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eInk Quote display using ESP8266
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eInk Quote display using ESP8266

by aviatorbja on Thu Jan 27, 2022 5:05 pm

Hello, I'm trying to adapt Dan Cogliano's awesome eInk quote display designed for Feather Huzza32 and one of the older TriColor E-ink displays.

I'd like to use my spare ESP8266 board along with my new ThinkInk 2.9" Tricolor display. I tried converting the code but get errors O-penty.

Any advice? The ESP8266 apparently does not like this library #include <HTTPClient.h>.

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Re: eInk Quote display using ESP8266

by mikeysklar on Fri Jan 28, 2022 8:38 pm

Are you able to get the basic display going with our example here on an ESP8266? We can get the compilation errors and more advanced features once you get the display up.

https://github.com/adafruit/Adafruit_EP ... icolor.ino

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Re: eInk Quote display using ESP8266

by aviatorbja on Fri Jan 28, 2022 10:30 pm

Oh yea, I have that sketch going no problem, plus the Image Display sketch going, SD card, everything works very well.
I'm just trying to get the quote sketch going since that is an awesome use of the eink setup.

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Re: eInk Quote display using ESP8266

by mikeysklar on Mon Jan 31, 2022 6:35 pm

The quote display is being powered by a ESP32 Huzzah. If you are using a different board like the ESP8266 I would expect issues with the networking library.

https://learn.adafruit.com/epaper-weath ... uino-setup

You could get a Huzzah or any of our M4 / AirLift boards which there are several eInk guides for as well.

Alternatively if you want to explore getting the ESP8266 to work with earlier versions of the ArduinoHttpClient library. Our guide suggests starting at least version 0.2.0

https://learn.adafruit.com/adafruit-io- ... io-library

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Re: eInk Quote display using ESP8266

by aviatorbja on Wed Feb 02, 2022 8:10 am

Okay, thanks for the help. These guides will point me in the right direction.
Adafruit support is great. Thank you.

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