I recently started messing around with an Arduino and I have made a few "gadgets" using shields. I then wondered how I would go about using things I can't find shields for.
One specific thing I want to do is to be able to use the larger e-paper displays from Pervasive Displays (7'' and 10'') but a brief consultation with Google found no Arduino kits or shields. I then looked through the documentation of the timing controller for the 7'' display and found the information required to be able to use it (initiation, sending data to be drawn, opcodes, etc.). I then decided to check the Github repo for the examples for the 2'' displays and they seem to just do what the documentation says to do.
Is my observation naive here? Is it really as straightforward as following the documentation? No magic sauce?
Note: I don't have a clue how complex using the 7'' display actually is, I just used it as an example because I had just looked it up...