You can use this to equip your meeting rooms with a DIY and affordable E-ink Meeting Room Display, backed by events from any Meeting Room 365 connector, such as Office 365, Google Workspace, and Exchange.
Features and Functionality
The display has all the basic features and functionality of our normal displays, such as instant reservations, extending meetings, and ending early. The E-ink product also offers power-saving features, to help you keep your displays running for weeks in-between charges, without a power source.
You can customize various settings unique to the E-ink display, such as the clock (2 digital options, or an analog clock), and even add your own logo, using tools provided by Soldered.com.
This repository lets you create a Meeting Room 365 display to run on the Inkplate 6 Plus E-Ink Display.
All the Meeting Room 365 Functionality you'd expect, Packed into an open-source Inkplate display
From the manufacturer: A powerful, Wi-Fi enabled ESP32 microcontroller makes this six-inch e-paper display – recycled from a Kindle e-reader - incredibly easy to control. Just plug in a USB cable, open Arduino IDE, and change the contents of the screen with few lines of code – All provided.
Up to a month between charges (wake button is pressed before making a reservation), or a full week with touchscreen instantly active during business hours.
Alternatively, keep power connected to simplify operation and maintenance.
1200mAh battery provides 20 days of standby use (display updates every 10 minutes, physical button press is required before performing reservation / cancel / extend actions.
1200mAh battery provides 7-8 days of active use (display does not enter standby during business hours, refreshes more often).
Extended 2000mAh battery options are available which provide 30+ days of standby use and up to 2 weeks of active use.
Learn more about the Inkplate 6 Plus Hardware
The Team behind the Hardware
Total cost is about $220 per display for the InkPlate 6 Plus, battery, and 3d-printed enclosure. All components can be purchased from the manufacturer, or separately.
Setting up Inkplate 6 Using the Arduino IDE
In order to get started with Inkplate 6, follow the steps in the guide below: