CattChris Crocker-WhiteKonstantinos Mouzakis
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Inkyshot: The Inspirational E-Ink Message Display

Remotely send personal, encouraging messages and daily quotes with Inkyshot - run on balenaOS for remote container deployment! 1st project!

BeginnerFull instructions provided1 hour1,246
Inkyshot: The Inspirational E-Ink Message Display

Things used in this project

Hardware components

Raspberry Pi Zero Wireless
Raspberry Pi Zero Wireless
Raspberry Pi Zero WH (with headers) is used in this project (https://shop.pimoroni.com/products/raspberry-pi-zero-wh-with-pre-soldered-header). If you want to solder the headers on yourself you can get a Pi Zero W and solder the header on
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Inky pHAT
Pimoroni Inky pHAT
Black and white variant
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SanDisk Extreme Pro MicroSD
8GB should be enough
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Female Micro USB to DIP Adapter
Optional if you want to make the case we provided
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3D printed case
Link to STL files
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Software apps and online services

balenaCloud
balenaCloud
The one and only!
balenaEtcher
For flashing SD card

Hand tools and fabrication machines

Soldering iron (generic)
Soldering iron (generic)
Solder Wire, Lead Free
Solder Wire, Lead Free
Wire Stripper & Cutter, 18-10 AWG / 0.75-4mm² Capacity Wires
Wire Stripper & Cutter, 18-10 AWG / 0.75-4mm² Capacity Wires

Story

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Custom parts and enclosures

InkyCase1 - front

This is Chris' version of the case (the one you see in the build video), STL file 2

InkyCase1 - back

This is Chris' version of the case (the one you see in the build video), STL file 1

InkyCase2 - back

This is Konstantinos' version of the case (the orange one you see in the photo), STL file 1

InkyCase2 - front

This is Konstantinos' version of the case (the orange one you see in the photo), STL file 2

Schematics

Soldering from Pi0 to USB PCB adapter

Make sure you get the ground (GND) and voltage (VBUS) right!

Code

GitHub Repo for Inkyshot

Use Deploy to balena button to get the code from GitHub to balenaCloud

Credits

Catt

Catt

1 project • 2 followers
Hi there! I'm Catt, Team Coordinator London for balena. Just started getting into projects thanks to Hack Friday at balena!
Chris Crocker-White

Chris Crocker-White

14 projects • 22 followers
Hacking hardware and building cool stuff for the edge at balena.io
Konstantinos Mouzakis

Konstantinos Mouzakis

1 project • 1 follower

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