M5Paper v1.1 is M5Stacks latest core device with a touch enabled E-ink display. Powered by the ESP32-D0WDQ6-V3 this is our first device to integrate a super sized 540*960 @4.7" E-ink display,which supports 16 gray scale levels. The display is a GT911 capacitive touch screen,which supports two point touch and a variety of gesture controls . Compared to a regular LCD,E-ink displays are easier on the eyes, which makes them a great choice for reading or viewing for longer periods. Other benefits are the low power consumption and the ability to retain the image even if power to the display is terminated. Integrated in the CoreInk are an multi-function button for operation, SHT30 temperature and moisture sensor, physical buttons and an TF-card(microSD) port for data storage.
Additionally the FM24C02 internal eeprom chip provided 2K-bit(256x8)-EEPROM can be used to store vital data even when the device is off. A 1150mAh lithium polymer battery keeps the device going for long periods and battery life can be further preserved by using the RTC(BM8563)to set the device into deep sleep and wake it up again when needed。Three HY2.0-4P expansion ports are included which allow for building complex projects using the existing sensors in the M5Stack ecosystem.
M5Paper v1.1 adopts flexible e-Ink screen panel, which is the same model as that of M5Paper v1.0 hard e-Ink screen panel. All features and specs are the same for both models. We are using CP2104 and CH9102 as the USB serial chip in alternative. Please install the relevant USB driver according to your device.
Warning: 1. Do not expose to ultraviolet rays for a long time, otherwise it may cause irreversible damage to the ink screen.
2. The low-power power management solution adopted by M5Paper is different from CORE and StickC devices. When using it, the PWR button is used as the power-on button (long press for 2s). If you need to shut down the device, you need to use the software API or It is realized by pressing the reset button on the back. When using USB power supply, it cannot be shut down.
3. During use, if the program cannot be downloaded normally (the prompt is overtime or Failed to write to target RAM), you can try to reinstall the device driver. For driver download, please see the content at the bottom of the document.
- ESP32 Standard wireless functions Wi-Fi
- Internal 16M Flash
- Low Power Display
- Multi-Point touch screen
- 180 degree viewing angle
- Built-in Magnet
- Internal 1150mAh Battery
- Expandable - HY2.0-4P 3 x external expansion ports
- 1x M5Paper v1.1
- IoT Terminal
- Industrial Control Panel
- Smart Home Panel
|Hard display panel||Flexible display panel|
|ESP32-D0WDQ6-V3||240MHz dual core, 600 DMIPS, 520KB SRAM, Wi-Fi|
|Input Voltage||5V @ 500mA|
|Ports||TypeC*1, HY2.0-4P*3 , TF-card(microSD) slot|
|E-Ink Display||Model Number:EPD_ED047TC1 | firstname.lastname@example.org" | Gray scale : 16 Levels | Display area : 58.32*103.68mm | Display Driver : IT8951E|
|Physical Button||Multi-function button*1 , Reset Button*1|
|Antenna||2.4G 3D Antenna|
|PINS||G25, G32, G26, G33, G18, G19|
|Working Temp||0°C to 60°C|
|Casing Material||Plastic ( PC )|
LEARN AND DOCUMENTS
Did not dig deep, but the built-in demo app depletes the battery in 1-2 days. The whole point of the eink display would be the small consumption. I guess it's a software error, but still..
Using the M5Paper, I built a weather station that displays today's weather and a six-day forecast based on data from openweathermap.org. The M5Paper's display is crisp and easy to read, and having wifi access makes it practical for many projects. Using PlatformIO made development in C easy. The M5Stack documentation isn't perfect, but by reading it and studying example projects on Github, I was able to learn enough to be effective.
This E-paper looks really nice even if it's powerd off
Very good product with very good documentation.
Perfect for displaying relatively static data.
If you ever release a slightly larger version I will be there.
Very good product, screen is OK, casing is good, documentation on the back make it easy to use !