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May 02, 2017

Thanks, an Example Project, and the Pilot PCB Run.

First of all: Thanks for supporting Paperino!

We are so glad to see all of you out there supporting this project. The feedback and questions that we’ve received so far are proof of the interest in ePaper. However we still need some more courageous supporters, so please help us spread the word!

In this update, check out an example Paperino project and see images from our pilot run of PCBs!

Example No. 1: A Connected IoT Desk Frame

Connected IoT Desk Frame.

In case you are still searching for a nice idea we prepared a first example: Let’s build a Connected, IoT Desk Frame!

This example makes use of the reflective properties of ePaper displays. By integrating the Paperino almost seamlessly into one of your favourite drawings, pictures or photos, the ePaper can become part of a larger, printed image, giving it some kind of magic IoT aura! In connection with a Particle Photon we can easily update parts of the screen triggered by web events:

  • Visualize your Gmail inbox status via a laughing or sad smiley (new mail received)
  • Show the song name and artist of your Spotify account
  • … (placeholder for one of your ideas here) …

Interested? Check out the project at hackaday: https://hackaday.io/project/21638-iot-connected-picturedesk-frame

Pilot Run Received

Pilot run PCB samples.

Yay! Our pilot run PCBs arrived. Finding a PCB manufacturer was not as easy as we hoped, mainly due to our special demands like:

  • red solder mask
  • ENIG finish (it just looks great with the red solder mask, right?)
  • 1 mm PCB thickness
  • half-cut holes / castellation (this was the deal breaker for most manufacturers)

Interested followers looking for some more technical details, please have a look at our detailed project log at Hackaday.io: https://hackaday.io/project/21551-paperino/log/58588-assembling-the-pilot-run

If you have any questions or comments please feel free to ask!

Cheers,

Rob

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$20

ePaper Display

Get an ePaper display with your name written on it (or anything else you'd like to see). Without a Paperino driver board you will not be able to change the image content and it will stay there forever. Your statement against fast-moving reality! (or a spare display)


$30

Driver Board with ePaper

A small driver module PCB, ready to be hooked-up to your own controller or incorporated onto your PCB. Including accelerometer, temperature sensor, and ePaper display. Soldering skills needed!


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Particle Shield (PnP)

A Plug-and-Play Micro ePaper shield for the Particle Photon, Electron, and Bluz from Bluz.io. Including accelerometer, temperature sensor, and ePaper display.


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Breakout Board

A universal ePaper breakout-board, ready to be wired-up on the breadboard with your own Arduino /-compatible MCU. Including accelerometer, temperature sensor, and ePaper display.

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