IoT SIG - 2019-05-26

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    MattJ, have you any more information about the e-ink picture frame? This sounds interesting!

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  6. MattJ

    debacle: I'll probably do some write-up when it is properly finished, but it's a waveshare eink module connected to an ESP8266

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    The ESP8266 isn't capable enough to render text how I wanted (nice fonts, word wrapping, etc.)

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    So I have a server component that generates the image from a random quote selected from a text file/API and streams it pixel-by-pixel with RLE

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    The ESP connects to the server over WiFi, and streams the data to the display module, refreshes it and then goes to deep sleep for hours, then repeats

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    Open items are: it currently runs off the microUSB, but I want to port it to battery power and hang it on the wall

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    And I want to be able to manage the quotes on the server more easily, e.g. adding new ones via an XMPP bot, or forcing certain messages on certain days (birthdays/etc.)

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    MattJ, doing the rendering on a different, powerful machine makes a lot of sense, e.g. one can grab images from the net and do dithering etc.

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    looking forward to see your write-up! (will it be on

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  17. debacle

    MattJ, what size has your e-ink display (both in pixels and mm, more or less)? and how deep does it cut into my financial flesh?

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    I got this one, though it may not be the best option these days, it fitted my requirements and budget a couple if years back

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    I got this one, though it may not be the best option these days, it fitted my requirements and budget a couple of years back

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    For the frame I used a deep one I found at a local craft supplies place, but to be honest it's a tight fit

  22. debacle

    MattJ, looks fine to me, both size and prize

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    MattJ, we have a project at our universtity which is about e-ink frames for room plans. We even have potential founding and a fablab to produce a small batch, but AFAIK there is still some work to get the transition from the prototype to a small batch unit

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    I'm glad e-ink finally seems to be getting somewhere

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    Displays are more readily available, and they are improving resolution and response times, and even some basic colour now

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