- May 8, 2012
I'd love an e-ink screen like that, but it would make the device so easy to break...
Actually, no it won't. They happen to have very rugged e-ink screens out there.I'd love an e-ink screen like that, but it would make the device so easy to break...
No, and QUalcomm just canned Mirasol apparently not too long ago because they could not manufacture it on a larger scale. That sucks, but we won't get color e-screens anytime soon.
We would probably have a monochrome e-ink display, which would be just black or not black. So we could match the color of the case if the case was black. Also, we could possibly use that color overlay idea to shade the e-ink screen so it matches the case colors. I'm not sure it's worth it to add a color overlay, tho'.At 8:25 in the video there is a crazy illusion, the top four rectangles in the large pixel display are moving all over, but the bottom four rectangles are not effected.
I see, these can be very durable and don't need protective layers at all. E-Ink displays are beginning to look more like regular image displays though, concerning the unused space on them, it appears to always be filled with something. I was hoping that unused space in an E-Ink display on the back of the screen could look exactly the same as the unpopulated Pyra case surface. It no longer sounds like the display can just be opaque where unused, but maybe the color displayed on it can be similar enough to the color of the rest of the case to fully disguise it. Does this sound possible?
I wouldn't count on stuff like that anyway.
But where would you connect this additional display ? on GPIO ports ?If the (outside) lid of the Pyra has an eInk display, I think I'd like that - could use that to display calendar events or the current MP3 being played
IIRC, All the SoCs we've been looking at have support for up to 3 displays, so if one is routed to the main screen, and one is routed to HDMI, we should still have one display's pins that we can connect, right?But where would you connect this additional display ? on GPIO ports ?
Exactly. The logo of the Pyra as the default, and then users can personalize it to display whatever they want later.One cool thing would be to have the LOGO of the Pyra displayed on this E-ink display instead of being molded in the case.
It's ok, we all learn new stuff everyday