Inkplate board to you as soon as possible.

Focus on parts procurement

It’s no secret that electronics parts have been in great shortage for a while now. This hits all types of business in this niche, both small and large ones. Because of that, since right after the campaign ended we’ve been focusing on buying the electronic parts needed for the boards. As we anticipated that the shortage was going to get worse, we already have some in stock, but not all. We are going to use all our capabilities and experience to avoid any delays, but as mentioned in the Risks & Challenges section of the campaign, there is still a significant risk there, considering the chaos with supply chains right now. The good news is that we have secured the e-paper panel supplier stock, so there should be no issues in that area.

Arduino library

Arduino library for Inkplate 6PLUS has already published with release 3.0.0. (bug fixed at 3.0.1.) and it is ready to be used. It implements the standard functions of the family of Inkplate boards, all contained in various examples to demonstrate the simple usage. Additional examples have been specifically added for the Inkplate 6PLUS to explain how to use the touchscreen and the front-lighting:

  • Basic Touchscreen Draw - will draw lines on screen as you drag your fingers across it. Works for 2 fingers simultaneously.
  • Basic Touchscreen Serial - will dump touch data to the Serial monitor. Works for two fingers.
  • Basic Touch In Area - examples that shows how to determine if touch has occurred in a specified area.
  • Basic Frontlight - shows how intensity of set front-lighting LEDs in 64 steps.

Don’t forget to refer to the documentation for all relevant details.

Open source files

The open source files are in the final checking stage now and will be published soon enough in Inkplate 6PLUS Hardware repository for Schematics, BOM and gerber files, also for the 3D printable enclosure.

Thank you all for your support, we will keep you posted on future updates.

e-radionica.com team

About the Author

David Z

davidzovko  ·   Osijek, Croatia


$41,408 raised

of $15,900 goal

260% Funded! Order Below

Product Choices

$159

Inkplate 6PLUS

One all-in-one, 6-inch e-paper board with a touchscreen and backlighting.


$179

Inkplate 6PLUS With 3D-Printed Enclosure

One all-in-one, 6-inch e-paper board with a touchscreen and backlighting. Includes a 3D-printed enclosure.

Credits

e-radionica

e-radionica.com/e-r.io is a company oriented to makers community. We design & manufacture electronic boards and add-ons for hobbyists, companies and schools. We manufacture our designs in-house, provide educational content at the blog and open-source everything(from hardware to Fritzing & Eagle libraries).


David Zovko

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