E-Paper Device (EPD) based MiniNote module, powered by mbed on LPC1114FBD48. Shared in public domain with enclosure in 3D step format, hardware interface compatible with microBUS interface. Anyone can contribute on this project.
Because MiniNote uses a 2.1" EPD as its display, its demision is quite small.
- Width: 6570mm
- Height: 30mm
- Thickness: 57mm
In order to develop a complex product family, we have planned many micro shields. But which connectors should be used to connect shields and MiniNote?
In OSH and Maker market, pin header are heavily used. The regular pin headers are 100mil (aka 2.54mm) or 50mil (aka 1.27mm), or 2mm pitch. No matther which pitch is used, the height is quite high which makes products' thickness far more than our expectation.
The FPC connectors are widely used in portable devices like mobile phones and pads. Even our EPD panel uses FPC connector to connect to our MiniNote PCB.
However it is more suitable for permenant mounting between FPC cables and boards. If we use it in connecting boards, it may introduce extra cost for cables and connectors.
At last, we pick B2B connector from MOLEX, its slimstack has 1.5mm height, which makes it ideal in connecting shields to MiniNote.