Inkplate 6COLOR – Versatile and Easy-to-use Wi-Fi Enabled 5.8-inch e-Paper Color Display

Inkplate 6COLOR – Versatile and Easy-to-use Wi-Fi Enabled 5.8-inch e-Paper Color Display

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Versatile, easy-to-use, Wi-Fi-enabled 5.8″ e-paper COLOR display

Continuing the glory of inkplate series, crowd supply has launched a new board Inkplate 6COLOR includes a 5.8-inch display offering users a resolution of 600 x 448 pixels with 7 colors directly available in the form of Black, White, Red, Yellow, Blue, Green, and Orange. Designed with simplicity in mind, it addresses all of the challenges that e-paper brings with it.

These Inkplate boards contain all of the bits and pieces you need to get started, including a Wi-Fi microcontroller, microSD slot, extra input/output pins, Real Time Clock (RTC), Li-ion battery charger, and more. As for the screen, Inkplate 6COLOR has a slower refresh time compared to other Inkplate boards, but it compensates for that with a beautiful multicolor screen.

Key Features

  • A 5.8-inch, 600 x 448-pixel color e-paper display, with an active area of 114.9 mm x 85.8 mm
  • Seven colors are directly available (Black, White, Red, Yellow, Blue, Green, Orange)
  • SPI communication
  • Dithering algorithms built into the Arduino library, so you can show any color using the seven existing colors
  • 128 DPI (Dots Per Inch)
  • the manufacturer datasheet specifies a 25 second refresh time, but our real-life observed refresh time is 10-11 seconds

Other features include dithering algorithms built into Arduino library, so you can show any color using 7 existing ones. Moreover, an on-board ESP32 microcontroller with integrated Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0 (BLE), extremely low-energy, battery- or USB-powered operation (including a 25 µA sleep state) that wrings days, weeks, or months out of a single charge, MicroSD card reader from which Inkplate 6PLUS can pull images to display, Real-Time Clock onboard and additional GPIO pins.

more information: https://www.crowdsupply.com/e-radionica/inkplate-6color

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Mike is the founder and editor of Electronics-Lab.com, an electronics engineering community/news and project sharing platform. He studied Electronics and Physics and enjoys everything that has moving electrons and fun. His interests lying on solar cells, microcontrollers and switchmode power supplies. Feel free to reach him for feedback, random tips or just to say hello :-)

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