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E-Paper Business Card

Summary

Dylan Thrush¬†and I started working on this project a few years ago, but ultimately haven’t had much time to work on it. Maybe some day we’ll still get around to building it! The goal of this project was to make an ultra low power business card that uses an e-paper display to provide an interactive and novel way of showing our resume’s and project information to potential high profile employers. At $60-$70 a piece, we never planned to give them away except on a very rare occasion, but figured it’d be a cool show-off of skill and design. We also planned to open-source the designs so anyone could make one. As you can see above, we made a revision 1 prototype, and while it partially worked, there were some major electrical issues that we’ve never sat down and solved. Even if it never gets a final version, it was still a ton of fun to work on and a learning experience for sure!