Soldered Inkplate 5

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Product Description

Introducing the Inkplate 5, a versatile Arduino & Micropython compatible board that features a recycled 5.2″ E-Ink (e-paper) display with rapid refresh times of only 0.19 seconds. This fully open-source, plug-and-play device, powered by an ESP32 microcontroller, is designed to connect effortlessly to the internet via WiFi or to other devices through Bluetooth.



Its energy-efficient design allows for ultra-low power consumption, making it capable of running for months on a single Li-ion battery charge. The Inkplate 5 is not just about power and connectivity; it’s also about convenience. The onboard microSD slot and a Real-Time Clock ensure unlimited data capabilities and precise timekeeping. The device even boasts numerous GPIO pins, allowing for easy expansion of your projects with virtually any peripheral.



Inkplate 5’s e-paper panel display is a visual delight. It provides beautiful, crisp image under all conditions, including direct sunlight, that’s always-on. Its screen resolution is 960 x 540 pixels, in monochrome, with black, white and 6 shades of grey support. The most interesting bit? The E-Ink screen does not require any power in between screen updates.

Inkplate 5 does a full refresh as quick as 1.02s for full refresh and 0.19s for partial refresh. That’s 5fps, if you wish.



Our device is a fantastic entry point for those wanting to experiment with E-Ink technology, all neatly packed into a compact board.



Inkplate 5 options:


With e-paper display & enclosure: This version offers a sturdy and sleek enclosure for your device, made with precision from a 3D printer. It’s perfect for those who want an extra layer of protection without any added features.


With e-paper display, enclosure, and battery: Upgrade to this version if you’re looking for both protection and mobility. This option includes a 3D-printed enclosure as well as an integrated battery, ensuring your device stays powered even on the go.


Without e-paper display: For those who prefer a simpler or alternative display solution, this version does not include the e-paper display. It’s ideal for users who have their own display solutions or prefer to use the device without a visual interface.


Choose the one that best fits your needs and enhance your experience!

Product features

Key features

  • 5.2-inch, 960x540 pixel electronic paper with support for grayscale, partial updates, and an exceptionally fast content change on the screen
  • Powered by an ESP32 microcontroller with built-in WiFi and Bluetooth 4.0 (BLE)
  • It consumes very small amount of energy, whether powered by a lithium battery or USB. In deep sleep mode, it consumes only 18 µA, so it will operate on a single battery for years, and there's also a battery charger located on the board
  • MicroSD card reader from which Inkplate 5 can pull images to display on its screen
  • Additional GPIO lines available, easyC/Qwiic compatibility, and support for I²C and SPI
  • Arduino library ready (100% compatible with Adafruit GFX) and micropython that enable the display of text, images, and geometric shapes
  • Optional 3D-printed enclosure
  • Optional 3D-printed enclosure and 1200mAh battery
  • Optional version without e-paper display
  • Dimensions for version without EPD: 130.6 x 75.2 x 9.3 mm / 5.1 x 3 x 0.4 inch
  • Dimensions for version with EPD: 130.6 x 75.2 x 9.3 mm / 5.1 x 3 x 0.4 inch
  • Dimensions for version with enclosure: 145.2 x 84.2 x 13.5 mm / 5.7 x 3.3 x 0.5 inch
  • Dimensions for version with enclosure and battery: 145.2 x 84.2 x 13.5 mm / 5.7 x 3.3 x 0.5 inch

Product usage tips

The version without e-paper display (EPD) is to be used by professionals. We do not offer support for this type of board.

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