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I'll not be going much into the technical details about the BADGEr and Electronic paper display technologies.

Rather this consider this instructable as the manual for getting started with BADGEr easily

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Step 1: Things we need

  • BADGEr- The e-reader board (or other similar development boards from Adafruit)
  • FTDI Basic from sparkfun

Same as found in lilypad development board or alternatively you can use Adafruit's FTDI Friend.

Step 2: Setting up the demo files

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If you are using windows (as most of you will be )

Download the files from github and extract them in your folder arduino folder

If you are up from linux (in my case ubuntu ) , extract your files and merge them with sketchbook folder. (see the images )

Now do the following things :

  • Plug in your card reader into a USB port on your system .
  • Go to files >>home >> sketchbook>>libraries>>EReader>>Examples
  • Copy the folders named "Album" , "Images" and unifont.wff to your SD Card.
  • `Now insert the card back to BADGEr

Step 3: Upload the code and Viola!

  • Plug in your USB Cable and select COM Port
  • Select the board as "

    Arduino Pro Mini 3v3 8MHz"

  • Go to examples>>EReader>>Ereader_Demo and upload the code

That's all for now.

 
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nerd74731 month ago

Cool! Though I never liked seeed products after my mp3 shield

bamseline made it!3 months ago

Nice introduction.

Might be fine to have a tut for making own WIF images, too. Is there an easy way without using the python script from WyoLum?

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jatinbatra (author)  bamseline3 months ago
Thanks for feedback , I'll add a new tutorial for .wif images. I don't think there is another method. One will have to tweak a lot with their library in order to do so but definitaly doable

Tutorial would be great, but I won't be able to use the greyscale.py because the Python Imaging Library is not easy installable on a Windows 64bit System - what I am using at work. I was going along with this page: http://wyolum.com/introducing-wif-the-wyolum-image-format/

jatinbatra (author)  bamseline3 months ago

I'm aware of the fact that it is difficult to install both PIL and NumPy on 64 bit system. Have you tried installing for a 32 bit system ?

Worked for me :)

Got it!