2.9″ ESPaper Lite Kit, WiFi ePaper display

(2 customer reviews)


The 2.9″ ESPaper Lite Kit is the little sister of our fully assembled WiFi ePaper display kit. Weather station software is provided as a sample application. Thanks to the passive nature of the ePaper display it runs for months on a single charge. In order to program it you need an external USB-to-Serial converter which supports 3.3V. We recommend a Serial-To-USB-Converter from Banggood.

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WiFi epaper display kit contents

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WiFi ePaper display module

The 2.9″ ESPaper module displays data retrieved over WiFi on an ePaper display. The integrated ESP8266 Wroom-02 module updates the 296×128 black & which ePaper display over the SPI bus. The module also features a charging circuit for LiPo batteries and a JST connector. The passive nature of ePaper allows the module to run for weeks or even months from a battery on a single charge. Update frequency is almost exactly (inversely) proportional to total uptime. Tests showed a total uptime of several weeks for an update interval of 20 minutes.

ThingPulse also provides a WeatherStation sample application to be loaded onto this WiFi ePaper display kit. The application only requires a handful of parameters and is ready to go.

WiFi ePaper display with Weather Station application
WiFi ePaper display with Weather Station application

The open-source Minigrafx display driver library is also developed and maintained by ThingPulse. It offers examples for programming custom applications quickly.

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

  • 2.9″ ePaper display 296*128 pixels, black & white
  • Espressif ESP8266 Wroom-02 WiFi MCU
  • JST LiPo battery connector and charging circuit
  • 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

Please note: for programming the module you need a separate USB-to-Serial converter which supports 3.3V. This module is compatible with the kit: Serial-To-USB-Converter on Banggood

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.

3D Printed Enclosure for ePaper module

The ThingPulse Lite Kit comes without enclosure. If you have access to a 3D printer you can download and use @MCUEclipse’s design from Thingiverse:

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The customer also reviewed our WiFi ePaper display kit on his own site.

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2735091 is alternative design by a different customer.

Additional information

Weight 0.1 kg
Dimensions 16 × 8 × 3 cm

2 reviews for 2.9″ ESPaper Lite Kit, WiFi ePaper display

  1. Erich Styger

    Great kit, easy to use, and excellent tutorials to get you up and running in minutes!
    More details ini https://mcuoneclipse.com/2017/10/22/squix-esp8266-based-e-paper-weather-station/

  2. Alexandre Bouchard

    Work perfectly!!! Very nice product and ultra very nice supprot!

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