This library contains a driver for E-Paper Modules from Waveshare (which are basically the same as the Dalian Good Display ones).
It uses the embedded graphics library for the optional graphics support.
A 2018-edition compatible version (Rust 1.31+) is needed.
Other similiar libraries with support for much more displays are u8g2 and GxEPD for arduino.
There are multiple examples in the examples folder. For more infos about the examples see the seperate Readme there. These examples are all rust projects of their own, so you need to go inside the project to execute it (cargo run --example doesn't work).
// Setup the epd let mut epd = EPD4in2::new(&mut spi, cs, busy, dc, rst, &mut delay)?; // Setup the graphics let mut buffer = Buffer4in2::default(); let mut display = Display::new(epd.width(), epd.height(), &mut buffer.buffer); // Draw some text display.draw( Font12x16::render_str("Hello Rust!") .stroke(Some(Color::Black)) .fill(Some(Color::White)) .translate(Coord::new(5, 50)) .into_iter(), ); // Transfer the frame data to the epd epd.update_frame(&mut spi, &display.buffer())?; // Display the frame on the epd epd.display_frame(&mut spi)?;
|Device (with Link)||Colors||Flexible Display||Partial Refresh||Supported||Tested|
|7.5 Inch B/W (A)||Black, White||✕||✕||✔||✔|
|4.2 Inch B/W (A)||Black, White||✕||Not officially ||✔||✔|
|1.54 Inch B/W (A)||Black, White||✕||✔||✔||✔|
|2.13 Inch B/W (A)||Black, White||✕||✔|
|2.9 Inch B/W (A)||Black, White||✕||✔||✔||✔ |
|1.54 Inch B/W/R (B)||Black, White, Red||✕||✕||✔||✔|
: 4.2 Inch E-Ink Black/White - Partial Refresh
Out of the Box the original driver from Waveshare only supports full updates.
That means: Be careful with the quick refresh updates:
It's possible with this driver but might lead to ghosting / burn-in effects therefore it's hidden behind a feature.
: 2.9 Inch E-Ink Black/White - Tests
Since my 2.9 Inch Display has some blurring issues I am not absolutly sure if everything was working correctly as it should :-)
|CS||SPI chip select (Low active)|
|DC||Data/Command control pin (High for data, and low for command)|
|RST||External reset pin (Low for reset)|
|BUSY||Busy state output pin (Low for busy)|
There are two types of Display Configurations used in Wavedshare EPDs, which also needs to be set on the "new" E-Paper Driver HAT. They are also called A and B, but you shouldn't get confused and mix it with the Type A,B,C and D of the various Displays, which just describe different types (colored variants) or new versions. In the Display Config the seperation is most likely due to included fast partial refresh of the displays. In a Tabular form:
|Type A||Tybe B|
|1.54in (A)||1.54in (B)|
|2.13in (A)||1.54in (C)|
|2.13in (D)||2.13in (B)|
|2.9in (A)||2.13in (C)|