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1. Click connect button

2. After connected successfully, pick a firmware

3. Click the burn button

4. After burning successfully, Unplug the device and restart.

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M5Paper v1.1

SKU:K049-B

Tutorial

Choose the development platform you want to use, view the corresponding tutorial&quick-Start.

Arduino ToDo List

Description

M5Paper v1.1 is M5Stacks latest core device with a touch enabled E-ink display. Powered by the ESP32-D0WDQ6-V3 this is our first device to integrate a super sized 540*960 @4.7" E-ink display,which supports 16 grayscale levels. The display is a GT911 capacitive touch screen,which supports two point touch and a variety of gesture controls . Compared to a regular LCD,E-ink displays are easier on the eyes, which makes them a great choice for reading or viewing for longer periods. Other benefits are the low power consumption and the ability to retain the image even if power to the display is terminated. Integrated in the CoreInk are an multi-function button for operation, SHT30 temperature and moisture sensor, physical buttons and an TF-card(microSD) port for data storage.

Additionally the FM24C02 internal eeprom chip provided 2K-bit(256x8)-EEPROM can be used to store vital data even when the device is off. A 1150mAh lipo battery keeps the device going for long periods and battery life can be further preserved by using the RTC(BM8563)to set the device into deep sleep and wake it up again when needed。Three HY2.0-4P expansion ports are included which allow for building complex projects using the existing sensors in the M5Stack ecosystem.

M5Paper v1.1 adopts flexible e-Ink screen panel, which is the same model as that of M5Paper v1.0 hard e-Ink screen panel. All features and specs are the same for both models. We are using CP2104 and CH9102 as the USB serial chip in alternative. Please install the relevant USB driver according to your device.

Warning: 1. Do not expose to ultraviolet rays for a long time, otherwise it may cause irreversible damage to the ink screen.
2. The low-power power management solution adopted by M5Paper is different from CORE and StickC devices. When using it, the PWR button is used as the power-on button (long press for 2s). If you need to shut down the device, you need to use the software API or It is realized by pressing the reset button on the back. When using USB power supply, it cannot be shut down.
3. During use, if the program cannot be downloaded normally (the prompt is overtime or Failed to write to target RAM), you can try to reinstall the device driver. For driver download, please see the content at the bottom of the document.

Product Features

  • ESP32 Standard wireless functions Wi-Fi
  • Internal 16M Flash
  • Low Power Display
  • Multi-Point touch screen
  • 180 degree viewing angle
  • Built-in Magnet
  • Internal 1150mAh Battery
  • Expandable - HY2.0-4P 3 x external expansion ports

Include

  • 1x M5Paper v1.1

Applications

  • IoT Terminal
  • E-Book
  • Industrial Control Panel
  • Smart Home Panel

Version distinction

M5Paper M5Paper v1.1
Hard display panel Flexible display panel

Specification

Resources Parameter
ESP32-D0WDQ6-V3 240MHz dual core, 600 DMIPS, 520KB SRAM, Wi-Fi
Flash 16MB
PSRAM 8MB
Input Voltage 5V @ 500mA
Ports TypeC*1, HY2.0-4P*3 , TF-card(microSD) slot
E-Ink Display Model Number:EPD_ED047TC1 | 540*960@4.7" | Grayscale : 16 Levels | Display area : 58.32*103.68mm | Display Driver : IT8951E
Physical Button Multi-function button*1 , Reset Button*1
RTC BM8563
Antenna 2.4G 3D Antenna
PINS G25, G32, G26, G33, G18, G19
Battery 1150mAh@3.7V
Working Temp 0°C to 60°C
Net Weight 86g
Gross Weight 100g
Product Dimension 118*66x*10mm
Packaging Dimension 120*70x*14mm
Casing Material Plastic ( PC )

Driver Installation

Click the link below to download the driver that matches the operating system. There are currently two driver chip versions (CP210X/CH9102). Please download the corresponding driver compressed package according to the version you are using. After decompressing the compressed package, select the installation package corresponding to the number of operating systems to install. (If you are not sure of the USB chip used by your device, you can install both drivers at the same time. During the installation process of CH9102_VCP_SER_MacOS v1.7, an error may occur, but the installation is actually completed, just ignore it.)

Driver name Applicable driver chip Download link
CP210x_VCP_Windows CP2104 Download
CP210x_VCP_MacOS CP2104 Download
CP210x_VCP_Linux CP2104 Download
CH9102_VCP_SER_Windows CH9102 Download
CH9102_VCP_SER_MacOS v1.7 CH9102 Download

EasyLoader

PinMap

E-INK & TF-card(microSD)

Resolution:540*960

ESP32 Chip GPIO13 GPIO12 GPIO14 GPIO15 GPIO4
IT8951E MISO MOSI SCK CS /
TF-card(microSD) MISO MOSI SCK / CS

Multi-function button & PWR

ESP32 Chip GPIO37 GPIO38 GPIO39 GPIO2
Multi-function button Right BTN/PWR Left /
Power Control / / / MOS

Internal I2C Connection

ESP32 Chip GPIO21 GPIO22 GPIO36
GT911 SDA SCL INT
SHT30 SDA SCL /
BM8563 SDA SCL /
FM24C02 SDA SCL /

USB Serial

ESP32 Chip GPIO1 GPIO3
CP2104 / Ch9102 RXD TXD

M5Paper-HY2.0 4P Port

PORT PIN Protocol:
PORT.A G25,G32 I2C
PORT.B G26,G33 DAC/ADC
PORT.C G18,G19 UART

ESP32 ADC/DAC Mappable Pins

ADC1 ADC2 DAC1 DAC2
8 Channel 10 Channel 2 Channel 2 Channel
G32-39 G0/2/4/12-15/25-27 G25 G26

