eInk Connector Shield

Hello everyone,

a few weeks ago I found a 2.7 Inch e-Paper Display provided by Embedded Artists: http://www.embeddedartists.com/products/displays/lcd_27_epaper.php. It supports Arduino and is cheap EUR29 compared to other solutions in that size available in the web.

When I hook i up to an Arduino UNO R3 it looks like this, which is described in their document “Embedded Artists 2.7 inch E-paper Display & Arduino UNO”:



I don’t really like these kind of setups. Well they are good for prototyping, but to build a nice setup e.g. to run this together with me BLE-Shield it is not movable and more or less a little fragile. The idea I came across with is a small shield, of course.



There is not much on it, but using this little Shield the display can be attached easily and even with the smaller cable provided by embedded artists. The shape is that crippled, since it fits on top of the Yun as well, even though the Arduino Sketch does not yet work on the Yun or Leonardo.


Please let me know if you are interested in making a real product out of it and even attach something useful on the empty space. Maybe SPI flash or an SD-Card connector




6 Responses to eInk Connector Shield

  1. Rafe November 17, 2013 at 15:51 #

    Interesting stuff. When (if!) I get time I’d like to look at how difficult it’d be to drive the ePaper display from a BLE112/3.

  2. Dan November 17, 2013 at 19:05 #

    This display looks almost the perfect size to pair with one of those Nintendo DS digitizers, but I wonder if that would affect visibility.

  3. MiguelAngel October 10, 2014 at 10:27 #

    Hi Michael,

    I’m really interested in your shield because I have the same problem of using the display but its too messy without a shield.

  4. Thomas Stroeter June 28, 2016 at 21:47 #

    Hallo Michael,
    Hast du schon Erfahrungen mit dem waveshare Display gesammelt? Hat zumindest par Kabel weniger 🙂


    Gruß aus der Stadt am Rhein,

    • Michael Kroll July 29, 2016 at 13:25 #

      Hallo Thomas
      nein, das habe ich noch nicht angeschaut. Sieht aber interessant aus, vor allem wegen der wenigen Anschlüsse.
      Lass mich doch von Deinen Erfahrungen damit wissen.

      Danke und Gruss

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