Over the years, we've seen a plethora of e-paper and e-ink products, each with its unique features and capabilities. However, Crowd Supply's latest offering, the Inkplate 4 TEMPERA, stands out from the rest. This isn't just another e-paper display; it's an embodiment of innovation and sustainability.
We discussed the Inkplate 4 TEMPERA in this week's episode of The Electromaker Show
Evolution of Ink Plates
One of the distinct aspects of earlier ink plates was their utilization of refurbished Amazon Kindle displays. These displays, although unused, were repurposed to create something new and innovative. The challenge was to drive these e-paper displays effectively. The solution? Integrating them with the popular ESP32 resulting in a Wi-Fi-enabled e-paper display. Over time, these displays have evolved, incorporating features like real-time clocks, capacitive touch buttons, and more. The Inkplate 4 TEMPERA is a testament to this evolution. This product was designed around custom e-paper touch screens initially meant for another project. With only around 400 pieces expected to be produced, it's indeed a limited-edition marvel.
Unique Features of Inkplate 4 TEMPERA
At a glance, the Inkplate 4 TEMPERA might remind you of products from Nordic Semiconductor or the M5 atom boards. However, what sets it apart is its unique combination of a small custom e-paper display with touchscreen capabilities and various functionalities. Some of its key features include an ESP32 System on Chip, a real-time clock, a Micro SD card reader, a ready-to-use LiPo/LiIon battery with an onboard charging circuit, environmental and air quality sensors, and proximity and gesture detection capabilities, thanks to the APDS 9960 Broadcom chip.
The Story Behind Inkplate 4 TEMPERA
The Inkplate 4 TEMPERA isn't just a product; it's a story of innovation. It's about finding opportunities in unused resources and turning them into something valuable. The team at Crowd Supply has consistently delivered exceptional products, and the Inkplate 4 TEMPERA is no exception. In conclusion, the Inkplate 4 TEMPERA is more than just an e-paper display. It's a symbol of what can be achieved when innovation meets sustainability. With its limited availability, it's bound to be a sought-after product for tech enthusiasts and developers alike. If you're someone who values both technology and sustainability, this is a product you wouldn't want to miss.
For more details and to stay updated on the Inkplate 4 TEMPERA, visit the official Crowd Supply page.