So here’s something fun: aMANGA READERmade from scratch with custom PCBs and 3D printed parts.
The brain of this project is an ESP12F Module, which is an ESP8266-based WiFi Module connected to an ILI9225 LCD Screen to display black and white manga panels.
Manga is a style of Japanese comic books and graphic novels, typically aimed at a young adult or adult audience. It is characterized by its distinctive visual style, which often features exaggerated facial expressions, large eyes, and dynamic panel layouts. Manga covers a wide range of genres, including action, adventure, romance, comedy, drama, and more.
I’ve currently added a few pages of “Way of the House Husband” to the Manga reader device.
The ESP12F minimal setup is linked to a power management IC for power and an LCD screen, which is controlled by the ESP8266 board. The code contains sections of each slide/manga panel that are run in a sequential loop.
This instructables will explain how this entire concept came to be and how you can make it in a few simple steps, so let’s get started.
These were the materials used in this build-
- Custom PCB
- ESP12F Module
- ILI9225 2-inch LCD
- M7 Diode SMA
- 10uF 1206 Package Capacitor
- 1uF 1206 Package Capacitor
- IP5303 Power Management IC
- 1uF 0805 Package Capacitors
- 10k 0805 Package Resistor
- 10k 0603 Package Resistor
- USB Micro Port
- SMD Button
- CON11 Header Pin for Adding LCD onto PCB
- M2 Screws
- Li-ion Cell 3.7V 2500mAh
- 3D Printed Body with LID