As early as 2018, we reported on a project that split the video into individual frames and slowly looped on the electronic paper screen. A new image is released every three minutes or so, and it takes thousands of hours to “watch” a feature-length movie. Of course, this is never the point. The idea is to turn your favorite movie into an artistic dialogue; a constantly changing portrait that you can hang on the wall.
[Manuel Tosone] Recently inspired to build his own version of this conceptNow, thanks to the development of electronic paper for several years, he can even do color.As a perfectionist, he decided to use a customized STM32 board to drive a 7-color 5.65-inch Waveshare panel. He estimated that the board can squeeze nearly 300 days of running time from six standard AA batteries and wrap everything in a very In a professional 3D printed shell. The end result is unique Video frame Any hacker will be proudly displayed on their mantle.
The Hackaday.IO page of the project contains a carefully curated collection of information covering from
ffmpeg A command used to process video files into a directory full of cropped and enhanced images for flash life estimation and energy consumption analysis.If you have ever considered setting up an electronic paper display that takes a long time to run, regardless of what is actually displayed on the screen, then you are likely to find some useful information in the wonderful document [Manuel] Already provided.
We always like to hear that people are inspired by the projects they see on Hackaday, especially when we loop things through and show their own views on the idea. Who knows, maybe the next version of the e-paper video frame will be your own.