So, I’ve got a hobby project I’d like to build using Mesh, and I’m looking for a decent-sized e-ink/e-paper display with touch screen input to act as the control surface.
I’ve been googling around and I can find cheap panels on Alibaba, but I need something a little more finished and noob friendly.
I’m wondering if any of y’all know of any ~6" e-ink panels with touch interfaces that will work with an Argon/Xenon. Something that has a driver board already that I can talk to over UART or SPI or something. Ideally it’d be 3 color (black, white and red) and have an integrated backlight option, but those features are optional.
Thoughts? I know there are a few e-ink threads, but none of them seemed to fit what I was trying to do.
I’ve got a pretty old motor home and I want to modernize the living quarters. I want to monitor the levels in 3 water tanks (black, grey, fresh), propane levels, battery draw, etc. I’d also like to make the interior lights “smart” i.e. controllable from the control panel and my phone (using Bluetooth).
I like to go “boondocking” or off the grid camping, so power consumption is super important. I want a display/control surface that can always be displaying data, but that draws very little juice. The Xenons doing the monitoring will also be sleeping most of the time.
The idea is that I create icons for each of the things I’m monitoring (water level, etc) that will get updated once an hour, once a day, etc. But I’d also like to be able to use the screen to control interior lighting and A/V equipment (hence the touch panel).
I’m also just looking for a fun project to hack on and I’ve wanted to do e-ink for a while. “Purpose fit” is important, but not the most important thing, as this is just a fun, hobby project. I thought about using a Raspberry Pi and one of the LCD touch panels, but they’re power hungry and I feel like I want more of a challenge than that.