7.5" e-Paper Screen for HomeAssistant. (Guide)
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Weatherman Dashboard for ESPHome

I have multiple dashboards around my apartment and they display different information depending on the context. Since this is placed near the front door, it contains concise information for what's outside with a homey style to match the rest of the wall.


This is part of the ecosystem for my Home Assistant configuration.




  • ESPHome
  • Home Assistant running on a Raspberry Pi as a remote server


  1. No soldering is required since the e-Paper driver board was integrated into the ESP32 board. All I needed to do was to connect the e-Paper screen to the driver board, and then connect the driver board to the USB socket on my light switch.
  2. Copy /fonts, /images, and weatherman.yaml to your /.config/esphome folder.
  3. Integrate the content of sensor.yaml to your Home Assistant template configuration YAML file.
  4. Install HA-GTFS-RT to your Home Assistant using HACS.
  5. Once booted, flash weatherman.yaml the ESP32 board using ESPHome.
  6. Enjoy!


Intelligent Screen Refreshing

To reduce the frequency of screen refreshes and to prolong the life of the e-ink screen, the screen will now only refresh when motion (or any template criteria) sensor binary_sensor.weatherman_motion_detected is on. I have it set up so that it wakes up when there are any motions from my sensors in the living room.

Last Refreshed Timestamp

The last update timestamp can be displayed on the screen itself. No more wondering when the screen was last refreshed!

Remote Control and Monitoring

The screen can now be controlled and monitored remotely. The screen can be either refreshed manually, restarted, or safely shut down through buttons in your HA. The number of screen refreshes in its lifetime as well as its last update timestamp and wifi signal strength can also be monitored.

List of available sensors and buttons Refresh Screen Count example

Other changes:

  • Negative temperatures can now be displayed. Perfect for winter.
  • A nice loading screen is shown before any data is received.
  • Titles are now in text rather than bitmaps. Much easier to change it to anything you like.

Data Sources


Here are some other repos that I referenced from:

Weatherman is a reference to the song Blame it on the Weatherman by B*Witched. If you're late to your date because of this, blame it on the Weatherman.