Not only can you draw shapes but you can also load images from the SD card, perfect for static images!

The 1.54" Monochrome display can show a max of 200x200 pixels and the Standard 1.54" Tri-Color display can show a max of 152x152 pixels and the HD Tri-Color version can show a max of 200x200 pixels. Let's use this Blinka bitmap for our demo. Select the one that is the correct size:

Download the blinka.bmp file and place it into the base directory of a microSD card and insert it into the microSD socket in the breakout.

Plug the MicroSD card into the display. You may want to try the SD library examples before continuing, especially one that lists all the files on the SD card

Open the file->examples->Adafruit_ImageReader->ThinkInkDisplays example

Upload to your board and you should see an image of Blinka appear.

This guide was first published on Feb 17, 2021. It was last updated on 2021-02-23 12:51:44 -0500.

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