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CircuitPython displayio driver for US8151D-based ePaper displays

Dependencies

This driver depends on:

Please ensure all dependencies are available on the CircuitPython filesystem. This is easily achieved by downloading the Adafruit library and driver bundle or individual libraries can be installed using circup.

Adafruit 2.9” Flexible 296x128 Monochrome eInk / ePaper Display

Purchase one from the Adafruit shop

Installing from PyPI

On supported GNU/Linux systems like the Raspberry Pi, you can install the driver locally from PyPI. To install for current user:

pip3 install adafruit-circuitpython-uc8151d

To install system-wide (this may be required in some cases):

sudo pip3 install adafruit-circuitpython-uc8151d

To install in a virtual environment in your current project:

mkdir project-name && cd project-name
python3 -m venv .env
source .env/bin/activate
pip3 install adafruit-circuitpython-uc8151d

Installing to a Connected CircuitPython Device with Circup

Make sure that you have circup installed in your Python environment. Install it with the following command if necessary:

pip3 install circup

With circup installed and your CircuitPython device connected use the following command to install:

circup install uc8151d

Or the following command to update an existing version:

circup update

Usage Example

import time
import board
import displayio
import adafruit_uc8151d

displayio.release_displays()

# This pinout works on a Feather M4 and may need to be altered for other boards.
spi = board.SPI()  # Uses SCK and MOSI
epd_cs = board.D9
epd_dc = board.D10
epd_reset = board.D5
epd_busy = None

display_bus = displayio.FourWire(
    spi, command=epd_dc, chip_select=epd_cs, reset=epd_reset, baudrate=1000000
)
time.sleep(1)

display = adafruit_uc8151d.UC8151D(
    display_bus, width=296, height=128, rotation=90, busy_pin=epd_busy
)

g = displayio.Group()

with open("/display-ruler.bmp", "rb") as f:
    pic = displayio.OnDiskBitmap(f)
    t = displayio.TileGrid(pic, pixel_shader=pic.pixel_shader)
    g.append(t)

    display.show(g)

    display.refresh()

    time.sleep(120)

Documentation

API documentation for this library can be found on Read the Docs.

Contributing

Contributions are welcome! Please read our Code of Conduct before contributing to help this project stay welcoming.

Documentation

For information on building library documentation, please check out this guide.

Table of Contents

Examples

Adafruit 2.9” eInk Display Breakouts and FeatherWings <https://learn.adafruit.com/adafruit-2-9-eink-display-breakouts-and-featherwings>

Adafruit 2.9” Flexible 296x128 Monochrome eInk / ePaper Display <https://www.adafruit.com/product/4262>

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