For more info on specific pin functions refer to the official ESP32 Docs ESP32 datasheet

Schematic

Learn

Flip-Pics is a Simple Digital Picture Frame firmware for M5Paper. Display your best pictures with the vintage effect of an e-ink display!
There are far too few projects with the m5paper, a device that I am loving to play with. That is why I am posting this first day project.
The Simple Hello World starter program for the M5Stack Coreink and M5Paper devices, programmed in UIFLow.
Control IKEA Bekant Desk sit/stand height with M5Stack M5Paper using two Relay units and a ToF (time-of-flight sensor VL53L0x) unit.
A voice interface, Alexa skill, sent data to a Node-Red Rest API, it stores my food list in a MariaDB table. Show it in a ESP32 eink device.

Example

Arduino

When using FactoryTest to load special characters (such as Chinese, Japanese), please put the font file into the TF card root directory and name it as font.ttf. download ttf file

Video

  • Product Introduce
  • How to open the M5Paper shell?

FAQ

Q1: How do I remove the speaker floor noise when the M5Core is on or running?

Execute the following statement in Setup() of the Arduino program

Q2: How does M5Core2 stack modules?

When M5Core2 is stacked with other M5 modules, you need to remove the battery base of Core2, which does not support module stacking.

Q3: A timeout error is displayed when uploading the program to the device

Reason and solution: The power supply current of the port is insufficient, which can cause the device to not enter the download mode normally. You can try to connect a capacitor (>0.1uF) between the RST pin and the GND pin, or when uploading the program, set the G0 Short-circuit to GND, so that G0 can be set to a low level state normally

Q4: How to solve the phenomenon of automatic signal triggering of M5Core button A

Add the header file #include <driver/adc.h> and the function adc_power_acquire(); in the Arduino program

Q5: M5 device battery life

The battery life of the controller is affected by various factors such as battery capacity, operating status, and load, so there is no fixed value. Reducing the load and adopting a sleep strategy can effectively increase the battery life.

Q6: Can multiple modules with batteries be stacked at the same time?

Support multiple stacks, the total capacity of the batteries in parallel increases, and the voltage remains unchanged. However, since the discharge of each battery is not balanced during use, there is a voltage difference between the batteries, which may cause the battery to charge backwards. .(will lose part of the battery capacity)

Q7: M5 master supports WiFi connection to 5G frequency band

ESP32 module currently does not support WiFi in 5G band, only 2.4G.

Q8: The RS485 device cannot communicate normally/data is garbled. Packet loss, etc.

Confirm whether the TX/RX pin on the TTL side of the pin is correct, try to add two 120Ω terminal resistors at the beginning and end of the device line to reduce signal reflection interference

Q9: The difference between different masters and camera products

Click the link below to view the product comparison table

Q10: M5 camera image blur, how to adjust the focal length

Rotate the lens to adjust the focal length within a certain range

Q1: How to read the programmed firmware?

Use esptool to read the flash content of esp32 and export the bin file. Refer to the detailed operation

Q2: Several solutions for esp32 board download failure in Arduino IDE board management

Restart the Arduino IDE, the computer uses the mobile AP mobile network to download.

Method 3: Download the resource package provided by M5Stack for direct installation, and extract the contents to the board management path of Arduino, such as (C:\Users\Sean\AppData\Local\Arduino15\packages), https://m5stack.oss-cn-shenzhen.aliyuncs.com/resource/arduino/packages/m5stack_v2.0.0.zip
Q3: Arduino SPIFFS file upload operation

Refer to the Github link below, use arduino-esp32fs-plugin for file upload

Q4: When M5Burner burns firmware, an error pop-up window or exception occurs

Check if the COM of the corresponding device is selected and if the M5Burner is the latest version

Q5: Does the M5 master device support multi-language display (Chinese, English, Japanese, Russian, etc.)?

UIFlow users can switch the Label font to Unicode, Arduino users can use the Chinese font library provided in the M5GFX driver library

Q6: The program cannot load the SD card normally

Confirm whether the SD card format is FAT32, and no partitions exist.

Q7: How to use Bluetooth, HTTP, SD, WebServer, FreeRTOS and other features in Arduino IDE

You can refer to the following link for other ESP32 users to share the case program

Q8: How to download programs for STAMP C3U

STAMP C3U enters program download mode operation: 1. Long press the center button (G9) of STAMP C3U when the power is off. 2. Connect to the computer, after the port is successfully identified, program burning.

Q9: How STAMP C3U defines UART0 output mode

By default, USB CDC is not enabled, the serial port output started by C3U will be output through the default pins (G20, G21) of UART0. If you want to output through USB, please use the IDE to output Its USB CDC option is enabled. (Arduino users can enable it through Tools->USB CDC on Boot-Enabled. For IDF users, please refer to the ESP IDF official documentation.)

Q10: Unable to connect to UIFlow Desktop IDE

Refer to the UIFlow documentation of the corresponding device to check whether the device has entered the USB programming mode.

COMMON

Q1: Consultation for after-sales problems of products

Describe the problems encountered in detail. Screenshots of the programs involved or files can be added as attachments and sent to M5Stack's official after-sales email

Q2: Code Resources, Cases, User Communication