4.2″ ESPaper Plus Kit, WiFi ePaper display


The 4.2″ ESPaper Plus Kit is a fully assembled WiFi ePaper device. The content of the screen can be freely configured with the espaper.com web application. Thanks to the passive nature of the ePaper display it runs for months on a single charge.

WiFi ePaper display kit contents

  • 4.2″ ePaper display and ESP8266 Wroom 02 WiFi MCU on an integrated module
  • Acrylic enclosure
  • CP2102 based USB-to-Serial converter to upload custom applications onto the device
  • 2000mAh LiPo battery with JST connector (internal)
  • USB cable
  • ThingPulse ESPaper Client application pre-installed

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WiFi ePaper display module

The ThingPulse 4.2″ ESPaper module is a battery driven device that displays information on an energy efficient e-paper/e-ink display. Unlike conventional backlit flat panel displays that emit light, electronic paper displays reflect light like paper. This may make them more comfortable to read. Also, they provide a wider viewing angle than most light-emitting displays.

E-paper displays hold static text and images indefinitely without electricity. That means that the screen content does not vanish when the device is asleep. This energy efficiency allows for the device to run cordless from battery (included). Depending on the update interval the 4.2″ ESpaper device runs for more than 3 months on a single battery charge.


The pre-installed ThingPulse ESPaper Client pulls display content from a free cloud-based web application. It allows you to define screen content without programming in a browser based editor. Thanks to the power of a web application integrating external content is a breeze. The screen is prepared on the server. Hence, you escape the resource constraints of an IoT device.

Smart widgets help you design your own calendar screen (Google, iCloud, etc.). Or use the weather application and its widgets to create a custom weather display. Or capture a section of your favorite website and display it on your ESPaper device.

No more programming.
No more uploading code via USB to the device.
No more Arduino IDE frustration.

Instant relieve!

If all else fails the device firmware is open for modifications and comes with a well documented library and example code.

Setup guide & support

A very detailed step-by-step setup guide for this WiFi ePaper display kit is available online. If you’re stuck ThingPulse provides help through the support forum.

Module hardware

  • 4.2″ e-paper display, 400*300 pixels, black & white
  • Espressif ESP8266 Wroom-02 WiFi MCU
  • JST LiPo battery connector and charging circuit
  • 2000mAh LiPo battery
  • 3 buttons for user interaction:
    • RST: wakeup the module from deep sleep, e.g. to refresh data
    • S0 FLASH/GPIO0: used to put ESP8266 in programming mode or for user menu
    • S1 GPIO 12: user interaction

Maximum rating

Do not expose the unprotected e-paper display panel to high temperature, high humidity, direct sunlight, or fluorescent for long. → data sheet

Operating temperature range: 0 – 50°C
Storage temperature range: -25 – 70°C
Humidity range: 40 – 70%RH

Avoid direct sunlight.


Additional information

Weight 0.261 kg
Dimensions 15 × 13.4 × 3.5 cm


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