Newt

A low-power, open source, 2.7-inch IoT display powered by an ESP32-S2 module and featuring SHARP's Memory-in-Pixel (MiP) screen technology

Jun 01, 2022

Newt Assembly is Complete, Shipping Soon to Backers!

A lot has happened since our last update: code modifications, continued parts shortages, and factory shutdowns; however, we've persevered through the challenges are we are still on track to make our ship-by dates. Read on for the latest information. Read the full update.


Jan 27, 2022

Finalized List of Onboard Software Features (and Three Hours Left for Reduced Shipping!)

Thank you to our backers! We're at over 350% of our funding goal, and we're so excited about getting Newt assembled and into your hands. If you're still on the fence about ordering Newt, now is the time to finalize your purchase. Free US shipping and $12 international shipping goes up to $8 and $18 when the campaign ends. This update also includes a list of of software features that will ship to backers! Read the full update.


Jan 11, 2022

Component Procurement, Software Updates, and Other Notes

The latest on procurement and development, plus questions from the community. Read the full update.


Dec 29, 2021

We Funded! And More News About Newt.

Thank you to everyone that pledged to purchase Newt, watched a stream, liked an update, or told a friend. We would not have reached our funding goal without your support. We're excited about continuing our work on Newt and getting it into your hands as soon as possible. To that end, let's talk about the software that ships with Newt. We wanted to build software that was both functional and showcased the "art of the possible". Here's what we've developed so far. Read the full update.


Dec 22, 2021

First Week FAQ

I recently participated in a few livestreams) leading up to the launch, so this update is a dive deep into a few of the questions that were asked during those streams. Read the full update.


Dec 16, 2021

We Are Live!

Newt is a battery-powered, always-on, wall-mountable display that can go online to retrieve weather, calendars, sports scores, to-do lists, quotes...really anything on the Internet! Newt is powered by an ESP32-S2, which means you can write your own code in Arduino, CircuitPython, MicroPython, or ESP-IDF. We wanted to build a device that takes smart displays to the next level, so we ditched the E-Ink screen typically seen in other low-power displays and instead built Newt with a SHARP Memory-in-Pixel (MiP) LCD. MiP technology takes the low power consumption and daylight readability we love about E-Ink screens and combines them with the crispness and sub-millisecond refresh rates of OLED displays. Come check it out! Read the full update.

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