I didn't say I thought the $3000 was expensive. But you're right about the custom sizes being well out of my price range : )  I'm just ecstatic that I can get hold of this tech so quickly.  I thought it was going to be a lot longer before it became publicly available.

As for the character/segment kit, I really hope that happens soon. A serial interface would be great as that opens up the potential of using things much smaller and cheaper than the Gumstix (sorry).

As this is going a bit off topic for a Gumstix list (sorry again) is there a public E ink list?  Or will there just be a private list accessible to buyers of the Dev Kit?

Cheers,
Dan
 
Holly Gates wrote:
The trouble is that the 6" screen is the only one which has made it all 
the way to standard product status and which we have to rights to sell 
to anyone. We have done all sorts of other sizes, but only in the 
context of an engineering trial or demo. We've done an engineering 
sample of a 10" A5 sized display, 1280x900, but if you think the dev kit 
is expensive, you should see how much we charge for those! Lets see, a 
TFT mask set and all the engineering amortized across less than 100 
parts... Well anyway they are expensive but semi-available. A while ago 
we did a fair number of 3" QVGA screens, but while the company we did 
them with agreed to let us show them at tradeshows and the like, we 
can't sell them in small quantity.

I think we may start offering a character and segment dev kit, but its 
still under discussion. I'm on the hook to design the electronics for 
such a kit, but so far the marketing and applications engineering people 
can't decide what should be in it or what it should do. A kit like that 
would probably have a serial interface or something, so it would be 
relatively easier to hook up to a gumstix than an active matrix panel is.

-Holly

Daniel Blackburn wrote:

  
Do you know of any plans for a dev kit for smaller displays such a 
ones used on Epsons passive RFID tag display?  Or of a dev kit for the 
character and segmented displays?  Or as you suggested might be the 
case with colour display are these more likely to be accessories to 
this initial dev kit.  Just desperate to get my hands on this tech but 
that 6"screen is a bit large for my plans : )

Cheers,
Dan

Holly Gates wrote:

    
Final cost should be competitive with active matrix LCD. Right now our 
only commercial products are greyscale, but we have done color and 
expect to commercialize that next year (with a lead customer). I 
personally would like to sell our next color samples as accessories to 
the developer's kit, since you can use all the same electronics to drive 
them.

-Holly

Dan Cherill wrote:

 

      
hmm.. a bit out of my price range. :)
  

     

          
no kidding.

any idea what the final cost of a display would be, or what sizes will be
   

        
available.
 

      
greyscale only?

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hmm.. a bit out of my price range. :)

On Tue, 27 Sep 2005, Holly Gates wrote:



   

        
Hey everyone, just wanted to let you know that the press release for our
          

  
active matrix demo kit went out today. You can read more about it at:
http://www.eink.com/kits

Here is an article at linuxdevices about it:
http://www.linuxdevices.com/news/NS9257262400.html

There is a gumstix in the demo kit :)

-Holly


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