Sunday, April 4, 2010
If you haven't seen it, the Esquire 75th Anniversary Magazine (2008) utilized some amazing technology. The face of the magazine actually lights up. Parts for this issue were shipped and assembled in China, Texas, Mexico and finally Kentucky.
This blog explains the various parts that were utilized:
programming header, 5-pin ISP
Microchip PIC 12f629 which is flash programmable, 8 pin
6 lithium coin cell CR2016s, 3 volts each
2 e-ink screens with flex connections
Half thickness, 2 layer board (FR4)
Here's a video of the magazine.