M5Paper is a DIY 4.7″ eReader

A friend just sent me a product listing for a really cool gadget. (Thanks, Steve!)

Banggood is now selling an epaper development kit called the M5Paper. It costs $73 and features a 4.7″ E-ink screen powered by a 240MHz CPU with Wifi and Bluetooth. That is a little under-powered for an ereader, but this would still make a great platform for a project to develop your own E-ink controller for whatever project you are working on.

It has expansion ports, a microSD card slot, a 1.15Ah battery, a capacitive touchscreen, and internal connections for things like temperature and moisture sensors.

If you get one, I would love to see what you do with it.



Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.

1 Comment

  1. Name25 December, 2020

    A somewhat similar product should also be mentioned in this context, which costs less than half as much but lacks the touchscreen and the plastic case: https://www.cnx-software.com/2020/12/04/ttgo-t5-4-7-inch-e-paper-display-comes-with-esp32-wifi-bluetooth-soc/


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