Getting started with inky e-ink display for Pico


I have my R Pi Pico installed in the display (this one - Pico Inky Pack).

I have flashed the Pico with the latest firmware and it is recognised in Thonny.

I am at a loss as to what to next to get the display working.I have looked at the github, but have no idea what to do next - GitHub - pimoroni/pimoroni-pico: Libraries and examples to support Pimoroni Pico add-ons in C++ and MicroPython.

Which libraries are needed and how do I install them onto my Pico?

Any help would be appreciated.


Assuming you have it flashed with the Pimoroni Pico firmware in that repo, you should have all necessary libraries built in - try firing up any of the Pico Inky examples (pimoroni-pico/micropython/examples/pico_inky at main · pimoroni/pimoroni-pico · GitHub) and you should see thing appear!

Thanks for the response.

I just flashed using the standard micropython firmware from here - MicroPython - Python for microcontrollers

Please could you provide a link for the firmware needed to use the pimoroni display?


The releases are all in the repo you linked - the latest is → Releases · pimoroni/pimoroni-pico · GitHub

You’ll probably want pimoroni-pico-v1.21.0-micropython.uf2, or pimoroni-picow-v1.21.0-micropython.uf2 if you have a PicoW.

It’s linked from the product page (look under “Software”), along with some “getting started with your Pico” and PicoGraphics resources.

Would I need the pico or inky frame uf2 file?


You would need the inky frame uf2 if you had an Inky Frame.

For a Pico with an Inky Pack, you need the pico one (or, as I said, picow if you have a PicoW).

This is all laid out in the Installing Micropython page in the docs there.

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Thanks for the help, I managed to get the display up and running 😊

Now just need to work on some useful code 👍