For my final project in Homemade Hardware I would like to iterate on a piece I started last Spring that was a combined project for Jeff Feddersen’s Energy class and The Nature of Code with Dan Shiffman.
The concept for the project was to grow a virtual plant, using L-Systems, on an E-Ink display using solar power.
From a hardware standpoint I would like to create a custom PCB to optimize power use and reduce the footprint of the electrical components.
I had also previously used a color E-Ink display from Waveshare which I liked the look of but came with a slow refresh rate, did not allow for partial updates, and was $65.
While doing some research into displays permitting partial updates I found an effort to repurpose Amazon Kindle displays by a group at Inkplate.io.
They have made much of their work open source and publicly available so my hope is explore their designs to determine what components will be necessary to get a display working from a third generation Kindle.