For a hardware dilettante extraordinaire like me, connecting the e-paper display to the Raspberry Pi Zero was a little tricky. The reason was space. Normally, you can just connect the display to your Raspberry Pi with the ribbon cable. That doesn’t work in this case (see what I did there?), though, so I had to figure out which pin of their 14 pin serial expansion connector goes to which GPIO pin of the Raspberry Pi… More at Jannis Hermanns.
And why would you not want to make this if you can?