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PaPiRus is a Raspberry Pi HAT module that brings you affordable ePaper displays. Add low power display tech to your project today!
PaPiRus is a Raspberry Pi HAT module that brings you affordable ePaper displays. Add low power display tech to your project today!
PaPiRus is a Raspberry Pi HAT module that brings you affordable ePaper displays. Add low power display tech to your project today!
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New code, individual ePaper Screens now available to purchase + new 1.9" & 2.6" screen.

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Hi Backers,

Over the past six months, we've been dedicating time to improving PaPiRus further which you can read more about below. 

New code

Since our last update, a new team member, called Francesco, has now joined us.

We've been working hard with community members on producing more guides & software for PaPiRus. A special mention goes to Ton Van Overbeek for all the effort & help he's put into developing the PaPiRus code. It's all freely available on GitHub.

Highlights of the fixes we've made:

  • Wake on alarm with RTC has been completed and there is example code available
  • Breakage detection is now enabled
  • The code for digital temperature sensor and thermal watchdog has been redone 
  • Text can now be positioned wherever on the screen
  • Plus lots more work has been done on the repository

We've also prepared a brief blog post detailing assembly tips for PaPiRus:

Individual ePaper Screens available for sale

New ePaper Screens
New ePaper Screens

 

One of the issues we've heard from customers since the launch of PaPiRus is that if you damage the ePaper display, the only way to get a new one is by purchasing the whole PaPiRus kit again. Obviously, this isn't ideal for customers. That's why we're now selling the individual screens on our site to solve this issue. 

We've also introduced two new screen size for the PaPiRus; a 1.9" and 2.6" ePaper display. At the moment, we only have stock of the 1.9" screen. The 2.6" will be coming soon. 

If you're interested in purchasing an individual screen, they are available here

Raspberry Pi Zero W

Members of the Pi community have been asking if the PaPiRus Zero is compatible with the new Raspberry Pi Zero W. We're happy to say that it is :-)

Adafruit

For our American PaPiRus supporters, we're excited to announce that both PaPiRus HAT and PaPiRus Zero are now available in Adafruit. 

As always, if you have any questions, please let us know :-)

All the best, 

The Pi Supply Team

scott soong, Jeremie Lariviere, and 6 more people like this update.

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    1. Nik Milosevic on

      Never got my first one, why would I look to buy a second! Doesnt matter found another source.