E-ink wifi display project featured on Hacker News

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E-ink wifi display project featured on Hacker News

Post by jumasheff » Tue Jun 14, 2016 7:14 am

Project description: https://davidgf.net/page/41/e-ink-wifi-display
HN comments: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=11894613

How hard is it to port the project to uPython?

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Re: E-ink wifi display project featured on Hacker News

Post by pythoncoder » Tue Jun 14, 2016 8:07 am

Porting that looks interesting but probably non trivial. As a partial alternative we have an e-ink diver for the Pyboad https://github.com/peterhinch/micropython-epaper.git which can run in a micropower environment. The driver is fairly large and also requires a significant amount of RAM (8K) for the frame buffer so I have my doubts whether it could be ported to the WiPy or to ESP8266 boards. A solution might be to link a Pyboard to one of these boards, or to use a CC3000/CC3100 module with a Pyboard.
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Re: E-ink wifi display project featured on Hacker News

Post by jumasheff » Tue Jun 14, 2016 8:28 am

@pythoncoder got it, thank you.

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