I often get feedback from Raspberry Pi homebrewers from around the world, showing me their latest digital picture frame projects.
It’s great to see a community of people interested in this topic as it creates a lot of satisfaction and joy for the tinkerers, the photographers, and the people watching great photos.
I thought I would start to share some of these projects with you. I plan to update this post often but it all depends on you sending me pictures and reports about your project.
In order to make this easy, please see at the end of this post where you can enter the information that I would need from you so that we can inspire others.
Without much further ado, let’s get started with the first ones. Thank you to all participants!
Fred from The Netherlands
|Description||A digital picture frame among analog ones|
|Hardware||Raspberry Pi 3. AOC IPS screen with VESA mount. I make use of the Artiteq Hanging system. On the back I have screwed two hangers, so the display is hanging like other photos.|
|Software||Pi3D, Images are stored on a NAS system to which the Raspberry Pi is connected via WiFi.|
|Notes||The power and also the HDMI cable comes from beneath where it is connected to a Raspberry Pi 3.|
Chris from Melbourne/Australia
|Description||Two Digital Picture Frames controlled by PiHelper (from iPhone) and SSH (from Mac) with frames made from excess skirting board.|
The frame is attached to the wall using heavy-duty hollow wall anchors and two keyhole type slots.
|Hardware||Two 24″ 16:10 Samsung monitors using two Raspberry Pi 3b+|
|Software||Pi3D and PiHelper (iPhone and iPad version)|
|Notes||If programming with a Mac, don’t use TextEdit. And this Raspberry Pi forum post is also a fantastic resource.|
Wolfgang from Frankfurt/Germany
|Description||24” 16:10 monitor in a black metal frame|
|Hardware||Raspberry Pi 3 B+, 32GB Samsung microSD. Metal custom-made frame, 24” ASUS 16:10 monitor; find instructions here.|
|Software||Pi3D Image viewer, Mosquitto MQTT, Syncthings, Voice control via Amazon Alexa, Integration with Home Assistant, Samba file sharing, PiHelper|
|Notes||The power cable is hidden in the wall.|
Send me your project!
Have you built a digital picture frame based on the Raspberry Pi or another solution? Tell me about your project!
Please don’t forget to send me your images (high resolution if possible) via to email@example.com.
Thanks for sharing your project!
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