2.9″ ESPaper Lite Kit, WiFi ePaper display

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 2 customer ratings
(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.

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

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:

@McuOnEclipse also reviewed our WiFi ePaper display kit on his own site at https://mcuoneclipse.com/2017/10/22/squix-esp8266-based-e-paper-weather-station/


Additional information

Weight 0.1 kg
Dimensions 16 × 8 × 3 cm

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

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    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. Rated 5 out of 5

    Alexandre Bouchard

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

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