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
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.