Inkyphat long(ish) term test


#1

Hi All,

My Inkyphat display + Rpasberry Pi Zero WH combo has now been happily running since January 21st. Every minute it displays the date and time, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Every 15 minutes it interrogates my Pi-powerd NTP server and displays the high-precision time in red.

According to an online duration calculator, that’s 283,650 updates/display updates! I’ll keep it running for as long as I can, but really, the display is an amazing piece of kit and well worth it!


#2

Good grief, and I thought we put them through their paces!

I’d be interested to see what happens around the million cycles mark, that’s where it should get interesting. You can’t really get away from the physics of moving ink particles up/down in suspension, and what wear and tear that might cause over time, but I don’t really have any idea how wear sets in and what it looks like.


#3

LOL, I’ll let you know if/when it reaches 1 million - I’m sure it will. So far the text seems as clear and responsive as when I first got it.

I should also mention that in the early part of the year it was regularly operating at around 9C and during the recent heatwave around 32C, so it’s getting a good workout. My attic office is renowned for extremes of temperature :)

See you at 1 million!